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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I spent most of yesterday leathering the jaws for the gaff and the boom. Straightforward but time-consuming:

    https://i.imgur.com/D6aYyNr.jpg
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Timo
  3. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Neither dramamine or bonine do it for me but Dave Lesser brought some Stugeron along on an offshore passage to San Francisco a few years ago. Miracle cure for me, not seasick at all in some pretty...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Andrew, it is an all round white light. Port and starboard nave lights are on the pilothouse sides. I plan to use the masthead light as an anchor light as well as a steaming light for when under...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Sorry to miss you at PT. I'll try to get a picture of the boat at anchor. Not sure about the warm light, though. The lights I installed are LED and they are pretty white but, bizarrely, they also...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Standing rigging for the main mast is done.

    Bowsprit and associated stays.
    https://i.imgur.com/yaJIjtX.jpg

    In this case, because the forestay is also the jib luff line, the running rigging...
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    That's a pretty tight curve to laminate. Lamination strips would have to be very thin. However, not much material involved so it would be easy to experiment to find out what works.

    Could also...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Eric.

    Crack formation and propagation in materials is a whole field in itself, one in which I know just enough to be dangerous. As I understand it, there are two main modes of crack...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I'm not too worried. The actual area of the frame edge is fairly large. I talked to a guy who does this all the time and he recommended the approach and the goop I used. As for expansion, the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Tom.

    Unlikely that Tad will attend the launch. For one thing, I haven't set a launch date and he would probably need to take considerable time off to come down-island just for that. He is a...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Got the polycarbonate windows installed in the pilothouse. The polycarbonate came with protective plastic film on both sides. I used a utility knife to score the plastic film on the inside and...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Got it. Not sure I want to associate that kind of aesthetic with this boat, but I see what you mean
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Hadn't seen that one. It might work. I'll file it away for when I get round to needing/building an extension.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Yeah, yeah. I have hopes being able to actually sail the thing to windward on those rare occasions when the wind is enough but not too much and the sea state is not too bad. A guy can dream.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Steve, I have plans for a hinged flap that I am calling a splash plate, although I haven't built it yet. It would be hinged aft so that it can be swung up out of the way to put the OB in and out....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That is what I am assuming, Bruce. Time will tell.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I suspect that I won't need to move around much in the cockpit to affect the balance, as the hull is pretty wide there with a lot of buoyancy. However, I could see times where it would be nice to...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That would work, although the one in the picture doesn't look like it stows neatly when not in use.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Not immediately obvious from this picture is a major screw-up. When I was building and figuring out the placement of the cockpit seats and the relative seat back geometry, including how to attach the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Perhaps. I'll wait and see how the boat sails and how sensitive it is to fore and aft weight distribution. I'm also not quite sure how to make an extension. Another curved lamination, but skinnier?...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Hugh.

    The plan is to run with the motor down. This is really a mini motor-sailer that won't be all that brilliant in light air in any case. There is room to partially tilt the motor up, but...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Here is the completed and assembled tiller and rudder. Easier to make the tiller out of two pieces and join them with some aluminum plate I had on hand than try to laminate up one more curve in an...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    One of the great boats of the modern era, in conception, design and execution. A terrific offshore boat. It is a little sad not see her used for the far voyages they originally intended, but life has...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    You got it.

    I would say, just from eyeballing it, the pieces in the middle picture would be adequate, and the spacing looks about right, maybe even overkill. Yes, you do need longer screws. I use...
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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    I learned my basic seamanship in the Navy, and it was always deckhead there.
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    The laminations get pretty slippery and tend to move around once you start to clamp them up. I've found especially that they tend not to stay flat to the base. Rather than a dead blow mallet to keep...
  27. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    Thanks for the tale of your trip. Sounds like a satisfying cruise.
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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    Something that is not glossy will diffuse whatever light you have better than pure gloss, which is easier on the eyes.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Self-imposed deadline, Eric. I am bringing the boat to the Victoria Classic Boat Festival on the Labour Day weekend and Port Townsend the following weekend. I would also like to at least get in a...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Good to know.

    I never sail naked. Always at least have a life jacket on.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Chris.

    I have in fact downloaded the app and entered the information in it, except for the actual trip data of course.

    I am pretty sure I am going to get to Port Townsend by way of the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks, Rich, I hope so.


    Yeah, I couldn't come up with any tidy alternative. I considered some sort of arrangement of lines leading around the outboard to a tiller mounted on the forward face of...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Spent much of the last 10 days or so painting. Finally finished the deck and cockpit areas. Then it was time to apply the Kiwi Grip. I used it on my last boat and was quite happy with the results. I...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I have had a Yamaha 2.5 for 4 years, for use on my open 18 ft sail and oar boat when I don't want to row all day.

    Can't answer the question about gasoline with ethanol - I just use regular...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Great pictures and commentary, Jon!

    Stugeron is awesome stuff, I agree. I used to be seasick for the first 3 days of an offshore passage but the last one the skipper had some Stugeron from...
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    Re: Sculling oar length

    Steve, I don't know where the picture came from, but the proportions given in it appear to be the same, more or less, as suggested by this article:
    "Some Thoughts on the Yuloh" posted on the Junk...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    It seems a lifetime ago and a world away (well, it pretty much is) that you graciously showed me around Julia at the PT Wooden Boat Festival in 2018, I think it was. So great to see you out there...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I measured the length of the overhang of the pilothouse roof over the front wall and the height of the front wall. The front wall averages about 12 inches and the overhang averages about 6 inches....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I built it as Tad drew it. Just heading down to the shop now. I'll measure it and post later today or tomorrow.
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    John, that is something I have never considered. I have been tired on month-long trips, of course, but always put it down to the amount of rowing or very active sailing they required. That the motion...
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    Pete, My thoughts exactly. It is stitch and glue with no path between the cockpit sole or under the sole to the cabin, so it should be possible to keep the cabin dry. On my previous open sail and oar...
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    Watertight self draining cockpit sole - level is above both the floorboards inside the cabin and the bottoms of the adjacent lockers
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Good advice. Thanks guys.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Aligning the rudderhead on the transom in order to position the gudgeons. Lots of masking tape to hold everything in place temporarily:
    https://i.imgur.com/2WeaINM.jpg

    And . . . the rudderhead...
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    I had that very conversation with Tad Roberts, the designer, during the design process. Tad pointed out that a deck stepped mast requires heavier scantlings and a tabernacle that adds more...
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    Thanks for the follow-up, Mike.
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    Hmmmm, worth thinking about.

    My first thought is that it would be difficult to get sufficiently far up under a collar affixed to the mast to tie the boot off, unless the collar were...
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    Fair questions, but:
    1. Mizzen mast steps offcentre into a locker that I would rather keep dry if I could (locker bottom is below cockpit sole).
    2. Main mast steps on the hull bottom which is lower...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for the reminder, guys. I had forgotten about the rendezvous in Deer Harbour. I have never been. What's the drill - just show up?

    I had gone so far as to glance at the chart and figured...
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    Mike,

    Thanks for the explanation and the picture. Double boot system hadn't occurred to me. The canvas probably stops most of the water and the rubber boot stops what gets past it. Kind of like a...
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