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Newsletter August 2012.

 

 

Dear Sea gypsies

 

Then it start to rain.... July has been the wettest last 80 years up

here. Soon we dont need a truck to move the boat. We just launch her

just behind the shed.

 

Due to weather the gras harvest season is a little slow, but it goes

forward. Some gypsies have also been out in the forest checking for

the berries but its still some time to go.. Hopefully a week more and

it will be a fiest of blueberries during the morning porridge.

 

Boatbuilding has been good last weeks, due to rain. Thankfully our

shed is rainproof. We are now working on shaping in the deckhouse so

it looks nice. Most of the deckplates are welded in. I must say our

lady without a name start to looks like a proper boat.

 

Ahh. forgot to mention. 2 nice chinese girls has been up here last

week, feeding us proper food. Oh, I must say i really miss that

stuff. Nothing can beat homemeade chinese food. hmmm.

 

Enjoy our pictures. If you want to join our seagypsy and have

cabinetmaking skills - you are especially welcome. We are getting

closer to that step...

 

a: Real chinese dinner. Chopsticks and everything.

 

b. Polish girl - still smiling after a day of heavy brushing.

 

c: Work on the deck house. American/French team.

 

d. Beijing-girl helping with deckhouse welding.

 

Love from

Sailing the farm - a sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

 

 

 

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zeyang...cute girls...now you are finally getting the picture..

 

Sorry it has been so wet for you...it has been super dry here in mid-Atlantic North America (38° N latitude). The driest since the 1930's! A morning summer shower for 30 minutes was welcome relief...we hadn't seen rain since June! Most corn crops here are ruined.

 

Keep up the good work and the good pics of the ladies! B)

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been following this thread and i gotta tell you, i'm seriously disappointed.

 

noticed there was a delay in the boat build pics but atleast you can post up some tits to help us out while there's a lull in the building...........

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been following this thread and i gotta tell you, i'm seriously disappointed.

 

noticed there was a delay in the boat build pics but atleast you can post up some tits to help us out while there's a lull in the building...........

 

guys. you must understand - its not possible for those welding girls to work without clothes! :-)

 

Those pictures you guys are asking for will come when the boat is in pacific somewhere.........

 

ze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Those pictures you guys are asking for will come when the boat is in pacific somewhere.........

 

ze

 

 

 

We are going to hold you to that promise Zeyang!

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Newsletter Late August 2012.

 

 

Howdy Sea gypsies

 

 

August has been a good one.... The weather was much nicer than july i

must admit. even some of those wwoofers start to complain about too

much sun!

 

We have had quite an invasion from volunteers lately, and majority has

been from US, so now we have a distinct texas-slang around here.

 

Boatbuilding is going forward with the speed of light kind of... The

deck is on. The deckhouse is fixed. Even with the possibility to

remove to store big stuff inside. We are now working on

interior. Space for six bunk beds, kitchen and toilet/shower needs

some thinking...

 

We got some cool news lately. two volunteers (french/american) who met

less than one year ago here on farm, got married... even after

struggeling so hard to keep those girls and boys in separate barracks!

... some stuff must have been happening after dark... hmm. :-)

 

 

That was big and small news from our coolest sea gypsy tribe this

month. If you fancy joining us, please drop us a line...

 

 

Some pictures from last month.

 

a: happy volunteers eating lunch

b: Deckhouse is soon on.

c: two pretty mermaids taking care of the raspberry field.

d: forehatch girl cleaning up inside boat.

e: wedding picture...

 

 

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Love from

Sailing the farm - a sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

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Newsletter October 2012.

 

Our big accomplishment this month was getting the winter bathroom

constructed, insulated and piped - just in time for the first big

freeze to hit the pipes in the summer bathroom. (Just in time to wash

some dirty sea gypsies.) At the beginning of September, it was just a

dark, drafty hole in the corner of the barn, and now it's a warm and

bright room with heating, double-glazed windows, a fancy new

shower... oh, and two couches, a worktable, a bookshelf and our sewing

machine. We decided it was too big to just be a bathroom, so we made

the other half into a winter living room. (If showering in the living

room and hanging out in the bathroom sounds like a weird combination,

just think of it as practice for living on the boat.)

 

In boat news, the deck is on, the deckhouse is constructed and

suspended precariously from the boatshed ceiling, and we've started on

the sub-deck and the insulation inside the hull. There's a lot of

infrastructure to go under the sub-deck - tanks for diesel and fresh

water, a greywater holding tank under the shower, and 5.5 tons of lead

ballast. Last week we cast another 600 kilograms of ballast in our

evil-looking smoky wood-fired crucible - only 1.5 tons left to go!

 

We've been doing a lot of farm work the last couple months - fall is

always a busy season. We harvested those crops we planted back in May

- onions, carrots, and 300 kilograms of potatoes! - plus lingonberries

from the nearby forest which we made into jam. And getting ready for

winter is a big job - cleaning up heaps of scrap wood, burning trash,

raking hay, organizing the bee stuff, putting snow chains on the farm

equipment, ghostriding the old tractor into the barn, and getting

things stowed under roofs before they get lost under the snow until

spring. We had our first big snowfall last night - about 15cm, and it

looks like it's going to stick around. The official end of summer

time on Saturday means the sun goes down around 4:30pm these days, but

that just gives us more night hours to watch for northern lights.

Tomorrow is Halloween, and we're going to celebrate by dressing up

like boatbuilding farmworkers and stealing candy from passing

children. Happy winter!

