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Mick235
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Centreboard slot...
the centreboard and dagger board are my guestimate conversion to this basic rowing kit...

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After a very lengthy intermittent build the boat was finally completed and tested as a rowing kit in august 2015....
I am sorry for this long delay but i felt that out of respect for members of the forum I ought to complete the thread...
this picture was taken on the maiden voyage at Rother Valley...
More to follow...
Mick

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Nice One, Mick....

More power to your elbow(s), knees, back and anything else likely to come under load when rowing Smile

Next, whittle yourself a mast and leave the sweating/straining behind!

From one plywood supporter to another.....enjoy Smile

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A tiller, lifting rudder and a crude mast (from an old aluminium pole I had) was made. Then a rough sail left over from our miracle dinghy was cut up and hand stitched as a loose footed lug sail was cobbled together.

Pictures: myself and my son again at Rother Valley, 2015...

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OOP's,
Dont seem to be able to add two pics to a post...
here is the other one...

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Nice one Mick Cool Indifference  - looking good Cheers

John

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Thanks for the nice comments, Coriolis...
your reply came while i was struggling with picture posting problems...
After a couple of trips out, we realised that the boat required a better mast and a proper sail...
I had thought a second hand Mirror Dinghy Mast might be useful so I bought one on  the usual site and when I picked it up, it came with the gunter spar and ropes.
I added about a foot to the bottom of spar and it makes a super mast.
The final touch was ordering a tan balanced lug sail from Jeckells.
The boat sail well and looks cute on the water. It attracts a lot of attention every time we take it out. Not as often as I would like unfortunately...


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Hi Mick,

Love the photo's - particularly the last one with the tan sail. I have a soft spot for sailing boats with tan sails.

You have built a boat to be proud of for many years to come. These boats do have lovely lines.

Some people do say a boat has a 'soul' - and a hand-built boat by one man will most definitely have a little of his soul in her - as well as a lot of sweat and effort.

I'm sure we all really appreciate and enjoy how you have shared your building of her with us here on the forum. Seeing her building develop and then finally launched - it's like being present at a birth! lol

Keep sharing the photos. We all enjoy seeing what others have built.

Kind regards,

Malc.

Carol & Malcolm wish you
Blue Skies, Fair Winds and Favourable Tides


A thought crossed my mind. It didn't take long - there was very little to stop it!

Mick235
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Thanks, John,
I hope my addition of a number on the sail is not breaking any rules, but I thought it would look better with a number of some sort on...
Thankyou you and others on the forum who offered advice earlier in the build. I've learnt a lot of new stuff on this first build and I'm looking forward to the next...


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Mick

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Thank you Malc,
Your post overlapped me writing one...
I must say, like many others, that I get great satisfaction and pleasure from just looking at it...
When I started it, I was full of trepidation and I needed a nudge from my son at times.
Roll on the next one.....

Mick

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Mick

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