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Old May 27, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Schrott: Thank you.
Yes to remind me when I forget where I am and what I am doing, I'm just glad she lets me play with my boats.
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Old May 28, 2010, 03:32 PM
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First coat of epoxy laid down, sure brought out her color,
Old May 28, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Looking good!
Old Jun 04, 2010, 04:15 PM
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thanks Aero:

I got the rudder built and ready to mount, got the last coat of epoxy layed down. Too paint or not too paint, she realy does sparkle.
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Old Jun 05, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Roger,

She's looking really good. After I got the fiberglassing done, the Thayer was tested for seaworthiness at the testing facilities (the swimming pool). It's amazing how high she sits in the water with minimal balasting to prevent capsizing. It only goes to show that these vessels were desinged to carry a very large load while remaining stable. I thought you might be interested in following this build on another site; http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12117. Clare, the one who started the post, will be building the Thayer soon. The lucky stiff works as a volunteer at the San Francisco Maritime Museum and has access to a lot of records.

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Old Jun 05, 2010, 10:44 PM
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dino:

Ineed to test the Wawona, but after the epoxy has set for a wile, and then I'll need to take her down to the lake ( I don't have a pool ) I put the web site on my favorites so I can look in now and then. Lucy stiff is right, I would love to play oreeerr work there.
Old Jun 12, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Up date, Got the inside epoxiedgot the rudder mounted, the rudder looks good for scale but I don't think it will control the boat very well, I'll need to make a larger one for sailing, I don't see how that small rudder worked well on the real boat.
Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:52 PM
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turnbuckles


Ok guy's and gal's I am looking for turnbuckles, like the picture.

A = 1/2"
B = 80 S.A.E.
C = 3/8"
D = 80 S.A.E.

Any suggestions?
Old Jul 03, 2010, 01:03 PM
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http://www.modelyachtfittings.com/

Incase some one else is looking.
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 10:26 PM
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Wile wateing for the glue to dry on the forward decking I started makeing some jewlery for the bow sprit.
Old Jul 05, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Nice details! She's looking good!
Old Jul 05, 2010, 01:58 AM
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thanks Aerominded
I appreceate your looking in from time to time, and the pat on the back.
Old Jul 05, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for sharing your project with us- I'm enjoying watching it come together!
Old Jul 08, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Float test


I took the Wawona out for a float test today, with as much weight I had in her, and with the weight setting at deck level, she was very stable, I laied her over as if being slamed by the wind and she rolled back as if I had all the wieght placed on her keel, I was quite pleased with the results of the test.

P.S. NO LEAKS
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Old Jul 09, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Looks like she can carry a big load!

Did you decide to paint or leave the finish clear?


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