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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    great! sure are nice looking boat. congratulation for hulk!

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    Hey guys

    Back from the first trip I must confess that boat is a blast.
    What a little sturdy ship in a wide array of situations.
    I had all from nearly no wind and dead calm sea to rough water and wind up to 28 knots.
    The boats performance was allways superb.
    Meassured top speed on a reach was 8 knots. Close hauled it quickly jumps up to 5-6 knots.
    Close hauled and with the rudder fastened it stays on track for a very long time. More than half an hour.

    I had some troubles with my gaff saddle though. That twisted and chafed then at the mast.
    Tying the rope with the beads tightly helped a lot here.
    In addition I wil exchange that dynema loop between saddle and hallyard with a stiff one made of carbon or stainless.
    Pictures will follow.

    My little 50ah Minn Kota was way to small to give a save passage in more than 12knot of head wind.
    So next time I go to a trip I´ll take my 8hp yamaha instead.




    That genny I had lying around fits very well. Lucky me!




    Tiller pilot mark one. Quick build, and very usefull




    And mark two, wich worked much better (I spend lovley time fiddeling around each evening on this trip)



    Quick release for the tiller pilot




    I really fell in love with the cliffs of Mön


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    Beautiful Pictures Max! It seems you had a wonderful trip.
    Nice Boat, nice Area and good books from Mr. Herrman and Paul Gartside as I could see from the pics on Flickr What more do you want…
    Have fun with your green dream.
    Alles Gute
    Sönke

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    Very cool Max, very cool. A great shake down cruise.
    You must be very pleased with your creation and to learn what it can do.
    Glad you had a good trip.
    Just googled cliffs of Mon, very nice.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    "Don't take life seriously. Either way, you won't make it out alive."

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    Wonderful to see it on the water. She looks fantastic.
    -Dave

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    Thanks guys
    I allready have a basket full off ideas how to fine tune all sorts off things. The gaff shoe will get some attention and I'll try out how rings of beads will work am the main sail luff.
    Cheers
    Max

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    I also havent figured out, which the best way is to get the main down and folded nicely

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    Nice pictures Max the boat looks great.
    I have made my Gaff fitting as per Dudley's drawings and have been very happy with it. It has never jammed and always goes up and comes down nicely. I have beads on the luff and find it much better than lacing. Some time ago I saw a fitting on the end of a bowsprit, and now that I know your boat's name it would suit you perfectly, it was a cast bronze fist- would be great on Hulk!

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    Hi Ron
    Oh, yes, that would be a nice fitting
    I was pretty aware, that it won´t allways turn out good , when I make changes from perfect plans.
    But hey it is good fun, and most of it turned out very well.
    The rudder works like a charm, and the full width traveller in the cockpit is absolutely awesome.
    Twist and sail shape can be adjusted to any conditions and close hauled the traveller works wonders to depower easily in squalls.
    That was a big help on my lasttrip.
    I have some improvement in mind for my gaff fitting to reduce torsional forces. Let´s see if that is going to work.
    If not I change to a gaff fitting as drawn by Dudley.
    Would be nice then to order that from you. Having a part made on Hulk from another CH21 afficinado in Tasmania would be pretty cool.

    Cheers
    Max

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    Congratulaions, Max! It's great to see the fruition of your labour of love. Long may it continue.
    Ian
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    Alan Byde, Canoe Design and Construction, Pelham Books, 1978

    “...old maxim, 'A fair line supersedes any given measurement'.”
    Allan H. Vaitses, Lofting, International Marine, 1980

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    Thanks Ian
    I see you got a server bite by the boat building bug.
    My boat building shed has become a green house by now.
    I wonder if that keeps me from building for a longer time?

    Cheers Max

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    Very nice! Almost as nice as the former occupant.

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    Still going with the green theme I see.
    Focus on the effort not the outcome.

    "Don't take life seriously. Either way, you won't make it out alive."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max F View Post
    Wow, it becomes so much brighter and bigger without that dark sheeting.
    Good growing!
    Cheers
    Sönke

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    Very nice greenhouse, Max. I'm glad you are using it creatively, true to form.

    I am learning a lot already from my new build by a different method.

    Cheers,
    Ian
    Old Joke: ‘A bench fitter works to the nearest thousandth of an inch. A loco fitter (steam) works to the nearest inch. A shipwright works to the nearest ship’.”
    Alan Byde, Canoe Design and Construction, Pelham Books, 1978

    “...old maxim, 'A fair line supersedes any given measurement'.”
    Allan H. Vaitses, Lofting, International Marine, 1980

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    Boat looks great! Must be very rewarding to see her on the water. I haven't followed your entire thread but I have peaked many times. I always liked the CH 21 (and her little sister) and often dreamed of building one (which is not going to happen). You've done a very fine job which is a tribute to the design, the designer and mostly to you! Enjoy!!!

    PS: love the greenhouse too!

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    A genni I got for free fits perfectly.
    That sail adds a heap of fun to the boat.
    I had it up one day when squalls with 23 kts hit the boat.
    Man that was a ride.
    Until the tack line sliped. After that it was a bit of a hassle to get it safely down.
    With every new sailing day I get even more attached to this awesome little boat.

    Cheers Max

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    Looking great, Max. Glad you're enjoying the Hulk.

    Ian
    Old Joke: ‘A bench fitter works to the nearest thousandth of an inch. A loco fitter (steam) works to the nearest inch. A shipwright works to the nearest ship’.”
    Alan Byde, Canoe Design and Construction, Pelham Books, 1978

    “...old maxim, 'A fair line supersedes any given measurement'.”
    Allan H. Vaitses, Lofting, International Marine, 1980

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max F View Post
    A genni I got for free fits perfectly.
    That sail adds a heap of fun to the boat.
    I had it up one day when squalls with 23 kts hit the boat.
    Man that was a ride.
    Until the tack line sliped. After that it was a bit of a hassle to get it safely down.
    With every new sailing day I get even more attached to this awesome little boat.

    Cheers Max
    Nothing like a little extra horse power to increase the thrill factor, good test for the rig too.
    Looks great, Max.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Hi Max:
    Impressive all the way through, nicely done! I'm impressed also that a free/gifted sail is such a perfect fit!! (its the nylon single luff 'spinnaker' yes?). Re: rigging the gaff at the mast, I have a bronze gaff saddle in among boxes of things, I'm very unlikely to use it and if it suits I'd happily pass it along for shipping. You can PM if youve interest, I can measure and take photos.
    Well done, I'm very envious of your boat!
    Brian

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    That’s a great-looking sail, Max! Fantastic that you're liking her so much after al the hard work . It sounds as though she might even be exceeding expectations.

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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    Thanks a lot for the kind words Guys

    Yeah, the thrill factor was definitely increased mate.
    And a million thanks too for that generous offer Brian!
    I got my gaff saddle working after some minor troubles in the beginning, so I wouldn´t need it.
    Yes it is the single luff spinnaker. It came from a boat that the owner asked us to dispose.
    The whole boat was in a very bad condition with loads of water inside and all rotten. But that sail was high and dry curled up in the anker locker.
    It looked like it wasn´t sailed more than once or twice. Lucky me!

    Cheers
    Max

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