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  1. #3816
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    Good for you Jim!!!

    It is is hard to believe that you toss your boats in there in AK earlier than here in CT!

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    Great looking boat! Good to see her back in the water!
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    Thanks for the well wishes everyone. The launch was smooth and mostly without drama. The only trouble we had was with the temp showing hot on the new temperature gauge, which caused a bit of angst considering the cooling problems we had at the end of last season. After a lot of hemming and hawing and looking things over, I decided the most likely culprit was a bad gauge. I was able to confirm that today with an infrared thermometer.

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    Yahoo! Back in the water! At 37f I'd be thinking that Mr. Red Dot heater could be your good friend
    I had to look that up and now I want one!

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Good for you Jim!!!

    It is is hard to believe that you toss your boats in there in AK earlier than here in CT!
    Weve always put in at the end of April or the first of May Ned. But this week Im questioning that decision since the temps dropping by ten degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    (Red Dot heater) I had to look that up and now I want one!
    I have one, have to say, don't bother. Plus it makes a lot of noise .... the idea is good but the execution is terrible. I bet you could make a good one by your lonesome.

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    Ah yes, the old infra red temp gun. Excellent for a second opinion!

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    Sixty and sunny today, so maybe I don’t need a heater.

    But I do need an antenna for the vhf radio and a horn. I also need a place to put them, which brings us to today’s exciting little project. Adding a cross member to the mast.

    Here we have the totally to scale and well thought out schematic.

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    It’ll be great.

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    The cross piece turned out okay, now let’s see if we can get it to fit on the mast.

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    Hey, this might actually work.

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    Maybe.

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    -Jim

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    I mean, it does stick out there quite a bit.

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    And I may totally hate it when that big horn and antenna are attached.

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    But when I see it from this angle, I don’t notice it at all.

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    -Jim

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    Fits well, at least from where I sit. Carry on, would be my reply...

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    One of those things, give it a week and you probably wont notice it at all. Any reason you cant just mount your horn and antenna on the house roof? I have seen light mounts with cross tress, but usually only so they can fly courtesy flags.

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    The more holes you have in the house roof the more chances it’ll leak, plus the higher up the vhf antenna the better.
    -Jim

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    Nice Jim. I'd triangulate it a little with a method of your choice though, think of high winds.

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    I think it looks great! However I hope the wing won't lift the boat too much at speed - you might have to adjust the top of the bottom paint.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Nice Jim. I'd triangulate it a little with a method of your choice though, think of high winds.
    Just so, needs braced against wind and roll forces in some way.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Looks good! I'm glad to see her get a second life...looking over this whole thread you've done some great work. These finishing touches are great...I love the machined look on the gauge cluster. I need to get back over to the shop...

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    The seagulls will love you for it But I think it looks fine. I would do some bracing for wind/impact loads, although I doubt Amazon beats you up like the new semi-planing designs.

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    I think it looks very businesslike. And I don't see any hazard of Amazon going this route:

    -Dave

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    Little chance of that Dave. Some shrouds are probably a good idea.

    l brought the wing home for a quick couple coats of varnish before permanently attaching it to the mast.

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    Now you're giving me the horn Jim.

    Nice!

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    Last edited by jsjpd1; 04-29-2019 at 11:05 AM.
    -Jim

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Looks great! You even got it parallel to the dock astern of her...
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    That looks like it has always been there Jim, looks really good!

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    Looks great. I see the need for some reinforcement at the base. My thought would be a length of stainless strap each side, from the side of the base up 45 degrees to the mast.
    -Dave

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    I'm hoping you used the NACA 2917 low-speed wood strut airfoil profile on that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Looks great! You even got it parallel to the dock astern of her...
    Happy coincidence, that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite View Post
    I'm hoping you used the NACA 2917 low-speed wood strut airfoil profile on that ?
    According to Skene's I should be good for an extra half a knot to windward.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Little chance of that Dave. Some shrouds are probably a good idea.

    l brought the wing home for a quick couple coats of varnish before permanently attaching it to the mast.

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    Been tinkering with the stove to see if I can get it running. Cleaned the Day tank and changed the filter, which made a big difference on fuel flow. I also ended up pulling the fuel metering valve out. It needs a new fuse. But I think Ive identified all the problems with it.

    We are also testing out a new stool for the helm station.

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    It could be just a smidge taller.
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    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Thank you for the worthwhile follow. It’s great to see you post updates every few weeks, months and over the years. What a beautiful shot of the plane. Thank you again for sharing.

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    I’ve come to a decision. Every boat needs a red button.

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    Use only in in case of emergency.
    -Jim

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    Seat ejector button? Siren? Flashing strobe light?

    Or nuthn' a'tall?
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    If you are familiar with the proper Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy you might recall the infinite improbability drive ship that rescued Ford and Arthur had a big red button which was labelled "Do not push red button" Arthur couldn't resist and pushed it.

    “Arthur Dent: What happens if I press this button?
    Ford Prefect: I wouldn't-
    Arthur Dent: Oh.
    Ford Prefect: What happened?
    Arthur Dent: A sign lit up, saying 'Please do not press this button again.”


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    I'd love to have this somewhere
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    I'd forgotten that!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    I’d like to claim infinite improbably drive, ejector seat, or torpedoes. Alas, it’s only the horn.

    It works good though.
    -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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    A friend of mine who used to race sports cars had a big red button...obviously not hooked up to anything, labelled "NITROUS INJECTION". Someone once tried to protest him for having Nitrous....

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    that shot of the float plane brought back memories of my summer in the juneau area. question tho, where does that train go? loaded on a barge? the new wing looks good too.

    jim

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