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  • If every "early warning" were so easily remedied.

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    • Bob,

      Of course you did. We all do that.

      Good thing there was a remedy to your uncharacteristic lapse. It's looking good.

      Mike
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • Bob, you are indeed a shipwright!

        Greg

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        • Bob,

          I don't know the difference from a keel to a centerboard but I'm enjoying watching you build the sloop!
          Dave

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          • Jim, Mike, Greg, and Dave, thanks for your posts, much appreciated.

            Dave, as long as your following along you might as well learn something. Boats with shallow

            draft (they don't stick way down in the water) have a problem when the wind is on or near abeam

            (blowing against the side of the craft) because the wind tends to blow the whole vessel sideways

            instead of forward. To counteract this they have a centerboard which can be lowered

            deeper into the water to help prevent sideways movement.

            I hope that helps. Go back a few photos and you will see the centerboard down almost fully extended.

            Here are the cockpit floor and seats and the transom at the rear installed.






            Bob
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            • Thanks Bob. It was a learning experience for me.
              Dave

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              • Bob,

                Your explanation helped me to understand also. Thank you.

                It's coming along nicely.

                Mike
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                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                • Looking good, Bob!!

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                  • Dave, Mike, and Fred, thanks for your comments, much appreciated.

                    The next step will be to install the deck.

                    The instructions suggest that the cockpit interior and seats should be painted now as they

                    will be very hard to reach once the deck is in place. I agree with that whole heartedly.

                    I used the same color as the instruction model, warm white (white with a touch of yellow in it).



                    Bob
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                    • Bob, you have it looking ship shape already!

                      Greg

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                      • This is coming along nicely, Bob!

                        You might mention that the flat bottom allows the boat to sneak in and out of shallow harbors, which opens up all sorts of interesting business possibilities, but yes indeed, they need to be able to control the thing to have it all work out, hence the centerboard, or "daggerboard," as it's sometimes called.

                        Flat-bottomed vessels with centerboards (mostly schooners) were common carriers on the Great Lakes back in the day.... Schooners were also popular coasters and fishing vessels in the Atlantic. Healthy cargo capacity, small crew, easily maneuverable vessels.

                        Pete

                        in Michigan

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                        • Excellent work Bob. The construction method of the skeleton looks similar to the fishing trawlers I did.

                          Really looking forward to seeing how you do the planking.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

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                          • Greg, Pete, and Rob, thanks for your posts.

                            Here I have the deck installed. This was a bit harder to do and I did have to make a few

                            "adjustments". This is not a knock at the kit, it is just that if I were

                            scratchbuilding this model I would be making the parts to fit as I went along. We all work a bit

                            differently and so ready cut parts do need some adjustments here and there.



                            Bob
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                            • Bob,

                              Just catching up. Thanks for the demos on the Silhouette Portrait cutter, very informative.

                              The Friendship sloop was a favorite of my dad's, he always wanted one. A catboat with a jib.

                              The catboat is what got me interested in sailing when I was in middle school.

                              I used to sail a Herreshoff catboat in the Barnegat Bay. I love gaff rigged boats, but you have to be careful of the mainsail "goose-necking".

                              Nice kit and nice job on the model so far, I'll be following.

                              Scott

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                              • Scott, We have something in common, sort of. I grew up sailing a Beetle Catboat (also gaff

                                rigged) on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. GREAT FUN !! and a wonderful sailer.

                                Bob
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