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    A few more during the "bring out"... nice angle...


    Bob and his wife Kathy...




    Note... before transport diagonal braces will be installed between the bunks on the cradle.


    Lots of shape on the shadow side...


    I love all this soft light outdoors rather than that dark shop ...


    As high as I could get on a ladder... she's a beaut...



    Continued...

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    Another empty shop pic...



    Last look for the day...


    Next day... stepping the masts...
    The first one the foremast was quite easy and it went right up...


    Bob trying to get her straight enough to drop right on down... easy and slow.


    Note strap with one hitch around mast higher up to lift above the CG...then secured down lower on the mast. This allows easy uncoupling later on.... especially with a rope when your using a crane. The foremast went up easy as pie.


    She's in...



    Continued...R

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    Continuing with mast stepping...

    Bob's satisfied with the foremast.. ready for the mainmast next.




    Now comes the mainmast... top mast makes for more weight aloft and higher center of gravity due to increased length.


    Starting the lift... same as before with some adjustment and this time several high attached stays attached.


    straight up almost...


    Picking her up... slow and easy with this electric lift.


    Continued... RodB

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    Mainmast continued...

    Swinging over...



    Getting closer...










    Continued...

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    Wrapping up the stepping...



    Susan is blooming...


    Bob can't stop... rigging on the mind....


    No stopping till dinner...






    Continued...

    RodB

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    Rigging will now commence... note the rolls of tarred twine... all the stainless wire stays etc are served with the tarred twine but will be finished after they are fitted for perfect length and fittings swaged, etc. Finally the serving with tarred twine is finished and all are coated with the pine tar concoction.



    How about a closer shot of the topmast...


    Bob did a great job on the masts... nice illustration of a well done birds mouth all with a table saw.



    Soft morning light is better than earlier pics of the masts...



    Next will be rigging completion with blocks, etc. I'll keep documenting and am looking forward to the sea trials.

    Thanks to Bob for such a great build.

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    Fantastic!
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    An absolute beauty!!!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Perfection redefined.

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    Nice job, I would be proud to do half as good! Wait till launching- the feeling after so much time and hard work is incredible and well deserved.
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    Beautiful! Congratulations.
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    Congratulations Bob, you've done yourself proud.

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    I was reading the news before seeing this thread progress - feels like I've gone form despairing of mankind to smiling about sunny days.
    Beautiful job .....thanks again for posting

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    She is a jaunty little thing! Lovely and congrats on this milestone!

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    Beautiful jobs. Bob's construction and your photographic record. Awesome.
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    Rigging has progressed ... I stopped by today to just snap a photo of the progress. The weather was poor but I wanted to post a pic. I'll get better pics once Bob gets farther and the weather is better...

    RodB



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    Glorious.

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    You do good work, Rod; Bob too.

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    Thanks Thad... its not too difficult to photograph lovely subjects.

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    What a great boat and if I recall the hull is made from diagonal skins of Meranti ply? Which would make it just about the nicest plywood boat seen on the forum apart from Ragtime of course, and one for those who of us who think plywood is alright!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G. View Post
    What a great boat and if I recall the hull is made from diagonal skins of Meranti ply? Which would make it just about the nicest plywood boat seen on the forum apart from Ragtime of course, and one for those who of us who think plywood is alright!!!
    Strip planked with cedar followed with diagonal veneer strips followed by fore and aft cedar veneer.

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    Must have got it confused with another build, there was a similar sized project that was built as a mentioned. Rod do you have the links to the original thread as it got a bit lost when the site upgraded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G. View Post
    Must have got it confused with another build, there was a similar sized project that was built as a mentioned. Rod do you have the links to the original thread as it got a bit lost when the site upgraded?
    I don't think you're totally confused. The boat does have plywood frames.

    Sorry I can't help with links to the original thread

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    Default Re: Building Peterson's Schooner "Susan" Segment #13

    Post 125/129 on the 12th segment has a link to download the earlier threads where the photos disappeared not sure they are still available.

