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    Neil, I am so sorry you must live in such a depressing environment! It must be such an insult to the eyes to see that in the morning.
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    All the planks are on :-) Whisky consumed :-) And now adding more timber to the bulge in the aft outer stem. Have made (not finished) boxes to cover up the lead ballast I plan to lay either side of the centreboard case. Midshipman D'Arcy is contemplating his responsibilities aboard as his 1st brain cell enlarges............he's a sweety really :-)
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    Regards Neil
    p.s. temperature here is down to 2 degrees centigrade overnight - boat building makes a great source of kindling :-)

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    Well done Neil- looking good! You've done a good job of keeping it tidy as you go!

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    Fantastic!! What will the lead ballast weigh?

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    Looking great, Neal. Will the "pups" be helping you sail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalekidd View Post
    Fantastic!! What will the lead ballast weigh?
    If I put all 4 pieces of lead in the boat, about 55 kilos - the single ingot in the photograph weighs approx 18 kilos. I believe Iain Oughtred suggests around 120 pounds of ballast if the owner wants to ballast a CY. I am trying to set things up so that I can add/subtract ballast based on weather & crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Looking great, Neal. Will the "pups" be helping you sail?
    "Helping" is such a subjective term.............................................. ..........................though I have seen dogs who love boats.

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    Some do, some don't. Some make boon companions and some, well.....

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    Some more progress progress on the building of Uisge Beatha. Outer stems and keel all shaped & glued on, screw holes plugged & sanded. Just finished running a fillet along the side of the keel this morning. Used Wests filleting powder and a fat dowel (about 23mm diameter) to round the fillet after applying out of the corner of a ziplock bag with the corner cut off. The sander in the photos is what I use to sand the fillets - the pad is soft and the 120 grit sander pad velcro attaches to the pad which makes it very easy. Because the pad bends to easily I can just run the spinning pad along the fillet and bosh, job done as Del Boy would say.IMG_2725.jpg

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    Regards Neil

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    Looking really nice Neil, I'm considering my next build, decisions, decisions!

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    That Caledonia Yawl is a very big small boat. Looking good!

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    Your planking looks good. WTG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve TN 15 View Post
    Looking really nice Neil, I'm considering my next build, decisions, decisions!
    What about the Whilly Tern Steve - it looks like a nice double ender and I think Peter Widders of NSW WBA built one. I do hanker after a) Somes Sound (John Brooks) or b) Jewell by Francois Vivier.
    When it comes to choice time I make a spreadsheet with all the technical details in it (LOA, beam, sail area, etc.........) - it usually helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.henderson View Post
    What about the Whilly Tern Steve - it looks like a nice double ender and I think Peter Widders of NSW WBA built one. I do hanker after a) Somes Sound (John Brooks) or b) Jewell by Francois Vivier.
    When it comes to choice time I make a spreadsheet with all the technical details in it (LOA, beam, sail area, etc.........) - it usually helps.

    Regards Neil
    Yeah I'm considering Jewel and Beniguet (also a Vivier) and the Dix Cape cutter 19 as well as the Oughtred wee seal. I want a cabin sailer that I can stand in without fear of being ceremonially dumped overboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve TN 15 View Post
    Yeah I'm considering Jewel and Beniguet (also a Vivier) and the Dix Cape cutter 19 as well as the Oughtred wee seal. I want a cabin sailer that I can stand in without fear of being ceremonially dumped overboard.
    If you are looking at something around 18-21 feet LOA with a cabin & sail (which sounds like a great idea btw) then I'd be tempted to look at boats that include some ballast. I'd love to build one that has water ballast in it to save of towing weight but haven't found a homebuilder design that has this style of ballast yet. I'm going to have about 50kg of removable ballast for the CY - no crew add ballast, with crew leave ballast in car. That's the plan anyway...
    Will be interested to see which design you select.

    Regards Neil

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    Looking like she is coming together nicely.

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    Yeah Neil, all those boats have lead ballast in the order of 250 to 300 Kg for a total weight of under 1 tonne which is a non issue with my tow vehicle.
    I'm interested in doing some of the RAID trips but I'm past the days of rough camping and want a dry place to spend the night.
    I did find a few with water ballast but discounted them for one reason or another, can't remember what they were.

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    Light was fading but after all that filling, sealing & sanding I couldn't wait to slap coat of sealer/undercoat on - might be starting to look like a boat....... Photo bombed by D'Arcy....

