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Old 28-04-2016, 06:59   #61
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Re: 40 yr old Cape Dory gets a face lift

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I just went wandering through your blog. Your 31 is looking so beautiful. I know the layouts are quite different but so many things about it are identical to our boat and it warmed my heart to think our boat will be looking like that very soon.

I wish you and Renata many years of happy sailing. What a fine boat you have!!
Thank you!
We had our first sail recently before the weather again closed in. Now working on propane system installation when there's a break in weather and temps up enough for fiberglassing.
Keep at it, you'll get there (I keep telling myself)
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Old 28-04-2016, 09:26   #62
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Thank you!
We had our first sail recently before the weather again closed in. Now working on propane system installation when there's a break in weather and temps up enough for fiberglassing.
Keep at it, you'll get there (I keep telling myself)
Looks great. Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-05-2016, 17:10   #63
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Re: 40 yr old Cape Dory gets a face lift

re-sprayed the companion way and rigged the mast with new standing rigging from Mack sail. wired anchor light, And got the motor running.
Launch date is end of this month fingers crossed
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Old 16-05-2016, 09:54   #64
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Another great weekend for boat fun, finished wet sanding and buffing hull sides, added the striping and reg. numbers, installed the bulkheads in the aft bilge area, painted the entire aft bilge lockers. Installed the new battery and gave the ole girl a much needed bath. Arrty can't wait to get her in the water
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Old 16-05-2016, 11:50   #65
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She looks beautiful! Jealous. Bad weather and demands on time has kept us from making progress, Grr!
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Old 24-05-2016, 10:16   #66
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Great news, the rigging fit this time and the mast went up without a hitch. boat is scheduled to be splashed this Fri. fingers crossed!!
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Can't wait to see pictures of her afloat. You have worked so hard to give this worthy boat another life on the water. Enjoy the fruits of your labors for many years to come.
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Old 24-05-2016, 10:29   #68
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mast is even a somewhat straight??
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mast is even a somewhat straight??
Wow! can't wait to see the shots of her heeled over scudding along! I have entered the dark hole with my boat, in the middle of projects with the mast down, and anxious to get it done before summer, so it really helps cheer me up to see YOUR boat coming together so well!
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Old 24-05-2016, 12:18   #70
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me neither, hey another question, how much does the wire stretch? my aft shrouds are about at the end of adjustment. I might have about 1/2" on each side?
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mast is even a somewhat straight??
I always liked the Cape Dorys. And yours looks great. Grats on a great restoration.
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me neither, hey another question, how much does the wire stretch? my aft shrouds are about at the end of adjustment. I might have about 1/2" on each side?
They will stretch exactly half an inch Actually, seriously, I'm not sure but it is true you don't have much play left there in the turnbuckle. Both sides the same? I would not worry about it, tune 'em and go sailing. IF and it's a big if, they are truly too loose I believe you can cut the shroud right at the swaging and put on Stay-loc or Hi-Mod (Norsemans are gone now I guess) ends and then with perhaps one toggle the length will be ok when the turnbuckle is out 1.5 inches or so... hard to tell, I am just eyeballing it from the photo. How high is that toggle on the bottom?
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Launched the boat on Friday no major problems and went sailing. all is good. we had lite winds so it was great for my wife. She loved it as did I.
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Wow, this is such a great thread. Great job! Beautiful!
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GREAT!

Congratulations, well done!

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