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    Congratulations. Time to go boating!
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    Hey Jim, you must be exhausted... !

    Congratulations on a successful launch, and I very much hope you get out on her as often as you can. You certainly deserve it!

    A herculean effort my friend, met with stamina, dogged perseverance and tinged with humility. Thank you so much for sharing your every shaving, screw and lick 'o the brush!

    I think your family deserves a special mention too, they are beautiful, and must have missed you these last 6 years..!

    I'm going to miss my daily installment, I hope you stick around to share the fun you're going to have!

    All the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Isn’t it nice when a plan works out in the end.
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    Good job and well done.....makes me sad to see this post end...I do hope you find something else to write about....I was thinking maybe some that lost weight was in all the wroten wood you replaced....

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    Yep , congratulations on the work , the thread and the result. Don't stop the thread though, we want to see where you go in her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    Please, start a thread about your boat and the work you're putting into it.
    One of these days I might. It's a 1955 Cruisers Mariner - all of 13 feet long. It's generally in good shape with the exception of some lighting issues. it couldnt possibly hold anyone's interest like "The Harbor Master Called me Today"

    Thanks again to Jim for being organized enough to do all the work, and tell the world about it..

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    Huge Congratulations! This has been a great thread.

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    A million thumbs up from me Jim, and ten thousand 'Hoorahs' too!
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    Awesome! I have really enjoyed following along. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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    Congratulations! But, when will we see picts of the first cruise? This thread is not compleated - is it - hope not....

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    The continued adventures of Amazon?

    Could be scary.

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    In the thousand little details department.

    I put up a bulkhead light and and bunch of hooks for hanging gear.

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    The light works, so thatís cool.

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    Even better, now all the life jackets and throwable cushions have a home.

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    Love it.

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    Perfect! Work AND play

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    Ha! Kinda how I pictured it going down. Excellent.
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    Out doing a little fishing today.

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    A little windy, but not too bad.

    And one of the deckhands got a little wheel time.
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    Can’t see over the dash? Don’t worry, there’s a box for that.

    She also managed to find the most comfortable spot in the boat.

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    I’ve noted that one for future use.
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    What do you fish for up thar ? One of those big flounder things or ... salmon ?

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    Either really, today we were trolling for salmon. It’s been an unexpectedly bad return year. The fresh water is healthy and producing lots of smolt but something unusual is happening in the ocean and the fish aren’t coming back. They closed the king salmon fisheries this year and the sockeye fisheries are being shut down too. They did open up the hatchery return kings just right around the hatchery, because they have already met their brood stock needs. So that’s what we were trying for today.
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    Granted, We could have done this sans boat, but even tied up there’s plenty of fun to be had.

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    There was a school of juvenile king salmon chasing our lure around, which was great fun.
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Congratulations Jim! If it's hard for me to believe you've done it, I can't imagine how it feels for you to have gotten her in the water. I will miss the journey, but that's easy for a mere observer to say...
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    The rains returned in a serious way today, which leads to some good news and bad news.

    The good news is that the decks don’t leak. The bad news is that every window does. A couple of them leak profusely. What say you, will regular old glazing putty fix my problems or is there a special goop I need to know about?

    Also, the skin on frame row boat I was thinking about using as a tender was about four feet too long.

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    What could possibly go wrong?


    Oh, come on. It’ll be fine! Really.


    probably.


    maybe.
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    I like the sugar scoop stern on the front half. This will work just fine, provided you maintain about 15 knots. The back half may present more of a challenge, but you're a resourceful guy.

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    It’s all about perspective. I have this crazy idea that the back section would make a good pram (if I can figure out how to adjust the rocker some.)

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    I’ve got a couple ideas.
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    In that case, I see a half a boat's worth of reskinning in your future. Are the ribs all lashed - I can't tell for sure from the pic? I reckon you'd need to get it on a strongback, with the "bow", the beamiest section and the new transom all attached, so the "aft" section can be freed up enough to let the stringers and keel go where they need to. Anything else is going to be like herding cats, without those fixed reference points. IMHO , FWIW.

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    It seems you certainly found a new way to hold our curiosity! I can’t wait to see how this one turns out!

    for your windows, I would certainly start with window glazing. With maybe a coat or two of varnish after a bit of time (couple of weeks.... to allow the surface to skin over so you aren’t dragging the glazing into the varnish).

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    Why not keep it the original length but just nest the bow section for storage? Easier than making a pram out of it and a better boat in the end. Could fit the entire family in one trip that way.

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    Leaking windows? Let me know what you come up with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Granted, We could have done this sans boat, but even tied up there’s plenty of fun to be had.

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    There was a school of juvenile king salmon chasing our lure around, which was great fun.
    Totally agreed Jim !......just to be on the boat (even in the marina) is fantastic!
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    I bed windows in butyl tape and trim the excess. If it ever dries out, it easy to remove and reseal the windows. I have used it on the windows of some mobile homes I have and also around storm doors I installed. In 25 years, I have yet to have a leak. I don't crank down on the fasteners. Once the butyl starts to squish out, I stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    In that case, I see a half a boat's worth of reskinning in your future. Are the ribs all lashed - I can't tell for sure from the pic? I reckon you'd need to get it on a strongback, with the "bow", the beamiest section and the new transom all attached, so the "aft" section can be freed up enough to let the stringers and keel go where they need to. Anything else is going to be like herding cats, without those fixed reference points. IMHO , FWIW.

    Pete
    Everything is well and truly lashed together and that is an eminently sensible suggestion there Pete. Of course, at the risk of stating the obvious, I'm not exactly known for sensible boat decisions.

    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Why not keep it the original length but just nest the bow section for storage? Easier than making a pram out of it and a better boat in the end. Could fit the entire family in one trip that way.
    I don't know Chris, messing around with trying to assemble an almost 12 foot boat either on the water or from our 27 foot boat seems like a hassle, meaning we'd never put it together anyway. And, to be totally honest, it's not the best boat to begin with. I made a mistake building it and gave it too much rocker and not enough transom. I rows around nicely enough but I've never been happy with it and I've almost rebuilt it a couple of times. The worst thing that happens is it doesn't work very well. I'd like to make a nice clinker pram at some point in the next few months anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogsnight View Post
    Totally agreed Jim !......just to be on the boat (even in the marina) is fantastic!
    …….do I see a Harley in the shop ?
    Yeah, an '03 Dyna that is feeling a little lonely at the moment.
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    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?
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    I don't know Chris, messing around with trying to assemble an almost 12 foot boat either on the water or from our 27 foot boat seems like a hassle, meaning we'd never put it together anyway. And, to be totally honest, it's not the best boat to begin with. I made a mistake building it and gave it too much rocker and not enough transom. I rows around nicely enough but I've never been happy with it and I've almost rebuilt it a couple of times. The worst thing that happens is it doesn't work very well. I'd like to make a nice clinker pram at some point in the next few months anyway.
    Makes sense. Assembly might not be too bad from a swim step. But you don't have a swim step. So never mind!

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    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.

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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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    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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