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  • are you talking about stitch & glue? On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 9:13 AM, Lloyd Sumpter lsumpter@^$1 [AtkinBoats] < AtkinBoats@^$2 > wrote: Hi folks - I know there's a lot of boat-building expertise here so maybe someone can help me. I'm working on building a 9-ft dinghy of my own design. I've studied a technique where you cut a thin V in the front of a sheet of plywood and pull it...
    stu Dec 28, 2016
  • I think you overestimate Ripple's burden and underestimate what your boat will cost to build ;-) I've been Ripple's caretaker for 4 years now. Only last year did I really come of age in my understanding of her demands, and I can now say that there are few parts of her untouched in my brief apprenticeship (including refinishing the mast and reconditioning the parceled-served-and...
    stu Jan 23, 2014
  • It is really interesting to read the lines of thinking on these issues. Such a mystical endeavor, boat building. I'm building a tender for my Atkins Gary Thomas tops'l cutter, and this simple 7 foot boat presents me with quandaries and challenges each day. (The design is Iain Oughtred's Auklet ). I admire the ambition that many on this list evidence in tackling larger efforts...
    stu Jan 23, 2014
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  • I think it is a graceful modification worthy of its pedigree. stu master and slave to s/v ripple svripple/ blogspot.com
    stu Jan 22, 2014
  • Having dragged out the building process for a 15' canoe over a period of years (I can't bring myself even to say how many), I strongly endorse Lech's estimate. As it happens I'm embarking on my second building project, a 7'2" clinker plywood dinghy design by Iain Oughtred, I'm hoping to contain within the boundaries of the Seattle Grey Season. I'm going to keep close track to see...
    stu Nov 5, 2013
  • Bravo Zulu! Congratulations. stu master and slave to s/v Ripple, being a Gary Thomas tops'l cutter On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM, < mark@^$1 > wrote: You have the right to be very proud of a job well done. Add to that the fact that this was a family project that will remain for the rest of your lives. Again congratulations on sticking it out through a long process. Mark...
    stu Aug 14, 2013
  • Bill Harpster's Boat, s/v Joshua out of Camano Island north of Seattle is a replica of Joshua Slocum's Spray. Bill sails her as a square rigger. I'm guessing he would be pleased to fill your ear with useful advice on the subject. I don't have Bill's contact details, but I'm guessing someone on the list might. The link to his boat at the festival: http://woodenboat.org/boats/Boat...
    stu Jan 8, 2013
  • ...cutter has a lot of PT Foundry bronze on board, including elegant and staunch stanchions, and it all looks great. Best of luck Stuart Weibel Master and slave to s/v Ripple http://svripple.blogspot.com/
    stu May 10, 2012
  • Hi, Trevor, Welcome to the Monkey House. You don't say which particular design you're looking at. Is it the Maytime? A double ender cutter? I'm no expert, but I would guess that design is solid and seaworthy... and yeah, slow. But compared to what? She won't be as slow as my Atkins Gary Thomas (Ripple), I'd wager. But why rush by and deprive admirers of the pleasure of her great...
    stu Feb 11, 2012
  • Hi, John, Thanks for these pictures. Great to see them. There is a third GT built by the NWSWB, and she lives in Anacortes. The owner stopped by briefly at the Festival, but I didn't get his contact details. It would be fun to get her over to PT for next year's festival. On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 7:07 AM, John Kohnen < jkohnen@^$1 > wrote: I finally got some photos of Ripple and...
    stu Nov 5, 2011