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Old Oct 30, 2012, 06:57 PM
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that's why I said "presumably", there is apparently still some fussing going on about all that. so.. as of now, no... no star class in 2016, but! ( and there is my big but again ) that may still yet change..

maybe..

probably not though..

one can hope.

but like I said, the only other time they haven't raced stars has been in '76 when they ran the tempest class.exclusively, with the previous summer Olympics, in '72, they ran tempest and star side by side..

tempest class:
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Varnish coat 6. I feel like I've turned the corner from "that looks nice", to "please don't touch!"
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 06:37 PM
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looking great twisty! planning on painting up to the deck? or are you gonna leave it natural?

I know its always a tough call at this point. I would be inclined to leave it natural because that is so dang pretty. but.. it is your boat, so do what you will. gloss black or british racing green top sides with brass and stainless rigging hard points would look really nice with that deck work,
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Bottom paint only. It took forever to do that diagonal planking on the hull, and I intend to show it off.... mainly because I don't plan on ever doing that again!
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 07:56 PM
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she's gourgous twisty, and you should be proud. and be careful of famous last words
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Made some shiny things (I love shiny things!)
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Looking very pretty!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Yes it is.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:02 AM
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I am going to start building my star 45 tomarrow, hope it will have as nice looking as yours.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Today I decided to learn how to solder so I could continue making my own parts. I think this part came out pretty nice!
I'm wondering, as I move forward, if anybody has an idea of what a wood mast for this boat should weigh? Some sort of target # would be nice so I can decide whether to keep working on the mast I've built, or start from scratch again!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Today I decided to learn how to solder so I could continue making my own parts. I think this part came out pretty nice!
I'm wondering, as I move forward, if anybody has an idea of what a wood mast for this boat should weigh? Some sort of target # would be nice so I can decide whether to keep working on the mast I've built, or start from scratch again!
Just learned to solder? good job!

as for the mast question... what type of wood are you using?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Nice metal work.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:16 AM
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Gnome: I built one out of Poplar (it's the only thing Lowe's had that wasn't pine or oak). It actually worked out pretty well so far, I just don't know if I can get the weight down enough to actually use it; It's currently around 140 grams without anything attached to it. For all I know, that could be fine. Obviously, the lighter the better, but how light, I just don't know!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Oh, and Millertime: Not pictured here: the pile of scraps that I practiced on, and the mess I had before I filed away a bunch of excess solder! None the less, I'm pretty pleased with the results!
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