Peter: Thank you for your kind comments. The boat was a lot of fun to build and has been great fun to row on the lake. I m not through with the sail rig yetMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 13 9:19 AMView Source
Thank you for your kind comments. The boat was a lot of fun to build and has been great fun to row on the lake. I'm not through with the sail rig yet but I look forward to sailing it this coming summer.
--- On Thu, 12/11/08, pjacobs55 <prjacobs@...> wrote:
From: pjacobs55 <prjacobs@...>
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Splash!
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 11:34 PM
Paul: She's a work of art, from start to finish! Thanks for sharing
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<second_floor_ loft@...> wrote:
> Good afternoon folks:
> Finally, I have finished my Classic 12 (sailing rig not included).
> yesterday, in the water it went.
> I've had a number of delays...life gets in the way as we all know.
> cabin I was building it in finally demanded attention and the boat
> to wait while I pulled up the floor, floor joists and main beam and
> replaced them...Medical problems for a family member...The usual
> Anyway, finally got the boat back on track and got it finished this
> past week. I had intended to put one more coat of varnish on the
> topside of the rub rails, but Saturday was a perfect day here and I
> decided I needed to play with the boat more than it needed another
> coat of varnish. In it went :)
> It rowed very nicely...about 2 miles for the maiden voyage. I
> deliberately took a couple of powerboat wakes broadside to see what
> would happen. Rocked a little but wasn't in the least unhappy.
> Stability was great. Rows light and straight. I got 7 foot oars btw.
> During the build, I tried to follow Platt's design criteria as
> as possible except for the wood used. I used Mahogany for the stem,
> transom, breast hook, quarter knees, oarlock blocks, and centerboard
> trunk pieces. Poplar for the stringers. Pine for the skeg.
> Pics are posted under Paul's Classic 12.
> Paul T