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2017

2017 – Fortunately, no unpleasant surprises on building my yawl anyway. Warm winter, lots to do with Kardinal and Beer Run, but still time to make some progress on the rigging, to start with. To hold the mast shrouds, the … Continue reading

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2016

2016 January and February were pretty dismal and cold in Virginia, especially for epoxy and working “outdoors.” We went to Peru and Bolivia for almost a month. What an amazing change! Fortunately, I happened to have 1491: New Revelations of the … Continue reading

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2015

April and May 2015 – With the nice weather, I’m getting started on the new projects. Next is to build the sliding hatch, then the spars and on to the interior. I have just finished making the companionway entrance smaller, putting the … Continue reading

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Finishing

Finishing up the Deck, Cabin, Cockpit, Ballast, Spars We, my wife Mary Ann Parr and I, sold our home in the country and moved into Charlottesville in December of 2013. So I had to get the boat building project a new home. … Continue reading

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Framing

June 2013 – Lots of work with the good weather, but not too many photos. With the hull completed and right side up, she is ready to come together. This means the deck, cabin, centerboard, cockpit and coach roof, tiller, masts…. First, … Continue reading

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Design

Modification in Design – Nichiko becomes a Yawl – May 2013 I am going to modify the design of this sharpie somewhat. The cockpit is quite large, and without an outboard well, too big for my use. I hate being thrown … Continue reading

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Hull

September 2012 – Who knows how long this will take. In any case, you have to begin, so the first thing is a solid strongback or frame to hold the boat pieces while they are being bonded together. I built … Continue reading

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