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    The link to my building blog is below. It will be time to turn the hull soon.

    https://buildingtheblobster.blogspot.com

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    I'm following. Looking good.
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    Looks like the outboard notch in the transom is off just a tad.

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    Thanks, I'll notify Jim Michalak of the error.

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    Very nice.
    Is there a bow door to keep water out if you hit a large power boat wake?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    She looks real nice!

    I gather you'll be using her on the Mississippi?

    I've recently finished Jim's Jewel Box Jr. design, and have her sitting out in the yard while I build a trailer.

    Have you figured out a way to cover the slot top? If not, take a look at my Jewelbox thread for some ideas.
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    Thanks Rich. The plans don't call for a bow door. Some of the other builders have designed their own, and I probably will too. The bow rides high enough so power boat wakes aren't really a threat, and there is ample drainage from the front compartment if water gets in there. Nonetheless, I will install a bow door just incase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etdbob View Post
    She looks real nice!

    I gather you'll be using her on the Mississippi?

    I've recently finished Jim's Jewel Box Jr. design, and have her sitting out in the yard while I build a trailer.

    Have you figured out a way to cover the slot top? If not, take a look at my Jewelbox thread for some ideas.
    Thanks Etdbob. There are several large reservoirs within 30 minutes of here. I probably won't sail on the Mississippi, unless I'm planning a trip to New Orleans. I hope to sail in the Florida 120 in the Pensacola area, maybe next Spring. I have some ideas on a cover for the top. I'll take a look at your thread.

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    Building the Blobster: New blog post added:
    https://buildingtheblobster.blogspot.com

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    Nice progress!

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    "we are the people, our parents warned us about" (jb)

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    Building the Blobster: New blog post added: Turning the Hull
    https://buildingtheblobster.blogspot...LF982a6f_rU_ec

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    NICELY DUNN

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    Love seeing more Michalak boats! These cruisers are such nice sailors and just comfortable to live with.
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    Nice to see one of these built, well, nicely! So many of the Michalak and Bolger builds seem to take the "quick, cheap, easy" build theme beyond the pale.

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    [B]Building the Blobster: New blog post added: https://buildingtheblobster.blogspot.com

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    Nice. I guess where you are, you'll be able to sail pretty much through the winter?
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    Thanks Woxbox. May get a few days in before Winter sets in. It gets pretty cold in Jan and Feb. Don't have the sail yet, it's ordered.

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