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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I think both of you speak wisely and I agree. What a fantastic way to translate money into experience, adventure, and satisfaction.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Nooooo! Don't plant that image in my head. I can't help but think of an inverted Free Willy:

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/free-willy-e1663895853546.jpg

    They guy was a...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Here's something funny. The builder of my chebacco built the whole center board out of uhmw... And as a result, it wouldn't initially go down until a lead puck was added. |;)
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Congrats! Looks fantastic. Give us additional details as you get her out more.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/rigging-2-e1663727223628.jpg
    The mast was painted to hide some solid, but unpleasant looking fiberglass and the ends were painted white to give it a...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    We're jumping back to the rigging here folks, then we'll move on to the cruise!

    The original boom/mast interface was via a big gooseneck that seemed to limit the movement of the boom/sail. It also...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looking good. So how did she feel under sail?
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I thought more about my concept of the festival as a river of stories and penned an article over at 48N Magazine. I hope this provides another perspective and some fun for folks who couldn't make it.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    The west is all about reinvention. Sometimes too much so. At any rate, there's a new-ish group that has been working on celebrating NW maritime heritage. Here's some info:

    Spanning 3,000 miles of...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    The iphone is hard to beat. Being a wooden boat guy, I like things that are mildly anachronistic. I use two different digital cameras with actual lenses. :)

    One is an old Nikon DSLR that I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I'll add that the interior is very thoughtful, spacious (OK, I'm a little jealous), and civilized enough to have a coffee grinder and even an extra mug for a guest!
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Chris did a pretty good job of capturing the amazing handwork and beautiful boats that are there. I'd add a few things to round out the picture:

    First, I love that there are things to look at and...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice work. I can't speak to that specific hatch, but the only ones I've found that don't leak are the screw in kind.

    On your other question about the plywood, I think you will be fine. Just check...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    It's at the bottom of the gangway near the wee nip bar
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    That's for sure. I've been up since four, already looking forward like a kid at Xmas morning, for the (smoky) day ahead.

    Wizbang, Row Bird and I are on the dock by the wee nip. I'd love to meet...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    That's for sure. I've been up since four, already looking forward like a kid at Xmas morning, for the (smoky) day ahead.

    Wizbang, Row Bird and I are on the dock by the wee nip. I'd love to meet...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I always think of the festival as a big winding river full of stories and adventures. You jump in with an idea of where you want to go, but once you are in the current, you just get pulled along from...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Your boat would make a nice dinghy for them. :ycool:
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    The domed cap pops right off and you can look straight down. It looks like a solid piece of metal penetrating through to either side. Peened sounds like the right word for it.

    This is going to be...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    One emerging issue is the the previous owner applied bottom paint to the hull and to the rudder. It was a bit corroded when I got it, but after a nice long salt water trip, it's really got issues. In...
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    Re: Seeking Doug Fir for Bowsprit in PNW

    In town are Woodcrafters and Crosscut. They both have high end wood, though Edensaw would probably understand your needs better...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    The other thing that happened is in the course of redoing the rigging, the mast seemed a little more bendy than maybe was a good idea. That necessitated a forestay, which initially I didn't want, but...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    It seems like it would be in the way, but you hardly notice it. The mast just leans a bit against it. I suppose it kind of helps keep the mast lined up with the keel during raising or lowering...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I believe the mast to be about 19' feet long, the sheer legs are about 12'. If you want details, I can certainly measure.

    This is a design that is well worth using! It not only makes stepping the...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I found myself with a few minutes and thought I'd step back in time a bit.

    Recall that one of the early challenges with the boat was stepping the mast. It was hollow and nicely made, but it had to...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Thanks Dale. Looking forward to hearing about the big boat tales in your photo stream.

    And good to have more boats named Luna out there!

    -Bruce
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    Alex, I hope you'll catch up with me for coffee this time around too, perhaps on your new boat?

    -Bruce
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    Y>Y>
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Chris- being on the Chebacco is some seriously off the grid raucous, primitive living. We barely survived.

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/08/aboard-the-ship-1-e1661630316248.jpg
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    You can't go wrong with what most folks here said. I use just a little rubbed in teak or tongue oil very occasionally, then wipe as much off as possible.

    I'm impressed with how nicely the boards...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    For those interested in helping a good cause, you can donate at https://www.rosemarylesser.com/
  32. Port Townsend Festival & Small Boats 2022

    If you're headed to this year's Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, I hope to see some you Forumites at this event:

    In 2019, I was lucky to have three months off from work. For six weeks of that...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    We were just at Reid last week. I agree. With the beach, Rocky headlands, pastoral road, drinking water and light station, it's a very pleasant place to linger....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    As for motor up or down, I've found with my chebacco that the motor down and sails up, there's not a noticeable drag if there is a fair wind. I suspect that you might find the same.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    J. Madison, you make my day every time you post. Thank you for taking us along. I appreciate your perspective, your candor, and your no drama, but high interest stories and pictures.

    -Bruce
  36. Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    Hanging off is cool:
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    Hanging out with friends:
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    James, glad to hear that you are doing well. As you often said, different horses for different courses. I was thinking of you as I crossed Rosario Strait this week in a sailboat with a little motor....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I look forward to seeing you and the boat there. I'm also doing a Saturday morning storytelling show on the adventure stage. Do stop by.
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    That's interesting. I did get e-mails for each new post. It was great for when an old post woke up again.

    I don't spend a lot of time online without prompting! The e-mails were actually helpful.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Most importantly, my friend Tim helped solve the rigging mysteries. Let's just say that there were some deviations from the plans and some incorrect placement of hardware.

    The boat is now rigged...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Well folks, I am much remiss in posting here. Life has consumed me. Covid has kicked my ass. With the help of my friend Viking Huskvarna, I have completed all the cushions for the First Mate
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    I used to receive e-mail updates to threads that I am subscribed to when someone made a new post. For the last few months, I get nothing.

    When I log in, I can see that those threads have updates!...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Well done Alex, nice to see the full shape emerge.

    Bruce
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    Re: Portage Pram

    I dinked around in one of these prams recently and was surprised at how well it handled. It turned on a dime, tracked fine in flat water, and was reasonably stable, probably not good for fly casting...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looking good Alex. Keep posting!
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Thanks Mike. Your crane is legendary. Someone told me about it, but seeing is believing.

    I think what I'm hearing is that I have to get taller legs so I can hold the mast closer to the half way...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    That must have been quite a sight. I used a fat rope tied in a Prussik knot to pull the mast out. That turned out to be easier than I expected, though still a little frightening. I keep imagining...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Here's where I could use some help:

    The mast is hollow and had a brass fitting on top. It isn't bad to lift, but it is a bit uneweildy to step. You have to make it totally vertical, while climbing...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Well friends, we've made a little progress in the boat yard.

    I bought some Top Gun fabric which is kind of plastic-y so that we'd have a sun/rain/dew protector for the cockpit.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Nice tips people. Thanks for sharing. Ben, do share a pic of your easel!
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