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    Well, the rudder didn't go on, on Saturday as the box from Jamestown distributors didn't get here with the bolts. However, the trailing edge of the rudder is a lot more fair, now! Aslo, turns out that the bushing material that I use on the Wildcat will work as a bushing for the bottom of the Piper rudder. WIN.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Alpha has her rudder! ~~FINALLY~~

    Six month project DONE.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Little bits of progress...

    turns out that church has an 1850 watt portable generator I can use for as long as I want. It hasn't run in a LONG time, so I'll get a spark plug and change out the gas, but if it starts, I now have electricity at the boat. This is HUGE.

    The cockpit shelves got glue'd and screwed back together and the second coat of paint is drying as I write this.

    and the teal Ottertex...PVC-impregnated fabric for the cockpit cover, arrived yesterday along with outdoor thread. It's beautiful stuff, not breathable like sunbrella, but 1/3rd the price and there will be a large opening at the back of the cover for ventilation, anyway.

    The crack in the aft seat gets glu'ed tonight.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    I just thought I'd post a pic of one of Alpha's sisterships...her "color twin" hull number 52. My Alpha is hull number 35.

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Long overdue update....Alpha has a matching cockpit cover, sewed by me out of teal green Ottertex, a PVC-infused outdoor polyester. That went on the boat in November. The inside of the hull has been washed, and 25 years of Sierra Foothills red dirt dust is mostly gone. Most of the interior of the hull has been rough-sanded get off the flaking paint. The easily-removable wood bits have been clear-coated or painted, and I just cut down the old skerry mast to make a boom. Cleats are on, the vang fitting is on, the aft mainsheet u-bolt is in. I just have to install the hardware for the aft part of the outhaul and the reef point, though you'll notice that the boats in the picture above don't have reef points.

    Although Scotland has a serious COVID-19 problem, four people have died in the country and they are on a "restrict movements" semi-lockdown as well, the class Championships are scheduled for August 15-16. I'm thinking that all this should be over by then, and if there's a "second wave" it will hit more like October, so I'm planning on going. The Class President has assured me that she can find a boat for me to crew on.
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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    I FINALLY updated the blog.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    As my time with the Wildcat starts to wind down, I'm back to working on the Piper a bit more. Last weekend I started stripping the old bottom paint off. It's pretty surely old 70's- 80's vinyl paint and the new ablatives will probably lift it, unless it's water-based. Anyway, it should come off. The white layer under the paint is pretty surely an epoxy water barrier. Alpha has gelcoat blisters, which really surprised me, but they just go into the gelcoat and the laminate is crazy-thick.

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    I bought an inexpensive pressure washer, which took off about 40% of what was left from 20+ years of slowly flaking off. I'll take a can of Jasco Paint remover and a tarp next time I'm out there. I hate to get paint remover on the trailer, but this stuff is on, thick and sanding all of it down will be a nightmare. Another one or two 4-6 hour sessions and she'll probably be ready for blister repair.

    I joined the IYC, and will be either keeping the boat in the Fortman Marina or at Treasure Island Sailing Center.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Pardon the high jack of your thread for a moment, but came across a prior boat you curated and had to share: Ankle Biter, as seen last Friday evening, just back to the slip at Waikiki Yacht Club after a beer can race. Pete, the guy you sold to, still owns the boat, has "sailed the hell out of it", races regularly, and has cruised it to all of the Hawaiian Islands. He says when he bought Ankle Biter from you he thought he would own the boat for a few years and then move up to something bigger, but 14 years later he is still loving the ride and has no plans to sell. He also remembered your name without prompting and enjoyed recalling and retelling of meeting you in Hanalei to complete the purchase.

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    All of which speaks well of the job you did prepping AB for the 2008 SHTP, and to the quality of the SC 27 generally. Well done, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Sailor View Post
    Pardon the high jack of your thread for a moment, but came across a prior boat you curated and had to share: Ankle Biter, as seen last Friday evening, just back to the slip at Waikiki Yacht Club after a beer can race. Pete, the guy you sold to, still owns the boat, has "sailed the hell out of it", races regularly, and has cruised it to all of the Hawaiian Islands. He says when he bought Ankle Biter from you he thought he would own the boat for a few years and then move up to something bigger, but 14 years later he is still loving the ride and has no plans to sell. He also remembered your name without prompting and enjoyed recalling and retelling of meeting you in Hanalei to complete the purchase.


    All of which speaks well of the job you did prepping AB for the 2008 SHTP, and to the quality of the SC 27 generally. Well done, sir.
    Hey! Thanks for this. Oh, it's good to see her in good hands, still, and going strong..
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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