Three years in 4 minutes 13 seconds

  • 02 Dec 2019 18:08
    Reply # 8156900 on 8147272
    Anonymous wrote:

    Dear Zone. Boost ?  You should be proud, wonderful work !  And thank you so much for sharing this.  Question.  Where are the people helping with the junk rig located ?  Happy Sailing.  Raymond in France. 

    The junk rig people that helped me are down here in New Zealand.  
    I am sure there must be some junk rig afficianado's in France?

    Last modified: 02 Dec 2019 18:16 | Anonymous member
  • 01 Dec 2019 08:19
    Reply # 8147328 on 8147287
    Anonymous wrote:

    Well I thought that was interesting, just showing the progression of project. I had not realised you had made such a transformation of the cockpit area. A montage such as you have provided will as you say help other builders/converters, but also remind yourself of the journey you have been on. It is a very similar story with my current build project, a year ago I was gluing on plywood hull panels whenever I had an opportunity. The hulls are now complete and I have almost forgotten the journey I took to get them looking as they are. Now I am grabbing every spare moment to build cabin superstructure.

    I hope you have a great summer of sailing.   


    Thanks David,  
    Am indeed hoping for a great summer of sailing.

    Life goes by quickly, but boatbuilding takes ages....and for me, a fair whack of dosh too, as while I did indeed make a major transformation of the cockpit area, I had to get in a skilled worker to do it.  The idea was not just to Mingmingify the companionway, but also raise the cockpit sole 6 inches so the drains could be moved to the stern above the waterline. 
    (In fact I have no thu-hulls at all below the waterline - a deliberate decision).

    This then necessitated raising the original cockpit seats 6 inches too, so there would be a comfortable depth for sitting and bending the knees...but that then meant the original cockpit coamings all but disappeared...so that led to me designing a new stern rail, which I am rather proud of (and which duly whacked the dosh-o-meter up a few notches again when I took the design to a fabricator) and allows very comfortable sitting and leaning back.  I have been on boats with inadequate combings / back support, and they were hell on my back...I have to be able to lean back comfortably or my old lumbar complains like a nagging wife on steroids.

    Looking forward to seeing your completed project out on the water, not that I would be able to keep up as your boat is probably going to be a flyer!







  • 01 Dec 2019 06:10
    Reply # 8147287 on 8146949

    Well I thought that was interesting, just showing the progression of project. I had not realised you had made such a transformation of the cockpit area. A montage such as you have provided will as you say help other builders/converters, but also remind yourself of the journey you have been on. It is a very similar story with my current build project, a year ago I was gluing on plywood hull panels whenever I had an opportunity. The hulls are now complete and I have almost forgotten the journey I took to get them looking as they are. Now I am grabbing every spare moment to build cabin superstructure. As with any boatbuilding project a video such as yours reminds us of the thousands of individual processes with eventually combine to make the eventual whole.

    I hope you have a great summer of sailing.   

    Last modified: 01 Dec 2019 08:09 | Anonymous member
  • 01 Dec 2019 04:35
    Reply # 8147272 on 8146949

    Dear Zone. Boost ?  You should be proud, wonderful work !  And thank you so much for sharing this.  Question.  Where are the people helping with the junk rig located ?  Happy Sailing.  Raymond in France. 

  • 01 Dec 2019 00:23
    Reply # 8147130 on 8146949

    That's a nice little montage, Zane.  Remind me some time to load a memory stick - I can give you the hi-res photographs of Pango's launching.

  • 30 Nov 2019 19:24
    Message # 8146949

    It is hard to believe that as of yesterday, a whole year has gone by already since the launch of PANGO, my Contessa 26.
    There is seriously nothing better than sailing, albeit only been able to get out there on weekends so far.  I can't wait to go out for my first substantial (for me) mini cruise for a month after Christmas.

    A couple weeks ago I put together this little montage video of the transformation of my boat from when I first purchased her as a somewhat beat up old pointy rig sloop, to her present state.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PcGLhpLRuQ&t=1s

    I post this video not to boast or say "look at me" but more as a wee boost for those currently doing their own JR transformations, refits, or hew builds.  Never give up.  Get it done, and get out there and get on the water.  There really is nothing better, as they say, than "mucking about in boats".

    Merry Christmas to all.


    Last modified: 30 Nov 2019 19:27 | Anonymous member
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