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  1. Quick update: we pulled Fang's daggerboard...

    Quick update: we pulled Fang's daggerboard completely out, and the CLR vs CE issue absolutely improved. In short, she went to windward much easier. Obviously, that is not a solution, but it...
  2. Woxbox; She rides exactly at the designed...

    Woxbox;

    She rides exactly at the designed waterline right now, too.


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  3. Along with testing out a temporary forward...

    Along with testing out a temporary forward daggerboard placement, I am going to attempt to do as detailed calculation of the existing CLR and CE as they exist right now.

    Maybe I can then share...
  4. Woxbox; What if we added a second daggerboard...

    Woxbox;

    What if we added a second daggerboard forward of the first, to move the center of lateral resistance forward? That could be done this offseason pretty easily, I think (famous last...
  5. Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    Fang can actually get through a tack usually, but it is not presently an impressive event. Also, a lot of the speed is lost that was on her. We have gotten caught in irons, which was not too much...
  6. Phil; Yes on all your points. I agree that...

    Phil;

    Yes on all your points. I agree that the daggerboard seems to be too far aft, but I am no designer. I was simply following the plans.


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  7. Jay; You are dead on, I think. The next few...

    Jay;

    You are dead on, I think. The next few sails will be playing around with moving the center of effort (sails) back, and the center of lateral resistance forward (daggerboard, which is set...
  8. Thank you. Noted. Sent from my iPad using...

    Thank you. Noted.


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  9. This pic was taken as we were in the middle of...

    This pic was taken as we were in the middle of tacking, if that helps at all.


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  10. A couple pictures from this weekend's sailing in...

    A couple pictures from this weekend's sailing in Northern Michigan. It is certainly a challenge keeping her bow into the wind, so any advice or thoughts are always appreciated. A larger rudder has...
  11. Well, after a full season of sailing and banging...

    Well, after a full season of sailing and banging into stumps and rocks.....I am now an official fan. This stuff is smooth, tough, and completely stopped any and all leaks. I am amazed.


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  12. Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    I've taken a couple of steps that I would appreciate any opinions on:

    -We have built a water tight casket that the plastic gas tank sits in. It looks like a rum barrel casket when closed, and...
  13. Gentlemen; Wow! Thank you for your replies. ...

    Gentlemen;

    Wow! Thank you for your replies. Give me a couple days to pull together some more detailed thoughts. I envision this as a mega hobby area (non commercial, 1 main project at a time....
  14. Designing thoughts on a new boatbuilding shop?

    We may be putting up a rather large field house type building in the next 5-6 months near our home. I would like to incorporate a large wood shop alongside of it, and would love other boat builders'...
  15. I did respond to you. My tapatalk app may or may...

    I did respond to you. My tapatalk app may or may not have sent it through.


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  16. Jay; Just sent you a pm. Sent from my...

    Jay;

    Just sent you a pm.


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  17. Jay; this Dolphin engines sound excellent. It...

    Jay; this Dolphin engines sound excellent. It may be too much of a rebuild to put them into Fang, but we are actually in the process of designing a larger Pirate ship. That type of engine layout...
  18. Good point. I will take a look and see if...

    Good point. I will take a look and see if raising it is an option. The motor is a Tohatsu sailpro, and does have a long shaft.


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  19. Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    Jay;

    Bow thruster: fantastic idea. I originally thought "3rd trolling", but the bow thruster could actually fit well within the forward keel.

    The 2 stern electrics will spin her like a top in...
  20. The motor well walls extend 20" above the...

    The motor well walls extend 20" above the waterline. They are tight except for the small opening for the shaft. Did that answer your first question accurately?

    I can absolutely do the water...
  21. Re: Pirate ship updates.

    Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for on the gas tank. The battery is a sealed type.

    The intent is/was to have the 3.1 gallon (plastic) tank that came with the outboard sit directly to...
  22. These are the last couple of the motor area. The...

    These are the last couple of the motor area. The next step is figure the best placements for the outboard battery, and the 3 gallon fuel tank. Thanks for any input.


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  24. The electric head were removed and the wires...

    The electric head were removed and the wires extend up to the captain's seat above. That allows the person on the helm to never have to look away from a forward view.


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  25. Here is a view down from the quarterdeck opening...

