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    Since a few people have been asking about progress, here's a link to photos of my Eun Mara project since the turning over. Earlier photos can be seen here.

    We've had a cold, windy winter so I haven't been able to make much progress outside. I managed to get a little bit done on the nice days, and I did some inside work making sails from Sailrite kits (highly recommended, as long as you don't expect perfection!).

    Tomorrow Steven Bauer is going to give me some hands on experience with gluing up a birdsmouth spar. Hopefully that will give me inspiration to get going on the eight spars required for the Eun Mara!

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    Right some good, you!

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    I've got the spruce all milled out, Howard. I just have to cut the birdsmouth and run the tapers on the table saw.
    And, great pics! I love the blue. I'll be studying those pics closely, that's for sure.

    Steven [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Beautiful.... Sigh....
    Slightly off topic, but I've been wondering for a while now.... How do you pronounce "Eun Mara"? "Oon Mah-rah"? "Ee-Un May-rah"?

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    Very inspiring, no matter how you say it. Thanks, and post more pics anytime [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    HR . . . .Great photo essay! Very impressive! As someone building on a smaller scale, a 15'00" Ducktrap Wherry,
    how many man hours does it take to build a boat like yours. How do you ever get enough heat up so the epoxy will harden?
    Looking foward to future updates

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    That really looks great. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Great progress Howard.
    No pressure, still a few months to the Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Festival, I look forward to seeing her there.

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    HR.

    Great job. I can hardly wait to see your picture of your Eun Mara's launcing. Fair winds.

    Jim McGee

    [ 03-27-2005, 12:34 PM: Message edited by: JimM ]

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    Ocean Spray, I have spent about 1000 hours on the boat so far, over about a year and a half.

    To keep the long epoxy joints (such as planks) warm enough to cure, I would hang heat lamps from the roof just above the joint. For smaller areas, I would build a "tent" overtop and put a small space heater inside. I did the glue up on sunny days late in the morning so that the boat had a chance to warm up in the plastic covered building. I also only epoxied when it wasn't too cold or windy. It seemed to worked well.

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    Very nice! Eun Mara is a beautiful small yacht. I'm currently halfway through an Acorn Dinghy, and hope to build Eun Mara one of these days. As a hobbiest with two small children, though, it's going to be awhile. I think a Whilly Boat is more likely in my near future.

    Ed

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    Thanks for posting a progress report Howard.

    Enjoyed the pictures.

    An accomplishment for sure!

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    She looks great!

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    Being fairly new the the Forum, this is the first time I've seen your Eun Mara. Congratulations and cudos for your work. This looks like a particularly satisfying build and you are clearly doing a spectacular job. It's an inspriration. Thanks for sharing it so well.

    Norm

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    Howard,

    Will you adopt Elisabeth Grace & I?

    Lovely work. Lisa picked out that shade of blue for the Caledonia yawl. It didn't get used. I suppose I must build a boat and use the paint.

    Technical question? Do you have the plywood quantities handy?

    Cheers and continued success with the build.

    Wayne
    Is that green envy or mold In the Swamp.

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    Wait 'til you guys see Howard's latest project! I heading up there in the morning. I think I'll bring my camera.

    Steven

    PS Think 40' and full bodied...

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    Y'all get to have all the fun. I'm going to run away from home. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    Wayne
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    Wayne, I don't know about adoption - we're getting kinda full up with boats, but I guess there's always room for a beauty like Elisabeth Grace!

    I'm away right now so I can't tell you how much plywood I used, but I'll post it when I get home. I know that I used less than Iain's plans call for because I was pretty careful about laying out the planks and minimizing waste (I scarphed each plank individually rather than scarphing full sheets).

    Howard

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    Great stuff Howard! I love Iains designs and Eun is a solid favorite... shes lookin great!

    Steven Pics mate!!! 40ft?? whooooyeah!

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    You want pics, huh? Like this one?



    Or this?



    Now that's what I call a boat stove!



    She has a very full shape:



    And the man himself:



    Howard, tell us more about her. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Steven

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    Default Eun Mara

    Quote Originally Posted by HR
    Since a few people have been asking about progress, here's a link to photos of my Eun Mara project since the turning over. Earlier photos can be seen here.

    We've had a cold, windy winter so I haven't been able to make much.......
    Could you please tell me what kind of camera was used to take the photos?
    Brand , model etc.,.

    Your boat is very nice. Looks like very good craftsmanship to me.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Donald, Howard and Co. are off on Malolo to cruise the Newfoundland coast. Should be back soon.

    Steven

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    Wonderful! What colour/brand paint did you use on the hull?

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    Fantastic! What kind of beer did you drink while building it?
    Hey! It's MY Hughniverse!

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    Boy, surprised to see this old thread pop up!

    Donald - the camera is nothing special, a 4 year old Pentax Optio 3 megapixel

    JimD - Brightside Flag Blue

    Hughman - 3 guesses and the first 2 don't count!

    Howard

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    Howard, it was great reading about your trip. Are you going to share any of it with these mugs?

    Steven

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    Fantastic! What kind of beer did you drink while building it?
    Alexander Keith's, of course.

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