Wow, one weekend and you've got the keel poured, the hull built and
you're working on deck beams : )
This boat is now in the right hands...It's begging for the Navigator
Years ago I sailed on a friends Folkboat that he converted to chinese
junk rig, lots of fun.
Keep us all posted on your progress, and pics, we need pictures !!!!
> --- In bolger@y..., "John Cupp" <caj@k...> wrote:
> > I hope you opt to make the changes
> > for the Navigator...
> Yes, I have decided to go with a
> Navigator. The Navigator plans
> presume that you are modifying
> a standard Micro anyway. [As
> they call for you to take your
> dimensions from measurments from
> the hull.] Plus, I am curious to
> try a Chinese Gaff rig.
> Ironically, Rennie had started
> the hull as a Navigator, and then
> after his dad got sick, he cut it
> down to the standard Micro.
> I spent yesterday working on a bunch of
> tasks, the biggest being removing
> and replacing portions of the keel backbone
> strip, which was crooking by over an inch.
> [I had to fix it, as a crooked keel seemed
> like trouble.]
> I also laminated the curved beam
> that will support the aft end of
> the forward deck. Hope to install that
> beam today. Plus, I plan to remove
> Rennie's transom and replace it with
> the one that I had already built, as
> I liked my motor mount board more than
> his, [and he chose to put the boomkin
> hole on the 'wrong' side, at least
> according to my taste].
> I also schemed up a way to calculate the
> weight of my lead keel. Using a lever
> arm, and my 200 lb body, & moving the
> fulcrum to find the balance point, using
> algebra, it calcs out at only 350 pounds,
> versus the specified 400 lbs. As I
> plan to have two lead/acid batteries
> in the cabin, I am undecided whether to
> add some weight to the keel.
> > This boat was always destined for your
> > use so you should name it with that in mind.
> I am still favoring the name: "PCB's"