 

 

 

Some pictures and movie from last month.

 

 

This is our house band.

 

 

 

a: Beware of moose on deck!

b: Harvesting the carrot crop.

c: Making jam from local lingonberries.

d: Fishing in the local lake.

e: Fall bonfire with guitar.

f: Making Swedish pea soup for lunch.

 

 

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Love from

Sailing the farm - a sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

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been working in the bathroom. it will be a sink to port. a baby blake toilet to starboard just behind the door (this one is probably 30 years old) A holding tank under the toilet which could hold around 50-60 litre. I really would like to have this is in 5083 alloy but i wonder if it will corrode through?will it work if i prime and paint it inside? I got an eye opener when we was cooking beeframes in caustic soda in a 3 mm box we made out of alloy. In just a few days the caustic stuff had been eating through the box. I couldnt really believe it until i checked was this alcalanity stuff is doing to alloy. Urea has a high PH right?

 

http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=258621&stc=1&d=1352576613

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been working in the bathroom. it will be a sink to port. a baby blake toilet to starboard just behind the door (this one is probably 30 years old) A holding tank under the toilet which could hold around 50-60 litre. I really would like to have this is in 5083 alloy but i wonder if it will corrode through?will it work if i prime and paint it inside? I got an eye opener when we was cooking beeframes in caustic soda in a 3 mm box we made out of alloy. In just a few days the caustic stuff had been eating through the box. I couldnt really believe it until i checked was this alcalanity stuff is doing to alloy. Urea has a high PH right?

 

http://weldingweb.co...=1&d=1352576613

http://weldingweb.co...=1&d=1352577644

 

Urine is ph neutral. It's the electrolytes that make it corrosive. Like salt water.

 

I've been told by a respected yard and others that plastic is best, but the Hinckley service yard told me they see more problems with plastic than aluminum, which is what mine's made of. 7 years no problems.

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Been working on the bathroom (and sauna) in the forpeak. Its got a little submarine look at the moment but will hide some of the alloy look with white painted plates.

been pretty cold lately. -28C last monday. Normal daytemp is around -25 for last week. Hope it will get a little warmer soon. its hard to weld in this cold.

all bulkheaddoors will be of that round submarine style.

 

ze

 

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I love this thread! THANK!! Great to see the farming/fishing/canning pics too, nice to have a change for boats once in a while, sort of like Austin's cow picks. A fella needs a few minutes a month away from boats.

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Actually, I only eat meat a couple times per week.

I do love it though. We had kale with a little bacon and olive oil, and smashed garlic potatoes last night.

 

We're all terminally ill. Some just taste better than others.

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We had kale with a little bacon and olive oil, and smashed garlic potatoes last night.

 

Yummmm!!

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been working in the bathroom. it will be a sink to port. a baby blake toilet to starboard just behind the door (this one is probably 30 years old) A holding tank under the toilet which could hold around 50-60 litre. I really would like to have this is in 5083 alloy but i wonder if it will corrode through?will it work if i prime and paint it inside? I got an eye opener when we was cooking beeframes in caustic soda in a 3 mm box we made out of alloy. In just a few days the caustic stuff had been eating through the box. I couldnt really believe it until i checked was this alcalanity stuff is doing to alloy. Urea has a high PH right?

 

http://weldingweb.co...=1&d=1352576613

http://weldingweb.co...=1&d=1352577644

 

Urine is ph neutral. It's the electrolytes that make it corrosive. Like salt water.

 

I've been told by a respected yard and others that plastic is best, but the Hinckley service yard told me they see more problems with plastic than aluminum, which is what mine's made of. 7 years no problems.

 

I work around sewage with work a little bit, The sewage environment is more corrosive than the marine. even stainless steal that's not 316 doesn't last. No way would I consider an alloy black water tank.

The National park close to here has alloy tanks for public toilets, all are fibreglass lined. They are built that way so they can be installed with a helicopter.

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No way would I consider an alloy black water tank.

The National park close to here has alloy tanks for public toilets, all are fibreglass lined.

 

I agree bare aluminum would not be optimal.

 

But an aluminum box with a fiberglass liner would have some advantages in a self-built aluminum boat.

 

On Hawk I put in a 3/8" wall polyethylene tank sitting in aluminum chocks. You can get them in a very wide variety of shapes to fit almost any corner of a hull.

 

Our fresh water tanks are aluminum, coated with FDA approved epoxy paint. That 'might' work for black water, but I would be happier with a fiberglass liner.

 

I wonder if Hinkley painted or anodized their tanks?

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No way would I consider an alloy black water tank.

The National park close to here has alloy tanks for public toilets, all are fibreglass lined.

 

I agree bare aluminum would not be optimal.

 

But an aluminum box with a fiberglass liner would have some advantages in a self-built aluminum boat.

 

On Hawk I put in a 3/8" wall polyethylene tank sitting in aluminum chocks. You can get them in a very wide variety of shapes to fit almost any corner of a hull.

 

Our fresh water tanks are aluminum, coated with FDA approved epoxy paint. That 'might' work for black water, but I would be happier with a fiberglass liner.

 

I wonder if Hinkley painted or anodized their tanks?

 

Gold plated, with mother-of-pearl dip tubes and platinum nipples.

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Newsletter December 2012.

 

Dear All,

 

First of all, Mucho Gracias for all contribution this year - This

doesent goes just for those of you who have been flying, driving,

peddaling, walking and swimming up here to lend a hand on the farm and

the shipbuilding - but it goes also to you who have send support

mails, commented on forums, asked to help sponsoring the project and

mailed us. Without your support, we would never have come this far.

