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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Geez Roger,

I go to sleep for a couple of years and completely missed this thread. Sorry mate.

I love this build. You have done real good mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:51 pm 
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I fitted the first coaming strips (9mm x 9mm tassie oak) yesterday and the second row today. The picture shows the first strips clamped in place.

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I have to go away for a week or two on thursday and was hoping to have it ready for sea trials before then. At the moment it will be touch and go and I sure am starting to get impatient.

Roger

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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:20 pm 
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The hull is complete :D :D :D :D

A few braggin' pictures 8) 8) 8) 8)

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At the moment the hull wieghs in at 19.4 kilos. Not too bad for a 17 footer. I still have to fit a seat. rudder pedals, make a hatch and sand back and varnish but its a great feeling seeing it as it stands. Sea trials tomorrow. I'll probably just put an old plastic seat on some life jackets or something just to decide where things will end up.

Roger

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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:18 pm 
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rodot wrote:

At the moment the hull wieghs in at 19.4 kilos. Not too bad for a 17 footer.


There's the understatement of the year!

She looks AWESOME! Can I use those pictures?

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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Can I use those pictures?


It would be an honour. Feel free to use any of my pictures however you please.

BTW the Northwind as a boat looks pretty good in pictures, but it is the type of craft that looks even better in the flesh. It seems to have a classical elegance and timeless beauty that the camera just cannot capture. If it sails half as good as it looks I'll be absolutly stoked. Thanks for the design Matt.

Roger

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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:28 am 
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Roger
Your and my NW came out within a lb.
You are in for a pleasant surprise when you get her wet.
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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:49 am 
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A work of art...........happy paddeling :mrgreen: :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Roger's s&g northwind
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:16 am 
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Wow! pretty boat. I'll just stick to making... um utility boats :mrgreen:
I thought I had done well getting a 14 foot boat to come in at 19 and a little bit. You sure you haven't filled it with helium?
Good a place/time as any to ask if anyone has any views on adding weight to a boat once you get it to the water??? water filled bladders, big plastic bottles. Sounds a bit counter intuitive I know but I was wondering about glide, and sitting lower in the water on a windy day.
Cheers John.
Feel free to move this to the question bit if appropriate.


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