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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    If the boom/yard are the right size, it is no problem at all. The deck may need to be reinforced to hold your hardware/blocks, but the stress isn't all that you'd expect.

    In ten plus years of...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    So I stumbled on John Hartman's video of his Viver Jewell over at Off Center Harbor.


    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/the-coastal-pocket-cruiser-jewell-by-francois-vivier/

    I know we're...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Like a bad penny, this thread wakes up again...
    I finally got around to disassembling the rudder post/tiller.
    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/rudder-head-2-e1662340007705.jpg
    I...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    J. Madison, I'm baking you some bread when you get back. You are coming back, right? |:) I'm super appreciating your story.

    Your descriptions of the places off the boat are great. I wish more...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Given that it's fall and I think I've gone through all the modifications and changes to the boat, I'll wrap up with an op-ed.

    Here I am watching ships make the turn at Turn Point, on Stuart...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Adding a mast float would be a trade off and seems like it might get in the way of various lines. I think I'd rely on keeping a good watch, early reefing, and avoiding going on in bad conditions...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Immersion is a really interesting and important question for us northerly sailors. One some of us choose to ignore entirely. When I first started going on extended trips in row boats, and sail & oar...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I should have mentioned that I would value any other motor tips from those so inclined to discuss.

    Speaking of ferries and navigation...
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    Back on the definition of lug, I ride steel bikes, sort of the wooden boats of the bike world. A certain generation of them have "lugs" where the tubes are brazed together....
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/travel-lift-1-e1666145813123.jpg
    Let's move on to less comfortable items... like watching your boat be hoisted in mid-air! Actually, it was fun to...
  11. Re: Deciding between Ness Yawl and Sooty Tern

    Good advice noted above, especially about sail vs oar. Also consider if you will have the need to strike the rig frequently. That's where a lug rig is really helpful.

    Also consider how much you...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I'll bring my 1978 Viking Husqvarna up to your place! But seriously, I think we're equal- you've got a formal seat!

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/coffee-1-e1663018682213.jpg
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Wow Chris- looks like a lot of work ahead of you- but I think you are smart to go with you gut- figure out what you have on your hands so you can really address the problem and not let it haunt you...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Ben, you are so right. Sockets would make for a more stable set up. I'll work on that for next season.

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/at-the-helm-channel-1-e1666146056839.jpg
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Thanks for the tips on the inflatables. FM is unmoved. Comically so. I'll definitely give her another chance to see the light before I huff epoxy fumes.

    One thing she really, really liked on the...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Steve that is great. I'll make one and surprise FM!

    And anything Harry Bryan does is pretty good with me. He tows a dinghy. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I love the illustrations Alex- how did you make those?

    I totally agree with you on choosing a boat name. There are some way too common ones out there and it does make you wonder what that says...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    You are correct, bringing a boat aboard, even Aster, is a challenge. There is a nice nook that forms between the dock and the bow, where I can hide a small dinghy without being in anyone's way.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Yup drip rings on the paddle, but kayaks are just wet things.

    First Mate has decided that a proper dinghy is required. No inflatable things. No SUPs.

    After playing around with the Portage Pram,...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Here's a little inspiration.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=abix4EjBwj0&feature=youtu.be

    Do I see a Seil under sail in it?

    -Bruce
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    And that hideous orange thing on the roof of the car? That's Asteroid, our "dinghy." We call her Aster for short.

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/sit-on-top-1-e1666145854985.jpg...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    The soft storage noted in the previous post worked so well, I'm not inclined to hurry and make hard storage (as cool as I think that would look). The plastic tubs in the lockers worked pretty well...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Here's the cabin:

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/cabin-underway-1-e1666146034951.jpg

    There is ample room for two people to have camping pads, sleeping bags, and misc odds and...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Welcome back folks. As noted earlier, we've continued to have unseasonably warm days around here- well into the 80's which is crazy for October. An overnight bike camping trip, a day sailing a...
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    Here's a hack. I went to my profile and changed my email to a different address I use. It's less convenient, but it worked. When I tried to change it back to my original address, it didn't work......
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    With good summer weather extending into fall, instead of putting Luna away (or posting to this thread), I went out for a last weekend cruise on the Columbia River with friends....
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    So, as promised, here is Jamie's reefing diagram:

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/reefing-1-e1665114246794.jpg
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    CSMead, sorry for losing the thread here. Thanks for sharing your pics- that's a lovely color. I wish I was bold enough to paint a boat a bright color. Next time, for sure!

    Yes your rudder set up...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    ;) Why do you have to ruin our adventure by providing practical solutions!?
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Well Alex, I did a little underwater work, alas not while the boat was beating to windward... and found:
    1. When I pressed my feet against the board while holding onto the side of the boat, the...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I think both of you speak wisely and I agree. What a fantastic way to translate money into experience, adventure, and satisfaction.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Nooooo! Don't plant that image in my head. I can't help but think of an inverted Free Willy:

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/free-willy-e1663895853546.jpg

    They guy was a...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Here's something funny. The builder of my chebacco built the whole center board out of uhmw... And as a result, it wouldn't initially go down until a lead puck was added. |;)
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Congrats! Looks fantastic. Give us additional details as you get her out more.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    https://terrapintales.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/rigging-2-e1663727223628.jpg
    The mast was painted to hide some solid, but unpleasant looking fiberglass and the ends were painted white to give it a...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    We're jumping back to the rigging here folks, then we'll move on to the cruise!

    The original boom/mast interface was via a big gooseneck that seemed to limit the movement of the boom/sail. It also...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looking good. So how did she feel under sail?
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I thought more about my concept of the festival as a river of stories and penned an article over at 48N Magazine. I hope this provides another perspective and some fun for folks who couldn't make it.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    The west is all about reinvention. Sometimes too much so. At any rate, there's a new-ish group that has been working on celebrating NW maritime heritage. Here's some info:

    Spanning 3,000 miles of...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    The iphone is hard to beat. Being a wooden boat guy, I like things that are mildly anachronistic. I use two different digital cameras with actual lenses. :)

    One is an old Nikon DSLR that I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I'll add that the interior is very thoughtful, spacious (OK, I'm a little jealous), and civilized enough to have a coffee grinder and even an extra mug for a guest!
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Chris did a pretty good job of capturing the amazing handwork and beautiful boats that are there. I'd add a few things to round out the picture:

    First, I love that there are things to look at and...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice work. I can't speak to that specific hatch, but the only ones I've found that don't leak are the screw in kind.

    On your other question about the plywood, I think you will be fine. Just check...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    It's at the bottom of the gangway near the wee nip bar
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    That's for sure. I've been up since four, already looking forward like a kid at Xmas morning, for the (smoky) day ahead.

    Wizbang, Row Bird and I are on the dock by the wee nip. I'd love to meet...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    That's for sure. I've been up since four, already looking forward like a kid at Xmas morning, for the (smoky) day ahead.

    Wizbang, Row Bird and I are on the dock by the wee nip. I'd love to meet...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I always think of the festival as a big winding river full of stories and adventures. You jump in with an idea of where you want to go, but once you are in the current, you just get pulled along from...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Your boat would make a nice dinghy for them. :ycool:
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    The domed cap pops right off and you can look straight down. It looks like a solid piece of metal penetrating through to either side. Peened sounds like the right word for it.

    This is going to be...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    One emerging issue is the the previous owner applied bottom paint to the hull and to the rudder. It was a bit corroded when I got it, but after a nice long salt water trip, it's really got issues. In...
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