 

We are now going into the last year of building the Seagypsy Boat #1

and hopefully start sailing. Yes, i know some of you think she will

sail only backwards, or even upside down, but sail she will.. .. :-)

 

Together we have come a long way taking into consideration that most

of volunteers coming up here have never done any metalwork or even

farmwork before, but they all share the same dream...

 

To sum up for 2012. We have used more than 2 metric tonns of aluminium

this year, welded hundreds and hundreds of meters of welding, consumed

a few hundred kg of Argon gas, melted 5 tonns lead. Not to mention

breathing way too much welding fumes and aluminium dust...

 

On the farm, we have had lots and lots of volunteers who has been in

charge of growing potatoes, sugar pees, carrots, berries and lots of

other stuff. They have got new friends and met old ones from prior

years.

 

They have shared and learned, maybe eating too much porridge and

waffles, laughed, cried, made love (tough I really worked hard here to

keep those sneaky wwoffers in separate girls/guys barracks!!) :-) Some

have even taken step to marry! So in sum I think 2012 has been quite a

good year.

 

As we are nearing the end of this year (and not end of the world i

hope!) I wish you all a peaceful 2013 with much joy and happiness for

the coming year and we up on the farm really look forward to meet new

and old volunteers both here and out on the seven seas.

 

Fair winds and smooth sailing from

 

Sailing the farm - A Sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Ze

 

 

picture: Boatshed in winter night.

 

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Newsletter March 2013. .

 

Dear Sea Gypsies,

 

Spring is slowly coming our way, Its been maybe the coldest winter for

as long as people can remember up here. Minus -30 for weeks out and

weeks for january and february and even in march we have -20 degrees

for many days. But we dont complain (at least loudly!) the shed was

filled to the brink with firewood and during evening and weekends time

have been spent reading about small pacific islands where the sun

always shine... Guess where to boat is sailing!

 

Last two months have been spent doing foundry work (melting

aluminium). We are now making our own portholes and all small bits and

pieces out of the all the scrap alloy we have floating around. Next

would be to make a few dolphins for decoration :-)

 

Anyway, enjoy the early spring folks! .. and if you want to join our

tribe please contact us!

 

Pictures.

 

a. making a sand-cast for a small porthole.

b. Out enjoy the skiing in cold winter weather.

c. a cake? Nope. Its called cores and used for foundry work! Its a

miks of sand and linseed oil. Taste awful, but works good.

d. welding small boxes and stuff together.

e. Porthole production.

 

http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=348001&stc=1&d=1363531570

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zeyang,

 

There is no photo posted for this one - e. Porthole production.

 

casting I'm interested to see the castig process.

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Not bad for your first try is right! This build project is a bit like the Frances Lee (Sliver), slow but steady. Good work!

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been working in the bathroom. it will be a sink to port. a baby blake toilet to starboard just behind the door (this one is probably 30 years old) A holding tank under the toilet which could hold around 50-60 litre. I really would like to have this is in 5083 alloy but i wonder if it will corrode through?will it work if i prime and paint it inside? I got an eye opener when we was cooking beeframes in caustic soda in a 3 mm box we made out of alloy. In just a few days the caustic stuff had been eating through the box. I couldnt really believe it until i checked was this alcalanity stuff is doing to alloy. Urea has a high PH right?

 

http://weldingweb.co...=1&d=1352576613

http://weldingweb.co...=1&d=1352577644

 

Urine is ph neutral. It's the electrolytes that make it corrosive. Like salt water.

 

I've been told by a respected yard and others that plastic is best, but the Hinckley service yard told me they see more problems with plastic than aluminum, which is what mine's made of. 7 years no problems.

 

Consider a composting head? No holding tank.

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Wow.....

 

Just Wow.

 

This is the best thread I have ever read. I spend a few hours reading this and re-reading it. Do you have any advice for someone who would like to build their own boat someday? I realize you are not quite finished yet but, looking back is there anything you would change? There is enough material here for a best-seller if there ever was one, but then you would be stuck writing instead of sailing!

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Wow.....

 

Just Wow.

 

This is the best thread I have ever read. I spend a few hours reading this and re-reading it. Do you have any advice for someone who would like to build their own boat someday? I realize you are not quite finished yet but, looking back is there anything you would change? There is enough material here for a best-seller if there ever was one, but then you would be stuck writing instead of sailing!

 

thanks, dont think i would write a boatbuilding book. when the boat is finished. Better to sail!

anyway, since the boat is not finished yet, its hard to say what to do different.

Time is one thing. spending years building a boat is no problem.

Here is two tips:

 

- do not work alone. I learned that after a year or so. Get plenty of volunteers. Even having some girls with no welding experience on the farm helps a lot on the morale.

- Do not have a few pretty volunteers and then invite french guys with some skills.. Those french guys get too easily distracted by those pretty volunteers and no work done.

 

Thats todays building tips.

 

:-)

 

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HAHA!

 

how many babies can be traced back to the boat project?

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those 3 girls arrived last week. (french/irish/czech). so now we are back to proper food again.
also finished the first porthole. It got a little big though.

ze

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Newsletter April 2013.

Dear Sea Gypsies,

The potatoes are planted just a few days ago. Thats even earlier than
last year. It a little risky since its still frostnights up here but
they are protected under a bed of soil so hopefully they wont freeze.

