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    Default introducing the boat and myself

    My name is Antti, the name of the boat will be ELIA,
    and we live in Finland.

    East Finland, lake district, with the access to the sea via the big lakes and Saimaa canal in Russia side.

    I purchased a small colin archer hull two years ago. Built of pine in the 50's in Gulf of Finland coast, in good condition, although glassed - maybe in the 70's - in the outside, on the decks and the cockpit. I must re-build the cabin - the former owner already cut off the plywood stuff, and of course I'm rigging her. I first thought about an ordinary gaff cutter, then decided to have two masts, in spite of her size: 22 / 8 ft, draft +5 ft. I'll probably be sailing quite often alone, not wanting a big mainsail to be hauled up in hard wind just by myself. So there is the mizzen on the cockpit (ready), ketch way, the main mast on the cabin top (almost done). We have masts and spars growing behind the back yards in this country, just it takes time to let it dry (and crack the proper way), then finishing. Yes, pine is for masts and bowsprit, spruce is alright for spars.

    In the cabin there is room for a double and one single berth, pentry and toilet. I need to have a doorway right under the main mast, must make it double strong. Also I have to secure against the keel under the mizzen. In the bow I made a "dutchman", a reinforcement inside, to feel happier. The keel is soft, some rotten in the bilge, not too bad in my opinion - not yet.

    Well, there is no engine yet... an electric one it'll be. (nope :P - edit: there is a Yanmar YSE8G ready to be installed next to the hull now) And I must cast some movable concrete blocks for ballast in the bilge
    Last edited by Antti Alfthan; 07-29-2011 at 07:33 AM. Reason: second thoughts :D

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    Sounds very nice. Pictures?

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    Welcome to the WBF!

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    Welcome!!!

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    Welcome aboard......of course we don't believe anything here without pictures to prove it.
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    Welcome aboard, Antti! We look forward to pictures of your boat and the work you are doing on her.
    "Simplicity, Clarisse! First principles..."

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    Last edited by Antti Alfthan; 07-09-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    Looks good from here.
    basil

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    Adding some rig details


    main topmast


    main and mizzen

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    Is this my friend Antti of wrestling NYSS

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    lol, I haven't been wrestling much since my youth - not at least when sober
    (oucch, them broken ribs)

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    I'm back it seems
    Survived the winter, now the heat wave.
    The boat is not afloat yet, needing "some fixing"
    ~ God bless and protect all sailors and please let them guys make boats longer than I have my skis amen ~

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    A common story. My boat does float, and I work on her every week. But things seem to break almost as fast as I fix them. At least when she sails you'll know everything about her.

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    I had the mizzen mast standing over winter, in order to see how my done-by-myself things resist the elements. Taken down now. As expected, the ropes got stiff, not finished yet, not as new either. The rest ok, still I want to make a few fittings stronger. And I'll be adding a top, mainly for easier main handling.
    ~ God bless and protect all sailors and please let them guys make boats longer than I have my skis amen ~

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    Returning guys. Just closing this thread.

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