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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    I have used all Wi-Tom's tricks, including having a second mount for my hand-bearing compass on the aft compartment bulkhead, which I use as a rowing compass.

    However, I finally added a mirror on...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Max. I had been following your build with great interest. I picked up several tips from you but I don't aspire to your wonderful level of craftsmanship and finish - I'm too impatient. Mine...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The bags I bought, from Lee Valley Tools, did not automatically come with a funnel but do have a short length of tube that fits over the opening of the bag. I bought a $3 plastic funnel at the Home...
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    Re: Folding work tables

    Horses for courses.

    I have an original Workmate, like yours, that I bought when building my first house over 40 years ago. It's getting beat up and a little rickety, but still very serviceable.
    ...
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    I painted the tip of the foremast on my sail and oar boat white for two reasons:
    1. I originally miscalculated the length of the mast I needed. I scarfed in a piece at the tip to lengthen it after a...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The weather finally turned decent enough a few days ago – warm, and dry overnight for several days in a row, that I was able to get the masts varnished, in between , applying epoxy, sanding, scraping...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    A nice lady from Port Townsend bought it. She is a sailor and a rower, apparently. How much expeditioning she will do with it is an open question.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The End of an Era: Fire-Drake leaving my stewardship. Picked up yesterday by her new owner.

    https://i.imgur.com/MkZvf5R.jpg
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Glad to have been of help.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Hugh and Jeff!



    That's the plan, eventually. I have gone so far as to take measurements and sketch up a possible arrangement, but I'm impatient to get the boat in the water this summer...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The lid is on:

    https://i.imgur.com/l5mhRTw.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/2NJKQAQ.jpg
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    Re: Glued plywood lapstrake- scarf in situ?

    I've built two glued-lap boats by scarfing the planks in place on the boat, both about 18 feet long. I primarily did it that way because my shop is too small to have a separate layout space to scarf...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Bruce. Getting there!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    When it came to gluing the pilothouse sides on to the deck, I figured there were at least four ways I could screw it up: sides and front not lining up with the deck and each other, sides not parallel...
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    Building the CoPogy 18

    It is perhaps a good thing that the end of the build approaches. I think I many be spending too much time thinking about nothing but boatbuilding, as I woke this morning with this haiku forming in my...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks, DP!

    The design would lend itself to a kit, for sure. Would reduce the amount of time and work but it is by no means an instant boat.

    Thanks for buying the book and I hope to have the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks! Windows will not open. I do have a brass ventilator cowl that was given to me that I plan to make a Dorade-type box for, eventually.




    Thanks Hugh.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Deck is glued on, faired, glassed, sanded, faired and sanded some more.

    Here is the underlying structure of cross beams and stringers:
    https://i.imgur.com/ItChJrs.jpg

    This is the lash-up of...
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    Fair winds and following seas Jack. He will be missed.
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    You really should sit down and, as the future owner, write yourself an "owner's requirements" document, to guide yourself when in your roles as builder.

    As a project manager you should appreciate...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    You can stop building boats any time you want to - you just choose not to.
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    Was it really as long ago as 2014?

    I guess it was. Our outing to The Broughtons, as documented by Tim's thread that year, was the last time the sail-and-oar mafia got together for a long trip.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Your tale of the Honda brings to mind these lines from a Shakespeare sonnet:
    “Were it not sinful then, striving to mend,
    To mar the subject that before was well?”
    Which is, of course, one more...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Obsessively dot-watching the progress of Julia and vicariously imagining this wonderful journey. I see that Julia has reached the classic coral atoll of Keuehi in the Tuamotus. From the position,...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Well done!
    One journey ends and another begins. Thanks for sharing the first journey with us. I hope you will share some of the ongoing adventures of Hulk!
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Wonderful travelogue, Jon! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us.

    Your picture of the coast of Fatu Hiva reminds me of the west coast of Kauai.

    Your observation about the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    One thing leads to another – we all know that – and sometimes it gets a little out of hand. In my case it started with wanting to replace my antiquated handheld, AA-battery-powered GPS, for which I...
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    For my 18 ft open sail and oar boat, which has a board-up draft of 7" and can therefore anchor in shallower waters than keelboats:
    1. Three strand
    2. Thimble and shackle to chain
    3. !00 feet,...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Steve, I've started in on the wiring and should be finished the rough-in, as it were, in a few days. Pictures to follow then.

    When I built the mizzen mast, I anticipated putting the antenna there...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I had, in fact, talked to the sailmaker in the fall and he said then that it was likely to be months, not weeks, but I think 5 months was longer than even he anticipated.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Picked these up yesterday from the sailmaker. Jib and mizzen. Main is too big to fully lay out in the house and it is too wet outside to do so on the lawn.

    Five months since I put in the order...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Congratulations on the launch! The boat looks very much at home.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Rich, The cleat guard idea did not originate with me. I saw an ad for some commercially-made ones someplace - can't now recall where. However, they were a generic size, kind of pricey and made of...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The 6HP Tohatsu OB I bought does have charging capability. As far as I can tell it is just an extra coil on the magneto that outputs rectified DC, probably about 14-18V - haven't measured it yet....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks!

    Electrical work next, but that will have to wait until after the long weekend (here in Canada) is over, as I have relatives visiting, so no boatbuilding.
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    I’m with those who are asking why the person wants to modify Alaska, and wonder what they are looking for that the Alaska doesn’t provide.

    Having built an Alaska and rowed and sailed it for a few...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    Lots of ways to make specific motor mounts for an open boat. In the case of my 18' yawl, Fire-Drake, one side of the transom is occupied by the mizzen boomkin and the other by the push-pull tiller,...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Got the interior painted, finally. Four coats. It’s not gelcoat-smooth, but I was tired of sanding.
    https://i.imgur.com/cVYipMM.jpg

    With that done, put some paper down and it’s a good surface to...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks.

    I was also concerned about cutting mortises into the tops of the ply bulkheads and possibly, if I didn't get the gluing exactly right, compromising the main athwartship deck structure. It...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I should be doing the final sanding of the interior right now, so I can get on with painting, but one knee is a little dodgy at the moment and is not happy with kneeling.

    So instead I have jumped...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    |;) You're welcome!
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Looking good, David!

    It will take some experimentation to find the optimum place(s) for the solar panel, so that it gets the most amount of sun, isn't shaded by sails and so on. On Fire-Drake, I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Happy to help. One of the great things about this forum is that we don't all have to accumulate the same scar tissue.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for the pointer, Dave.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Backtracking a little, folks might be interested in my solution to making the cockpit coaming, if only as a cautionary tale. You may look at what I have done and say to yourself “there’s gotta be a...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Steve, the radio I bought is a Standard Horizon Eclipse GX1400. I am going to bolt it to the top of the "electrical panel" that you see in the picture, using the U-shaped bracket that came with it....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I have hopes of bringing the new boat to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in Sep, COVID permitting. If you plan to attend, that will be the place to see it.



    Thanks Tom. More work indeed....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I see that it has been a while since I have updated this thread on the progress of the build.

    One of the ongoing challenges of a build like this is to think ahead to figure what parts of the build...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    The odds of most of us getting to the Marquesas by sailing our own boats there is pretty low, so your sharing of your experience of doing so is a wonderful substitute. Thanks very much!
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Beautifully done, Max!

    You can be proud.
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