Summer is coming very slowly. Still no leafs on the trees, but the
small yellow flowers - coltsfoot (tussilago farfara) are starting to
show up along the roads. They are important pollen plants for the bees
this early in season (together with salix)

Sailing the farm have 3 nice girls now (irish,zchech,french). 2 guys
(swedish/english) who have been here the first part of april.

We have mostly been working on casting portholes for the boat which is
pretty timeconsuming. It means making molds, melting aluminium and
then shape the half-finished product in the lathe. The result looks
really good i must say.

Even if not even close to being foundrymen/girls or machinists we
manage to get quite a professional result after some weeks of trial
and error.

Thats enough for now, If you fancy joining the seagypsy tribe - just
drop us a line.

Love from
Sailing the farm


Pictures.

a. irish girl making sand-castles (sort of)
b. inspecting the casting results.
c. swedish sand-crab.
d. unfinished and finished result. (with the help of a lathe)
e. turning soil.


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b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=380081&stc=1&d=1367131670
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d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=380101&stc=1&d=1367131679
e: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=380111&stc=1&d=1367131684

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Dear Sea Gypsies

Summer is here, its more or less rain every day but the wwofers order
sun in the weekends so weather is always nice when we go hiking during
weekends, (not sure who they order it from though)

We are now up to full speed on boat and the farm. Last week we
planted another field of rasperries, which will be give us lots and
lots of rasperries in 2 years time. Then another field with potatoes
and even more herbs of all different kind. Its getting interesting
when the weed is coming up. It will be plenty of weeding soon.

The bees are busy collecting honey, and flying all over. they seems
pretty happy now after a quite cold may.

The portholes are more or less finished - that was a long journey. Its
quite a few steps. The good thing: which casting and machining skills
there is limit to what we can make in alloy. Plenty of blocks for the
boat is already on the list..

We are in the stage of insulating all over inside. Then make ready for
the wood deck and railings. The wood deck is not just to make the boat
look like a boat, but avoid burned feet on hot alloy deck in the
tropics - besides since we are faking everything to look lke wood, so
why not a proper wood-deck.

Lots of sea gypsies are coming next months, both returning ones and
new ones, but we still have some space, so if you have any skills you
think could be useful - drop us a line!

Pictures:

a: sorting out weed in the rasperry field. Then we planted out some
hundreds sq-meter more.

b: metal girls at work moving heavy alloy-plates.

c: casting stuff for the boat. We use sand to mould them.

d: welding guy busy welding up ears on the portholes.

e: dumpsterdiving. one night catch from the bin at the foodstore. Now
we go every weekend to stack up on free fancy food.


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b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=402931&stc=1&d=1370093482
c: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=402941&stc=1&d=1370093489
d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=402951&stc=1&d=1370093497
e: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=402961&stc=1&d=1370093504

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Dumpster diving?

Something smells bad here.

You must be finding some Koolaid in those dumpsters because someone is drinking it.

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Dumpster diving?

Something smells bad here.

You must be finding some Koolaid in those dumpsters because someone is drinking it.

 

ahhh...now I remember why I'm not signing up as a 'sea gypsy'

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Dumpster diving?

Something smells bad here.

You must be finding some Koolaid in those dumpsters because someone is drinking it.

 

ahhh...now I remember why I'm not signing up as a 'sea gypsy'

then more ladies for us then :-)

 

z

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August 2013

Dear Sea Gypsies


Its been a busy summer up here. plenty of volunteers and plenty of
work to be done. Our community is growing bigger and bigger and soon
we will take over the ocean.

July has been a good one. 3-4 weeks with stable nice weather, even
some start to complain about too much sun... That was close to end up
on the plank...

Our 10 new chickens are all getting big now. We are still curious how
many of them are roosters - and will end up in the soup :-)

The garden loook really good thanks to 2 girls who spend quite alot of
time weeding.. we got plenty of peas this year - all kinds and some
really tasty. I didnt know yellow peas could be sweet if you eat them
raw. raspberries are soon ready to ripe and berry season are here in
some weeks.

The boat is really start to look like a proper boat. mostly all
portholes are in. skylights and railing seems stong and seaworthy.
there are quite a bit of woodworking to do inside, but we all look
forward to this.

So in sum, we are doing quite a bit of progress and its still a couple
of month until the winter is back so things look pretty good keeping
the schedule.

If you have an interest in joing our sea gypsy tribe dont hesitate to contact us.


Love from Sailing the farm.

Pictures: (courtsey ela/photograephin)

a: weeding the potatoefield
b: queenbreeding
c: picnic at the lake.
d: welding stuff on the deck
e: travelling outdoor library (kind of)


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September 2013

Dear Sea Gypsies

The autumn is here soon, but its been quite mild to be september
sofar. It feels more like august... But we are not to be fooled so
easily... Winter is coming soon enough so we work hard to finish up
all stuff before its getting too cold to work outside.

We are more or less finished on the deck. The hatch is in, the rail is
on (just need a little shaping) water intakes, and all bits and pieces
are there. It start to look like more like a war machine for
blood-thirsty vikings and not for a bunch of friendly sea gypsies.

The naked oats (or rather half naked oats) are harvested, potatoes are
still in the soil but will be harvested soon. Our sugar peas are dried
and harvested for the thursday peasoup and waffles, not exactly self
sufficient but we have at least for one thursday :-)

Out of the 10 chickes we got, 1 was taken by a fox or something, 7 are
males (which in this case is lots of sound and and no use) and the 2
last one will give us eggs. So in sum quite a bit of work and hardly
more eggs than we have today :-) But they are mighty fun to watch -
Chicken-TV is addictive.


