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Old 10-10-2021, 20:32   #796
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Impressive amount of work done. Keep it up! We got to enjoy some relatively flat water and a good breeze during the weekend. I'd sure like to figure out how to get my speed transducer to work right. My GPS speed is accurate when compared to other GPS speeds, but my hull transducer must have mounting issues as it's always low.

Boats like homes and farms always have work to do. Went out to Catalina for a few days, calm water as well and not too much wind so it was good for diving and fishing.
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Making slow progress on the anchor platform, got the frame about done. Just need to cut up a few pieces of steel to provide more support for the starboard deck for the platform. Decided to put a light under it as well, so if any of you have found a good quality waterproof light don't be shy. Thought it might be helpful when anchoring in low light or maybe even when picking up a mooring at night which I recently did on my buddies boat.


Anyway, hoping to get this pieces sorted out soon and the stern rail polished and bolted back on. Then start on the mini arch for the solar panels.
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Old 10-10-2021, 21:05   #798
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Re: Part 2 - Columbia 29 refit, in the Rocky Mountains

A light on it, I like that idea! I usually have to put a headlamp on when dealing with the anchor in the dark. Can't wait to see it. The kids will sure love it, I bet it will bring up the squid!
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Old 15-10-2021, 19:48   #799
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Evening,


It has been slow going but got the main frame of the anchor platform mounted today. Ended up having the wrong angle on the bobstay/forward support so I had to cut it off and hold it in place to visualize what it will look like complete. So still more sanding and welding to add gussets, etc. but progress. Still haven't found a suitable light, the hunt continues.
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Re: Part 2 - Columbia 29 refit, in the Rocky Mountains

Any particular reason for the fixed bobstay? Most are adjustable with a tang on the bowsprit and a bobstay chainplate secured to the hull. The bobstay itself being 1X19 wire or rod rigging with a turnbuckle at one end.
The fixed bobstay can easily be bent or otherwise damaged and would be difficult to replace in comparison to 1X19 or rod.
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Any particular reason for the fixed bobstay? Most are adjustable with a tang on the bowsprit and a bobstay chainplate secured to the hull. The bobstay itself being 1X19 wire or rod rigging with a turnbuckle at one end.
The fixed bobstay can easily be bent or otherwise damaged and would be difficult to replace in comparison to 1X19 or rod.

Getting it welded is fairly easy for me since I can do it in my garage. Didn't think I would need any adjustment in the system since it doesn't actually attach to a forestay or any rigging. Just using the bobstay to support the anchor platform. A cable wouldn't provide any strength as there is no push pull element associated with a forestay running to the mast



Now rod rigging might work well, I can see how it would be easier to replace a threaded rod than weld in a tube, but having access to my own welder and a complete welding shop im not sure. Hopefully I don't run it into anything haha. Do you have any photos of a system using rod rigging you like? Maybe I will give it a look before I weld on the bobstay tube.
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No, you got it right for this application. Rod rigging wouldn't work here, that's not what it is meant for. It's all looking great!
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Re: Part 2 - Columbia 29 refit, in the Rocky Mountains

Don is right. Tube would work the best. It will be easy to damage though. If all the forces on it will be downward, maybe something removable wouldn't hurt. Or just rely on not hitting anything.
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Almost done with the platform, added all the supports and a few tabs to support rollers. Also incorporated the Mantus Marine anchor guard (which i picked up at Minnies for $25), really seems to snug things up nicely when mocking up. The Lewmar rollers worked out well, needed to trim down one of them a bit but hopefully this will all come together well.
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Just wanted to add my latest bolt on upgrade. Currently I'm looking for one of those single burner gimbaled storm stoves with no success. Thinking I may make my own. As far as the prop is concerned, I have record of my speeds at various points of sail, so I should be able to get a good estimate of any speed gains. Anything over half a knot and I'll be ecstatic.
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. . . Currently I'm looking for one of those single burner gimbaled storm stoves with no success. . . . As far as the prop is concerned, . . . Anything over half a knot and I'll be ecstatic.


Hi, thanks for posting your developments.

For burners, have you considered a jetboil stove? (no affiliation here).

As far as speed, from the pics you sent perhaps fairing the hull paint a bit may also help performance.

Best of luck and fair winds.
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Hoping to have the hull soda blasted before spring. It has about 7 layers of paint. The jet boil is fast, but lacks the control I'd like to have for cooking, I'd also like the option of using my small frying pan.
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…The jet boil is fast, but lacks the control I'd like to have for cooking, I'd also like the option of using my small frying pan.

Not sure the following helps much (and you may have already seen it), but just in case:

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ve-242139.html
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Hoping to have the hull soda blasted before spring. It has about 7 layers of paint. The jet boil is fast, but lacks the control I'd like to have for cooking, I'd also like the option of using my small frying pan.
Basically zero control on a jet boil. It really has one great job - boil water fast and very efficiently. It's a great backup to have in storm conditions when you just need a fast hot meal. Freeze dried hiking meals are my go to.
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Hoping to have the hull soda blasted before spring. It has about 7 layers of paint. The jet boil is fast, but lacks the control I'd like to have for cooking, I'd also like the option of using my small frying pan.
Just build one yourself based on a Coleman single burner backpacking stove .
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