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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Thanks for the tips! A couple of good options. I actually had a push/pull tiller on my last boat and used a short piece of line with two stopper knots at the connection of the rudder arm and tiller....
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I thought I might launch the boat this past Saturday. It was a perfect day but holiday events and an emergency surgery on one of our church members knocked out the launch. I probably wasn't quite...
  3. Re: Sailboat search, 10 bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    Love the Core Sound series as well as the Lapwing. Came close to building a CS 15. I get my epoxy from B&B. You might not have to look any further than B&B. Graham has designed a couple nice...
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    This is one of the best and funniest posts I have read in a long time!! Good one, Tom.
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Super!
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    Haven’t read every post here, but Welsford’s Houdini comes to mind. 13’ if I recall and pretty burdensome. Might not fit quite all of your criteria but close.

    edit: just checked, 13’2” loa, 5’10”...
  7. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Yoo-hoo!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I am very close to finishing this girl!!!

    Laced my mizzen to the mast last night. May do the main tomorrow.

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    Finished my mast partner today as well as a couple other last minute...
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    Vocabulary questions

    Is it main mast or mainmast?

    Mizzen: is this the mast or the sail?
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I've been busy with final details and the setup for rigging the boat. I've leathered the oars and mast where it rests in the partner.

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    I did mess up a piece of leather while...
  11. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I’ve only steamed once, a very short piece of a gunnel. I would wonder about that scarf too. Maybe a clamp would have sufficed.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Marvelous!!! One of the big milestones!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    The sail is finished! It has taken a total of 25 hours.

    On day two I sewed the remaining three sets of patches, one on the tack and two reef patches on the luff. Then I sewed the "tape" around the...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    I live just a few miles south of Chattanooga across the Georgia state line. I sail mostly on the Tennessee River. I have trailered to the coast several times, most recently I sailed from Saint Mary’s...
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    Re: Noank Pulling Boat

    From the CLC website: "The Noank Pulling Boat doesn't have the volume for a second rower or passenger, but a single crew could pack quite a lot of camping gear into the watertight compartments at the...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Or the Calendar Islands Yawl 16 which was my choice. It's a lapstrake "version" of the GIS. I'm so excited to be near the end of my build.

    However, I believe Robert is enjoying the process. I...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Wish I could take the credit but believe it or not, the instructions actually suggest using a wire coat hanger.

    And the work space is great!
  18. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I was reading up on him the other day. Seems folk speak very highly of him and his designs. I'm looking forward to seeing your boat turned and ultimately completed.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Hey, I can't say it's my favorite thing to do and that dacron sure is slippery, but it's part of the process and it saved me a chunk of money. I only have $400 in the two sails.

    So we're finally...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I knocked out the tiller extension is a couple short afternoons. I simply cut 1/4" ply into three strips 3/4" x 30" and laminated them together. I had copied the curve of the tiller before I put it...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Just thought I'd ask. He's a pretty interesting person. I think he sails on Percy Priest Lake. He gets around a lot - I mean all over the world with his photography. The folks at CLC designed a boat...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    I'm guessing this would this be Long Steps?
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Thanks! I'm thrilled that you'd do that! And happy to help anyone in any way that I can. Looking forward to getting her on the water!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Thanks! And you are right about people's response. Even as I have been aware of the shortcomings of the boat, I've felt all along that it was going to be something I would be proud of, would enjoy...
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    Re: 22' Powerboat - Launched!

    Beautiful boat! Congratulations on a job well done. Now enjoy the fruit of your labor.

    edit: just noticed the date on this thread. My comment still pertinent!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I do need to drill a weep hole. I’ve got one on the main mast step. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Since the big push to get ready for the "reveal", I have not done a lot. I did do the mizzen mast step though. I hesitated to do it earlier. I did not trust myself to get the orientation correct -...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Tanks are "pert" near invisible and spring will be here before you know it.
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    I used the router to scarf my planks but a cheap wooden rabbet (some may call it a molding plane) plane to cut the gains. The gains were rough but didn't matter. Epoxy loves space and they are hidden...
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    Re: A Morbic 12 build in New Zealand

    Great feeling getting that planking started!
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Nice pics! Gotta feel good seeing your boat underway. Very majestic.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    What a week! 30+ hours of work on the boat and trailer (I took a couple days of vacation) capped off by the BIG REVEAL! I am a pastor and I wanted to let my church in on the big day (not launch day...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I don't like the geometry of the winch, roller and eye. It was the best I could do with what I had. Even if I had put the eye lower, the boat could still move. I think I'm going to put a bolt through...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Trailer done!

    It has been a grueling two days working on that trailer. I'm logging 13 hours for the last two days but it may actually be a little more than that. I took some vacation time so that...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Thanks for the tip! I think I have satisfied my concerns. I took a straight 1x4x11' and laid it across the bottom of the boat (it was turned over until last night). I took some measurements of the...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    A little update. I'm now working to refit the trailer. I've pondered the best way to do it. After much thought and looking at some other trailers I've come up with a plan.

    It took two evenings to...
  37. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    Somebody here recommended these: https://stores.armstrongnauticalstore.com/deck-plate-8-round-white/

    I'm about finished my boat. I made my own. I'm using closed cell foam backed with adhesive on...
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    Re: annapolis wherry build process.

    Looking great! Gotta use what you can get.

    When my fillets are partially cured, I smooth them with my finger dipped in alcohol. They come out very nice.

    Looking forward to more updates.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I moved my boat outside planning on spraying the exterior. Before I started I needed to finish up the drain plug hole. I started the hole on the inside. I waited to finish cutting it because I didn't...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Great job! Congratulations!!! Love that overhead shot of the boat and the tanbark sails! I'm just about finished my CIY 16. I finished painting her today. Hopefully she'll be splashed by Thanksgiving.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Thanks! Feels good coming from the designer.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I'm going to call the interior painting done! I have around 25+ hours in it not counting the original sanding. The finish is glossy though not glassy. I still think it will pass as sharp looking.
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Quite the project, Daniel! Seems like one limber hole between each chamber would have been enough. ?? I think you'll like the water ballast when you're done. I had a Macgregor 26 (oops! sorry - she...
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    Re: A Morbic 12 build in New Zealand

    I really like the Morbic 12. Almost chose to build one but chose the Calandar Islands Yawl 16 instead. I've also built mine "backwards". I'm painting now. I still have a sail to make and the trailer...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Not epoxied but not raw. Third coat. Sanded and wiped down with damp cloth. Dust? Maybe I should try a tack cloth.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Brightwork just about done. I can't get the Helmsman Spar Urethane to go on without leaving very tiny bubbles. Not sure why. Paint and surface are the same temp. Product is not shaken, only gently...
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    Re: about to take the plunge

    Lots of good advice not that I'm one to add much - just a novice. Building with your son sounds like so much fun and what a way to strengthen that relationship! I'm near the end of a 18-20 month...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    A couple milestones reached: I passed the 500 hour mark and I'm ready to paint the interior!!!

    The last couple weeks I've been slogging along knocking out that little stuff and the last two nights...
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    Good golly, Miss Molly!!! Who would have thunk it - that bears would be interested in a canoe. Bet she never left it out again.
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    Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    Looking very nice! The Beg-meil is one of my favorite boats. I know the Ilur seems to capture most of the attention on this forum but I like the looks of those side decks. Keep up the good work!
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