Loudoun

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  1. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    2000 man hours, three year, launching date of the Loudoun is Thursday the 23 of August.
    I will post pictures.
    Daniel
     
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  2. hoytedow
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    Daniel, it is good to hear from you. Please post photos of that great day.
     
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  4. dskira

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    Thanks Hoyt.
    Last work, the rigging.

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    She's a beaut for sure. Hope to see it in person one day.
     
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    Wonderful...she's a beauty.....just add water :D

    Hope you slip,slop,slap when you're out in that sun ;)
     
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    Way to go Daniel, get her splashed, you're running out of summer.
     
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    Very, very nice, Daniel. I can't wait to see pic's of her in the water.

    I assume you have a bookshelf in the main cabin for quiet evenings; what will be the first book you bring aboard?
     
  9. dskira

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    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragements.
    I think I will take the Farley Mowat and Weston Martyr book.
    Yes on cold night with the wood stove burning, a good book is important.
    I put a picture of the spelter socket terminals for the stay and shroud. Inset of zinc I used molted lead, since it is not a sailing boat the stress is not great.
    Even far too strong for the 1899 Lbs load per shroud needed, I used 1/4" black cable (galvanized and coated black) and the 1/4" spelter socket.
    They are hard to come by, and I love them.
    I tried the sail also, to route the sheeting.
    Thursday is coming pretty soon.

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  11. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Last engine check before the launching.
    The truck and crane is coming tomorow morning.

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    Fair winds, my friend.
     
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    Please post pics of the interior, I would love to see what you have done with your "living" spaces
     
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    Sturdy and beautiful little boat Daniel. Congratulations on the build and enjoy :cool:
     

  15. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Finally hit the water. all went well, she is sturdy, with a nice motion.

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