Ok, thats all for this months from Sailing the Farm - a place where
crazy dreams come true. If you are interested in joining, just drop us
a line.

Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

a: Boat seen from the bow.
b: Lots of head scratching to get all the pieces togehter.
c: Out swimming (yes, we are not always working)
d: The noahs ark chickens waiting for the boat to finish.
e: Dumpster dinner again.

a:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493641&stc=1&d=1379162385
b:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493651&stc=1&d=1379162393
c:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493661&stc=1&d=1379162403
d:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493671&stc=1&d=1379162411
e:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493681&stc=1&d=1379162418



September 2013

Dear Sea Gypsies

The autumn is here soon, but its been quite mild to be september
sofar. It feels more like august... But we are not to be fooled so
easily... Winter is coming soon enough so we work hard to finish up
all stuff before its getting too cold to work outside.

We are more or less finished on the deck. The hatch is in, the rail is
on (just need a little shaping) water intakes, and all bits and pieces
are there. It start to look like more like a war machine for
blood-thirsty vikings and not for a bunch of friendly sea gypsies.

The naked oats (or rather half naked oats) are harvested, potatoes are
still in the soil but will be harvested soon. Our sugar peas are dried
and harvested for the thursday peasoup and waffles, not exactly self
sufficient but we have at least for one thursday :-)

Out of the 10 chickes we got, 1 was taken by a fox or something, 7 are
males (which in this case is lots of sound and and no use) and the 2
last one will give us eggs. So in sum quite a bit of work and hardly
more eggs than we have today :-) But they are mighty fun to watch -
Chicken-TV is addictive.


Ok, thats all for this months from Sailing the Farm - a place where
crazy dreams come true. If you are interested in joining, just drop us
a line.

Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

a: Boat seen from the bow.
b: Lots of head scratching to get all the pieces togehter.
c: Out swimming (yes, we are not always working)
d: The noahs ark chickens waiting for the boat to finish.
e: Dumpster dinner again.

a:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493641&stc=1&d=1379162385
b:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493651&stc=1&d=1379162393
c:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493661&stc=1&d=1379162403
d:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493671&stc=1&d=1379162411
e:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493681&stc=1&d=1379162418

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November 2013

Dear Sea Gypsies

Whops. time is flying so fast and soon october was gone and no
newsletter sent out so here it comes a little late.

Still no snow up here, which is just incredible. Should have been half
a meter by now.. but the good thing is: it feels like mid-europe
climate so why migrate to Spain when Spain is coming to us!

Farming season is over, everything which was planted during summer is
in the basement. We got around 300 kg of potatoes which will keep us
going until spring. We have turned into professional dumpster-divers
and find way too much food - so we are getting a little picky - What
about raspberries from Brazil? Its hard to believe so much food who is
just wasted. Someone should do something... ahh. enough political
rambling..

Boatbuilding is going really good. She is happy as a fiddle. Latley
she got shiny bowrollers installed, (both forward and aft), tiller,
and soon to come: bowsprit! We just have to cut down the tree.
Everyday we see changes, and its a good sign... We are making the fat
lady ready for the 7 seas. She will be the strongest boat ever sailing
out there.


Thats all for this late october newsletter, If you are interested in
becoming a seay gypsy, just drop us a line.

Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

a: A little crowded on deck. Even the anchors are soon installed.
b: Picnic and out looking for a bowsprit in the forest. (6 meter long)
c: Hardcore welders in action.
d: The sea-monster looking trough the porthole
e: Fancy dumpster lunch with sushi!


a: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=526681&stc=1&d=1383332827
b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=526691&stc=1&d=1383332836
c: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=526701&stc=1&d=1383332847
d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=526711&stc=1&d=1383332855
e: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=526721&stc=1&d=1383332862

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Nicely done Z!

 

With all your flock of helpers you will have to take them out on the boat in shifts.

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December 2013

Dear Sea Gypsies

December again! This one has has been quite warm. (today is only -10C)
We still have frostbites from the one last year so we are happy as a
fiddle up here. Makes life and boatworking much easier.

Its been a really good year on sailing the farm with lots of stuff
accomplished and its still some more work weeks to go before we can
sum up 2013.

Deck fittings, deckhouse and most of the stuff up there is
finished. We are proud to say that everything is home-made. Not a
single thing is from the the boat-store.. Main reason for this is:
its hard to get stuff in alloy who looks like wood..

We have probably put another 2000-3000 hours into the boatproject this
summer (with the help of all of those nice and skillfull volunteers)
and still some 2000-3000 hours to go until we see her finshed.

This christmas will be a traditional one on the farm with St. Claus
(Julenisse in norwegian) coming down from the northpole with the
sledge, raindeers and ofcouse packets. I usually dont fancy soft
packets, but im in dire need for a new welding overall so if the
julenisse reads this... :-)

ok. I know its a little early early, but we wish new and old friends
of sailing-the-farm a peaceful and quiet christmas and a prosperius
new year and hope to see you all up next year.

Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

a: the boat start to look like a wooden boat now.
b: shaping up the bowsprit. 6 meter long
c: boat from stern. Sexy lines.
d: welding up the bunkbeds.

a: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=554741&stc=1&d=1386583072
b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=554751&stc=1&d=1386583080
c: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=554761&stc=1&d=1386583088
d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=554771&stc=1&d=1386583097

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February 2014

Dear Sea Gypsies


The winter has been kind to us this year. During Christmas and New
year there was hardly any snow up here, which is kind of unusual at 60
degrees north. January has been mostly down to -10C which is really
good when we work outside. In January we got plenty of snow so skiing
is as close to perfect as it is possible to get and we have plenty of
those old and wooden army skiis around.(we use to call them
NATO-planks) For first termers its perfect skiis. Slow and heavy.

The Boat work is going pretty good . We are working on insulating
inside and we are more or less finished with the aft cabin (named
princess cabin), since its getting really nice and spacious.

We are soon ready to start insulate and plate the main cabin in the
boat. Its a little more tricky due to the galley (kitchen for those
landlubbers out there). and also the navigation station. Then its more
casting. Basically more cowl-vents to get more fresh air into the
boat..

We usually run with lower staff during winter but this year we will
scale up in February and aim for getting the boat ready for sea-trial
this year. It will be a busy summer.

So if you think you have some useful skills (welding, mechanics,
sewing, interior wood working) or are really good at cracking jokes
you are more than welcome to join us.

This is hopefully the last year of boat building (Ok, I know we have
said that before but...) so hurry up if you want to be part of the
fun. (Ok, I admit sailing is also fun) But it gives a good feeling
knowing that you have been part of building something moving around
our planet with zero pollution...


Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

a: Plating and insulating inside the boat
b: one of the crew made an icebar! How cool is that!
c: the chicken-sisters is busy hatching golf-balls! Not the most
clever sisters.
d: Aft-deck with rudder, and boxes. With wooden deck this will look
like a wood boat.

a:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=615091&stc=1&d=1391961044
b:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=615101&stc=1&d=1391961045
c:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=615111&stc=1&d=1391961049
d:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=615121&stc=1&d=1391961052

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zeyang, I think you are crazy, but thanks for the update. B)

#1 - Are you taking the chickens on the boat with you?

#2 - Some ports want a boat that has auxillary power..do you have a solution for this in the plan? I remember reading this in Lin & Larry Pardey's books..they sailed around the world in the 70's with no engine, but could scull in & out of ports I think.

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a: deckhouse in winternight
b: chartable start to take shape. will be batteries underneath
c:details from deck. water intake. casted and machinedpost-37445-0-37980600-1394261873_thumb.jpgpost-37445-0-03935400-1394261884_thumb.jpgpost-37445-0-26016300-1394261890_thumb.jpg

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April 2014

Greetings to all sea gypsies, past present and future!

The springchickens and bees are active and so are we!

Anotherbusy month for boat building. The gang has been shaping,
painting and fitting the interior panels with plenty of insulation
underneath. The bunk cabins are shaped and even one of the volunteers
has tested one with an overnight sleep - very comfy! English Tony has
been busy designing the wiring and circuitry, and Frenchy has helped
determine the electrical needs and the outputs we can expect from the
solar panels and windmill. Will we be able to boil the kettle often
enough at sea?

Lorna, the English girl has been attacking with gusto and positive
energy the mold-making for the cowl vents, and hopes to start smelting
and pouring some aluminium this week. Frenchy has calculated and drawn
up the sail plan, and has made a 1/10 model to verify his design.

Sarah the token yank is spoiled in the warm indoors sewing up
custom-sized boat mattresses, cushions and curtains. Are Czech girls
sweet? When they've been covered in honey for 2 days like Micha they
are: 60 jars of lovely honey and we're happy to have some at every
meal! Jams as well, lingonberry, strawberry and plum, and some great
banana cakes from Lorna as well.

The weekend was warm spring weather and all volunteers descended upon
the spa and pool at the cloest town for an outing. Happy at work and
at rest. There is still plenty to do in the coming months - have you
the skills to help? Woodworking, electrial and engine skills, sewing
and more. We hope to hear from you!


Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

1. American sewing-lady busy making stuff for the boat.
2. Happy Frenchman and his sails
3. Potato planting.
4. Inventive cat-litter dance. (basically crush catlitter bentonite
to cast the cowl vent) This will be the dance of the summer.

a: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=712511&stc=1&d=1399400767
b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=712521&stc=1&d=1399400769
c: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=712531&stc=1&d=1399400772
d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=712541&stc=1&d=1399400775

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May 2014

Greetings to all sea gypsies, past present and future!

I hope you all had a beautiful May, with lots of sunshine and no
snow. Up on the farm, we are happy as fiddles. The weather is just
perfect. it was snowing a little in the beginning of May but then it
turned into summer and now we have those really nice warm days with
sun until midnight..

Farming News.

The farming is going good. we have started with queen breeding which
will give us a few more hives, then we have planted all kinds of
veggies in the garden and some in the small greenhouse. Now, there
will be lot of weeding until harvest time..

Boat-News:

We are working on blumbing and electricity inside the boat these days.
Next step is getting the engine in then the sails. We might have to
outsource the sailmaking due to lack of time. so if you know about
some good sail-loft we would love to hear about it.

BREAKING NEWS:

A little early but... we are really pushing hard to sail south this
year. hopefully around the same time those smart migrating birds are
flying south. (finger crossed) So if you want to join us as CREW please
contact us.

We will prioritize those of you who have been on the farm, but
everyone will get a chance to come sailing in the end No sail
experience required. We will teach you whatever skills you need. And
for those of you who have never been out on the seven seas.. Enclosed
is a picture of a pacific island waiting for you....

We still have space for one more more sea-gypsy up on the farm this
summer , so if you have skills you might think we need, dont hesitate
to contact us.

