Thread: Texas GIS
9th Dec 2009, 06:25 PM #1
Howdy from Texas,
Just bought the plans for the Goat Island Skiff and proceeded to build a scale model. It is about 22 inched long, 56cm, so you can get an ideal of the scale I put in an American penny (2cm dia). I have more pictures of it, but wanted to get use to the forum before littering it with pictures. We, my kids and I, built the model out of heavy art paper and used balsa for the spars and timbers. If the boat goes together like the model did I think this will be a fun and quality project for us. We even built some 9' foot oars for it.
Thanks for having this forum. I have already found it very useful as you can tell. I built a scale model based on some of the threads. Now it's time to build a boat.
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9th Dec 2009, 08:55 PM #2
Welcome to the forum John. That's a pretty cool model and if you can build a model of that quality, you should have no trouble with the real thing as you have demonstrated an understanding of the plans.
Now, the curious thing is that you've built your model with a mizzen, and this isn't in the GIS plans, so I presume you have perhaps bought Clint Chase's version?
10th Dec 2009, 03:43 AM #3
Bruce, John didn't buy anything from me, he just likes the look of the mizzen...people will buy the regular plans from MIK and will have to figure out how to add the mizzen. John's the first to express interest, but he hasn't sailed with a mizzen before. It is optional, my boat will have two steps/partners.
Nice model! The yard needs to be peaked up some more.
10th Dec 2009, 06:56 AM #4
10th Dec 2009, 07:55 AM #5
Ok, Guy's or is it Mates? The booms and masts are a little out of scale due to the balsa lengths I had on hand and I eyed balled the mizzen rig based on Clint’s mizzen. I will recut the main so the peak is higher. I will repost pictures with colour or is it color on the hull. That will add some fire to the conversation. Clint, you may not want to sell me one of your kits if my daughter gets her way on the hull color, bright lime green!
Now to real sailing issues, the lug & mizzen rig are new to me and I will have a steep learning curve on how to use them properly. Is there any reference reading on how to use a lug and mizzen that you would recommend?
10th Dec 2009, 01:29 PM #6
Guys is probably the best choice. Mates can have hints of a misogynist culture of the past, so lots of people are careful about using it.
It is a great word capable of great nuance.
The question was asked in one of the other threads ... but this looks like the lightest Goat for 2009 to me!
12th Dec 2009, 07:27 AM #7
corrected sail for model
The mainsail has been corrected. It does look better with the yard up where it should be.
12th Dec 2009, 08:41 AM #8
That's one of the tricks with the real boat/s too ... get the sail set up like in the drawing by moving the halyard and downhaul slightly.
12th Dec 2009, 09:14 PM #9
I really like your model, and your GIS is going to look great if that's the kind of work you do on the model.
My daughter just wandered past, and I showed her - she is really impressed.
Mik - My daughter calls the GIS "the funky boat".
12th Dec 2009, 09:24 PM #10
Nice shots of your model too John, with the blacked out background emphasising the white Goat. Clearly you're a bit of a photography nut too huh?
13th Dec 2009, 01:01 AM #11
We made a model too!
Out of hobby plywood...like 1/16" thick and 3/32". Print out the pages from the manual and scale them to eachother, cut out plank shapes/bulkheads, glue to ply, and cut. Stitch and glue it together.
Models are fun and educational!
They make great gifts too.
13th Dec 2009, 04:50 PM #12
The Goat is now a bath toy for Clint's kids!
I think the waves are considerably bigger than the real Goat need to deal with.
16th Dec 2009, 06:51 AM #13
29th Dec 2009, 01:00 PM #14
Garage work done
We finished adding more lights and some much needed electrical outlets to the garage. (car park?) Getting the few wood working tools I own cleaned and sharpened.
Some more pictures can be seen here:
Flickr: Texas GIS' Photostream
The real boat building starts this week when I pick up the lumber for the rudder and daggerboard.
30th Dec 2009, 07:34 AM #15
Cool ... I made you a contact in Flickr so I can watch what is happening.
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