Roberta's Torpedo

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Bigger Fin :?: :?: :?: No Fin :?: :?: :?: :?: What'sa girl to do :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: The tail light really ties it all together. It's really not all that obtrusive. Wait and see.

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sorry about that ,Roberta-just saw that fin on woodyboater and tried to have a little fun.I really think that your boat is awesome.wish I had your skills on building things.
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Roberta; Just to clarify, I was referring to the top "fin".

Don't know if you are dealing with the same problem I am regarding fender cleats, but here is what I think is a nice solution to the issue. (unobtrusive?)



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I found some very nice, easy to install, fender cleats in the Glen L catalog that are push pull recessed cleats. These only require a 7/8" round hole and two screw holes. They look and work really nice.

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I used those fender cleats on my Gentry and really like them. Low profile and out of the way. Fenders only. Roberta, your build is spectacular!!

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Thanks, Sailor!! I looked at a lot of fender cleats and think the Glen L ones are the best choice. I have the lifting eyes and chocks for mooring. These will make for great fender hanging and not be a catchy thing when not in use. I'm putting 6 on the Torpedo, two on the upper shears and one on the lower shears on each side.

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I had to agree with Doug's comment on the upper fin on the hatch. But, I really do need that appendage on the end to help lift the hatch off during maintenance and to assist when a power failure of some sort might arise. A recessed handle isn't practical in that area. I did taper the aft half of it so it is as thin as the lower one, and more like the thin one I had set on it in earlier pics. Much less chunky looking. Once the whole thing is together it will blend in nicely. And since the light will not be used for navigation, I have replaced the lens with a red one. Pics soon.

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FWIW- In my view, the upper fin on the hatch looks just right and perfectly complements the other design elements back there. Simply a brilliant piece of work overall and a true inspiration. Cheers!

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Thanks, DMAC!! The newly modified fin will look even better and not change the flavor of what I had. I'm sure I will not please everyone with everything, but that's what makes these boats as individual as the builder.

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Looking great, as all your builds. One question: presuming it is powered, what is the legality of having an extra light in the rear that is the same color (red) as one of the navigation lights but in the wrong place? Could it cause confusion on the water at night? I know the lighting rules are very specific but not sure about extra lights. Maybe you didn't intend to have it lit.
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Thanks, Bob1 The red tail light will not be lit while under way and will be switched separately from the nav lights. I will only use it as a docking light for interest/mood and it will not be used as a mooring light out in open water.

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:D No blue dot tail light lens.like 50's hot rods.Geez :mrgreen:makes that red lens glow purple :D
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Sorry, Chug!! No blue polka dot.

Now that I am getting ready for finishing work, it was time to drill some holes for deck fittings. Today, I drill the holes for the 6 fender cleats I am using. Two are for the uppershear line and one will go on the lower aft deck on each side. I'm using the retractable Fender Cleats Glen L has in their catalog. These are very easy to install, requiring only a 7/8" hole for the mechanism and two #10 screws in the mounting flange. The screws are hidden and the cleat will rotate out of the way to access screw holes. Very nice looking and will keep from snagging anything when retracted.

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Cleat neatly stored.
Cleat neatly stored.
Cleat in full up for fender rope.
Cleat in full up for fender rope.
In the half way detent, the cleat can be rotated to access hidden screws.
In the half way detent, the cleat can be rotated to access hidden screws.
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They look really good. :)
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I like the cleats Roberta! Soon we will get to see your beautiful boat in all it's glory.(At least in pictures anyway)
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