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    Does that slot have a drain Bruce ?
    and as for the mast mast jumping out, how about a cross pin through step and tenon?
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post

    Where DO you find these things?
    That is a very 60's-70's tale, and I enjoyed it.
    Thank you.

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    She's not one of the Coral Bay Cowhorns.
    This is a wood boat. Built in Bequia in 77/78.
    My friend was building her and I visited . He was in a predicament that his complete set of local grown frames were too small after all the jiggling and fairing.
    I suggested laminating a new set in situ, then binning the "cedar" ones.
    he did not trust the epoxy of course , so we lammed up some curves on the bench and the next day attempted murder on a coconut tree .
    After the 3"x4" laminated frames were finished, he was ready to carvel plank her, so I took a break and went sailing.
    The carvel planking never happened , We wound up strip planking her with my nudge in that direction.
    She is silver Bali, epoxy and bronze.
    Peter, That thing has a drain NOW!
    The geometry does not work well for a pin, but I got em 4"deep without too much drama.

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    Where DO you find these things?
    That is a very 60's-70's tale, and I enjoyed it.
    Thank you.
    It happened just before I got to the Caribbean n 1979, so I heard about a bunch of hippies building cowharns on St John. I actually knew the owner of "Sea Legs". He used to hang out at a bar in Frenchtown in Charlotte Amalie. It was an unsavoury place.II had to pry my charter cook out of there a couple of times (great cook when she was sober).

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    I like those yellow striped sails! Seem kinda small though...

    [ducks & runs]
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Watching your spar mods and rigging with keen interest. I'll soon be getting on with my own so this opportunity to learn from think-outside-the-box-Bruce is perfect timing. Also pretty excited to see that rudder attachment. I'm doing the same thing on my Perigee but with absolutely no evidence as to whether or not this idea might be ok. Seeing it done on that great big ship you're now rigging gives me some hope. Bruce do you know if that method of attaching the rudder has worked out ok... not just a makeshift arrangement? Would you keep those lashings if you eventually assist with improving the rudder?

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    I think James Whattam gets credit for popularizing the sewn on rudder. I have not seen it on a 10-15 ton monohull, but I believe it will work. It's quite smooth, the rope does not actually move or way , and there is no corrosion. I can see a fouling problem(catamaran lashings are generally not underwater),and lots of bubbles.maybe a fairing flap? It is very rough now as you can see . I have to give the owner kudos for trying it.

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    The bolsters and hounds ae the brown silver bali that the hull is built of. I cannibalized bits of the interior as it is better wood than anything within a long time or distance.
    The screw on bit on the top is that "Spanish Cedar". Think cigar boxes.
    This is about finished, a little tuning . The fastenings are not in yet. I'll drop bonded lag drifts in last.

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    The fore steps' upgrade.

    Deeper, side force bonded to the frame, 3/4 inch drain.... mo betta.

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    Watching with interest Bruce. While I don't have anything to offer, I can certainly appreciate your methods of resourcefulness and efficiency. You have a knack for bringing things together quickly without a bunch of nonsense. Looking forward to the rigging. Thanks for sharing.

    Travis.

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    This is fascinating.
    If I wanted a good boat, I'd go to any number of amazing backyard artisans round here.

    If I wanted a good boar fast, I'd come to you.

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    I believe I recall that Cowhorns were rigged with short gaffs on both sails.have you considered doing this? LFH designed a Cowhorn yacht that was never built, as far as I know....with short gaffs.
    Short gaffs are no more work than a similar bermudian sail and can be hoisted on a single halyard....if you are going traditional I'd consider this...

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    Aaaah, nice thread!
    Quick and no nonsense work!
    You are a wizard Bruce.

    Max

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