My wife and I were in Gig Harbour, Washington State today where we were invited onboard by the owners of this beautiful boat. They told us, it is on the water most of the year in Seattle. The boat is varnished every two years. It requires continual care as the salt water is corrosive. Also seen was a nifty outboard; even the outboard motor cover is made of wood. A group of friends were seen enjoying a dockside luncheon. They said “Please take our picture” Very nice inboard Runabout.
Talk about embarrassing, the little boat would not sail. The wind actually pushed the boat sideways into shore, absolutely no forward motion! I removed the added keel weights ( washers as seen in photos) Reduce the sail area, and still no forward motion, just sat in the water, looking pretty with slack sails. Pondering ???
The sloop appears to sit well in a light breeze, but when tacking it heels over easily. The last photo shows it listing which was not from the breeze but had taken on a bit of water which easily drained. I sealed the cabin area better at home, and changed the manner in which the main sheet leaves the cabin. I will test tomorrow.
What a good read! If you can find it in a library as I did, you will enjoy it. I crewed in 1969, when I took these photos during a morning workout from the coach’s boat. Western Washington State College
Ready for it’s first sailing. My wife, Catharine, made this set of sails. Looking forward to seeing it on the water. 15” length. Here is the maiden voyage! The location blocked the wind unless I took it out more, but I know the rudder will “steer” the boat and bring it into the wind. When I removed it from the water, some got into the cockpit so it was not completely water tight. Working on that now.
I will be installing the servos, rudder post, and receiver before adding the deck. Project has been helped by William Lawrence a member of the Wianno Senior Association with many photos and video links. Plus his own experiences being an owner of one of these fine sailboats. That is him in the blue&white hulled boat seen in the photos. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A9lB3mLJ23E
Progressing well. The removable roof above the cabin was just clamped; seats have been started; exterior of the hull will be fibreglassed and resin applied to the interior. I have received mast lengths from the Wianno Senior Association and the gaff and boom too. These will be made from Sitka Spruce later in the month.
Planking done and first sanding, some wood filler applied in the cracks/seams. these photos are after the first sanding, next I will use bondo or exterior wood filler for the low areas, then do a second sand. If you have anything to suggest or add please let me know. I am giving the model a 24 hour rest as some parts were just glued today and will need sanding.
My next project is a scratch build of a Wianno Senior. Lots of pictures on Google, but had to get permission from the Wianno Senior Association for the build. They had concerns if I was making them on mass or what my intentions were. They sent me some old faint drawings first which I was able to redraw using a magnifying glass. Then they sent me this PDF which I dropped into my CAD drawing bringing to match my drawing. It will be built at 1”=1’ the model 25 1/2” length and 8” beam. Fascinating history on this 1914 Design look it up.
Thanks fellas I knew someone would have information on this. I am still trying to figure out how to run the sheets. This was never set up like the way shown in the attachments. Sometimes I think it would be far easier to set it up using Servo Arms as shown in the second attachment. Last photo is not clear to indicate sailing set-up as the system had broken parts. This photo was used in the for sale advertisement.