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EBarnacle1 BS: Boat Builders Texas Dory Plans (89* d) RE: BS: Boat Builders Texas Dory Plans 23 Jul 03

Use the eastern white cedar for your framing. Once it's in place, varnish it or paint it. It should last longer than you will.

The reason for the small schooner is that I used to live on a 40' Stadel S model schooner. I discovered that I never used the after cabin. Ergo, I only need a 30' boat. This also makes cruising a lot cheaper.

As I am starting from scratch, except for the hull, I have the opportunity to design all the systems to meet my needs, rather than buy someone else's compromises. The hull is cold molded and I have just finished the basic fiberglas work. The ballast [2500#] will be poured this summer.

Power will be a genset running an electric motor attached to an outboard lower unit. An RO will run off the genset. The cockpit will have a hard top and removable sides, so it can fulfil the role of 'great cabin.' There will be solar panels atop the cockpit.

Booms will be wishbone on main and fore. The fore will be sprit rigged, in order to fill the space between the masts as thoroughly as possible. The main is gaff, with a permanently mounted topsail, the upper part of which will set separately in light wind. This topsail will have a wire bridle to perform the functions of separate peak and throat halliards.

As I am building for me, I only have to design well for function, not meet the needs of "Da Market."

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