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    Any new developments?
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    Fantastic! I'm at a loss for words. It's been a long time coming to this point... Can't wait to see her afloat and sailing!
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    She splashed yet?
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    Bob, still waiting patiently for news of a launch, and of course, some photographs. Have you a date in mind?
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    Well, I have been off the forum for a while but this has always been my most favorite build to follow on here. I am disappointed to see 2 things right now: one, that there have been no updates to this build in 6 months, and two, to see the word "Banned" under the o.p., RodB's name. What did I miss? What gives? Why is RodB banned? Is Bob Alders still around to give us an update?

    Sincerely,
    Very confused...
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    Lovely boat...great design and excellent workmanship...well done!

    The shop is drooling gorgeous as well. Can't wait to see this lovely boat in the water and sails full and drawing!

    Bob, I sent you a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by riversailor92 View Post
    Well, I have been off the forum for a while but this has always been my most favorite build to follow on here. I am disappointed to see 2 things right now: one, that there have been no updates to this build in 6 months, and two, to see the word "Banned" under the o.p., RodB's name. What did I miss? What gives? Why is RodB banned? Is Bob Alders still around to give us an update?

    Sincerely,
    Very confused...
    RodB misbehaved down in the Bilge. Don't know the details. It seemed that he was the one interested in bringing this beautiful boat to the Forum and that the builder himself doesn't post here. Sure would be nice to see it launched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    RodB misbehaved down in the Bilge. Don't know the details. It seemed that he was the one interested in bringing this beautiful boat to the Forum and that the builder himself doesn't post here. Sure would be nice to see it launched.
    What a shame... I loved this build so much. Wished I could have seen her sailing. I hope Bob Alders will grace us with some pictures sometime soon.
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    what a wonderful boat! congratulations
    if ever in the future think about selling it, think of me
    any way enjoy it! Lionello
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    Quote Originally Posted by RodB View Post
    This thread is a continuation from "segment" #12 of building "Susan"...

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...-susan-quot-12

    Segment #12 ran just over three pages... so it was time to start another segment.

    This new segment will carry on through "Susan" being launched, etc.

    Here is the information on the previous segments on this build...




    So.... TO CONTINUE.... October 18th... today

    Bob has accomplished quite a bit in the last several months from the electrical system to tons of detailing on the interior to applying the bottom paint.

    I stopped by there today to take some photos and have posted some below.

    One of the most obvious differences you would notice is that the bottom has been painted. Here she is.



    Bob also had the following trailer made and he is in the process of designing a cradle to hold "Susan" for transporting her to the lake in a few months.



    One of the "detail jobs"... Bob applied finish to the Ipe cabin sole and it looks great. From the beginning when Bob showed me the Ipe stock I thought "what a great choice". Ipe is so strong and so rot resistant ... and the weight is a good thing because Bob's "Susan" is lighter than the original and stronger... the additional weight of Ipe in the cabin sole will be a good thing for "everlasting" cabin sole.


    Now here my 11-16 mm lens came in handy... note the new small shelves on each side of the V-berth area and the blue cushions. Bob made the cushions himself. Small trim pieces added around the small cabinet doors down low were a nice finishing touch.


    I really like this very cool little wood burning stove. The installation is complete now... great job. It will be perfect to wam up the cabin in cold weather.



    Bob recently installed these gimbaled oil lamps... way cool and they look great. They add a very nice touch to the interior.



    Continued ...

    RodB

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    Nice looking lamps! I have five of those Davey style lamps on "Bright Star". While they look good, I found they don't spread as much light as the traditional marine ones with wide flat wicks do. If you have the round wicks, they spread even less light. Garret Wade supplied the correct ones for mine. Incidently, you are going to love that Fatsco Heater.

    That being said it is nice to see the sticks in her. I look forward to seeing launching photos of her getting wet for the first time with all flags a flying!
    She is a very nice looking piece of work indeed!
    Congratulations!
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    I hope his ban is lifted soon. I love this thread. A shame to lose him and miss out on launch photos and sailing photos that I'm sure are already taken, just waiting for a ban to be lifted.
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