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  1. #91
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    I'm aware I'm repeating myself, but you do terrific work and you saved a wreck of a boat and brought her back to life. Warms my heart!
    Those winch stands are epic. I missed the May posting of your nav station - which like everything else is top shelf.
    Cheers to you and Grace - GG is quite a gal.
    Kyle
    C-65 Lucky Dawg

  2. #92
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    Your boat is so beautiful!

    Thank you so much for the hardware.

    For my next task, what is more important to put on: Boom Vang or a Cunningham?

    Which will make handling the boat easier?

    Thanks
    joe

  3. #93
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    No worries. I'm glad I could find a home for the piece. A vang will probably give you more ability to shape your sail in more conditions.

  4. #94
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    Fourth of July 2017

    Gail of Gail Grace Fame

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  5. #95
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    Can Holders

    These are really handy and pretty easy to make. A nice addition to any Commander or Ariel. They just pop on the combings and you can move them wherever you like - inboard or outboard. All you do is run a piece of 8/4 mahogany stock through a table saw with a dado blade set a little wider than your combings. (it might take a couple of passes) Cut the top piece with a hole saw and a scroll saw and the bottom piece with a table saw. Clean up the edges with a router, glue the three pieces together with epoxy, a few coats of varnish and voila - can holders that look like they are original equipment. A made one large enough to hold a wine bottle and also a removable cockpit table.

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  6. #96
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    Hatch Board Storage

    Here is one idea that solved several practical issues on my Commander: stairs to the interior; a seat for my new nav station; and storage for my hatch boards. I came up with a fairly simple plan that solves all of these issues. I made a box with a removable top to store my hatch boards. The box slides into guides screwed into the front face of the setees and doubles as the top step and a seat for me when I am at the nav station. The lower step drops into wooden brackets screwed into the setees and is easily removable. The box and lower step slide out so I can access the engine compartment. It works great and was pretty easy to make.

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    The box and step in place with hatch boards stowed

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    Hatch boards stowed

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    The box removed for access to engine compartment behind stairs. Note storage for cup holders built into the nav station.

  7. #97
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    End of the Season

    Headed back to the yard up the Calumet River.

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  8. #98
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    My commander has a wine cellar!

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    I've been adding a few improvements to Gail Grace this winter. I removed the original sink when I added the cooler and the nav station last year. This winter I reinstalled the sink and some storage with a removable cutting board forward of the starboard bulkhead. Just for laughs I installed a wine/booze bottle storage area in some dead space port aft. I can access it from the cockpit and the port quarter berth.

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