Monday, 29 April 2019

First Sail - Coniston

After some very unseasonal weather, we joined in with the OCSG rally on Sunday.

The wind did pick up later.

Most things seemed to work, apart from lowering and raising the rudder. The blade was really to tight in the stock and also the lines need a small fairlead on top of the stock.

The is a small plastic bush on the mast, held in place by a screw and some epoxy glue. This drops through the keyhole in the mast thwart and once turned 180 degrees, stops the mast from falling out.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Enigma Prospector 16

Just need to set it up for sailing. However, a few trips paddling would make a good start.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Finished Paddle

Although I used this on another boat in September, it was only a test and the paddle had only received a couple of coats of varnish. Its now had a few more coats - and is finally finished.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Paddle

This was really a learning exercise, having never made anything like this before.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Rudder and Leeboard

A spare piece of plywood was used to practice before actually working on the real pieces. Although not perfect both the rudder and leeboard do now have a simple profile.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

First steps

The Rudder etc.

I decided to start by making the rudder and leeboard. For these I bought half a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood and initially rough cut the shapes. The rudder stock was then accurately cut and the centre part then glued to one half before varnishing the inside faces. Completing this task after it was glued together would have been difficult.