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by parsj1957
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Making Curved Assemblies and Moldings
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

Re: Making Curved Assemblies and Moldings

Thanks!!! just bookmarked it for future reading -- not sure I need to baby proof pots but lots of cool techniques even in that short project == and I may need to build some gears just because...
by parsj1957
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?

Pedro - happy to have you use my photo -- and you can call me J. Parsj is a email/login handle from my early computer days -- first four letters of last name (Parsons) and first letter of first name -- J. (James formally) which is also what I've used as my first name my whole life... And looks like ...
by parsj1957
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?

I have a spreadsheet which I used to do all my angle/area calculations. If you use Excel or can read excel files PM me and I can email the file for your use. When I punched in your numbers my sheet calculates the Leech -- with a 30 degree gaff angle it come up with a Leech of 15' 8" And to get a Lee...
by parsj1957
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

Nice -- good friend of mine just got a Boykin also -- they're great dogs! Very similar disposition and character as the Curly -- just sized down. My previous dog (after my prior Curly) was a Portuguese Water Dog - she was just under 40lbs --- a great size! I don't hunt but will try to train for fiel...
by parsj1957
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 836
Views: 273509

Re: Klondike Build

Been watching this beautiful build -- very impressive work in all ways!

I'm in Marin county and retired so schedule is very open - if you need an extra pair of hands or eyes for move day just PM me and I'd be happy to drive out and help if at all possible.

Best of Luck!

J.
by parsj1957
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

I can understand the new puppy taking time from the boat. I have the same problem here. What type of puppy? It looks similar to mine.IMG_0018.jpg She's a Curly Coated Retriever - 11 weeks old (9 in the picture) -- will top out at around 80lbs -- but won't have the snow to have fun in... what's your...
by parsj1957
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

tempImagejpbPce.gif tempImageiQ5Mt3.gif tempImageNfMQPR.gif Well my shop time in November was almost zero --- and now my boss wants me to do a wall display in the house so my boat's been kicked out of the garage so I can do all the mill work and glue up for that project. My new puppy would rather I...
by parsj1957
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?

I don't think there's any gaff rig feature -- I was designing my boat but with several old (1890 - 1920's) gaffers as analogs -- my teacher's approach was to have you research traditional craft which had the sailing characteristics you wanted -- then design your boat and if you were too far away in ...
by parsj1957
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: Glen L 15 with Gaff rig is possible?

IMG_9421.jpg I don't claim to be an expert - but prior to my current Sweet Caroline build, I designed and built this Gaff rigged boat. In designing the sails, I used as an approximate rule of thumb the following ratios: Ratio of the Foot to the Luff = 1.02 Ratio of the Head to the Luff = .83 Ratio ...
by parsj1957
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Help needed !
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Help needed !

Also if you like hand tools - a spoke shave works well on both inside and outside curves --
by parsj1957
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

IMG_2552.jpg IMG_2553.jpg The Center Console / Pilot House is in place and everything seems to work - ran all the cables and there's no interference - didn't expect any as I'd laid it out in the mock ups - but always nice to have it work in the real thing... next project is the floor boards along t...
by parsj1957
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

No offense taken -- your Hunky Dory looks great btw - congratulations on a great build!. I picked the Sweet Caroline because it fits on the trailer I already owned -- otherwise I was looking closely at the Hunky Dory or a Tolman Skiff -- sadly both had too much beam to fit my design constraints. I g...
by parsj1957
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

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Well along in building the console -- bottom has one coat of varnish as a sealer and is glued together - the windshield is obviously still in the early stages of production -- but it's working out so far...
by parsj1957
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?

In my opinion -- all good: 1) patience and accuracy are key elements to completing the wood working 2) look at the pictures on the Glen-L site under the Roustabout -- most if not all are painted -- and look awesome 3) Yes -- fiberglass sheathed for protection of plywood then painted for UV protectio...
by parsj1957
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 42
Views: 15289

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

IMG_2358.jpg Doing more work on mockups of center console -- finally think I got the height right for standing and sitting -- almost five inches higher than my initial guess before I had the steering and throttle actually attached -- final version will have three sides of windows up to about 54" to...

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