I intend on persisting in my efforts. As for a larger picture of the boat
, I've tried to attach some to this missive. Not sure how it will work
. My email
if you care to drop me note I'll provide some. Well, just got the invalid post message so I guess it didn't work
. On a design note, I plan on carrying passengers...grandson, granddaughter, niece, et al. And I wanted the middle seat to be cleared of any obstruction, so, I moved the daggerboard box forward and set it under a 'tongue' extension of the seat top. I was advised that doing this would require the dagger board and box to be raked at a backward angle in order to put it in line with the center of push on the sail. I did exactly that and she looks good. My sailmaker
said I will have a 'weather hull' because of that. I'm looking forward to seeing how that functions.
I was a trim carpenter
as a young man and have kept my skills up on that as a hobby. I was warned by all that building a boat
isn't carpentry and after having done this one I do sort of agree. Compound curves, epoxy
, wood flour, FG tape are not carpentry skills. However, my sailmaker
, after seeing the boat praised the carpentry skills I was able to bring to bear. Well, back to the salt
mines. If you ever care to chat, I'm 'timebandit1949' on Yahoo IM. Thanks for the comments again.