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Jan 14, 2017, 09:52 PM
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Mar 29, 2017, 03:22 PM
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Hello, I am in the process of building a T37. I will be priming this weekend. I have been watching both sets of videos on building (Will's and Dan's) and have been doing a hybrid building process.

I am beginning to think about rigging and have been reviewing Dan's video. For now I have two questions. First, is the back-stay just knotted to the brass screw eye that is install on the mast? Secondly, if we rig the mast as he suggests, what all needs to me disconnected to take the mast and sails of the boat for transportation?

Thanks, Bob
Mar 30, 2017, 11:42 AM
The backstay length should be adjustable and the backstay should be removable in order to remove the mast. Typically a bowsie is used to provide adjustment.

You can buy bowsies or make them by cutting off the arm of a typical servo horn.

There is pretty nice looking wooden bowsie in this thread (post #12).
Mar 30, 2017, 01:57 PM
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Thank you!

But then how is the fore-sail dettached?

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Apr 15, 2017, 02:26 AM
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Hi all, can someone share videos and photos of t37 ... I'd like to understand the quality of tne camera ... another point is about the control, is possible to use a rc transmitter in addition to the phone ? Thanks
Apr 29, 2017, 04:42 PM
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Hey everyone, has been some time since I visited or have posted. Looks like some have been very busy turning out great looking boats. One of the members here has once again distinguished himself by winning the 2017 T-37 Championship. Congratulations to Lucas Hurt (Ihurt). Here are two links to pics and a great vid of Race 7 with some pretty good wind.[email protected]
Race 7 (4 min 33 sec)
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Apr 30, 2017, 09:07 AM
The wind is free, go sailing!
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Wow, it looks like they were a wee bit over-powered in that wind. Even tacking was difficult.
Lots of fun and excitement!
Apr 30, 2017, 07:23 PM
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I'm told it was gusting to 30. Was a day filled with rain, sun, gale and lots of wind shifts. Congrats to the people who braved the elements.
May 10, 2017, 01:07 AM
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I created an open group on facebook for people that own Tippecanoe sailboats to share photos and questions. I'm a member of similar Owner Groups for other things and found them pretty interesting.
It would be great if each of you that use Facebook could join the group and post a photo of your finished boat or even a group of incrementals from your build. Feel free to link to your build blog as well.

Thanks for all your posts on this forum. I have been learning a lot and taking lots of notes - particularly the magnetic hatch.
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May 10, 2017, 10:13 AM
Hi Stosh,

If you plan to sail in conditions like the video above, consider a tape down hatch instead of magnetic. I'm not saying it is impossible to get a magnetic hatch to seal well, just that several people have tried it and all converted back to a hatch that can also be taped for heavy weather sailing.

I think one boat used the top of a tupperware container with good success, but it didn't win any votes in the looks category.

May 15, 2017, 12:54 AM
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Thanks for the tip about the tape down hatch. I don't want to flood the compartment.
Jan 28, 2018, 11:21 AM
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Hi Guys,
Can some one give me a Link as to where I can buy the Epoxy need to build one?
Thank you,
Jan 28, 2018, 12:15 PM
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West Epoxy is quite good for any project like this. Not sure where you live but most West Marines stock it (not a store brand) or you can find it on line. Here is a link to Amazon for one.

Have a look at their thickeners and additives. They make a full line.

Good luck.

Mar 28, 2018, 06:05 AM
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Hello crew
Just order my T37 kit ,as I just about have my Canterbury Graff rig completed .
will post a few photo later in the build, but seems like everything has been covered here
Great site
Athens Ga

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