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by Alf B
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chessie flyer centerboard pin
Replies: 5
Views: 3725

Re: Chessie flyer centerboard pin

Having a rethink about this. The steel centerboard just seems like a maintenance nightmare in a most inaccessible space. Also, there is the danger of the lifting cable and/or fittings failing at some point...that 480 lb. plate swinging freely downward would continue to the sea bed, most likely leavi...
by Alf B
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chessie flyer centerboard pin
Replies: 5
Views: 3725

Re: Chessie flyer centerboard pin

Hi GL3z,

The Chessie Flyer is well under way. I have pictures that I will upload to a new blog as soon as I can get around to it.
by Alf B
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chessie flyer centerboard pin
Replies: 5
Views: 3725

Chessie flyer centerboard pin

Hello, I started building the Chessie Flyer last month. Frames are mounted on the building frame, stem & sternpost with breast hooks made, and now working on the centerboard trunk and keel. Never having had a centerboarder before, I am curious about the plan specifying a "standard steel" pin. I know...
by Alf B
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Canada's west coast
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: New member from Canada's west coast

Thank you, I feel properly welcomed! I'll start posting pics soon.
-Alf
by Alf B
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Canada's west coast
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

New member from Canada's west coast

Hello all, just started building the Chessie Flyer. Not my first boat build, but my first Glen-L and I must say the Glen-L method clicks with me; it's logical and the plans are well developed. What a difference when the Naval Architect was also a builder! Was going to build another blue water boat b...

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