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Aug 27, 2016, 04:17 AM
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More progress.


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I get a little bit done every few days or as time allows. I find it very relaxing and satisfying to spend a few hours working away and looking at the progress as it comes together
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Aug 27, 2016, 09:34 PM
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T-shirts anyone?
Last edited by Terry Smith; Aug 27, 2016 at 09:40 PM.
Aug 27, 2016, 09:45 PM
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Haha! that would be pretty cool actually!
Aug 28, 2016, 03:27 PM
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hull painted, bowsprit rigging


The hull was sprayed with Rustoleum "Painter's Touch Ultra Cover" paint.
I tied an end of the #24 tarred braided nylon to the end of the bowsprit with a "noose" knot and the other end to the bobstay fitting.
Next I made a "Cow Hitch" in the middle of a longer length and hitched it over the end of the bowsprit with the ends running back to the holes in the hull sides.
I'm going with the seizings using nylon kite string. I'm starting the seizing with a clove hitch, then making a chain of overhand knots with the other end caught beneath them, then a square knot at the end. Superglue on it all.
Aug 28, 2016, 08:46 PM
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better cleats?


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Originally Posted by glidin'n'slidin'
Three Popsicle sticks were laminated, drilled, and fashioned into cleats. A bit blocky. My father-in-law's tiny round rasps were nice to use. 2-56 hardware will bolt them down and hopefully keep them from splitting.
Finally the gunnel strips were re-applied after scraping down to bare wood.
well... drilling those wooden cleats caused them to easily split. I've replaced them with 1/4" x .064 brass (K&S #245), some brass tubing, and some washers

Added on 12/2/2018:
These metal cleats maybe don't look great but work perfectly and should outlast any of us!😀
Last edited by Paul~; Dec 02, 2018 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Later comment
Aug 28, 2016, 08:56 PM
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I get a little bit done every few days or as time allows. I find it very relaxing and satisfying to spend a few hours working away and looking at the progress as it comes together
Zumanity, what material is that?
Nice looking work!
Aug 28, 2016, 09:01 PM
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FlySky i6 radio seems OK


This lightweight, small, fully programmable radio is controlling my Victoria just fine so far.
Oh, and it's very inexpensive.
Aug 29, 2016, 02:45 AM
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Thanks Mate! The material is premium 2.8mm 3ply from my local hardware store (Bunnings)
Aug 29, 2016, 02:51 AM
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After printing the skiff and dory plans at a good size the parts were cut from 3/32" balsa sheet. The middle thwart was tack glued to the temporary mold. The sides were taped together and the middle thwart glued into place. The forward thwart was then added. More later!
Where does one find the plans for the skiff?
Aug 29, 2016, 05:09 PM
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Skiff plans


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Where does one find the plans for the skiff?
Gary Webb emailed them to me. I printed a couple of sizes to get it as desired.
Aug 30, 2016, 12:18 AM
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Skiff patterns


I will gladly e mail the skiff patterns to any schooner builders. Shoot your request to [email protected]
Aug 30, 2016, 02:51 AM
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Thank you! Email sent
Aug 30, 2016, 02:55 AM
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A bit more progress.....


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Sep 02, 2016, 12:42 AM
Jim Keller
Gary I also just sent you an email for the skiff pattern. Thanks
Sep 03, 2016, 08:34 AM
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Gunnel and Pelican Hooks


Having left the gunnels pretty rectangular I wasn't getting the pelican hooks to work. Now I'm cutting the corners and they slide right through so I'll recommend getting the gunnels nice and round if you plan to use the hooks.


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