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    Looks great Neil: nice hull colour and interior fit out. Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Donald View Post
    Looking very light and spacious Neil. Nice job
    I agree with Andrew's assessment 100%

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    The mast chock fitted over the transom is a nice touch and shows the amount of thought that has gone into the project.

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    After a lot of raising and lowering, adding some more fittings trimming lines, sticking and whipping sheets, etc.............................. we are now much closer to a launch. Must admit I'm rather happy with the look of a rigged Gannet.

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    Beautiful work.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    It will look even better on the water-just make sure somebody is there with a camera to record the event.

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    Beauty!

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    Two thumbs up!

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    Very nice!

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    Beautiful work. She looks to be a joy to sail.

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    I haveleathered now Steve and applied Dubbin. Much less creaking and sticking now. Am going for a trial launch tomorrow with a friend so the lifejacket is ready :-)

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    Fair winds and following seas Neil

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    So is the Gannet gaff rigged like the one on the right in the pic below? If so I imagine that would be quite difficult to raise without manually pushing the yoke up by hand.
    Mine is as per the one on the left and gives no trouble at all but then it appears my gaff doesn't go quite as near vertical as yours.

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    Cannot wait to see her on the water. All the very best and fair winds!!!

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    Beautiful work Neil, congratulations.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve TN 15 View Post
    So is the Gannet gaff rigged like the one on the right in the pic below? If so I imagine that would be quite difficult to raise without manually pushing the yoke up by hand.
    Mine is as per the one on the left and gives no trouble at all but then it appears my gaff doesn't go quite as near vertical as yours.

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    Yours looks like a 'Gaff rig', where Neils is Gunter rigged i think.
    Gunter doesn't require throat and peek halyards, just a single main to a fixed point on the gaff. As in mirror dinghy's.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Yours looks like a 'Gaff rig', where Neils is Gunter rigged i think.
    Gunter doesn't require throat and peek halyards, just a single main to a fixed point on the gaff. As in mirror dinghy's.
    Iain Oughtred calls it a gunter sloop and the gaff is at a much higher angle than it would otherwise be. It's just not quite as near vertical as other gunter rigs. This may have been designed for ease of raising.

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    My plan at the moment is to rebuild the gaff jaws and possibly revarnish the mast/gaff with slippier varnish. I have confirmed that the Gannet has been designed by Iain to have 2 halyards (though the plans are very unclear, and his book describes both single and double halyard gunter rigs). I would very much prefer 1 halyard for the mainsail as I want to be able to rig her myself and my hands are not as strong as they used to be for boring reasons..........................
    So, I'm going to try for the 1 halyard and I want that gaff as high and vertical as possible. At the moment I am pretty fedup with it!! (I have leaks around the centreboard case as well).

    Regards Neil

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    Sorry to hear of your troubles Neil, gentle considered perseverance will pay off

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    Found the leaks at last - my own fault. I hadn't bedded the centreboard case properly when I installed it so there were 2 areas where there was a distinct lack of glue and hence the water spouts when she was in the water. Cut out some offending parts around the centreboard case logs , cleaned out usin ga chisel and a bit of multi-tool, cut some new spacers from Douglas fir, glued in with epoxy.
    So, next step will be to put Plockton back in the water and look for any offending water spouts :-)

    And on to the spars...............................

    Regards Neil

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    A bit of a diversion but the much bigger Norfolk wherry has a single halyard for it's gaff sail.Some information here https://wherrymaudtrust.org/mauds-hi...ig-propulsion/ .A much more detailed description is in the book Black Sailed Traders.A bit of varying of attachment location and angles might be necessary.

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    Enjoyed your thread! Pick up a couple good tips. Sorry for the launch difficulties. I always worried about cb/db trunk leaks. Hey, in the long run those mishaps are minor. You're looking at years of enjoyment out of your efforts.

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    A very craftsman-like build, well done. One of my favourite Oughtred designs (I have about half a dozen - favourites, not boats!).

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    Getting side tracked - a group of us with wooden boats down at Brogo dam (NSW,Australia) yesterday - a beautiful autumn day :-)


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    At last - we are launching Plockton tomorrow at Narooma in southern NSW. Am hoping for zero leaks and a nicely raising gaff :-)

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    All the best for the real launch Neil. Drink plenty of the champagne and any probs will be lessened. Job well done.

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    May the water stay out and the passengers stay in

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    Plockton is launched :-) A lovely day but VERY little wind so no risk of capsize! No leaks at all (completely dry at the end of the day) and the gaff slid up the mast beautifully all was well.
    Will probably shorten the tiller by about 100mm and need to replace some of the jam cleats as they jam when you don't want them to and don't jam when you do want them to - will probably replace with either cam cleats of horn cleats.

    Sorry can't work out how to rotate images - they are fine on my computer..............................


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    Regards Neil

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    Congratulations!

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    Smart looking boat, Sir!

    I have found that when I take horizontal pics on my phone they stay rightside up when loaded on to this site but the vertical shots malrotate - looks like you may have same issue - cause bird pic ok.

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    Looking good!

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    Your perseverance has paid off! WTG!!! I agree with you, a mighty fine looking craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray duck View Post
    Smart looking boat, Sir!

    I have found that when I take horizontal pics on my phone they stay rightside up when loaded on to this site but the vertical shots malrotate - looks like you may have same issue - cause bird pic ok.
    Yes, but these photos were taken on a Nikon D500!

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