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    Those bolsters are athwartship on the mast? does the fore stay go though the two small holes at the top, also using athwartship bolsters? How is the halyard for the jib/ head said o be fitted?

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    Good work mon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peb View Post

    I suppose if someone had a really big yacht, it might not be ideal. But beyond that, I don't understand why anyone would put steel rope on a boat anymore.
    Chafe and no UV degredation. I have no issues using galv wire on a cruiser.

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    Yes Peb, The forestay is a big soft eye that goes through the top of the side bolsters. I dug out my gouge chisel on the forward side. (forward side?).
    The halyard blocks will utilize the holes in the bolsters. They will all be tied on.
    We just stepped both spars ,and I launched Woodwind yesterday(we are in the same yard),so no internet while afloat here.Thus, no pics fer awhile.
    Tha yard forklift did a swell job. The keys slipped in sweet mon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    Chafe and no UV degredation. I have no issues using galv wire on a cruiser.
    Chafe is an overstated problem IMO with dynerma. It's easy to protect at key points. UV is an issue, but you know when it's happening and you can replace it easily. But I have not had mine long enough to know for sure. Quality galvanized wire can be hard to come by.
    Stainless wire with terminals is no cheaper and it will fail without warning.
    And the synthetic stuff is completely DIY. That's a huge advantage. Even most platic boat sailors I know maintain their own running rigging. They can't do that with their standing rigging so they tend to ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Yes Peb, The forestay is a big soft eye that goes through the top of the side bolsters. I dug out my gouge chisel on the forward side. (forward side?).
    The halyard blocks will utilize the holes in the bolsters. They will all be tied on.
    We just stepped both spars ,and I launched Woodwind yesterday(we are in the same yard),so no internet while afloat here.Thus, no pics fer awhile.
    Tha yard forklift did a swell job. The keys slipped in sweet mon.
    Wiz,. Thanks for the responses and pictures. Helps a lot.

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    Can the dyneema support traditional pinrails?
    I "smooved" it out aloft more than if she had wire honestly.The cover pieces( anyone care to name them,Nick?),particularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Can the dyneema support traditional pinrails?
    I "smooved" it out aloft more than if she had wire honestly.The cover pieces( anyone care to name them,Nick?),particularly.
    I wouldn't see why not. I would probably have it served where they are attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Can the dyneema support traditional pinrails?
    I "smooved" it out aloft more than if she had wire honestly.The cover pieces( anyone care to name them,Nick?),particularly.
    Wizblocks? Bruceboards?

    Peace,
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    Great watching your rigging her employing the KISS methods.

    I am hoping to embrace many of your methods on my own Wee Barkie when converting her back to her original gaff rig, with the emphasis on saving weight aloft including a birds mouth spar.

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    I have had my pin rails on my dyneema rigging for a couple of years now with no issues. So signs of abrasion. It is

    a bit of work though to keep them from wanting to slide up the shrouds. Use plenty of tarred marlin, etc. Oh, by the way

    my dyneema shrouds (New England Endura Braid Classic) are covered with a polyester cover. Takes the worry out of any

    UV issues.

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    Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh man! That's cool! Inspiring work Bruce.

    Can't wait to see some of the details.

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    Here are a few pics from 1978 when I helped build her.

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    Thats 25 yo me, Mr Epoxy Pants



    This is how ya do it, a foot per side of boat per DAY! See the unsanded planks to port. One days work. Keep up with the grinding every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richbeck View Post
    I have had my pin rails on my dyneema rigging for a couple of years now with no issues. So signs of abrasion. It is

    a bit of work though to keep them from wanting to slide up the shrouds. Use plenty of tarred marlin, etc. Oh, by the way

    my dyneema shrouds (New England Endura Braid Classic) are covered with a polyester cover. Takes the worry out of any

    UV issues.
    Interesting. My next rig will most likely be free-standing, but i might have temporary stays when flying a kite from the main, dyneema would be better than trying to coil galv wire out of the way. Certainly not averse to new stuff, just that i can get the galv at really low cost.....not so the dyneema.

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    It appears the 25 year old version and the current version of Mr Epoxy Pants don't look too different... good for you!

    Those pics are very interesting... makes me realise how spoiled I am with my fully enclosed lock up workshop. Working under a tarp must have been tough? What did you do for power? Were there any differences in method between this build and Woodwind's build?

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    I wear the same size trou, but try to keep the dookie at bay, and of course my hair has de laminated
    This was in Bequia so the tarp was no problem. Quite civilized actually, if a squall came through we walked to a rum shop 2 blocks away.
    We had a cord snaking a few hundred feet from a sympathetic neighbor.
    My own boat, built 5 years later near Tacoma , had a better temp structure.
    Woody is not as heavily constructed , but basically the same ... strip/epoxy. No fancy concave convex bulloney, vertical nails.

    After I left, the owners STILL went back to conventional decks and today that is the biggest uck fup on the boat. My decks are strip planked and ..... perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    After I left, the owners STILL went back to conventio decks
    A caulked, dimensional lumber deck on a strip hull? That makes no sense. Why on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    today that is the biggest uck fup on the boat
    No surprise there.

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    Nice thread Bruce, love the original build pictures.

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