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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

Avoiding the Wildlife officers... seriously the boat may look rough but it's not abandoned!
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

another one...
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

Rudder - check...well almost...just need to let it dry and paint it.

Next up is provisioning and watching Alberto which is predicted to follow our route about the same time we are scheduled to. Looks like we may have to wait it out since 45 kts in a torn up Hunter with a deck mounted mast, homemade rudder, etc. isn't a very bright idea...
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

very determined bunch...good luck! Pamlico Sound is a great sail, watch your depths in some spots. it can get quite rough and choppy because of the shallow depths. englehard is a decent place to stop if it gets too rough or you just need a place to stop.
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

How well or poorly does she steer by sail trim? Looks like Alberto will be moving onward tomorrow.
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Are you doubting out superior rudder fabrication skills? haha. it does fairly well, weight distribution is a big factor. We now have a reliable motor on her as well. More pics coming soon.
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Do it (but wait out Alberto). Making yer own boat parts, fantastic. You show all the characteristics of being able to handle a lot. Have a lot of fun.
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

If it's not the same thing over and over it's one thing after another.That's messing with boats. Most buy something off the shelf. Truth is a boat is a collection of parts which can be made one by one. At least you're afloat and got a goal. That's the real value.and the real adventure.
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Sail repaired. Another reason why we are staying in the ditch...
I'm not sure about that grommet repair. The normal way of doing it would be stitching in a brass ring and then putting a thimble on the inside to protect the floss. Here's one of mine that is made that way.
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

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Rudder - check...well almost...just need to let it dry and paint it.
I hope that works. However, I have tried using strapping in a torque application before and it failed miserably. Could you get some mending plates or flat aluminum stock as a backup? I'm thinking you need something to take the torque loads that can't bend so easily.
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