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  • lancasterdennis
    --tks for sharing Bill, A tribute to PCB and your building skills. Would love to see some sailing shots when you get crew. ahahahhah... 10ftrs indeed! Best
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 27, 2007
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      --tks for sharing Bill, A tribute to PCB and your building skills.
      Would love to see some sailing shots when you get crew. ahahahhah...
      10ftrs indeed!

      Best regards,

      Dennis
      Bellingham, WA

      - In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <kingw@...> wrote:
      >
      > Graeme,
      > Thanks! The boat gets plenty of looks from people out here, either
      > b/c of the bright wood or the yawl rig. I have to say that I love
      the
      > mizzen. Just pull the sheet tight and she points bow-to-wind and
      > holds you there. It's the only mizzen trick I know at this point.
      I'm
      > still working on controlling weather helm with the mizzen. I took
      my
      > LM into Lake Erie (the real lake) for the first time yesterday.
      Winds
      > were out of the NNE and with a decent fetch the waves had built a
      bit
      > [pardon me while I estimate the size of waves, measuring from trough
      > to crest. I know there have been heated debates about this before]-
      > I'd say the waves were about 10 feet. [ha. Kidding]. No, they were
      > around 1.5 to 2 feet, but enough for Pug (my boat- short for her
      > proper name, Pugnacious) to slam her bow into each trough. I was
      able
      > to mess around with the main, go forward and untangle my halyard
      from
      > the steaming light, and finally get the main raised. I was by
      myself
      > and I couldn't have raised the main if I were on a Bermuda rigged
      > boat. Mizzens; gotta love em.
      >
      > I just didn't cut the portlights. I wanted something nice looking,
      > and wasn't sure how they'd look. I also hemmed-and-hawed about what
      > exact shape to use (I like the oval shape on the plans, but never
      > figured out a good way to have them open via a hinge). I considered
      > Wylie window (or not), if they should open. The building continued
      > on, and eventually I was past the point where I could cut them
      easily
      > so I just opted to leave them off. I can cut some later if I really
      > want.
      >
      > In terms of load stability. I have only been sailing twice, both
      times
      > singlehanded so I only have one data-point concerning weight and how
      > she sits. I weigh a bit shy of 200 lbs, and when I stand on the
      deck
      > at the rail I can only get the side to drop about an inch into the
      > water. At this point, I wouldn't hesitate to put four people (about
      > 800 lbs) into her and sail. In an emergency, I think you could load
      > her with much more weight and still be fine- it would take a lot of
      > weight to push the nose into the water.
      >
      > Bill, in Ohio
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hear, hear,
      > >
      > > congratulations Bill, your LM looks fantastic! Thanks for posting
      so
      > > many photos illustrating the build, and the launch, and float
      pics too.
      > > Please keep the sailing pics and stories coming now. I love your
      colour
      > > scheme BTW, I think it really suits the lines in some way. I like
      this
      > > boat!
      > >
      > > If your floating LM was just about empty, then I think the
      waterline
      > > will be fine when she is loaded down with crew and cruising gear
      and
      > > provisions. Happy sailing!
      > >
      > > Oh, I meant to ask, I may have missed something - why no topsides
      > > portlights?
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > > Graeme
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "michaelmickjoseph"
      > > <michaelmickjoseph@> wrote:
      > > > Your not going to spend all of your time enjoying
      > > > your new boat and ignore us are you? :-)Congrats on a beautiful
      boat.
      >
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