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Bowsprit, Centerboard, Rudder, & Trailer Bunk

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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Beam-Shelf and Bowsprit Shaping

The beam shelf was cut and fitted for the boat, doubled in width at the location of the Thwart (seat).   The Bowsprit was further shaped with several hours of hand sanding.

More sanding using 80 grit glued to a cut West Systems filler container

Beam-shelf and Bowsprit almost ready for finish



Posted by on September 10, 2010 in Building Stage


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Bowsprit and Bitt

I am bouncing back and forth between various building tasks now that I am nearing the last few dozen steps.   The bowsprit has been shaped to approximate dimensions and the Bitt has been installed in the boat prior to priming.   A few extra photo’s showing how I cut the hole for the bowsprit.  Not complicated but I had the photo’s.     I also like to occasionally put parts together to see how the boat will look before needed to.   In this first photo I have the floorboards and partially completed seats showing in the background.   I remove these and return to safe storage as I progress towards the interior prep and painting.

More shaping needed, but progress has been made.

Bitt ready for installation

Marking the location for the Bowsprit bitt

Drilling the pilot hole for the jigsaw

Making the cut, .. black spots are graphite paint spills, not rot :<)

Bitt installed, Bowsprit in approximate location.

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Posted by on September 10, 2010 in Building Stage


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