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  1. #36
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    This is one of those projects that makes everyone watching it progress feel good!
    I may sound like a recording but. West System G/flex is designed to glue difficult woods. I seem to recall that white oak is specifically mentioned in their description of the product.
    Jay
    Last edited by Jay Greer; 10-24-2018 at 12:32 PM.

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    Finally got the boat into a dry, heated workshop.

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    Long live the Snipe Class!
    Jay

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    I'm watching with renewed interest. An old friend of mine is a Snipe racer, and I got to see her at the Nationals this summer. Those little guys really fly!

    Oddly enough, I'm headed to Pass Christian, MS (home of the first Snipe) this spring for a wedding.

    Kenny
    Almost everything about boats involves so much more time and money than one anticipates that rational and accurate planning will deter even starting. Ian McColgin

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    You are putting a lot of pressure on me Minuteman as my last post was 14 months ago! I'll try not to disappoint. here's one of the wood blocks the chain plates mount to. So far I replaced both of these, about 4 intermediate frames, 2 frames and 4 floor pieces (that connect frames or intermediate frames together.) Plus the keel and the knee at the transom.

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    Reusing as many of the deck beams as I can. According to the original 1931 plans the deck beams should have 1 1/2 inches of crown over 5 feet. Mine has approx. 5 1/5 inches over 5 feet.
    I think it looks a little nicer than the flatter deck. I filled some of the holes with epoxy now i'm using wood glue with small pieces of wood tapped into the old screw holes.

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    Picture of my Grandmother (Nana) on Cape Cod circa 1955 ish. Is she next to a Snipe? Looks similar, a little larger?

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    Split the centerboard trunk as I was worried about the plywood being rotted on the inside. It was in great shape so I sanded and primed it. Could this trunk be original from 1941? I found drops of dried epoxy on the inside. I don't think epoxy was around then either?

    If you look close you can see someone put snipe # 3428 on the bedlog with a nail and hammer.

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    Must be a transposition but is that 4328? Nice work otherwise and following along!

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    lol yes #4328. Misplaced my reading glasses.

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    fun to see your rebuild. keep up the good work.

    jim

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    It is a pleasure to see your work progress! Bravo!
    Jay

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    Scraped and primed the inside of the hull.

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    Cut and Chiseled all the rot out of the stem.

    Fitted and glued in new wood.

    Finally, planed and sanded it.

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    Flipped her over and now ripping 3/8" Grooves removing the old caulk and cotton. Scored some knot free cedar at HD to rip to size and epoxy in place.

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    wow thats cool...
    Find other info in this article

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    I am really impressed by your enginuity and of your skills with this project! Please post again as soon as possible! We are all with you for sure!
    Makes me wish I had my dad's snipe back!
    Jay

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    20181104_115206 (2).jpg Finally getting back to work. Going to suspend her in two nylon straps so i can flip it to work topsides.

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    Good to see an old snipe making a come back! I have two Dunphy snipes from the 1930's--one is restored, and one I'm still working on. I'll be following your restoration with interest. Thanks for sharing.

    Jim

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    20181210_160301.jpgsanded bilge smooth and started painting with thinned epoxy. very slow going.

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    Deleted post. Sorry.

    I was going to tell you how to get in touch with John Rose, the wooden snipe expert from Washington State. Belatedly, I figured out that "jdrsnipe", is John Rose, and he's already posted to your thread. John was a great help to me with my snipe projects.

    Jim
    Last edited by Dunphy Snipe; 12-12-2018 at 08:33 AM.

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    20181231_173400 (2).jpg Interior of the boat sealed with thinned epoxy and one coat of primer applied. i'm reusing as much of the old girl as possible. I was going to seal all the deck beams etc. with epoxy but they still look good after 78 years so I just filled all screw holes with epoxy and slivers of wood and will paint.

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    After getting all of our rave revues, what do you plan for an encore? On second thought, just keep up with what you are doing and keep those cards and letters coming! It is a work of art and a pleasure to see what you are doing!
    Bird

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    20190101_150327.jpgThanks Jay, Short term I want to finish her up and then insulate and sheet rock the "boat shop". A little further on, i'd like to get a bigger Plastic boat and sail the Caribbean. Wife needs a bit more persuading......

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    20180913_115014.jpg
    1951 Snipe refinished by the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, MI

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    Beautiful!

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    20190106_104056.jpgTemporarily installed centerboard so I could determine where the cable and pulley would go to raise and lower the centerboard. Shes heavy, no gym today.

    20190106_103810 (1).jpg Drilled a hole through trunk and board so I can keep it raised when towing , rowing etc.
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    It's interesting that your centerboard appears to be shaped differently than mine. It was my impression that the Snipe class had very specific rules governing the shape, dimensions, and weight of centerboards. My boat was built in the late 1930's by Dunphy Boats in Oshkosh, WI. Here are pictures of my board and trunk for comparison:

    IMG_2634.jpgIMG_2605.jpg
    Last edited by Dunphy Snipe; 01-06-2019 at 08:08 PM.

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    20180123_202346.jpgI bought a set of the 1931 plans. Centerboard looks similar to yours but the trunk looks rectangular. Do you have any photos of the mainsheet on your boat. The plans are vague. It looks like the sheet goes from the end of the boom to 2 blocks on either side at the stern. The drawing is so small I can't really make it out.

    Thanks

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    Greetings. Hopefully these pictures will help you with the main sheet rigging:

    IMG_1992.jpg

    IMG_4241.jpg

    The main sheet is attached to the end of the boom, then down to the two blocks on the deck. Finally, the sheet goes up through the two blocks on the boom, and then to the jam cleat mounted on the centerboard truck.

    Jim
    Deerbrook, WI

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    I found a better picture:

    IMG_1991.jpg

    Jim
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    Ahhh, Now I see. Thank You Jim.

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    20190118_151819.jpg20190118_153106 (1).jpg
    78 years of hardware and a neat rope winding on the tiller handle. (wish I could get pictures right side up lol)

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