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  1. #701
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    Geez Greg! Huge difference in colour and much, much better!! Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregleetaylor View Post
    Very interesting! In Garden's book he suggests that a hollow mast might be 1.12 pounds per foot while a solid one, 1.67. Garden doesn't mention Sitka but rather Douglass Fir construction and the hollow mast he calculates at 3.5" diameter v. 3.25" for a solid spar. Hard to figure the variance...

    Greg's hollow 1.12 x 16.5 = 18.5 pounds. Actual = 19 pounds(close to Gardens estimate) Ofer's 1.67 x 16.5 = 27.5 pounds. Actual = 23.2 pounds(much lighter(Sitka?) than Garden's estimate.
    Yes, it's all Sitka. I feel better after seeing your calculations (being on the lighter side of a solid mast)

    Ofer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregleetaylor View Post
    More interesting! I will go weigh my boom and gaff! They are both unvarnished and both much heavier than yours ... I'm guessing here, my solid Sitka boom will be 7.5 pounds, we will see...


    8-18-18 update.

    Boom and gaff weighed without bronze spar ends:

    Boom is 8.5 pounds
    Gaff is 4.5 pounds
    From an engineering perspective, probably the Gaff wight is more critical being on the top of the mast with a big lever when the boat is tilting.

    Ofer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregleetaylor View Post
    I like this color, thank goodness! Pix with floorboards layed in after this hardens up a bit...



    Minty!

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    Putting back the furniture, I found a number of instances where the finish is causing the fitting to be too tight... having to do minor little sizing adjustments...



    Last edited by gregleetaylor; 08-22-2018 at 10:59 AM.

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    Looks first rate Greg! good color choice

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    Thanks yawl... Finally. On with the deck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregleetaylor View Post
    Thanks yawl... Finally. On with the deck!
    Glad to see you ketching up

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    I had to, schooner or laser...

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    Greetings,

    My Marshall isn't on the market just yet but probably should be. She's lonesome in a slip hoping we'll sail this weekend... The new little cat will get a secure, protected berth close by but will see extended sailing on the Chesapeake and beyond as she'll be easily trailered.

    Not painting these days but have plans for a bit in two weeks. My mother studied under Boris Blai, founder of an art society on LBI and sculptor of the bust at the base of the lighthouse of George Meade, builder of Ole' Barney.

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    Finishing paint and varnish as I prepare to finally install...





    Varnishing teak spindles, blocks, seat supports. Pictures when all coats are done...

  12. #712
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    So very nice and neat. Looks great, Greg.
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    Thank you Mike, you should see the rest of my basement!!! Disaster, end to end!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregleetaylor View Post
    I had to, schooner or laser...
    That's pretty good...

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    that color looks familiar... Boat is looking great!

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    Agree in spades! and just to clear up an abominable error on my part regarding my Spar Weights - reweighed and redone figures below!!!

    Boom SHOULD READ 5.2kg or 11.46lb
    Gaff SHOULD READ 2.8kg or 6.17lb

    Many apologies.

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    Furniture installation close to complete. Getting started on deck supports




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    Looks great.

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    It’s clear you have gone off the plans with the coaming being straight port to starboard in the stern area. I gather this is an effort to create more cockpit space?

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    Hey there Laurie!

    Nah, i just haven't shown the next steps where the blanks for the deck supports are being fitted. I'll have some curves in there and up forward pretty soon...

    Best, Greg

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