Love from Sailing the farm.
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pictures:

1. This small pacific is waiting for us all...
2. Sail plan. Anyone into sail-making or know about a good sail-loft?
3. Plating up the dog-house.
4. Small greenhouse ready for summer. This is for sugar-peas.
5. Happy welding lady fixing up some small stuff.

1. http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=732971&stc=1&d=1401550758
2. http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=732981&stc=1&d=1401550760
3. http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=732991&stc=1&d=1401550763
4. http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=733001&stc=1&d=1401550765
5. http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=733011&stc=1&d=1401550767

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Hat off to you Z, you have the commune thing working well. I'm impressed.

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Why is there roach on a battenless gaff sail?

That leach should be slightly hollow.

But, don't sweat the details.

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I'm not really qualified to instruct anyone about sails, but you asked, and I'll answer. First, there are lots of books on sailmaking. I'll let others suggest which are best. Second, I'd bet any small cruising sailmaker would be willing to help you out even if you want to save money by doing a lot of the work yourselves. He could design the sails (for a fee), or even supply the pre-cut panels for you to sew together.

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I am afraid they may find there is more work than they expected after they finish the metal work. I suspect in Hawk the metal work was less than 30% of the man hours. But it seems like a happy optimistic group so that may not be a problem.

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Better take a close look at the rake of the masts. The foremast looks as if it is raked forward which is odd. Was this on purpose?

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Jose:

They are farmers. Of course it looks right to them.

 

I had better not post anymore tonight. I'm still pissed that we dropped out of that race yesterday.

The boy knows how to carry a grudge.

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I don't get it. I'm seeing all these people that look non-asian in the middle of China? Where are they coming from? How and why are they showing up to work on this thing? Where's the money coming from for food, heat and materials?

 

-jim lee

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I thought they were in Norway too. But I am not sure why. I haven't learned much Chinese since I have been here. But I do recognize his profile location 中国 as "Middle Kingdom" or Mainland China.

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He started in China, now in Norway.... or somewhere scandihoovian. ( I can say scandihoovian, cause I'm of scandihoovian descent myself...)

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Why is there roach on a battenless gaff sail?

That leach should be slightly hollow.

But, don't sweat the details.

Hi Bob. We are not sail experts. we stole this from the colin archer drawings at the museum pluss a couple of other places for gaff rig boats... its not definite yet. but we are getting there...

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Hat off to you Z, you have the commune thing working well. I'm impressed.

thanks. sometimes it feels like herding cats :-)

 

love from

sailing the farm

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Ze:

sail plan looks nicely balanced. Should work just fine.

 

With a battenless, gaff sail I'm pretty certain you are going to need a slight hollow in the leech. Now you show a slight roach. Now, I'm no sailmaker either but I have been around sails and sailmakers for 54 years and I have picked up a thing or two or three. If you build the main and mizzen with roach I'm prety sure you will end up with considerable hook or cuirl to the leech. This is not good. We jokingly refer to it as a "speed cup". By using a slight amount of hollow in the leech you can avoid the curl.

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here is more sailplans. still not definite. but i think at least the m2 is good soon. originally its 85 or something

 

http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=737391&stc=1&d=1402132016

 

comments welcome. even comments from grumpy old men :-)

 

Friends of mine built a Spray 46 (www.corinne.se), with a gaff rig.

When they got to Las Palmas they modifyed the whole rig to remove the gaffs. It was simply to complicated.

Get in touch with Johan on Corinne if you need some more details!

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June 2014

Greetings to all sea gypsies out there

Its been a busy month up at the farm. The potatoes are slowly coming
up. the bees are out flying and we even got ourselves some more queens
this year, but best of all, the weather has been really good. Days and
days of sun, which is more you can ask for so far north.

We are also working hard on the boat to finish up and go south this
year. The plating is finished, which was more or less a 2-3 months
work. Next one is installing all electric stuff and continue gettting
the engine in. Getting the rigging in also have high priority now.

As mentioned earlier our plan is to set sail for West Indies/Cuba at
the end of this year helping wwoofing/organic communities around the
world. So if you have skills in organic farming and love travel with
zero carbon footprint, please contact us.

We still have space up on the farm until the boat is finished so if
you have farming or boatbuilding skills you think might be useful
please contact us.

Love from
Sailing the Farm
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.


Pics from last weeks of work.

Pictures:

a. Here is the sizes for the sails. If you have some spare sail laying
around we can modify to fit then we would love to hear from you.
b. Wall.. Sorry, bulkheads are coming up
c. Machining some drainage to the bathroom.
d. Crazy Aussie guy trying to get through the porthole.
e.. Painting up the forward storage area

a: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=748831&stc=1&d=1403381754
b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=748841&stc=1&d=1403381765
c: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=748851&stc=1&d=1403381766
d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=748861&stc=1&d=1403381767
e:http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=748871&stc=1&d=1403381769

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a: pump for greywater installed + saltwater intake. (thats the big one with lid on top)
b: aft bulkhead is getting installed.
c: electrical work (led-lights in ceiling soon finished)

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Just killed an afternoon reading this thread. I'm exhausted! Such an awesome project there, and I hope to run into this yacht - and crew - in my travels. I even liked the farming bits, since I'll be retiring to a 1.3ha property in New Zealand when I eventually tire of sailing.

 

Thanks Zeyang,

 

Rob (currently in Brisbane)

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July 2014

Greetings to all our fans, helpers and sea gypsies out there.

