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  1. #31
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    Dude, I live in NH now, and sail mostly in Maine. The GIS will have to stay East Coast, but I'll come myself in person-- and you take me for a sail in yours!

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    Not possible to be much further away from Seattle than that! Even better to have you in mine - you can teach me how to use it and fine tune it. You have the gisamateur blog, no? Your blog was instrumental in my decision to bite the bullet and build the Goat. Your trips on the Maine Island Trail are very similar to what I hope to do out here on the Cascadia Marine Trail. Hopefully my first trip will be sometime this summer!

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    I've heard of car pooling. Maybe we can have announcements on the plane

    "For those wishing to use a goat please proceed to the kiosk in the arrivals area and show your ticket stub for a generous discount"



    MIK

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    I followed Northstar's lead and decided to take a whack at the scarfs for my chinelogs.

    I think they turned out pretty good considering I did them with japanese razor saw, my block plane, sand paper, and way more time than such a small job should ever take . . .

    I've got all bulkheads trimmed to size, just need to finish up some of the framing, tackle the transom, glue up the side panels and chinelogs, and I can finally see what the hull looks like!

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    You're right, they do look good. Better than mine. I went to the power saw because I don't have the patience to do what you did.

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    Thanks. Had I had the option of a power saw readily available it would have been a no-brainer. I figure all the work with hand tools will eventually give me manly forearms.

    I just finished gluing them up and boy did it get messy. Gonna need to make a late trip out to scrape off the goo once it hardens a bit. Another step closer to seeing it all come together.

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    If you think that is messy, just wait until you get to the centreboard and rudder. I can hardly wait until I get to the mast. I'm sure that is going to be a treat as well.

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    Gentlemen,

    ONe of the interesting things that happens is the subtle learning that goes on as you use the materials more and more.

    In the beginning the right question is "is that enough glue".

    But after a few weeks it is rather interesting to feel the shock and nervousness when someone helps you and you realise that you are micromanaging because you now have a really clear idea of how much is needed to just squeeze a little out of the joint.

    I've found myself saying "see this bit here ... that is just about right ... up there is much too much", "you feel the difference as you spread it out using the stirrer like a butter knife ... you get the amount right and it just spreads almost as fast as you can walk down"

    The degree of subtle .. almost "body memory" learning is substantial. By the end of doing the goat you both will be able to do complex gluing jobs without wasting much, without getting much on yourself ... or the floor.

    But that's not to forget even the best of us have an off day

    MIK

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    Default Getting closer to a dry fit

    After long radio silence I am nearly to the dry fit stage. I just need to glue the bottom framing on to bulkhead #4 and I am good to go. Before I do that I just wanted to double check the overlap on the bottom frame. Is it supposed to be 4mm or 2mm? Text says 2mm, and Fig 5 shows both 4mm and 2mm.

    Thanks!

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    Howdy,

    One is labelled side bevel the other is labelled bottom bevel. I think there is one that is a bit wrong somewhere in that scheme, but it all works out in the end because there are several other processes and adjustments.

    MIK

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    Default Booyah!

    Every bit as gratifying as I had thought it would be. . .

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    Still some fine tuning that needs to be done, and need to sink a couple more screws once the battery on my wimpy drill recharges. Feels good to have some progress!

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    Well now, doesn't that look a treat. Starting a clamp factory are we? Did you find lumber long enough for the shear or did you have to laminate it?

    I'm green with envy.

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    I was thankfully able to get 20' fir.

    I am amazed at how nicely the side panels and bulkheads magically come together into a very cool looking boat! Also slightly surprised at how big the thing is once it comes together. I have plenty of room in the garage, but moving it around has become a two man job.

    Quote Originally Posted by Northstar View Post
    Well now, doesn't that look a treat. Starting a clamp factory are we? Did you find lumber long enough for the shear or did you have to laminate it?

    I'm green with envy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA_JWC View Post
    I have plenty of room in the garage, but moving it around has become a two man job.
    Once you have a rigid boat, moving it around and even flipping it yourself is quite possible. Knock up a couple of low 10" high benches for the boat to sit on. If you make them very wide, say 7' wide, and keep the A shaped legs to the outside corners, these will become a very stable platform for you to rest the boat on its gunwale while you turn it over. The downside is having to step over them when walking around the boat but you'll get used to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodeneye View Post
    Once you have a rigid boat, moving it around and even flipping it yourself is quite possible. Knock up a couple of low 10" high benches for the boat to sit on. If you make them very wide, say 7' wide, and keep the A shaped legs to the outside corners, these will become a very stable platform for you to rest the boat on its gunwale while you turn it over. The downside is having to step over them when walking around the boat but you'll get used to that.
    Thanks for the tip. Once I clear out the garage and organize I'm going to do just that. I'll have plenty of workroom so long as I do a better job of keeping things organized! Space is definitely at more of a premium now.

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