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Uh...would acquiring a whole boat for nothing (except for gas from TN to Montgomery, AL & back) count?
Sorry to say, but, that is not a whole boat. It might, however, be perfect for a summer project.
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Well, here she is...


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That'd be perfect for a viking funeral! Kidding aside -- cool project. Have fun.

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WD, I like the boat on a trailer on a trailer concept!

What is she?

If you like her and she gets you on the water, it's all good. If she's too far gone to float, you've learned something, and the kids have a new sandbox or the wife has a new garden planter... in any event, you're not too deep into her.

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Well, here she is...




My advice?

Get a good pfd...put it on...step the mast and bend on the sails...put her in the water and make sure she's not leaking like a sieve...and go for it...BEFORE YOU PUT A LICK OF WORK INTO HER.

This will accomplish 2 things:

1. You will have a freakin' blast sailing...which will inspire you to do all the work you need to bring her back.

or

2. She will sink to the bottom and you will have saved a huge amount of work - and STILL got to sail a bit.

What seems to happen often is that you get too into the restoration work and get tired of it before you ever get to sail. Sailing is what it's all about.
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Low-buck Sunday at stately Jones manor:


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Do the holes in the ends of the racks have a function, or are they more for looks? By the way, they look nice. Did you turn the spindles yourself?

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erps, they are just decorative holes, to cut down on the visual bulk. No, I didnt turn the spindles on the pinrail myself. I bought a four foot length of pre-fab pinrail for a project a couple of years ago, and what you see is what was left over.

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Dude, you're pretty good at this stuff. Nice work.


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We bought a new plotter/GPS this winter, and while the provided mount would have 'worked', I wanted to be able to swivel the unit port and starboard depending on what side I was steering from, and that mount wouldn't accomodate that.

So I checked out various right-angle brackets available for BBQ mounts, down riggers etc and didn't find anything that would really work well and the prices were a bit much anyway for a compromise.

I knew I had some epoxy resin and cloth at home, so dug out an old shoebox, lined it with wax paper and layed up a bracket inside one end of the box. Added a gusset, glassed that in and then let it cure. Later trimmed it to fit the plotter bracket base, and mounted it all on the pedestal pod as you can see below... Total cost zero since I had the stuff 'left over'... but I suppose there's maybe $20 worth of resin and cloth in it.




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