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  1. There seem to be numerous small boat options....

    There seem to be numerous small boat options.
    The two mentioned are tough to get subscribed, but closer options exist.

    The Sacramento TSCA has a varied agenda from SF area waters up to the...
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    Secret weapon Hush

    Secret weapon
    Hush
  3. Good question. The flotation is calculated based...

    Good question.
    The flotation is calculated based on the water displaced and weight of the flotation chamber. With chamber empty, maximum flotation would result. The weight of the items in the...
  4. The floorboards will move from bilge to seat...

    The floorboards will move from bilge to seat level. The builder added lead shot to the bilge and had 40 pounds of loose lead, held down by hinged floorboards. All that is under revision.

    Bronze...
  5. Onboard storage is a challenge in small boats. A...

    Onboard storage is a challenge in small boats. A week of backpacking fit in a single pack that would fit under the front deck. But, that doesn’t include onboard needs while sailing and navigating.
    ...
  6. Thread: Piper Blog

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    A free boat should be embraced with an abundance...

    A free boat should be embraced with an abundance of free time. It seems I am over committed for the next decade or so.

    If the free offer was a half hull model, I guess I would have to wait in...
  7. Thread: Piper Blog

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    So sexy….. As all half hulls deserve to be.

    So sexy…..
    As all half hulls deserve to be.
  8. The lug sail is cut very flat. It get’s its...

    The lug sail is cut very flat. It get’s its shape from loosening the lines. When tacking, the sail has no immediate drive. So, the instructions for the jib were to add a little shape so it...
  9. As for ‘happy’ accommodation on board, here is...

    As for ‘happy’ accommodation on board, here is the situation. The boat came with an oversize cover that is currently shown in keeping the rain and oak leaves out. The cover will be shortened to...
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    7119 Pacific Telephone is obviously a...

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    Pacific Telephone is obviously a pseudonym for G-men

    Ants
  11. More sail Mr Christian

    The design has two alternate sail plans, a large standing lug or a smaller lug with a jib. The builder opted for the smaller lug without a jib. The furler is ready and the jib is being stitched.
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  12. No. The design calls for 10 foot oars, but...

    No.

    The design calls for 10 foot oars, but the boat came with (clever?) 8 foot closet rods with a paddle on the end. I could use my 9 1/2 foot carbon fiber sweeps, but my friend Mark said that...
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    The English Naval folks used copper bottoms...

    The English Naval folks used copper bottoms (sheathing) to stop the mollusks.

    The teredos took a while to spread around the world, with early concentrations in North Atlantic and the Baltic.
    ...
  14. Yes sir! I think I will need every inch inside...

    Yes sir! I think I will need every inch inside of it.

    The rudder gudgeons and pintles are on the way to be on an inline axis. There is a jig to hold the pieces in alignment so everything can fit...
  15. Mr Ants goes to Washington aka skipper Ants does 2022 Salish 100

    The Salish 100 is a week long cruise of about 100 miles from Tacoma to Pt Townsend. Although the initial version had onshore camping, the last version required onboard camping. Every time I go to...
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    Wheels seem more appropriate. Last time I saw...

    Wheels seem more appropriate.
    Last time I saw blades and sails in action was in Adirondack region.

    Do we get build updates?

    As for wheels and sails, the last sighting for that was on the road...
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    My mind reading is sporadic from a distance, but...

    My mind reading is sporadic from a distance, but plywood / steel / aluminum seems to be useful to conjure some speedy sort of outrigger speedy sailboat.

    Ants
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    7006 Sleddog’s writeup said 28 inches of...

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    Sleddog’s writeup said 28 inches of depth. The above water is very traditional. I presume the mahogany keel in the photo requires the depth, and certainly appreciates the sea grass removal....
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    Absolutely wonderful!! Ants

    Absolutely wonderful!!

    Ants
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    Nice progress and some creative solutions. I...

    Nice progress and some creative solutions.

    I wonder how much effort it would take to get cart to a balance point under the boat. I don’t know, maybe lift one end and stack things underneath to...
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    Delightful description of your travels! Makes...

    Delightful description of your travels!

    Makes me wonder if there are other ways to explore more? Kayak on a cart? Inflatable?

    The routes and information are delightful when experienced in...
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    Looking forward to continuing updates. Ants

    Looking forward to continuing updates.

    Ants
  23. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Sorry to read about the continuing bad news for...

    Sorry to read about the continuing bad news for masts this year. Here’s hoping the rest of the decade is clear of problems.

    Does the piper have a roadworthy trailer that can get you to places...
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    Alan is right about the pivot rod. The gudgeons...

    Alan is right about the pivot rod. The gudgeons and pintles are not on the same axis, the rudder does not turn freely. The slop in the rod allows about 30-40 degrees of movement to each side. ...
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    This rudder setup drove Dan Newland and me crazy...

    This rudder setup drove Dan Newland and me crazy when we first saw it. The designer (Clint Chase) had a preferred construction.

    It is on the list of changes.

    What do you see that makes this...
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