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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma
    27 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    6 months work finished and am able to fully reclaim the dining table.. Launched Emma yesterday in blustery winds. A few adjustments to make yet but very happy with her. Cuts a clean wake and after doing some tuning and adding my topsail will be great to race with the fleet. Mylar sails with a ripstop topsail.
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    25 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    It would be good to have a regatta with the Bearospace design boats. I believe there are quite a few around Australia. Looking forward to some fine weather and trying her out again.
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    25 days ago by AndyB ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pleasing to see another "Emma" afloat - there could be a "meeting" sometime - all the boats together.

    Yours looks great - well done. They do sail very well in both light winds and a breeze.
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    26 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    I believe still in use today on smaller cruising boats including day sailers. Icsaw a video a few weeks ago of a trailerable boat on one of our rivers utilising that rig. Went well.
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    26 days ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That Bearospace design does make up into a nice model and from all accounts, sails very well. The sprit rig particularly appeals to me and illustrates the fact that it was used on many
    traditional boats apart from Thames barges.

    cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Emma
    26 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    Probably a little exaggerated but I had an Esc fire on my Sea Commander. Luckily I caught it without a lot of damage.

    I have to take the skin off my Baby Bootlegger. A friend gave me veneer strips to look like mahogany planks. It was fine for a while but then I found that the multiple coats of varnish did not make a good seal and they warped. Also being a veneer I had stressed them in the curves. Easiest to strip them off and look at a simple balsa sheath followed by resin and varnish.

    Also commenced building my 1m Crandall Flyer some time ago. Am going to start from scratch and build again. Basically it was above my then pay grade. More confident now.

    Both the Wee Nip and 1meter are fine.๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Emma
    26 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    2023 or 24!

    Which boats are you rebuilding? Why??
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    26 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have it from where I bought the plans and intend emailing him tomorrow.

    I was very impressed with his service at that stage and have been following his videos all the way through. Very informative. I have 3 boats to rebuild and then be looking at his Flyer yacht. I think that takes me to the end of 2013. At least.
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    26 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Does Gary include his email address on his plans or instruction sheet?

    I find he responds verily quickly and enjoys hearing about the build people have done, including frustrations along the way. He also likes seeing the finished work and will put them on his YouTube page.

    Ron
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    26 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes I had some leftover Mylar that was too heavy for my WeeNip but similar to my 1meter. It does the job well though I am wondering about putting some tape battens on the rear section of the sail to stiffen it. I also am half way through building a topsail which will be ripstop. A friend built Annie which I have copied in below. A bit bigger and with a complete suit of ripstop sails.
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    26 days ago by peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    Overall it was an easy build. The hardest parts for me were bending the copper tube for the jib sheet (1 meter of tube to get a piece roughly 7cm long). I guess the saying If you cannot fix it walk away and think about it then do it. That bit took several days of frustration. I found it a very enjoyable build. Not perfect but will do me.
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    26 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice looking sailboat. Was Garyโ€™s design an easygoing build or were there parts of the plan that needed clarification?

    Many people around the world have built his designs, he has a large following. He helped me when building my schooner.

    Did you make your sails?
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