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Old 14-04-2008, 19:16   #1
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Hello everyone

Hello all my name I Zach I have no sailing experiance but I would like to learn I live in Michigan I would love to get a little boat and go day tripping up and down the great lakes I have some basic plans for a Piver Nugget 24 I think they are preaty nice and would suit my goals the plans are a bit vague I can make out the hull and would probobly be albe to asseble that but there is no specifics about sails or balast any ideas where to start?
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Old 15-04-2008, 04:42   #2
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Hi Zach,
Good luck with putting the plans into action.
Might suggest its worth getting along to a local liberary and pulling down some reading materials on small boat construction. Lots of small yachts can be built using a screw / sew / glue method and whilst I don't know anything about the model you mention - I'm sure if you really want to end up building your own - you will.
You might also be suprised how cheap an unloved yacht can be got for - keep your eyes open and you might pick up something that would save you a lot of buiding time - and get you out sailing sooner.
Either way - good luck - and enjoy.
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Old 15-04-2008, 08:51   #3
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I chose the building method because I have the advantage of having a neighbor that does wood working and cabnet building for a living and has a full shop If I can catch him at a slow time He would be able to helpme with the assembly for the price of beer and the promise of a ride unfortunatly the nearest usefl library is about an hour away I will continue my quest on the internet
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Old 18-04-2008, 23:40   #4
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Aloha Falcon,
Welcome aboard!! I rescued a Piver Nugget from a bulldozer once. I floated it and put it on anchor and later that week it sold for $500. Wasn't my boat but I just couldn't stand seeing being crushed. It had a bit of history having been sailed across the Pacifc twice.
Hope you can complete your dream.
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