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    I can see them.

    Thanks for this, some great ideas !
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    Great ideas.Love the canon of course.

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    I don't know how people are seeing the photos in post #25. I have tried 8 different browsers on 4 different operating systems and none display the photos. I have this problem with all photos posted on Google. What's the trick to viewing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dktyson View Post
    Do the pics show now on post #25? Can't tell because I can always see them.
    No pictures for me, although now little x-boxes show up where they should be.

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    Do the pics show now on post #25?
    Not yet for me.

    Might be my computer, though: I can't see embedded YouTube links ever, either.

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by dktyson View Post
    Do the pics show now on post #25? Can't tell because I can always see them.
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    I can't see the post #25 photos either. I am on Chrome, and can see other people's photos from Google, just not yours. Must be some reason.

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    One last try to update the photos in post #25... check it for me please.

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    Success Kent, I couldn't before but now I can! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregleetaylor View Post
    Success Kent, I couldn't before but now I can! Thanks!
    I see 'em as well.
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    I can see them too - and what a great idea! Nicely done.
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    Yep! I can see them now.

    Worth the wait. That's clever.

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    Very slick, Kent. On my list for next winter's projects. As you said, probably wont go out every time, but a real plus when you are in leisure mode on a hot summer day.

    Not sure what you did to get your photos to display, but I sympathize with you. Every time I go to post, I find that the interface (Flickr in my case) has changed and I have to go searching for the URL. A real pain.

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    Ain't it funny how time slips away. Not funny, actually, but more than a little scary.

    Back to my January 2017 project of copying Rick's bimini. I actually laminated the bows back in early 2017, then figured out the basic setup in the spring.

    BiminiBows.jpg

    At that point it was time to go sailing. Project on hold until last week. We got the top made and tested the mounting.

    BiminiTop.jpg

    BiminiTop2.jpg

    Next step is attaching the top to the bows and adding the tie-downs.

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    Very nice Jim! Excellent way to keep the crew happy...

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    You can also use them to mount rear-....or is it front-view mirrors on pulling boats. Works great and has certainly saved my a dunking or worse when rowing the snag-filled stretches of the Upper Napa and parts of the Sacramento rivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim.Montana View Post
    Ain't it funny how time slips away. Not funny, actually, but more than a little scary.

    Back to my January 2017 project of copying Rick's bimini. I actually laminated the bows back in early 2017, then figured out the basic setup in the spring.

    BiminiBows.jpg

    At that point it was time to go sailing. Project on hold until last week. We got the top made and tested the mounting.

    BiminiTop.jpg

    BiminiTop2.jpg

    Next step is attaching the top to the bows and adding the tie-downs.
    Very cool Jim! I can't believe you actually made this, it looks great. I see you are using the same binder clips as I did to test the cover fit, too funny.

    For permanent attachment of the cover, I would recommend either screws with load spreading washers (mine has #6 flat head SS and nylon finishing washers), or snaps. Start installing at the center on each bow, work outward to keep even tension on the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorne View Post
    You can also use them to mount rear-....or is it front-view mirrors on pulling boats. Works great and has certainly saved my a dunking or worse when rowing the snag-filled stretches of the Upper Napa and parts of the Sacramento rivers.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=0bb1e071aa



    I will certainly copy this idea, thanks Thorne

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    They are sockets to hold various stuff possibly including oarlocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Can't believe I didn't make a couple more bows while I had the forms set up for the bimini bows. I over-wintered Rumsey in the yard last winter and was constantly out there "helping" the snow to slide off the canvas stretched over the mast. Bow-locks would have saved me a lot of trouble. Looks like a good late Fall project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorne View Post
    You can also use them to mount rear-....or is it front-view mirrors on pulling boats. Works great and has certainly saved my a dunking or worse when rowing the snag-filled stretches of the Upper Napa and parts of the Sacramento rivers.
    Another idea I'll be copying, although I may have to use a different mount for the mirror as I normally row from the rear rowing station. Constantly looking over my shoulder gives me a bad neck. I'm also looking for a compass to mount on a bean-bag, so I can use it for sailing and then throw it on a rear seat when rowing to help me maintain a heading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgthom View Post
    Very cool Jim! I can't believe you actually made this, it looks great. I see you are using the same binder clips as I did to test the cover fit, too funny.

    For permanent attachment of the cover, I would recommend either screws with load spreading washers (mine has #6 flat head SS and nylon finishing washers), or snaps. Start installing at the center on each bow, work outward to keep even tension on the fabric.
    Almost done now and anxious to test it with a shady lunch (or maybe a nap) out on the water. As you suggested, we used flat head screws and finishing washers to attach - about three inches apart. Worked great. We have one problem to overcome. In order to make it fully collapsible, we used hinged joints at the connection between the supports and bows. These allow too much flex, causing the bows to stand more vertical than I would like due the tension between the front and rear bows. I've got a solution in mind, which will have to wait until we return home to Montana from a several week visit to our kids in Portland and Seattle. At that point I'll update with some pics of the finished product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dktyson View Post
    You guys in Montana, Maine, or the PNW may find no use for this... but on the Chesapeake in the Summer, we like to heave-to and swim on a hot day. Climbing back in using my rope ladder doesn't work too well for anyone over 25, so I made this oarlock socket mounting swim ladder.


    Next project is Kent's swim ladder - hoping to get it done before a week-long family camp to take place in late August. So Kent - any advice before I get started? Upgrades, modifications? Better yet - detailed plans?

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    Hey Jim, I've been happy with the design and haven't upgraded anything. It's a bit heavy, but stows under the grates (first edition was a little too wide and had to be cut down so it would stow). Of course the size and weight don't matter that much since I only carry it when we intend to swim.

    I'd be happy to take more detailed pictures- I can also trace the side rails onto a large sheet of paper and snail-mail it to you if you give me your address. Does Montana have mail service yet?... You might need some adjustment for the lapstrake. The side rails are laminated with 2 layers of 1/2" ply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dktyson View Post
    Does Montana have mail service yet?...
    Yep - about once a month I hitch up the team and head in to the general store for a wagonload of provisions and to pick up whatever U. S. Mail Ellie Mae has been storing behind the counter for me.

    Thanks for the offer to trace the side rail, Kent; I'd appreciate it - save me some trial and error time, and it looks like you've got the proportions right. I'll email you my address. It happens that I have quite a bit of 1/2 inch ply left over from the centerboard trunk construction.

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    Done - finally! (actually I still have to oil the supports, but that will come later)

    BiminiFinal.jpg

    Thanks much to Rick for the design idea and advice. Heading out tomorrow for 10 days on our local Canyon Ferry Lake, and it is supposed to be sunny and hot. Hoping for several siestas, a few lunches, and maybe a couple beers in the shade of the new bimini.

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