The "NANCY G" a surfboat /lifeboat to motorsailer conversion build in progress

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  1. viking north
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    Ya well I got one better we're getting 10 to 12 INCHES of snow tomorrow. so unlike you guys I don't have to worry about "Spring Feaver" just yet :p
     
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    Yeah, it's tough down here. The beaches are filling up with early spring break kids, all scantily clad yankees that think it's summer. In a few more days it's Daytona Bike week, so I'll wait for the biker hoes, mostly cause they're easier. I'm still wandering around in a sweat shirt.
     
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    Thank goodness it isn't snowing here. I wouldn't be able to see the shamrocks blooming. You would think it's Ireland there are so many.
     
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    Snow sucks and is only good on two very specific occasions - the first is Christmas morning, with a fire roaring in the fire place, the kids playing in the snow and hot coffee brewing and second on post cards, that's it.
     
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    Hoyt we have the Irish Brogue but not the shamrocks just yet.( 75% of Newfoundland are of Irish descent first big immigration in the 1620's, Lord Baltamore"s colony "Ferryland".
    As for the snow I don't mind it for a month or so but then it becomes a drag. Now that i'm retired and don't have to keep a schedule even the driveway can wait shovelling. just got to have my house and shop woodstove /fireplace roaring when the white flakes are falling. Nothing like wood heat.
    Speaking of wood heat it has been very cosy in the shop lately now that the temperature has moderated . Had a good day today I think I finally got that skeg keel bolt problem solved. Will know better tomorrow after i do a bit more on the mock up.Here's hoping for the best otherwise she'll be sportin a full keel. :)
     
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    I'll go snap a photo. Be right back.

    They are just waking up. When we come up we will bring you some in dirt.
     

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    You have no compassion :)
     
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    If they are dead, plant them with the dirt on top and put a lily on them. :p
     
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    Forming the keel's leading edge in foam

    Alright lets get her done. Upon completion of form sanding plank #2 I glued plank #3 and #4 in place, sanding each in turn. Note for planks 3&4 I installed the final strip of sandpaper on the long board. As you are sanding this sands away some of the top edges of the top and bottom ply foil forms/guides. This causes the long board to make further contact with the foam in very small incriments thus in effect allowing you to do a sanding re trace and fine tune the forming of the foam leading edge. Great to smooth out those little grooves which occured as a result of the long board slipping off the bottom foil ply. I will next have a go at the skeg. Recall my concern was, with what i'm given to work with can I come up with a strong attachment to the existing keel. If not I will simply extend the fin mold into a full keel mold and go with a full keel. My preference is the fin skeg combo so I'll be burning the midnight oil and chewing up materials in mock up experiments. As with everything else i'm sure there will be tradeoffs. This skeg work and lifes responsibilities (honey do list) will slow down production for the next month or so, but I will post as it unfolds--- Tnx. Geo.

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    Looking good.
     
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    Thanks Hoyt-- been at that devil skeg for the past few days --man it's a challenge, It's gotta be super all around strong as it is in a vunerable location way back there, the last part of the vessel to impact that un charted reef I just sailed over :D
     
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    It's not as vulnerable as you might think. It'll see much less impact after you've bounced the hull and keel over the rock you've dragged yourself up onto. In fact, it's likely the skeg will not even get damage, as you teeter totter on the ledge you've firmly driven onto.
     
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    Ha Ha -- To be honest i've gently bumped one or two gunkholing but i did witness a couple of bad ones. One in which a guys wife did what look like a 360 around the forestay after impact. She, being on obsticle lookout and they following too far behind us traversing a local inland channel ("Ryans Gut"). It was funnier than hell at first until we saw her hands which she cut quite bad. AHhhh the pleasures of boating.---
    Presently doing some fine tuning on the bottom of the skeg mold, hope the slightly larger size meets the quazi approval of the designer :)
     
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    That challenging skeg

    Well it's definately been a trade off : Size verses strength and as usual my tendancy leans a little in the overbuild direction thus maybe just a wee bit oversize. Well those weren't the exact words of the designer but close enough :D. Regardless it resulted in one heck of a strongly attached skeg and while it's oversize will take away from some of the improved handling characteristics of a smaller skeg it does give me a model, either to use or to develop into one with a lesser area. In my case it's a win win situation, I'll glass this one up put it aside, work on a smaller one and if the attachment proves sufficiently strong I can simply glass it up as the final model. The big win here for me is I can now go forward with a Low aspect foil/skeg setup for that improved windward and manouverability qualities i was striving for.Over the next few weeks i will be filling, sanding, priming,and waxing in prep for that big day of glassing it all into a final and permanent appendage ready for ballast.
     

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    It turned out nice.
     
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