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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    That's great, and well deserved!
    Agree, a beautiful example of boat building.
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    Just returned from the Cape Cod Boatbuilders Show in Hyannis....






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    Of course, we now have to build 1,851 more of them...

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    Shows shows shows. She's absolutely stunningly beautiful. We all agree and can see that. Now hurry up and get her on the water so we can see her sailing.
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    After all the explaining at various boat shows, I finally put this together. These are the first three iterations of UNA on her way to become Unaboats in England. Vigia is the oldest registered craft in England. The Classic Boat Museum in West Cowes, Isle of Wight is currently building a reproduction of this craft. https://www.classicboatmuseum.com

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    My replica of the Broad Axe Award is finished and mine forever. Thanks to the Catboat Association for the loan of the original. As you can see, the award means a lot to me.

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    A fascinating and impressive project and a much-deserved award. Thank you so much for taking the time to document this.

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    A lovely award, wonderfully well-deserved. I only wish there was an equivalent presentation that we could confer for the outstanding thread you have created here.

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Noto View Post
    A lovely award, wonderfully well-deserved. I only wish there was an equivalent presentation that we could confer for the outstanding thread you have created here.

    Many thanks.
    That would be a Pulitzer..... and I accept!!!
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    Just accepted for the 2018 Small Reach Regatta- UNA will get to play with new friends.

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    Winter modification to UNA:
    1. Relocate the ballast.
    2. Make fast the movable floor boards.
    3. Facilitate aft drainage.





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    Just discovered these. Guess UNA had seats! Presented to the Royal St. George Yacht Club in 1853.

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    Anyone have trouble with Postage.com? All or almost all of my photos are gone. It's Photobucket all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Just accepted for the 2018 Small Reach Regatta- UNA will get to play with new friends.
    We want pix of her sailing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    We want pix of her sailing!
    Trying like hell to do that....waiting for a sail cover, cockpit cover and some warmer weather.

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    so looking forward to sailing in company with UNA up at the SRR, it'll be fun even if most of what we see of her is the transom!


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    Starting the process of installing the seating for UNA. Nice 12" Douglas Fir for the seats.



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    Progress continues on new seating per the 1853 model of UNA






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    Looking good!
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    Reaching the finish line on the seating, might be done by the weekend.






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    Seating is done, waiting for fender fittings, cockpit cover and surface mounts to the cover.






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    Still sweating the details.... UNA will hit the water by the end of June. Sail issues, cockpit cover and moving the hoisting crane are all being worked on. The gaff needs to be adjusted.





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    Looks wonderful. How do you step your mast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Higgins.94301 View Post
    Looks wonderful. How do you step your mast?
    Pick it up and drop it in. It's a birds-mouth construction, so it's fairly light.

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    Very nice, Gary, as usual! What is the function of the little screwy peg things and do they have an actual name?

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Still sweating the details.... UNA will hit the water by the end of June. Sail issues, cockpit cover and moving the hoisting crane are all being worked on. The gaff needs to be adjusted.
    If by that you mean needs to be peaked up more, yes it does. May be move the halyard attachment nearer to the mas?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Still sweating the details.... UNA will hit the water by the end of June. Sail issues, cockpit cover and moving the hoisting crane are all being worked on. The gaff needs to be adjusted.
    oh my! looking good!... you could just wait till the First Day of the Small Reach and put her in the water up on Blue Hill Bay I have launched 2 boats up there, First time in the water for the Alpha Dory and first time with sails bent on for Centennial (she went in the water as a hull and rig on July 4th 2016)

    I just put in an order for sails with a local legend around Gloucester area, they should be ready in a few weeks, just in time for the Small Reach Regatta.

    we'll be sure to hold a Una Launching party on the first day of Small Reach, it's a bit like a boat show the first day with everyone checking out everyone elses boats.


    are you doing the Boston Antique and Classic Boat Show this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Still sweating the details.... UNA will hit the water by the end of June. Sail issues, cockpit cover and moving the hoisting crane are all being worked on. The gaff needs to be adjusted.




    I know Kemp showed a single halyard, but since he was working with a lift model, I don't think he was working with direct knowledge. Two halyards work better, and have been the practice with American catboats for as long as I've been able to find out.

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    A single halyard can be made to work, but the geometry is subtly different.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Gary will you be back in Mystic next weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    I know Kemp showed a single halyard, but since he was working with a lift model, I don't think he was working with direct knowledge. Two halyards work better, and have been the practice with American catboats for as long as I've been able to find out.
    I keep hearing the phrase "lift model". I can find no definition or explanation of what it is. Please enlighten me.

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    Steven- I toyed with the idea, but I still have not gotten the boat in the water and am headed to Brooklin, ME for the Small Reach Regatta in July. Real short learning curve is looming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    I keep hearing the phrase "lift model". I can find no definition or explanation of what it is. Please enlighten me.
    A lift model is a half hull model carved from a stack of planks or boards, so that each plank edge represents the shape of a waterline. If you mark station lines on the back and then disassemble the lifts you can pick up half breadths and loft the form.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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