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Nov 22, 2017, 10:41 PM
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BEEN WORKING ON THIS HATCH COVER, sorry about the caps, am currently waiting for hardware and a wood mast, getting closer to dress her out I realy like brass and wood, have not yet decided as to color but it would be something typical of the period, does it have to be white?.... also please pray tell where does the water line fall
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Nov 23, 2017, 12:03 AM
Kevin Gault
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There's some discussion on the waterline location starting here in the C-J General Discussion thread.

Hope that helps.

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Nov 24, 2017, 12:46 AM
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Kevin, thanks for the head up on the water line dimensions
Nov 26, 2017, 02:21 PM
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just now finished a brass mast step, a bit crude, but functional....... I did not care for the Aluminum step..
Nov 26, 2017, 06:30 PM
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Mast step now bolted to the hull and thinking shrouds mock up : brass wire and bass wood, needs further refinement , or crude and rude
Nov 26, 2017, 06:43 PM
If it floats....sail it!
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Ray, while brass wire would look great it stretches way too much under load and once stretched, it will not go back to its original length. Go with braided stainless steel fishing leader, either coated or the thinner uncoated. We use the Seven Strand brand made by Berkley since it is available locally in a fisherman’s warehouse type place. It is secured with either SS or copper crimps. 60 lb Test is plenty strong enough for a CJ.
Nov 26, 2017, 06:48 PM
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And since you are in LA, and there is probably a Michaels or LuAnn store nearby, clip their coupons and get the Beadalon jewelry wire for about $3.00.

I was assured by Beadalon it is stainless steel wire. Comes in colors and sizes and strands. More strands the more flexible. Get their crimps, #2 so you can loop the end around and back through for a super secure crimp.

Nov 26, 2017, 08:18 PM
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once again it is a MOCK UP just to satisfy my visual curiosity, the final will be very sturdy and robust this is what I consider to be thinking out loud........
Nov 27, 2017, 07:39 AM
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Awesome job Ray!
Nov 27, 2017, 08:18 AM
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McMaster Carr offers the "Wire Rope" in a variety of configurations and sizes. Here's a link to one example. The "rope" is stainless steel. 7x7 strand configuration meaning there are 7 bundles of 7 strands each making up the rope. Rope diameter is 1/16 inch or about 1.5 mm. 32 cents per foot. Get 100 foot and build some more boats!
Dec 07, 2017, 07:45 PM
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still working on the hatch cover, and figuring component location all while waiting for hardware ,, and that green stripe is masking tape haven't yet decided what colors to use....
Dec 08, 2017, 12:28 AM
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Looks great. Can't wait to see her in Long Beach.
Dec 14, 2017, 08:56 PM
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Rec'd a hardware package today, , this is hoe I measured the chain-plate position,.... when I am happy as to the location, then I will drill one hole to hold the position and use the actual plate as a template...
Dec 16, 2017, 12:10 PM
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Slowly she gets dressed, one item at a time, like a backward strip tease......
Dec 16, 2017, 06:09 PM
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Looking great Ray!

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