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    I haven't seen any pictures of her sailing. Have you had her sailing yet? I'm anxious to see that.
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    I just got the sail and am planning sea trials on a lake in Maine this September. I may set the boat up with sail on the weekend to take measurements for a sail cover.

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    Any chance of you bringing The UNA to Annapolis for the Classic Boat Rendezvous September 16-17? Three Aussie 18-footers will be there racing against the Sandbaggers. An argument can be made that Robert Fish boats were a common ancestor of both the Sandbaggers and the Aussie 18's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithy18 View Post
    Any chance of you bringing The UNA to Annapolis for the Classic Boat Rendezvous September 16-17? Three Aussie 18-footers will be there racing against the Sandbaggers. An argument can be made that Robert Fish boats were a common ancestor of both the Sandbaggers and the Aussie 18's.
    I can't do Annapolis, but I'm tending toward that same assumption... based on proximity and the fact that he was the "Man" to go to for innovative designs.

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    Just got back from Salem, Massachusetts and the Antique and Classic Boat Festival. Honored to receive awards for "Best Catboat" and "Best Reproduction". Sea trials in mid-September.




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    Congrats.
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    Well deserved!
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    Nice to see your efforts recognized!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    I can't do Annapolis, but I'm tending toward that same assumption... based on proximity and the fact that he was the "Man" to go to for innovative designs.
    Cheers, well done. You and UNA will get an honourable mention in my talk on Aussie 18's in Port Townsend and Annapolis.

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    Bob Fish was one of the main sandbagger builders with a number of the most famous ones to his credit.
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    On the way home from the Salem Boat Festival, I got turned around and took the wrong turn. Once I realized it, I doubled back. As I was coming down the street I must have hit a pothole. There was a huge thud. Once I got on the highway I noticed that the tree holding my rig was sitting in the cockpit and not on it. Here's the result.



    It's replacement.


    The new one will be screwed into the cockpit.

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    That must have been annoying.
    Still it's better on the way home than on the way out.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Three hurricanes have postponed my plans to sea trial UNA until spring. UNA will be on display at the Catboat Association Annual Meeting in late January and at the Boatbuilders Show on Cape Cod the first weekend in February.

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    The legend continues!

    One reason my family settled in the Northwest is that we could sail all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    The legend continues!
    the patience of Job!

    I still only have a primer coat on the under side of most of the deck.

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    UNA will be on display at the Catboat Association Annual Meeting on Jan. 27, 28, 2017. She'll be at the Cape Cod Boatbuilders Show Feb. 2,3, and 4 in Hyannis.

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    Still headed to the Catboat Association Annual Meeting, January 26, 27, 2018 and the Cape Cod Builders Show on February 2,3,4 in Hyannis. Drop by and say hello.

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    Brass stiffeners to keep the ash "trees" from rocking a groove into the softer tree mounts. Hoping for a May launch....


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    I'm preparing for the trip to the Catboat Association Annual Meeting in Groton, CT next weekend. Just finished a travel cover for the boat. Something to keep the weather out.... I hope.





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    Take her for a test drive to ensure that the wind does not overpower those front bungie cords.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Working on that now.....

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    On that note I'd switch to rope or tie downs, nothing stretchy.

    Nice work Mr. Sherman.

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    Gary's being too modest here. Just yesterday he was awarded the coveted Broadaxe Award by the Catboat Association for the construction of Una. In the catboat world there is no higher honor, it's the pinnacle.

    Well done, Gary!

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    Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    Gary's being too modest here. Just yesterday he was awarded the coveted Broadaxe Award by the Catboat Association for the construction of Una. In the catboat world there is no higher honor, it's the pinnacle.

    Well done, Gary!

    Jim
    That's great, and well deserved!

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    Not a great photo, but a great award and greatly appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    Gary's being too modest here. Just yesterday he was awarded the coveted Broadaxe Award by the Catboat Association for the construction of Una. In the catboat world there is no higher honor, it's the pinnacle.

    Well done, Gary!

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    Thank you, Mr. Ledger (and the lovely Mrs. Ledger, and any pets you both may own).

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    I have been following this thread with great interest! I, for one, can't say whether I am more impressed or pleased more by your accomplishment so I will just say Bravo!
    Jay

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    That's one helluv'an axe. Well deserved. Congratulations.

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    The problem now is that the boat has received such richly deserved recognition, does Gary dare to get her wet?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The problem now is that the boat has received such richly deserved recognition, does Gary dare to get her wet?
    I'll bet he can't wait!

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    Technically, it got wet on the return trip from Groton, CT. So did my car.

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