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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...
  6. 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...
  21. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    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...
  27. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    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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    Pete, thanks for chiming in. Your setup sounds very much like what I had in mind. My mast collars (both main and mizzen) have decent lips, as you note. Glad to hear that it works. Just have to find...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    A cautionary tale indeed. Lucky we aren't hearing this story in your "Confessions of a Jailed Sailor" book.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Jamie, what you were told confirms the impression I have been getting from reading the various parts of the customs web site. It all seems to be set up for power boats, or at least larger boats who,...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Andrew. It is a generous cockpit. Will hold 2-3 comfortably, 4 if no social distancing is required.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Steve.

    I may not be coming directly to Port Townsend from Victoria. I will be taking part, with the boat, in the Classic Boat Festival the prior weekend and am considering using the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Dave! The paint job may not withstand really close scrutiny, but the story I tell myself is that this boat has work boat heritage, therefore yacht-level finishes are not appropriate.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Dave!



    It does. I had visualized it pretty well, but seeing the actual paint really does make it seem more real.




    Thanks Rick. Funny you should mention how it looks like a bigger...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That's the plan, Mike. Just now looking into the requirements for entry of pleasure boats into the US for cruising. It's been a very long time since I've skippered a boat entering US waters...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Shocking, ain't it!
  39. Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Whatís the collective wisdom on materials and methods of attachment for these? Any scar tissue, experience or clever ideas?

    Iím at the stage where I need to finalize this on my new build, a small...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I am always caught off guard by how much time the final painting of the boat takes. The weather these last few days has been ideal for that work, cool-ish in the mornings so the paint goes on well...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Will definitely come to hear your presentation and say hello and catch up.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Maybe next year.

    Funny looking boat, Hugh. Not very hydrodynamic and portholes are too big, but I see it has concrete ballast.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I hope so, Tom.




    That's what I figured, Dave, especially as I have decided to belay the halyards at the mast, at least for now, which means I have to go forward of the pilothouse to raise,...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Sometimes you have to get creative on how to do a particular task. In this case, I puzzled for quite a while as to how to clamp down the toe rail that I wanted to glue to the deck edge. The deck of...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for the confirmation, guys. Good tip on paying attention to keeping the gutter clean. If it won't drain because it is clogged, that kind of defeats the purpose.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Good point, Hugh.

    My judgment of when to go and when to stay is far from perfect, and of course sometimes conditions do change quickly without adequate warning from the weather gurus. .
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Jeff.

    I am a little concerned with the visual impact of the height of that grab rail above the hatch runners, but I think if I paint the lower, runner part the same colour as the roof and...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    More progress pictures:

    I incorporated a grab rail into the main hatch runners in order to leave room for the solar PV panels. The wiring for the panels will enter the forward face of the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Been neglecting to post updates as the boat nears completion, or at least as completion is in sight on the horizon. I find I havenít taken as many pictures of the progress, but here are a few of the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Ian.

    I am also using them for small cans of enamel paint, too, and they seem to work just as well.
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