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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Had a conversation with Captain Robert and crew on the dock alongside Martha on Thursday morning before the festival started. Didn't make the connection to Helma, which I had previously seen in...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    Ben, the conditions you describe could also apply to the outer British Columbia coast, at least the south part during the summer high pressure systems that seem to dominate. Often the inner coast as...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    . . . and that's just the cost of the booze. The cost of liver damage - incalculable.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I agree, although once you're well into it, you're committed to the rest of it. Which means that time spent on deciding what to build is as important as the build itself, maybe more so.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    You're welcome.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for chiming in, Tad.

    I knew my guessed-at hourly rate was too low, I just didn't know by how much. And, you've answered the question why there are no small plywood boats from production...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Been following your track and this update was the perfect companion to this morning's coffee. Thanks very much for taking the time to post it.

    Sorry to hear about your unidentified illness. Hope...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Dave, It is a general truism that things cost more in Canada – a country with a larger geographic footprint and 1/10th of the population of the US means that transport costs alone here mean higher...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Time & Cost to Build Camas Moon

    I have been asked many times how long it took me to build the boat and a few times how much it cost.

    In my day job of engineering and management, before I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    A yuloh is on my 24-item (so far) list of modifications and upgrades to Camas Moon, although not perhaps at the top of said list.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Hmmm. Seemed like a good idea at the time!

    Wouldn't rot, but the stuff doesn't have that much stiffness. I would like to see an underwater GoPro video of the thing deployed in action while beating...
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    Great idea! Should have done that. A little late...

    Great idea! Should have done that. A little late now.


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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The board still moves around when hauled all the way up, unfortunately. A wedge of hard-ish rubber sounds like it might do the trick. Solid enough to quiet the board but with enough give to avoid...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Emergency backup plan B or maybe C, in the event the motor quits in a flat calm. They are el cheapo units that are about 2' too short for proper propulsion efficiency. I have delusions of being able...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It's about the only place it could go. It might almost fit in one of the cockpit lockers after I fix the hinge thing, but it's the wrong place to have weight, although it's only 28 lbs.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I had a couple of Sterilite boxes to hold copies of my books that I sold at the festivals. I agree, they work well.

    I also have one gear hammock that I bought but have not yet got around to...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Hugh!

    Fall cruising with stove not likely. I first need to build or buy a covered outdoor shelter to be able to keep the rain off and be able to work on the boat when it does rain. The boat...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Matt, the interior is extremely barebones at the moment. It isn’t really “fitted out” yet. I am basically camping in the boat. However, here are a few images of what the boat looks like in actual...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Bruce, your situation and concern echoes mine. The presentation I gave on the Sunday of the festival was the first time I had been inside, unmasked, with a large group of people, in almost 3 years. I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    There's a thought. I was thinking of something in wood, fastened to the case sides, but foam just might do it.
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    https://i.imgur.com/XHk0JUi.jpg
    Amen
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    On the trip to and from Port Townsend I discovered something else that I haven’t encountered before. The centreboard on Camas Moon has a 125 lb steel core. I deliberately made the pivot pin/board fit...
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    Re: building progress

    I'm late to these latest updates as I was ignoring most things forum-related while I finished my own boat.

    A thought occurs to me about turning the dirt floor into a virtue. If you don't need...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Excellent points all, Steve, as usual. Glad to have the benefit of your experience.

    I have tried motoring with the centreboard down and up and don't notice a great deal of difference in speed. CB...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Not sure, Hugh. The boat was originally brought to California from Denmark in the 1950's. I didn't get the whole history of the boat since then, in talking to the current owners. I do know that the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks guys!


    My experience with sailing the boat is, admittedly, limited so far. It seems that most of the two weeks I was in the boat attending the two festivals in Victoria and Port Townsend,...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    This is what greeted those of us who woke up early on Friday morning:
    https://i.imgur.com/IBY9eVj.jpg


    Oh yeah, there were boats too. This is Helma, an immaculately rebuilt 1938 Danish...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Well, I’m back from my two-festival shakedown cruise, and have the gear out of the boat, and most of it overhauled, but still some work to do.

    It was not really a relaxing cruise – new boat with...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Yeadon is right again, Bruce. Jan's photos really are terrific. Thanks for posting them.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220911/ec88a2a9...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220911/ec88a2a9ade0b0591367ce6fc5a35e74.jpg
    View from the captains chair on Camas Moon just now as I eat my breakfast and drink coffee. We’ve actually had a...
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    Thanks Rich! Me too! Sent from my iPhone...

    Thanks Rich!

    Me too!


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    Thanks Chris. Hope our paths cross. Sent...

    Thanks Chris. Hope our paths cross.


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    Don’t know. They were busy anchoring. Took...

    Don’t know. They were busy anchoring. Took them 3 tries to get the hook set.


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    Mike, I left Watmough Bay at 0600 this morning...

    Mike,
    I left Watmough Bay at 0600 this morning and caught the southgoing tide all along the Whidbey shore. There were some scary-looking breakers where the current from Rosario met Juan de Fuca but...
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    I have distinguished company at anchor In...

    I have distinguished company at anchor In Watmough Bay tonight.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220907/221909e36e6244bc556681212f63bdf2.jpg


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    Been posting a little bit on FB but not the forum...

    Been posting a little bit on FB but not the forum as I wander between festivals.
    Currently in Friday Harbor. Setting out soon for Watmough Bay to be ready for the long trek alongside Whidbey Island...
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    Over the normal top coats. If you mask off the...

    Over the normal top coats. If you mask off the edges and around fittings, as I did, those areas won’t be covered by the Kiwi Grip but may still get stepped on.


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    In Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the ...

    In Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the Classic Boat Festival.

    Not quite the smallest boat here but likely the...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Bruce, How long is the mast on your Chebacco? I have been manhandling the mast on my new boat, Camas Moon, which is also stepped through the deck on the hull bottom, but it is just barely do-able. I...
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    Count on it!
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    Re: shanghai 1930

    Slightly off topic, but the Vancouver Island coastal freighter/passenger carrier MV Uchuck III, a converted minesweeper, uses this system. It is very entertaining to watch the crew work the derricks...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Steve,
    I phoned the sailmaker first thing yesterday on the off-chance he could do something before the festival and he said he could. The sail is with him right now and he says it will be ready by...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for the good words, all!

    I was particularly pleased that Tad took the trouble to come down and come out for the inaugural tootle around the bay. He pronounced the boat good and made some...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Camas Moon was launched yesterday!

    With the usual mix of excitement and trepidation at the first splash of a new build, she was eased into the water at our local public launch ramp. The weather...
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    Thanks, all!

    I caught up with "good Bruce" for coffee on the last leg of his journey but I am looking forward to hearing more about it in detail.
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    For those attending the above-noted festival in a couple of weeks, who are interested in hearing stories about voyaging on the British Columbia coast in small, self-built wooden boats, I will be...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I'll find our whether I need an extension after the initial launch at my local ramp.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The trailer was actually intended for a power boat and has welded cross bars that curve below the main fore/aft frame sections. I had hoped to take advantage of this to have the bottom of the hull...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Dave!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I got the idea from someone here on the forum. Can't recall who at the moment, or which thread I saw it in.





    I don't anticipate it will be a problem. It's pressure-treated wood, which is...
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