Bowsprit, Centerboard, Rudder, & Trailer Bunk

15 Apr

Took a week off for spring skiing in Vail CO, but found time to work on a few items since loading Alice Gale onto the trailer.

I still have to construct a side guard bunk for the trailer but I finished an underhull bunk that will stabilize the boat during transport.

Stabilizing bunk, major weight on keel.

The bowsprit has a two eyed mastband that was fitted.

Getting the fit just right

Looking rather long with this wide angle view

Varnish work

Started work on the centerboard.  After fairing it will be primed and painted.

Steel Centerboard ready for fairing work

A pin will be added

Hoisting and safety rope holes

The rudder was also sanded and prepped for primer and paint.

A layer of fiberglass sheathing was laid down

Will be adding these Zebrawood Caps to the Centerboard Trunk


Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Building Stage


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3 responses to “Bowsprit, Centerboard, Rudder, & Trailer Bunk

  1. bexley

    June 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Hi – i just wanted to say that you have done an amazing job. is this really the first boat you have built? how many hours would you say that it has taken ? and any idea of the material costs?

    • twsg2009

      June 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      I build a Glen-L 10 in High School, but that was so long ago that I can’t remember the experience. I have a photo on my first blog page, Sept 2009.
      Alice Gale will be close to 15000 when completed, including motor, sails, trailer, and a lot of bronze from Classic Marine!

  2. paula

    May 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Wow! She looks great on the trailer! Who is designing the name art for the aft? That will be fun!


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