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Thread: EBB's PHOTO GALLERY THREAD

  1. #301
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    Oh come on! All you association members over there on the left coast, and not one digital camera amongst the lot of you???
    Mike
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    Didgital what? We ain't got no stinkun........
    Actually I have a Canon Powershot to use now, but I'm still trying to figure out how to wind it up?

    Wonderful meeting Tim, and he's OK with Indian cuisine. Continental chap. He's the guy that scored 'Che' from Adam.
    Not sure what he's up to, but he may be wanting to do some custom on her.
    Talking bout some serious trailer cruising.

    Tim came by to pickup up Little Gull's tiller fitting to compare with Che's which is in the water and sailing. When he brought it back he said he was glad he compared the two.

    Seems the rudderhead on his shaft is wider. It looks similar, but obviously is a different pattern.
    Makes me wonder if Che is unique and has had a DFO change over, or if Pearson changed the pattern sometimes on Ariels and Commanders? As Admiral Bill points out, there were/are a number of 1" shafts out there in different class boats.

    For instance: Tritons, both East Coast and West Coast, being larger and heavier may have had beefier rudder fittings. One of them may have graduated to Che. Or half of one of them. Che's problem is, as we have seen in Tim's post, that the tiller half of the fitting - the tillerhead - is missing.

    A strong feature of the rudder fitting common to the Ariel (I assume) is that the hinged pieces are essentially a tight machined fit, which cancels play in the parts.
    The Edson nickel plated backup I have is much sloppier than the old Pearson clunker - even after four decades of continual use and abuse. From that standpoint alone, even though the still available Edson 1" rudder fitting is WAY prettier, I would not recommend it as an upgrade or substitute for the A/C.
    Imco as usual.
    Last edited by ebb; 06-06-2008 at 08:29 AM.

  3. #303
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    I'm starting a collection so we can purchase a community digital camera for this forum's members. We will mail it to those we feel are not posting enough pictures. Included will be a detailed description explaining how to use it and what constitutes a "good shot". When we are satisfied with the amount of pictures taken and posted, you will be notified as to who to send the camera to next. Who's with me?

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    July 29, 2008

    It was a great day for a photo shoot at the San Rafael Yacht Harbor – Sunny with temps in the low 70's. Ebb had the “building” housing the Little Gull open when we arrived. Here’s a challenge; find the boat in this view . . .
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    It’s been some time since we last visited Little Gull, and although there is progress, it’s more subtle than before. The "big" visual change is the terrific topsides paint job. The finish is so mirror like that the ground clutter is reflected in the transom. Multiple coats were sprayed on to build up the finish, to the point that you can feel a significant ridge between the topside white and the water line bronze.
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    Waterline Work!

    Here’s the water line taped onto the hull using the “paint can and string” method. The bits of blue tape represent original lines and, well Ebb will need to explain.
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    Moving to the cockpit . . . Here’s Ebb's latest creation – a "Stand Up Tiller." With all that arc, it will be possible to steer while standing without raising the tiller handle.
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    Coaming

    Here’s another project. Enlarging the coamings to provide better back support (and less water in the cockpit). This project is still in the engineering phase and the coaming displayed is actually a piece of hardwood veneer being used for visual reference. The coaming height at the forward (cabin) end is abut four inches higher than the original.
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    Dodger

    Next up (literally) is the famous Bboorreeggaarrdd Dodger. Actually, it’s more like the windshield system on a ‘57 Oldsmobile convertible! And, about as tough, as this very heavy duty structure will be bolted to the cabin for added strength.

    From the back side, you can see the location for the steering compass below the center lite (which will open for added ventilation). All the openings will be filled with Lexan lites.

    [Note too, the sea hood covering the main hatch, making for added protection from blue water waves.]
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    Speaking of port lights, Ebb experimented with shaping Lexan using his kitchen oven. From a distance, the results appear acceptable. Close up, however, you notice a few odd wiggles in the middle and some crazing at the end where the oven's fan was blowing on the material. Ebb has since found someone to create the proper curves . . .
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    The Saloon

    Work below on Little Gull is plagued by choosing between too many good ideas At this point, the plan is to have a small dinning table on the starboard side, along with various cabinets, seating and whatever . . .

    Oh yes, and the chrome rings up forward are the access to the tanks.
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    Here's the new electrical panel . . .
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    Bow Sprit

    Here is Ebb's 20 pound aluminum bow sprit. Unfortunately, the photo is limited by the bucket of clamps, which is balancing the sprit to the deck, and the bow being up against the fence in front of the "boat house."
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    Ebb

    As we were preparing to leave for lunch, Ebb got a call from the plantation and had to zip back to the "office."

    Before he ran, we extracted a commitment that he would deliver more progress more sooner than his latest performance. His fans are waiting . . .
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    As usual...the 'Ebb-myster' delivers. Combo of designer-craftsman-engineer-dreamer and poet.Looks great!! Keep at it...and not so long between pics

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