    Here is a view down from the quarterdeck opening into the motor wells. The 2 outboard electrics are mainly for maneuvering in and out of dock. They'll drive her easily at 4 knots, but the outboard...
  26. More in a minute.....my children are throwing a...

    More in a minute.....my children are throwing a mutiny.



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  27. Here are a few below. The one above I mistakenly...

    Here are a few below. The one above I mistakenly added because I have keyboard issues. We temporarily removed all of the stern cabin bunks, tiny galley, etc; Everything basically, inside the stern...
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  29. Ha! Thanks, but I am extremely humble when it...

    Ha! Thanks, but I am extremely humble when it comes to new things involving boating of any type. The building is great fun, but at the end of the day my overall sailing experience has a lot of room...
  30. Jay; There is a large opening in the...

    Jay;

    There is a large opening in the quarterdeck directly above the outboard motor well for venting; the motor manual says the same thing you do for safety purposes.

    As this is my first ever...
  31. Thank you very much. We've done as much as...

    Thank you very much. We've done as much as possible to keep to the 17th century look, while trying to simplify the setup/takedown process for launchings. It is really just a bunch of little puzzle...
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    After talking to some river boat buddies, I am...

    After talking to some river boat buddies, I am experimenting with marine smooth durabak 18 (UV). They swear it shrinks and stretches as the wood does, and has helped a ton with both rainwater inside...
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  34. And yes, the 12 pounder potato cannon really...

    And yes, the 12 pounder potato cannon really fires. May 300 yard range, but it still has an impressive whoomff. Adding a little white flour gives it a nice visual effect for the kids and onlookers....
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  36. Re: Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    After some sound advice, we decided to add a 6hp outboard in a motor well under the stern cabin seating. This upcoming spring our goal is to sail Grand Traverse Bay, and along the coast of Lake...
  37. Great post. I agree with each of your points. ...

    Great post. I agree with each of your points. Going to work on my Pirate ship now! Have a great weekend.


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  38. Mid winter update on durabak: I coated the...

    Mid winter update on durabak:

    I coated the inside bottom of the pirate ship with two coats. It was pretty easy. 2 weeks later I accidentally dropped a heavy claw hammer, and it just bounced back...
  39. Gallup polling of Obama's 8 year average:...

    Gallup polling of Obama's 8 year average: http://www.dailywire.com/news/12672/gallup-obamas-average-approval-rating-ranks-near-john-nolte

    47%. This includes his honeymoon, which it is no stretch...
  40. I corrected below. My bad. I meant to say early...

    I corrected below. My bad. I meant to say early instead of late. Apologies.


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  42. CBS? They are worse than the Hill. They had...

    CBS? They are worse than the Hill. They had Hillary winning in a runaway.

    I kind of like Obama, but the late 62% was not an average of his presidency. Not even close. That was only after we...
  43. You are quoting The Hill as a polling source?!?...

    You are quoting The Hill as a polling source?!? Their sampling and weighting methods were shredded as uber biased, and they have not adapted post election.


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  44. http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/polit...

    http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_feb16



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  45. Rasmussen poll today: 55% Trump approval rating...

    Rasmussen poll today: 55% Trump approval rating among likely voters. That's a lot of people. Obama normally hovered in the low 50s.

    Both democrats and republicans want to think the majority...
  46. Thank you very much for the thoughts. I am going...

    Thank you very much for the thoughts. I am going to take some measurements this week and see if folding both back is possible. The main mast's length when folded towards the stern may be an issue,...
  47. Can I ask another? With Fang being a two master,...

    Can I ask another? With Fang being a two master, would you have the foremast pivot point be lower than the mainmast, so that when they lie forward for travel the main can rest above the fore? I...
  48. Thank you everyone! I have been drawing out...

    Thank you everyone! I have been drawing out possible ways to do a tabernacle on both the fore and mainmasts, and think this will work. I am pretty excited, so thank you for the ideas.


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  49. Request for advice on potential folding masts for Pirate ship

    My kids and I finished a small, square sail brigantine ~3 years ago. Now that most of the "1st build" bugs, goofs, and amateur mistakes have been fixed, she is a pretty good little sailer. Not a joy...
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    Re: Pathfinder Build In FL Keys

    Good luck! Please share a post launch eval of how she handles. What an amazing job.
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