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    Default Boat is back in the water

    So our marina decided to replace most of their docks, work started in late July and boats had to be moved. I decided it was a good time to pull the boat and do some work on her. It was rather hot, so I was going out in the early morning (sun-up) and working til 10 am or so three of four days a week. I slapped on some bottom paint, repaired a couple of minor under-the water line areas, pull the engine forward in the cabin to check the bolts into the keel and to clean up/paint the bilge under the engine. Finished up a couple of weeks ago and finally put the boat in the water on Thursday morning.

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    And then yesterday evening went for a nice sail. A friend on another boat chose the moment I left my son at the helm to go inside and help my wife find the Bluetooth speaker to take this photograph:

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    edited to add: I think my kids might be spoiled.

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    Gorgeous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Gorgeous!!
    Thanks!!! That top picture hides a few flaws, in particular, the deck paint needs some work. But I got lazy at the end and didn't want to do the job while the boat was on a trailer (too much combination of moving a step-ladder and working on the deck from too high off the ground). I will do that this spring.

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    She is nice. Lots of character in the shear aft.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Pretty boat!
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    That's a hansom boat, What is it?

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    It's a design , Sweep, by Antonio Dias. 29 ft day sailor.

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    Looking good! I bet it feels nice to have accomplished so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Looking good! I bet it feels nice to have accomplished so much.

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    Yea, it should, instead there is just that d$%m list that still needs done on it. Sooner or later one has to say, "lets go sailing". The boat was launched in 2003. Its been a while since I have tried to keep it in pristine condition. But I do keep it in good enough shape such that it is seaworthy, and such that it still gets plenty of compliments on the docks.

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    Beautiful proportions there. A boat to take pride in!

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    Very nice. And it's a piece of working equipment, not a dining table. Yes, keep the maintenance moving along, but don't let imperfection or the never ending nature of the thing spoil it for you.

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    Love it !!
    Sweeping lines !!

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    Beautiful....congrats on the work done and being able to use her.
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    Thanks for all the comments. I was just sent a few more pictures and I really like this one

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    Thought I would share one more.

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    Sweet boat, please post it more often.
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    That is REALLY a nice looking boat. Do you have any photographs below the waterline?

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    That is just beautiful, my friend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    That is REALLY a nice looking boat. Do you have any photographs below the waterline?
    Not a very good one. I took this one when it was on the trailer one day while I was working on it. The shadows really don't help very well. I will have to go through my old picts to see what I have, may from its construction.

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    It has a low aspect ratio fin keel, with a bulb at the bottom. It draws right at 4'. Has a balanced hanging rudder.

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    What a beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peb View Post
    Not a very good one. I took this one when it was on the trailer one day while I was working on it. The shadows really don't help very well. I will have to go through my old picts to see what I have, may from its construction.

    It has a low aspect ratio fin keel, with a bulb at the bottom. It draws right at 4'. Has a balanced hanging rudder.
    I like that!

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