July 2014 has been as busy as we expected. We have had people from all
over the world to come help us with running the boat project forward
and plant and weed on the fields to get us self-sufficient in
future. We are still some way to go but we are getting there.

On the boat side the biggest thing is that all the inner plating and
insulation are all finished up, the bathroom (wet-room) is plated and
all watertanks are welded into position. Next big thing is to get the
engine into the boat. We have to lift it up 3 meters and then 2 meters
sideways. Its a little messy but we are working on this right
now. Weight of the engine is around 500 kg so we need a hoist-system.

The volunteers took some days off to hitch-hike to the west coast, and
came happily back home with pictures of fiords, and camping outside in
the mountains close to the glaciers. The summer has been extremely
warm one so contrary to what i was thinking that they will almost
freeze to death they got back to the farm sun-burned with a happy
smile on their faces.

During next weeks we will be harvesting what we have been planting
this year and we will work on the engine and rigging, so if you have
any skills you might think be useful please feel free to contact us.

We also looking for crew for sailing across the atlantic, heading
towards Cuba when the boat is finished so if you find that fancy
please contact us.


Love from
Sailing the Farm
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pics from last weeks of work.

Pictures:

a. volunteers are hitch-hiking to the westcoast. hippie-factor running high maybe?
b. fixing up the aluminium canoe for weekend canoing in the lake.
c english lady working on the hatch and water tanks.
d. painting up the bulkheads. all in white.

a: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=801471&stc=1&d=1407650159
b: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=801481&stc=1&d=1407650162
c: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=801491&stc=1&d=1407650163
d: http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=801501&stc=1&d=1407650165

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Cuba? that's pretty far away from Antarctica.. well Rum n coke is better than Penguin Punch I hear !! GO Z !!

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August/September 2014

Greetings to all our fans, helpers and sea gypsies out there.


The autumn is here and with that comes harvest on sailing the farm. We
got lots of raspberries this year which is partly stored in the
freezer and partly as jam. Then some hundred jars of raspberry-honey
from the bees and in the end we harvested the potatoes, so in sum: Yes
we are partly selfsufficient, but it might be a little boring eating
baked potatoes with raspberries and honey every day during the winter.
:-) But we are slowly getting there...

We are also getting closer with the boat project. All stuff made of
fabric is finished, electricity (both AC and DC) is installed. There
is still some more work to do on the engine before its ready to go
into the boat (basically split and rebuilt that iron beast)

Then there is some deck work left, and then the last step is tearing
down the temporary boatshed to get ship the boat down to the
sea. So still lots of work to do but its going forward.

We wish you all a happy autumn whereever you are.

Love from
Sailing the Farm
A sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow.

Pics from last weeks of work.

Pictures:

a. 2 volunteers hitchiking up north to look for trolls.
b: harvest honey from the bees.
c. grinder work in the galley
d mattress for the aft cabin
e. volunteers out testing the flimsy canoe.

http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=852731&stc=1&d=1411500396
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Raspberry-Honey? We practice a little backyard farming here in the SanFran suburbs, but with the drought no fruit this year. We did end up with about 10 litres of honey from one hive, but our second hive struggled a bit and we're letting them keep their product, and we gave them a little from the over productive hives. (Side note, We have a little winery in the garage as well and I'm bottling up 160 bottles to make room for this years product)

 

So what's Raspberry-Honey? Sounds like something my kids would like.

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My beekeeper moves all of his hives out of the neighboring orchards into my woods after cherry bloom, and before pesticide spraying begins. Gives me a few gallons every year. But he forgot to mention that he was deliberately spotting hives in the middle of the poison oak patches, and selling the stuff as magic "desensitizing honey." I thought I was coming down with cancer or aids or some such shit, and actually spent a lot of money on doctors and tests before he fessed up.

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Great to hear your getting close, I'm sure its very exciting for you and your friends,

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hi guys. really need to nail that sailplan and get it finished.

what is acceptable clearance between main boom and mizzen mast?

any idea?

 

 

 

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hi guys. really need to nail that sailplan and get it finished.

what is acceptable clearance between main boom and mizzen mast?

any idea?

 

As long as the boom is free to swing vertically and horizontally without hitting the mizzen you're fine. The usual limit is the forward mizzen shroud, the main boom has to swing out past that.

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thanks. will work on standing rigging position and come back with position.

 

mast position is now fixed since ive welded in the mast support underneath for both mizzen and main. (here is picture for main)

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As Tad mentioned it will be the forward shroud on the mizzen that will determine boom length. But keep in mind that the boom swings in an arc so a 2d profile may not show clearance while in real life the clearance may be there when the boom swings outboard. Perhaps you can mock this up on the boat. Your boat is quite beam aft and this will help.

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Ze!!! You're still at it..nice work. less pics of crazy Australians and more pics of hot girls bound for Lillehammer...They'd have better luck with less clothes on! :D

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i think i found out the length of boom that is possion of standing rigging for mizzen.

its slightly forward of mizzen mast.

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some pictures from summer 2014.

happy new year.

 

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who knew there was a match.com for backyard boatbuilders?

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After all this effort . . . . I really hope it works out when the boat gets to meet the water.

 

Some of the photos and text cause me to scratch my head and hope it does not become a train wreck.

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I just continue to silently wish them well and hope they have a grand adventure.

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I just continue to silently wish them well and hope they have a grand adventure.

Silently? I type loudly in my support of the boat building, matchmaking, farming and future adventures.

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