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    Getting closer.....
    Through hole for the main halyard


    Bronze anchor and accessories...

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    I totally missed this thread until you posted on Facebook. Awesome work. I'll be making time to read through the whole thread.
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    Apart from some additional cordage to lace the sail in place, I believe I am finished. Some slight paint touchup are and there, but all that remains is to turn the strong back around and ease UNA onto a trailer for Mystic.




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    your attention to detail continues to INSPIRE

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    Looking forward to seeing her at the WBS.

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    Did you figure out a system to lace and lash the sail on expeditiously? Looks like from the nice carriers ( something most people don't think about) that the spars travel bare. Look forward to seeing her at Mystic. Will she be overboard?
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    She will be laced with quarter inch Hemplex from R&W Rope in New Bedford. Alas, my sailmaker is buried in work... the sail is not available or even started. She'll spend the weekend on the trailer.

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    What a shame! Well, at least she won't have to soak up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Apart from some additional cordage to lace the sail in place, I believe I am finished. Some slight paint touchup are and there, but all that remains is to turn the strong back around and ease UNA onto a trailer for Mystic.



    this shot really shows off the curves o her hull, and is suggestive of a possible whitehall/ ships boat type ancestry... Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    She will be laced with quarter inch Hemplex from R&W Rope in New Bedford. Alas, my sailmaker is buried in work... the sail is not available or even started. She'll spend the weekend on the trailer.
    Damn, we were all hoping to go for a sail. She needs some drum rolls and a piper for launching. Bring her up to the Small Reach Regatta or the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors event which is featuring small boats this year if she hasn't been over yet. Anyway, back in the day a sail this small may well have been laced on spars with small stuff. I have a roll of 3 strand marline which is a fat 1/8 that would be just the right stuff. I wonder where I got it. I tried quarter inch with some of my sails and it just looked out of scale. Since I'm not trying to do this with trad materials I pretty much use sailmakers 1/8 leech line with is just right for these little sails. In Hempex you could use 4mm which would be plenty strong enough.
    Last edited by Ben Fuller; 06-18-2017 at 04:10 PM.
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    Magnificent work! I also have to say that looking at the real hull, I know understand better why the Brits found them too hard to handle downwind in strong breezes and the Solent chop.

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    I am expecting some moments of "white-knuckle" terror.... Hopefully, an excuse of "this is new to me" will excuse whatever disaster I find myself in.

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    Sailing it will likely be somewhat like Lasers and Finn's downwind. Keep the gaff from going ahead of the mast, heel her to windward, and it is really really important to keep the end of the boom out of the water. Some of the little racing boats of that era had a hand on the topping lift, the 'twine sharp' who could heave mightily on the lift if the boom tip was about to get wet.
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    Has anyone got a Sandpiper sail they can loan him?

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    Wow, what I thread I totally missed. Your fellow MA boat builder, Richard Honan, just told me to check out UNA at the WBS, (and to ask about a "lemonseed"?) and here I find it. I look forward to seeing you and it in Mystic. He thinks you named it after a slice of pizza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBrookman View Post
    Wow, what I thread I totally missed. Your fellow MA boat builder, Richard Honan, just told me to check out UNA at the WBS, (and to ask about a "lemonseed"?) and here I find it. I look forward to seeing you and it in Mystic. He thinks you named it after a slice of pizza.
    Will be great to meet you, despite your affiliation with Mr. Honan.

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    On the trailer..... I might be done.




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    She is pretty !!!

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    Sweet.
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    Just Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Sweet.
    sweet sheer, very old school.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Fuller View Post
    Sailing it will likely be somewhat like Lasers and Finn's downwind. Keep the gaff from going ahead of the mast, heel her to windward, and it is really really important to keep the end of the boom out of the water. Some of the little racing boats of that era had a hand on the topping lift, the 'twine sharp' who could heave mightily on the lift if the boom tip was about to get wet.
    R U serious Ben?! the first Trans Atlantic Cat Boat and the first Trans Atlantic Dory, both at the SRR?!... heads would explode! what would all the Cal Yawls think about a bunch of roustabout, historic, traditional small craft, crashing their sailing party?!

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    Congrats. Beautifully done. Happy sailing.
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    Oooh, light of day, good! She be ready for Mystic...and more.
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    That's awesome!
    You may need to put drip mats around her at Mystic to catch the drool from the viewers!
    Can that winch and roller on the trailer be put on upside down on the post?
    It may get them at the correct height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacko View Post
    That's awesome!
    You may need to put drip mats around her at Mystic to catch the drool from the viewers!
    Can that winch and roller on the trailer be put on upside down on the post?
    It may get them at the correct height.
    I relocated the winch and roller by moving it down and sliding it back.....

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    Looks great. Hope there is still lots more to come on this thread..........

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    Yeah, like pictures of her launch and some sailing shots. She's beautiful. Congrats, I bet you must be proud as a peacock at this point.
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    I'm very excited to see her next weekend in Mystic.

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    I've been lurking, with nothing to contribute. Now I'll say amazing.

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    Just finished up the last bit of work on UNA. She's pack and ready to roll on down to Mystic..... see you all there.

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    Thanks to all the Forum-ites that stopped by in Mystic to give UNA the once over. Great to meet all of you. Thanks for the encouragement. I probably will be posting photos eventually. It will pickup where I left of.... sorry-

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    That's one big melonseed! OK, it's not, but is sure is purty. Well done, Mr. Sherman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBrookman View Post
    That's one big melonseed! OK, it's not, but is sure is purty. Well done, Mr. Sherman.

    Thank you

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