PK78 Ready for Sail

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PK78 Ready for Sail

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Hi,

I got my sewing machine back and finally got everything rigged for sailing next chance I get. Below are pictures...

PK78 set up for sail and oars. Sail is homemade according to the included sail plan. Spars are douglas fir and the rudder and DB are pine. So is the tiller handle.

Only took me two years to finish all the extra stuff- sail, spars, rudder, dagger board and tiller. Yikes. I better love this whole sailing thing!

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Verrrrryyy NICE! :D
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Post by Daniel Huckleberry »

Very pretty! Love the color.

Congratulations
Huck

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The old saying is once a sailor always a sailor. Good luck on the launch and enjoy! I really like the colors it is very similar to the Morgan 28/30 that my wifes parents owned. That boat could fly.

We still have a Mirror Dinghy sitting outside that we do not use and needs some work. I've just gotten to big to sail it.

Good luck again at the launch and really take pride in the beautiful boat you have built.

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Post by jeremy »

Looks great, and boy was that fast. It took me about a month to handsew my sail. I've got to get one of them newfangled machines that sew.

If you're looking to do keep doing more, one fun addition is to put delrin in the mast partner and mast step to help the mast rotate. I wrote a bit about that here.

I can't wait to see some pictures of it underway!

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Post by navyarkangel »

Boat looks awesome!!! Good job on the sail!

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Beautiful job! Cool little beach cart, too. Learning to sail in a dinghy is the best way to go. You'll love it.
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Post by MadRus »

Thanks everyone, and I do hope I love sailing. I probably will because I like rowing and paddling and moving at a slow pace once in a while.

I've always liked the color too, it's S3 Orcas White custom tinted by HD after about an hour of talking to the manager.

Jeremy,

I'd like to do something like that, but I don't even know what delrin is. Can you give me a hint where I might score some?

-Dave

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Post by jeremy »

I like the color of your boat a lot too. I bet you can't wait to sail her.

Delrin is a plastic. The generic name is acetyl. I got mine from onlinemetals.com. I bought a round, I think maybe 4". Natural color and probably only about 2" long. It's not the cheapest stuff, but you don't need much.

To make the part that fits in the mast partner, I drilled a hole the size of the mast using a hole saw on a drill press. Then, I routed out a rabbet to make it mushroom shaped so it would fit in the mast partner hole. I also rounded off the top for so it wouldn't be quite as uncomfortable to sit on. Then, I just stuck it in the hole with some 4200.

I used a 1/4" or so piece from the part that I drilled out to use in the mast step. I sanded it roughly convex and stuck it in the step with 4200 as well.

The delrin machines very easily, but it's slippery and hard to hold onto with clamps so be careful.

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Post by MadRus »

Okay, good tips, I'll check it out. It does give it that finished touch doesn't it. Thanks Jeremy.

Actually, I owe you and bunch of others a huge thanks, Kurt, Charlie, Rick, KS and I'm sure I'm missing folks, and I'm sorry for that, but the small boat builders have been more than generous with their time and consideration on my PK78 project. Thanks again.

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