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    Only painted 3 planks on port side, so 11 to do tomorrow..............then 2nd coat...............but springtime is great for painting.

    Regards Neil

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    Hard to resist getting that first coat of paint on, isn't it? And D'Arcy the photo bomber is cute. Boat's looking great Neil!

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    Nice to see your progress Neil.
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    I used templates to make the planks for my CY - would anyone like these templates (they are made from 4mm brace ply which is butt joined) ? They are free to anyone who would like to pick them up.
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    Regards Neil

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    2 coats of primer/undercoat are on & sanded. Whilst waiting for the main hull paint to arrive I decided to start on the top strake which will be painted Norglass "Admiralty Blue" - seems like quite a nice colour, rest of hull will be painted "Storm Mist" when it arrives. Centreboard case is built with holes drilled in the bedlogs per Geoff Kerr's idea. Rudder is built - am now trying to squeeze rudder into rudder-head & it's too tight so the belt sander will be engaged in some timber removal.

    Do many people paint using a roller and do they use a foam or short-nap roller I wonder? I did ask D'Arcy and Chilli (the dogs) but their response was rather food orientated so less than useful!

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    Regards Neil

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    I think she's going to look really nice with that livery Neil.
    I'm 99% convinced what my next build will be, Just waiting for plans to arrive so I can make the final decision. More on that later....

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    Looking very good Neil, I like your color choices. I painted using the roll and tip method with a very thin nap foam roller and tipped with a semi-dry natural brush applying traditional Interlux yacht enamel. Worked better than my expectations. Many people have asked if I spray painted the boat.

    Good luck,
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    You're doing a lovely job there Neil, and you're going fast, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
    Looking very good Neil, I like your color choices. I painted using the roll and tip method with a very thin nap foam roller and tipped with a semi-dry natural brush applying traditional Interlux yacht enamel. Worked better than my expectations. Many people have asked if I spray painted the boat.

    Good luck,
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    Thanks Tom,
    My first coat was applied with a hair (5mm nap) roller and it's rather orange peely - I'll try the foam roller for the second coat.

    Regards Neil

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    Neil,
    I take it Chilli and D'Arcy will have dibs on first ride in boat???? they better or I think you will have a mutiny in yer hands!
    Your boat looks good. Launch day not too far of hey!!!!????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    Neil,
    I take it Chilli and D'Arcy will have dibs on first ride in boat???? they better or I think you will have a mutiny in yer hands!
    Your boat looks good. Launch day not too far of hey!!!!????
    Chilli plans to perform her most appropriate role as ballast, mainly because she is 31kg and likes to lie down on the sole. D'Arcy is not sure yet as hist 1st braincell is flickering to life and can cause confusion though he does always aim to please............... Launch is some way off, I reckon at least 2 years away - I already have 2 boats.............

    Regards Neil

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    Don't be too hard on D'Arcy!!!!!!!!.....I had a German Shepard ("Harvey") that was dopey as all get out.
    He managed to pass the entrance test to get into the Air Force as a guard dog and then obviously spent his life guarding airforce bases and so forth.
    We chose this life for him rather than try and rehome him in the usual manner. We were moving aboard Pequot at the time and needed to secure his future.
    He was big dog and his 'exuberance' may have got him into trouble at some stage in his life.

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    Paint for the hull finally arrived, after some concerns about it being too dark I think now it will work and contrast well with the top strake. I tried rolling & tipping for the first time with a foam pad 'brush' for the tipping - seemed ok & quite easy to do.

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    Does anyone know why creepy crawly insects will chose the tiny critical area of wet paint rather than the entire area of hull which is available for their perambulations? They have a remarkable skill for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. D'Arcy again demonstrated his lack of skills in this area though he did make up for it by some happy-dog grins :-)

    Regards Neil

    p.s. I leave masking tape at the top of the top strake so that I avoid glue on paint when I apply the gunwale.

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    Looking good Neil!
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    So after weeks of rain, 10 days of Covid19 we finally got some sunshine and a group of friends around. Uisge Beatha is flipped - in the end just used a 5 part hoist at each end, though she did turn rather quickly once she started, couple of scratches, easy to paint Looking rather large - but that shear!!!!!!!!

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    Plan to start the inwales & floors next week.

    Regards Neil

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    Marvelous!!! One of the big milestones!

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    That a big step forwards, and a big open landscape of boat to fill. Keep on plugging. Here on the "up" side of the planet I'm packing up my sails and flushing the seasons offering out of the boat.
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    Sweet.
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