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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quickie Update

I've tapered my second version of the yard and kept track of the bend measurements.  Much as I believed, this one is stiffer (and heavier) and held up tot he shaping better.  I'll radius the corners rather than rounding it off fully, partially because I don't want it to get too bendy and partially for the aesthetics.  The mast will be square with radiused edges and I think matching spars will look good.  Finally, I found another nice Doug Fir 2x8 (x10') that I think will yield a quality boom.

My mast is 75% constructed.  Both narrow staves are shaped and connected by spacers.  One wide stave is glued up.

I'll post pics and more commentary soon...

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