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Fixing up an old Catamaran

Hey guys, I'm fixing up my Uncle's Prindle 16 from the 80's. Last Sunday I removed all of the lines and running rigging, cut some samples, took some measurements and headed to WestMarine to fill the order. I was even able to put it all back the way I found it! LOL

I thought it would be cool to show my progress and to ask for some tips if I run into anything I can't handle.

I had the trampoline re-stitched, and I'll be putting that on tomorrow.

My hope is to finish everything tomorrow and Sail!

Here's a few pics, and I hope they show - It's my first time posting pics on this forum.

Hmm.... The pic's don't want to up load. I'll figure it out an post them later.
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We'll see if this works



This is what we started with.
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It worked!



Cut and labeled my lines and took it to WestMarine in Annapolis
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Closer look at what we started with
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Re-wired an outlet on my Uncle's dock while I was there. My other Uncle Steve was re-working the rigging at this time.

(for full disclosure, the Uncle that is letting fix up the cat and owns the dock with cat and the Sunfish is actually my cousin, once removed, but I always call him "uncle") LOL
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Here is the end of Day 1. replaced all the running rigging, and cleaned all the weeds. Replaced the hand-holds with line and plastic tubing we bought at HomeDepot.
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Here's a view where I'll be sailing. On the Severn, Just north of Annapolis. I already sail the Sunfish here, and I'm looking forward to getting some speed in the cat!
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Tomorrow is the project of the trampoline. Gotta temporarily disconnect the left shroud to put it in. Should be interesting. I'll have my Uncle Steve with me, so I'm not worried about it - he's been sailing longer than I've been alive and is just as excited about this project as I am.
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Thanks for the encouragement, danjarch. Today, I managed to get 99% of the way there before a HUGE storm hit around 4:00 in the after noon. I got the trampoline on (almost dropped the mast in the process, but quick reflexes prevailed), got the rudder rigging finished, made some "landing strips" to avoid damaging the hull when we drag her up the beach, and attached the rudder extension.

Unfortunately, the only pics I took were from just before we took lunch, as I was scrambling to get my tools and material off the dock before the storm hit - that thing came in FAST. I'll put some more pics up next time I'm there, probably on Wednesday (I live in Arlington, VA the boat is at my Uncle's house).

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