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    heh heh. proud to say i never owned one. even a dingy.
    no instant coffee, no lite beer, no plastic breasts.

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    May want to rethink the last one, we've seen the mannequin.
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    hahahahahah
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    Salty looking thing with that rig. Look for ward to seeing her at Port Townsend.
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    Lookin' good, Bruce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    I look forward to seeing you and your fine little ship in Port Townsend as well. You have done a great job! By the way, Coupville is one of my favorite towns!
    Jay

    Jay , are your familiar with an old boat building place in Coupeville that was called "Wood Marine"?

    Meanwhile.....I have been working on the electrickcity for a few days, painting bottom , and uh..... the thousand little things ....

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    More than 2ft 3in draft now though by the look?

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    You've changed this nice little knockabout sloop quit a bit. What are you going to do with it now, discover new lands?

    Jamo

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    Yes, she has the deeper keel version.
    Penciled in for tuesday launching,(3 more days).
    Electricicals are finished,building up varnish.
    Cradle bolted to the trailer.


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    Varnish? Did you say varnish? Looks good, amazing what a bit of anti foul can do to bring out the shape. Good to hear you bolted that cradle down. Drive carefull.

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    Ready for pick up .

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    Launched yesterday, Wojo (2 dog night),came by to say hey! and helped wrestle the mast up.
    The hundred little things are about to happen. Forgotten bits, un resolved rigging details.
    Try to get her sailing today..... but not by tapping on this puter.

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    Cool! Congratulations.
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    Very nice!

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    Hey Bruce,

    Wonderland is such a sweet boat!! I absolutely love it.
    I am very glad that had a chance to see it up close.....thank you !
    ......I was surprised to find out how heavy a wooden mast was.......
    Hopefully will have a chance to see it again when is all ready to sail

    Wojo

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    Sailed today, very light breeze.

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    Congratulations! She looks really good on the water! Pete

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    Coooool! Hows the balance so far?( no no no , not you after the rum , the boat)
    Are you going to have a bobstay Bruce ?

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    Excellent, Bruce! Well done.

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    Sailed again today for the second time, but 5 knots wind tops. I have planned on no standing rigging for thr jib boom/flying jib.
    She feels stiff , stepping aboard.
    Sleeping aboard every night, thr most fun is just letting the little things evolve. Where to put the toothbrush kit,which locker is best for beer,dropping a 15 pound anchor for the first time in 40 years,cooking coffee on my antique primus roarer.
    yup , all good.
    my legs are black and blue from a few trip up the 24 foot mast to tweak rigging details. When younger, I could've gone hand over hand up the mainstay and not even been breathing hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter1708 View Post
    Congratulations! She looks really good on the water! Pete
    She looks a bit like the boat at the forum masthead,no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    She looks a bit like the boat at the forum masthead,no?
    Yup, just little bigger.
    ...did you start the motor yet?

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    Yes,I had the mill running the night before.Crazy overpowered.
    5am, just woke up and started the hi seas heater!

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    Originally Posted by wizbang 13

    She looks a bit like the boat at the forum masthead,no?
    That boat is Norm Messinger's (RIP) boat, "Prairie Islander," which is a Farne Islander design.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Yes,I had the mill running the night before.Crazy overpowered.
    5am, just woke up and started the hi seas heater!
    that's great - better more than less power.

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    Two day break in trip for the Fourth.
    She is making 6.5 knots @ 1800 (half throttle) with the m20!( edit, gps is reading mph, not knots...rats)
    Most things working out so far.
    My bride loves the big cockpit, which we have never had before.

    I do believe I will build a small cat for the anchobr />
    Dory compass.

    Half wishbone boom working ok , a few wrinkles.

    Main needs work on the halyard geometry, but the top sets well enough..

    A few days ashore , then off for a week cruise in South Sound.
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    Splendid. Hard to see whats backing up the aft end of your bowsprit, i notice it looks to have a hardwood batten on the top, is that so it can be run up tight into the lashing? Looks like an easy set up.

    Is your "big twin" fully stocked?

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    Just a wood box holding the bowsprit butt , the bit of wood on top and bottom was just to stiffen it up.
    She has a heck of a singing propeller noise up to 1900 RPM! Any ideas how to shush it? I just read mmd sez heavy rubber matts, gonna try that .
    Dang teak covered decks leak a bit. Something I would never build and I rail against them regularly, mmmm but they sure are pretty. Anyway, I slathered the decks with thompsons , which the instructions say don't . Ha ha , started raining and I have a freaking oil slick pouring off the decks from the thompsons!!! Serves me right . Labor intense now with simple green and scrubbed getting it off, what a dope.
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    How much clearence between the hull and the prop tip? I know one boat that had to be fitted with oversize props to get its builders top speed, but the clearence between the hull was less than usually recommended, 15% min of diameter, down to less than 10% which caused enough racket that the aft end of the boat got lined with lead sheet.....she did eventually hit target speed though.

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    I recon that could be it.She sure motors fast.
    We just went for a mini 2 day cruise, working out the bugs. The house in the background is where I found her. We sailed by and called the lady on the phone to look out the window. ( but she was not home)

    That red jib is an old re cut from another boat, first thing is to make a new one longer on the hoist and lighter.
    I have the laminated boomkin in clamps with a few more lams on it to straighten it out a bit, thus pulling the mizzen leach down.
    Diesel is leaking fuel at the fuel return points due to my monkeying with it 2 years ago, I am bad with a wrench.
    Most things are working well.
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    Well done Bruce .
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    6.5 knots! thats great.

    I'll be really interested to see what the aperture looks like when you haul next , I bet there will be some over worn paint from the prop clearance/ vibration issue. You might be getting the grinder out on that prop eh .

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    I was hanging around here a "long" time ago. I have seen three "big" sailboats you've owned, including this and your seabird.

    Man, you cannot own an ugly boat, can you? I like this little gem quite a bit.

    I wish you all the joy that looks.

    Peace,
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