Monthly Archives: July 2010

The next 9 days

This weekend, we are taking a much needed mini-vacation with some friends, after which, we’ll be primed and ready to go forth on the work that Clarity needs.  I’ve posted much about what we are thinking of doing, and now … Continue reading

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New banner picture

Thanks to Ron Hoddinott of the West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron, who took some great pictures of Clarity sailing on Lake Tarpon, I was able to crop our favorite and use it above!

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Projects for the weekend

One of the projects for this weekend is to build a rack in the backyard to store our kayaks, and the amas when I remove them from Clarity!  Not overly romantic, but sometimes you just gotta do the chores.  This will … Continue reading

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Clarity’s heart and sole…

I’ve decided that I’m going to make the cockpit sole a removeable affair, either using some of the plywood from the new deck, or using traditional slatted floorboards (prebuilt as a removeable grid).  I’ll epoxy a couple of 4″ PVC … Continue reading

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Vakamania!

Very soon, it’ll be time to dissect and reconstruct the boat (yikes!).  The part that needs the most work is the vaka, so I’ll start out making a list of items to check and do.  What’s a vaka, you ask?  … Continue reading

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Batten fabrication

My my my… I just noticed that I never posted anything about making the battens for the Trac 16 mainsail… OOPS!  So much for continuity and flow. I located some 1.50″ by 0.25″ pine stock at Home Depot, which looked … Continue reading

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Clarity: Sailing Adventure on Lake Tarpon

Wow!  After the hectic work of getting the main ready, dodging bad weather, fixing the trailer, and all the other little curves life gave us, we got the boat in the water!  We launched a little after 9:00 AM on … Continue reading

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