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Sep 09, 2017, 10:23 AM
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T-52 by Tippecanoe

Any one have a T-52. Getting ready to purchase the kit for a winter build. Looking for any information regarding build, sailing experience and tricks for the build. I have the T-37 which was my first build, a challenge but fun and it sails great. There are videos just wanting someone's direct experience.
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Dec 14, 2017, 11:50 AM
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just arrived

Started the build. More complicated then the T-37. Surprized that my boat is only #35 compared to #1689 for the T-37 . Going to be a fun winter build.
Dec 14, 2017, 02:27 PM
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Way to be Carbow

Like you, my first model sail boat was the T 37. I also built the T 27 and the T 50. All good kits. I found Will Lesh's plans and instruction manuals very helpful for a rookie builder like myself. I have used the lessons learned, especially the with epoxy on other builds I have done and am doing. I don't think you can go wrong with a Tippecanoe model. I think you will enjoy sailing a boat that is of the size of the T 52. Bigger boats are a lot easier to see out on the water and they handle the waves a little better too.

Good luck with it. I have no doubt that you will enjoy building it . Please share some photos as you progress and get her in the water.

Dec 14, 2017, 05:21 PM
I think the numbers for the T-37 must be around 3000 by now. I'm no. 1553 and that was about 4 years ago.
Dec 14, 2017, 05:28 PM
The wind is free, go sailing!
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Hi Carbow,
If you don't mind me asking, where abouts do you sail your T-37?
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Dec 15, 2017, 12:31 AM
If you go to the web site of Tippecanoe Model Sailboats and click on owners pictures you will see some Tippecanoe models built by Carl Miller on Hawaii Island Hawaii. He has built several T37s, T50 and a T65. There are also you tube post about Tippecanoe models.
Dec 16, 2017, 12:31 AM
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Looks like a great boat. I will watch this thread for progress. Ryan
Mar 01, 2018, 01:11 PM
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Now have the hull all done except for some cosmetic touches. It's looking good. Finished the setup for the electronics and everything works. Getting ready to call Will @ Tippecanoe for some help on the rigging inside the cockpit with the drum loop line and sheeting. Once that is all done then on to the deck rigging for sails. Still six weeks to the lake unfreezes.
Mar 01, 2018, 03:18 PM
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Carbow, where in Canada are you located? Please share pictures, it would be nice to see this project.
Mar 07, 2018, 08:55 AM
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Made cutting mistake on the jib boom, so had to get Will to send another. Sheets are ready to be hooked once I fix my mistake. Everything else is finished except deck hatch/ cockpit opening. Not going to use the plastic setup from Tippecanoe. Friend is going to make me a custom cockpit hatch out of wood. Also flipped the gooseneck sleeve for a more aesthetic look and to make room underneath the main boom for the hatch. It also looks better to me and Will insured me it will not effect anything. May try and get pictures up if my friend can figure it out. Very happy with the outcome.
Last edited by carbow; Mar 08, 2018 at 07:30 PM.
Mar 07, 2018, 10:44 AM
Will fly for food
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Got any pics?
Mar 12, 2018, 11:26 AM
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