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Oct 29, 2012, 08:13 PM
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So, I finally finished planking the deck! (It went a lot faster after I bought a bandsaw!). I'm up to coat 4 on the varnish. Of course, since I'm in the northeast, there is no real hurry anymore....
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Oct 29, 2012, 08:27 PM
Kevin Gault
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Oct 29, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Oh hell yeah! that looks great!

North east huh?
better hurry up, you may need it to help float you out!
Oct 29, 2012, 08:47 PM
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And since my build room is in the basement, she may get water tested sooner than I anticipated!
Oct 29, 2012, 10:01 PM
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I hear ya, looks like we got the worst that we are going to get down in Virginia, I'm just glad I don't have to go out to the garage to play with the heavy tools.
got a half acre long yard to cross to get to them!

The mahogany work is stunning!
Oct 29, 2012, 10:37 PM
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That looks beautiful.
Oct 30, 2012, 12:37 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Very nice.
Oct 30, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Thanks for all the compliments! I've never worked with mahogany before... it's been a learning experience for sure!
Oct 30, 2012, 11:44 AM
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What are you using for your mast?
Make or purchase?
Oct 30, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Funny you ask, Terry. I was just going to pose that question. I'm thinking I'll make one (in keeping with the rest of this boat), and I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions on what to use. I was thinking epoxy laminated strips of spruce?
Oct 30, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Nicely done on the deck. The contrasting colors looks great.

You are further along than I am. I just finished with the hull finishing and just starting to put the internal structure into the hull. I can only hope that when the deck starts to go on, it'll look as nice as yours.

As for a mast, I'm going with the time saving yet somewhat more expensive premade rig kit from www.midwestmodelyachting.com.
Oct 30, 2012, 04:38 PM
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yep, midwest has a complete rigging kit, minus the the actual sheeting and lines, and no sails....
Oct 30, 2012, 04:42 PM
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"premade rig kit".....I didn't even know that was an option! I'll remember that in the future, but for this boat, I just can't see an aluminum mast sitting on that deck!
Oct 30, 2012, 05:24 PM
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wel, keep in mind that its a 1910 design, one class, two member crew Keel boat sailer, the full size boats are some 27 feet long.

if you want to really keep it "period" the original sail plan looks to be vertical gaff rig:

which, would be awesome..

but considering that this is an active one class design in the real, and model world that has been the olympic sailing boat ever since the olympics started up except in 1976, and presumably, the next one in the 2016, having a modern, "hi-tech" type of rig, in my opinion at least, seems perfectly acceptable.
Oct 30, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Sorry to say the Star Class has been dropped from the 2016 Olympics

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