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    Looking really good. You'll be on the water in no time.

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    I'm just getting on here to celebrate a small win. Sanding is half completed. Just the more fiddily bits to go (of which there are lots).



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    Woohoo

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    My sail has arrived in a big box from Far East Sails. Can anyone help with the hardware required to get both a lugsail operational as well as the rudder. I have never built a boat before so I don't know what anything is called, what it looks like, or how to purchase. I assume everything can be found on eBay?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Gugeons and pintels are the hinges for the rudder assembly and you'll need a jamming cleat to tie off the downhaul rope. Ebay should have them yeah. I'll leave the lug sail advice to the experts.

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    Sanding: done. Routing all edges with a 5mm curve: done. Ready for epoxy/undercoat/paint, then final fitout!!!!










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    You see? This is more fun than sanding and painting the upside down hull isn't it?

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    Waterproofing/epoxying done (2 coats). Sand and undercoat next.






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    Boat looks fantastic!
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    Thanks Alan.

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    Getting closer.....

    Sanding and undercoat done as well as a few other odds and ends. Another sand and she'll be ready for top coat.

    Still need to epoxy and undercoat the rear seat. It is removable with some pieces of dow holding it in place.




    Haven't fitted the top of the daggerboard casing yet:






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    You've done a first rate job there. Looks gorgeous. The lazarette locker at the stern is very useful. Thats where i keep all the ropes and fenders and stuff.

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    Thanks Nikky.

    So I decided to make some of the sail components over the last few days.

    This is the top of my main mast (an old anodised aluminium flagpole). It is 4.5 metres long. That wheel at the top...too weak to lift the sail do you reckon?



    Sanded back for the mast partner. This is the main reason I am concentrating on the sailing aspect now. I don't want to apply the top coat if there are still hardware components to add. I'll sand back the area for the step later.



    Mast partner and base of step (icy pole sticks will help hold it in place while drying):



    Didn't know what to use for the yard (spar). Aluminium? Bamboo? Today I ended up buying quad and epoxying it to form a 3.3 metre pole (45mm diameter).



    And it's now drying and looks like this! (3.5 metres but will be cut back to 3.3 metres)


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    Mast step and partner ready for exoxy






    And finally, I cut out the daggerboard. How on earth do I shape this thing? I do have the foil profile on the plans if that helps. Any help/advice will be much appreciated.


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    All looks good. I'm planning to do my centre board soon. The plan will be to use a router to cut out channels to the correct depth the belt sand and electric plane to remove the rest of the wood.

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    I used an electric planer from the start, no routing. The amount of wood to remove is not a lot, so it was not a big job, (maybe more with a hand-plane thou :-) I guess you get on water before me!

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    Thanks guys. So how do I start shaping it. How do I compare what I am doing to the paper profile of the foil?

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    I used a soft batten to draw a nice curve on the edge of the board, and started planing when I thought I had something that looked like a vingshape. I guess you are not going to race with the boat looking at the thread title, so I guess if you get close to a wing shape its good enough. I tried not making it to thin to early, keeping the strenght.

    Maybe another story when we are ready to make the Argie foiling

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    Awesome. I have a much clearer picture of what to do now. Thanks!


    So I managed to semi complete the Rudder stock and have laminated the rudder. Waiting for it to dry now. I see that I will need to drill two 6mm holes in the top of the rudder stock for the up and downhaul lines. What size/type of rope are people using for this? How is the rope attached to the rudder?

    Drying time for rudder and stock.

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    Rudder stock completed (including holes for the up haul and downhaul). Rudder cut out but not shaped yet.


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    End of the week has arrived. Time for tools down. This week I have specifically concentrated on the sailing components.


    • Mast partner and step
    • Yard (spar)
    • Daggerboard
    • Rudder housing
    • Rudder
    • Tiller handle


    All pretty much done.

    I was going to just get it ready for the outboard only initially, but didn't want to put the topcoat on prematurely.

    Today I finished off the mast partner including fibreglassing around the opening (Just needs a quick sand, then undercoat). The step is ready for epoxy also:




    And made the rudder foil. Not sure how to finish the bottom of the foils. Do I just round them?:




    The daggerboard was a bit hit and miss. MUCH easier with the plywood rudder!!!!!

    If the infamous "Ahh Gee" beats me in a race, I'm blaming the daggerboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenman View Post
    End of the week has arrived. Time for tools down. This week I have specifically concentrated on the sailing components.


    • Mast partner and step
    • Yard (spar)
    • Daggerboard
    • Rudder housing
    • Rudder
    • Tiller handle


    All pretty much done.

    I was going to just get it ready for the outboard only initially, but didn't want to put the topcoat on prematurely.

    Today I finished off the mast partner including fibreglassing around the opening (Just needs a quick sand, then undercoat). The step is ready for epoxy also:




    And made the rudder foil. Not sure how to finish the bottom of the foils. Do I just round them?:




    The daggerboard was a bit hit and miss. MUCH easier with the plywood rudder!!!!!

    If the infamous "Ahh Gee" beats me in a race, I'm blaming the daggerboard.
    They both looks good, you will need another exuse 😁

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    Thanks Fred. Do I just round the bottom of them?

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    Looking good! That's a neat boat.

    That little plastic pulley at the top of the mast might give me a concern, but you can always do some "driveway sailing" first to test it out.

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    Thanks Mike, I might just use a mast hound I think, to be on the safe side.

    Regarding the uphaul and downhaul lines for the rudder, I note that most people place one jammer cleat forward on the tiller and the other aft. This makes sense so I know which line is which, however is there a preference for which line is forward and which one is aft?

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    I just have one jamming cleat. You only use one at a time. When the rudder is down i just tie off the loose end from the uphaul around the tiller.

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    Thanks Nick. Did you put any non-slip stuff on your boat floor or side seats?

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    No. I figured i could do that later if need be and it doesn't look necessary. The seats have cushions on them anyway.

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    Ummm............











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    Ooh. Look at her all dressed up. I'm thinking you might need more purchase on that mainsheet block though. Any of you Argie Luggers got advice on that? Its a big sail.

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    I mean you might need a pair of pulleys that go back and forth from the stern to the sail four times not twice. In a strong wind there will be a lot of weight in that sail and you'll need some mechanical advantage to pull it in.

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    Thanks Nick. That's why I'm showing some photos. Never built a boat before. Didn't even know what a lugsail was 6 months ago.

    Any other tips/corrections/advice is much appreciated!

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    Yeah, the forum is great for getting advice from fellow builders.I think you've built a marvellous boat there. She looks very seaworthy and very pretty. I noticed you've used gloss paint on the cockpit floor. My advice yesterday might have been misleading about the grip. If you do decide you need something, i believe there is a self adhesive tape that comes in black that has a rough texture for those non slip areas. Would also help to diffuse glare as I gather you get sun where you guys are Maybe take her out a few times before you decide though. It would be a shame to disrupt that pristine look.

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    I wouldn't use the black self adhesive non slip tape. It's like 40 grit sandpaper and will shred your knees and feet in no time. I used Interdeck and it gives good grip and being a flat finish is non glare. Mechanical advantage on the mainsheet is a must. My mainsheet attaches mid boom and needs some purchase. On my to do list. Other than that your boat looks just beautiful.

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