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  1. #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbd View Post
    Another shot from the first weekend back in the water. I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at these boats!
    It's floating art. She looks great! I really like how the name came out, nice and simple with a perfect arch (or elipse, can't tell from that angle) Enjoy!

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    Wink

    You are right..."never get tired looking at them" !!!!!!!!!!! Bonus is they sail great too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbd View Post
    In any event, a topsides paint job is also on my "someday" list, and I'll fix the boot stripe then. By then, hopefully, I'll have had more chance to shift things around, though I am running out of options. Not that I'm complaining by any means. It's good to be sailing!
    By that time your boat load and trim should be fairly well established, so take lots of pictures and paint the boat the way she really sits--regardless of how that compares to the "design" waterline.

    Dasein's actual waterline doesn't quite match up with the scribed line either.
    Nathan
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    I think it is probably a good idea to mark on the stem and stern where the designed scribed bottom line is/was - for future reference. This could be done with #6 - 1/2" roundhead bronze wood screws.
    No matter how much paint gets on them there'll aways be a bump to remind you - and to trim to if necessary.
    Last edited by ebb; 06-30-2007 at 07:36 AM.

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    Woo hoo!

    Wow, was it a great day today!
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    ...really great!
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    He didn't mind dippin' the rails at all. Now we just have to work on the women in the family...
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    great pictures! your crew is going to thank you when that third picture shows up in his high school year book some day...
    cheers,
    bill

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    Handrails mounted

    I finally got the handrails mounted this weekend, and last week we got the traveler re-installed. But, the boat finally looks "complete".
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    We celebrated by inviting some guests out for a sail. Add 4 adults to this and we just may have set an Ariel record. You'll notice, however, they're not in the cockpit.
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    seaglass outing

    Bunch a cool kids there, they all look like future sailors, certainly Master Spyglass has a sailing ship in sight.
    Nice job on the little details you notice in the photos. SeaGlass is a sweetie. The woman may just be a little jealous, that's all.

    Here's to sailing on a Sunday afternoon with the kids!

    You may now hold the record for souls on an Ariel....
    but C'pete of Brightwaters has the all time for a Commander!


    Press on, Mike, you done good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebb View Post
    You may now hold the record for souls on an Ariel....
    but C'pete of Brightwaters has the all time for a Commander!
    Indeed, I know better than to try and compete with a Commander on that one! ...Although, we Ariel-ites could probably take 'em in a "cabin stuffing" contest.
    Last edited by mbd; 08-14-2007 at 01:30 PM.
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    Mike

    great crew shot on the leeward rail. The most folks we've had aboard at one time is 6 adults (very crowded on the Ariel, it's probably much easier with Commander Pete's enormous 9' cockpit).

    have you thought about adding lower lifelines? I'm thinking of doing the same (forward of the cockpit).

    cheers,
    bill@ariel231

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    Hey Bill,

    Quote Originally Posted by bill@ariel231 View Post
    great crew shot on the leeward rail.
    They have no appreciation for the benefits of sitting on the high side. They just like to get their feet wet when we plow through waves...

    Quote Originally Posted by bill@ariel231 View Post
    have you thought about adding lower lifelines? I'm thinking of doing the same (forward of the cockpit).
    Yup. It's on my to-do list. It would save heaps of gray hairs.
    Mike
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    A-414 afloat Summer 2007

    So, I've started compiling my lists of lists of things that need doing before Spring launch, and I was struck by a thought. I've had the boat since July 2005. This will be my first entire and FULL season of sailing her! Woo hoo!

    So happy be-lated New Year everyone, and here's hoping that everyone is able to get their boats' bottoms wet this year!
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