Current Builders' Status

Welcome to! This bulletin board is for builders of the Chesapeake Light Craft-John C. Harris "PocketShip" design, a 15-foot micro cruiser sailboat built from a kit or plans.

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Re: Current Builders' Status

Postby Creekboater on Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:24 pm

slash2 wrote:A few weeks ago I was getting the ‘banned’ message every time I tried to log in, then it happened only occasionally; lately not at all. It was kind of disconcerting.

I'm seeing that now too. Not simply clicking on the link I mentioned earlier. But then it lets me log in. Most certainly just a site glitch. I was beginning to worry I forgot to wear deodorant one day or something! ;-)
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Re: Current Builders' Status

Postby Hooky on Fri Jul 12, 2024 4:38 am

Hi Guys, it's been I while since I posted any build updates. I have been doing a bit of travelling but I'm back in the workshop now and can happily report the following.
The forward anchor locker is now completed. The inside is painted, and the locker is fully sealed so as to provide buoyancy. I also made a decorative plaque which will be glued to the anchor locker lid.
I have continued laying the cockpit fillets and commenced the cabin top sills that prevent water from entering the cabin.
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Re: Current Builders' Status

Postby dbeck on Sun Jul 14, 2024 2:01 am

We are mostly done with fitting out the hull. Our (removable) tabernacle and bowsprit have been installed. The mast and shrouds are readt and yesterday we had the mast raised for the first time. The jib was set and we successfully tried the roller-furler. We still need some time to adjust things until we have a good setting.

The boom is done but still requires varnish before we can start to install hardware to it. The gaff awaits if first coat of epoxy. In the next weeks, we won't have much time to work on the boat. The plan is to have the main sail ready for the first official launch by the end of August or September.
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