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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Strip the fabric, snip all the lashings about halfway back. Make a new transom (bow or stern?) Fasten on the stringers and then pop the frames back in, trimming to fit as needed. Lash it up, new cover and you're good to go. Right?
    Something like that. I’m only taking it apart as necessary to maintain the shape.

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    And I’ll say assembling the sea hopper dinghy in my cockpit takes pretty much all the the cockpit,... and I have six feet more boat.
    A folding boat really does make a lot of sense for a tender.


    Got the new transom banged out today.

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    Well,..... If that doesn’t look pretty good. It seems you found yourself a tender.

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    Lashing up the frames I cut apart on the pram project reminded me of how much fun it is working on skin and frame boats. Aside from itch and goo it’s about as close as you can get to instant gratification in boat building.

    Using transom knees to enforce the new rocker.

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    Time to lash everything back together.

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    So . . . now it goes backwards?
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    I'll bet it always wanted to go transom first, and is now ready to express it's true boat self.
    -Dave

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    I think you have the right of it Dave.

    It’s pretty rough and ready, I need it for tomorrow’s fishing trip so I don’t have time to be too fussy with it.

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    I still want to put a fore an aft seat in it but that’s a project for another day.
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    That's a very interesting construction, I've never seen something like it before! It doesn't look heavy or complicated. Would it be strong enough to hold a little engine, like a 2.5 HP for example? How does it handle? And what is it called? Awesome stuff!!!
    fair winds, Dody

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    Well that looks pretty respectable Jim, inginuity at its best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Well that looks pretty respectable Jim, inginuity at its best.
    Ha, "forward is the new aft!" I like it.

    I do wonder how the oarlock position is going to work out though? A fore and aft seat would solve that problem but I'm not sure how you will propel it the way it is now. Row facing forward (the new forward)? Use a motor? I'm sure you have a plan Jim, I'm just curious.

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    Electric trolling motor?

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    I have great respect for boat builder especially the canvas guys. When I was a pilot and aviation line service tech, I helped do a set of canvas wings from the spars out and lash the canvas. That was a two week job at twelve ours a day seven days a week with three of us working together.
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    I have to confess, I didnt think you'd get that much rocker into it without having the sheer droop badly at the stern - unless it had gone on a strongback. Looks pretty useful, the way it turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dody View Post
    That's a very interesting construction, I've never seen something like it before! It doesn't look heavy or complicated. Would it be strong enough to hold a little engine, like a 2.5 HP for example? How does it handle? And what is it called? Awesome stuff!!!
    I haven’t tried it but I bet it would take a small trolling motor. I don’t know that it has a name Dody, it’s just a small skin on frame pram. There aren’t any plans or anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Well that looks pretty respectable Jim, inginuity at its best.
    Thanks Ned.

    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Ha, "forward is the new aft!" I like it.

    I do wonder how the oarlock position is going to work out though? A fore and aft seat would solve that problem but I'm not sure how you will propel it the way it is now. Row facing forward (the new forward)? Use a motor? I'm sure you have a plan Jim, I'm just curious.
    Rowing facing forward isn’t an issue Chris, but you’re right it will be necessary for the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    I have to confess, I didnt think you'd get that much rocker into it without having the sheer droop badly at the stern - unless it had gone on a strongback. Looks pretty useful, the way it turned out.

    Pete
    That was definitely a real possibility Pete. The transom knees are what make it work.
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    Good news, it floats.

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    At the fuel dock some knucklehead in a gillnetter came by dragging a huge wake, while we were tied up getting fuel. We got slammed into the fuel dock, hard. It was a tense couple minutes checking things out after the chaos passed but the boat didn’t take any damage. So, we headed on our way.

    What town looked like.

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    Pretty wet and gray down there. But it looks good ahead.

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    That's the life!

    An aside -- in the background of the first photo there's that big Bolger catamaran that was built up your way some years back now. The builder/owner posted here a few times, don't know if he visits the forum. But anyway, do you know what's going on with it? I was always fascinated by the design. I know several modifications were made over the years, and wonder if it was ever considered a successful design.
    -Dave

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    I don’t know how successful it is as a sailboat Dave or even as a motor boat. I’m pretty sure it hasn’t left that spot for at least three years. As a live aboard it’s probably pretty good though.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    i get a warm fuzzy feeling every time i see this image when i check the WoodenBoat Group on FaceBook ;-)

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    Great day out Jim. I foresee the need for some wide cockpit benches/settees in your future though

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    I really need to get the vee berth put back together first Chris. The folding camp chairs aren’t elegant, but they are handy and they can be put away. It’s not a very large cockpit and I’d like to keep it as open as possible.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I really need to get the vee berth put back together first Chris. The folding camp chairs aren’t elegant, but they are handy and they can be put away. It’s not a very large cockpit and I’d like to keep it as open as possible.
    That's probably the best plan but I remember how much I loved lying on the settee in the cockpit while underway on St. Brendan, the boat we lived on when I was a kid. A great place to sit and watch the water go by. Could make folding benches. You know, when you run out of other projects to do!

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    It looks like your crew is pretty confident in you work, and not thinking you will be going down like Titanic at a seconds notice. Hahaha


    it looks like a good time had by all.

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    Everyone has settled right in, that’s for sure. We’ve got about fifteen hours underway now and probably another fifteen hours just hanging out at the dock. Not bad for our first week and a half. I adjusted the stuffing box tonight, it was running a steady stream into the boat but I tightened it up to where it drips once every 10-12 seconds. Hopefully that will be alright. My only real worry is that the shaft log is leaking behind the stuffing box. The stuffing box is well fastened so I don’t think it is in danger of going anywhere so I guess I’ll just keep an eye on it.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Well done! Great to see trials underway, and the inspectors looking relaxed...
    Re: your concern about shaft log and stuffing box, are you worried that (knowing the stuffing box is letting in some water) extra water is showing up? Or something else you've noticed? Early days , yet, since shes been dry so long and you've done so much new work ...there's reason to think things will settle and tighten up. Admire the project, envy the product ! Carry on, and yes please, some more?...as you venture forth?

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