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  1. Thanks, Gary. I reviewed a lot of photos this weekend and all contained the opposing corner pattern. Maury
  2. Mark, The illustrations and photos I've found show them that way. I don't think they were heavy enough to require a mechanical advantage of a block and tackle to remove them, but maybe??? Maury
  3. Rough shaping of the main rails. They are going to be finished at 2 3/4" thick, 10" wide. They are a bit over-sized still. Next up is to find an efficient way to cut the scarph joints. The rail pieces are differently arced so making the first cut on the table saw is probably not a good choice . Maury
  4. Will, Thanks for the kind words. The research was frustrating. After a long search for a centerboard schooner of the size I wanted (+ / - 60') I settled on the C.Chase because the Smithsonian could supply plans (although in a different scale) and Chapelle has at least some comments. Turns out that is all the actual information I've been able to find, including the records of the shipyard where built. I determined there was ample info. on the type of boat so I went full ahead. The advantage is there is no way someone can challenge me on some of the small detail. Practice with TurboCad on the pungy plans. It takes a while to master that.

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