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    Looked real good with that bow slice through the water. Once the sail gets squared away I suspect she will be pretty quick.

    The halyard geometry is a real puzzler. I wonder what adding a part to the peak would do, balance the loads on both part of the halyard? A downhaul at the tack could tension the luff more if needed.
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    At last shots of UNA on the water!! What a great time at the Small Reach Regatta. She sailed admirably, a bit of a problem Saturday when we had cracks develop in the step section of the mast. The solid core swelled and stressed the staves of the bird' mouth- we never made it to the second beaching. Just reefed the sail and headed back to Atlantic Boat.






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    Looking very nice.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Mast damage.... dry it out for a couple of weeks, rework with hose clamps.



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    ^Find out why first, you don't want a repeat performance.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I would want to reglue and then put an old school steel band around the base. A band formed a bit small and heated to get it in place.
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    No need for iron Silicone bronze will be fine and can be silver soldered. That butt needs a bit of taper to make the band snug when driven on. Needs a drain hole too! G/flex epoxy is your friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    At last shots of UNA on the water!! What a great time at the Small Reach Regatta. She sailed admirably, a bit of a problem Saturday when we had cracks develop in the step section of the mast. The solid core swelled and stressed the staves of the bird' mouth- we never made it to the second beaching. Just reefed the sail and headed back to Atlantic Boat.





    Beauty! Looks like not too much pressure on the helm, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Beauty! Looks like not too much pressure on the helm, as well.
    That's just my crew 20 pounds overweight and standing too far forward....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    No need for iron Silicone bronze will be fine and can be silver soldered. That butt needs a bit of taper to make the band snug when driven on. Needs a drain hole too! G/flex epoxy is your friend!
    This.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Is she floating on her lines?
    Seems down by the head to my eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHClark View Post
    Is she floating on her lines?
    Seems down by the head to my eye.
    SHC
    Very close to the waterline I anticipated. Still soaking up and I'm not sure if the 275 lbs. in lead ballast is too much. Captain and crew weighed in at approx. 425 lbs. She's got a drain hole.

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    How much of a tight fit is the butt of mast in the step, and how long is the plug in the mast?
    It doesn't really look like the plug would absorb water, as the end grain appears well sealed. I'm wondering if the splitting might be due to a combination of a short plug with a tight fit in the step, getting torqued sideways in the mast as the rig loads up?

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    She looks slippery in the water, but I was going to say that guy needs to step back a little in the boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    How much of a tight fit is the butt of mast in the step, and how long is the plug in the mast?
    It doesn't really look like the plug would absorb water, as the end grain appears well sealed. I'm wondering if the splitting might be due to a combination of a short plug with a tight fit in the step, getting torqued sideways in the mast as the rig loads up?

    Pete
    Fit is loose, but snug enough to remove the mast. The plug is 20 inches long and extend up and beyond the partner by four inches. The partner was shifting on the deck and pushing out bedding compound. Perhaps the use of six through-bolts and not four 4" bronze screws will help. The splits are nearly vertical. Those shims seem to indicate that the original placement of thickened epoxy while the mast was being assembled migrated to the lowest points. At least 2/3 of the rest seem starved. Very difficult to spot after the fact.

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    Nice photos!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacko View Post
    She looks slippery in the water, but I was going to say that guy needs to step back a little in the boat!
    Or, if that's the comfortable way to use the boat, maybe move some ballast aft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Or, if that's the comfortable way to use the boat, maybe move some ballast aft.
    Please do not encourage my crewman Steve Honan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Please do not encourage my crewman Steve Honan....
    I always encourage crewmen .

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    Mast repair continues.... final finishing task- four silicon bronze bands for reinforcements.






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    Those "silicon bronze bands" look an awful lot like hose clamps...

    Sounds as though it'll be plenty rugged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Those "silicon bronze bands" look an awful lot like hose clamps...

    Sounds as though it'll be plenty rugged!
    CART BEFORE THE HORSE... Clamps to be replaced with bronze strapping.

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    I figgered - just had to give you some grief...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I figgered - just had to give you some grief...
    the base o' the mans' mast just turned into a birch broom he's got plenty o' "grief"... not that you missed out on a particularly stellar sailing day Gary, the wind was pretty dead all day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    the base o' the mans' mast just turned into a birch broom he's got plenty o' "grief"... not that you missed out on a particularly stellar sailing day Gary, the wind was pretty dead all day.

    Great to finally meet you.... Just a couple of construction errors. I really enjoyed the SRR. Happy to sea trial UNA among friends. All and all, a good outpouring of cash. I'll be back. My Russian twin says hello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.Sherman View Post
    Great to finally meet you.... Just a couple of construction errors. I really enjoyed the SRR. Happy to sea trial UNA among friends. All and all, a good outpouring of cash. I'll be back. My Russian twin says hello.
    the SRR is a awesome place to sail a new boat, with all the chase boats around and other sailors looking out for each other, Having Una there was cool, love the look of that big gaff sail and long boom on the sliver o' a hull.

    no need to mention it to you Russian buddy (I think he was a little tippsy) but the dude was a bit of a creeper.

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    Small Reach Regatta 2018 People!!! I am looking for any photos of UNA underway in Herrick Bay. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully ones without Steve Honan holding a brewski. Thanks

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    Mast and partner repair continues. A bronze ring is on order at Mystic River Foundry, in the meantime I've reworked the partner and replaces screws with through bolts. That should contain further movement above deck. A little grinding to remove a proud washer edge may be required.






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    Even with the bronze bolts, I think the deck mast collar may possibly still twist. I think the collar needs to be wider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean Spray View Post
    Even with the bronze bolts, I think the deck mast collar may possibly still twist. I think the collar needs to be wider.
    working on it...


    Last edited by G.Sherman; 08-11-2018 at 04:39 PM.

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    The complete build is now available in book form:
    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invit...5d605e9b023d76

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    Bring her up to Portland for the Maine Small Craft Celebration in Sept. We'll give her another go.
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    A very nice write-up about UNA from Chris Thompson. Thanks.
    https://sailcraftblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/

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