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DaveHub

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2014, 02:53:02 PM »
"Clara J" is launched!

We were at Graduation/Launch day this past Saturday at IYRS in Newport.  What a great day!

We were able to take her out with many of the students who restored her, and Warren Barker the instructor who oversaw this amazing process.

Winds according to local sources were 15+ with gusts in the mid 20s.  We had two reefs in, and were clocking 6.3 !  The S is far more nimble than I expected.  What a great boat.

This project was amazing, and great fun.  Especially engaging with the students and staff at IYRS.   I highly recommend it if you can.

See a short video that IYRS produced of the event, very well done.  Clara J is the boat 'dressed' with signal flags:

http://youtu.be/2PPQtUYKejE

There are still some odds and ends to be wrapped up and adjusted, but if all goes well, I will have her at the WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport at the end of June.

Hope to see you there!

I'll do another post to wrap this up in a few weeks.

P.S.  I believe 'Plum', the Quincy Adams 17 also in the video, is still available, as are a few of the Beetle Cats, if anyone is interested.  All restored by IYRS this year.

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2014, 07:49:03 PM »
Great news Dave!

Thanks for funding her restoration, hope you and Lady J have many wonderful sails together. 

I read Hans Scholl's last blog on it, he did a fantastic job covering the year at the school.

Enjoy your new mistress with white oak ribs. 

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2014, 06:47:01 PM »
Outstanding! Will she be at the Herreshoff Regatta ?

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2014, 04:46:18 PM »


Enjoy your new mistress with white oak ribs.

Hey, I have copyright on that!!

Wow, a brand spanking good as new S-boat.  I'm jealous.  Good times with her.  Hope to see her at the regatta.

The wife says I can have a mistress as long as her ribs are made from white oak.

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2014, 08:44:13 PM »
I know--it was a nice steal and homage to your handy work. 


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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 01:38:10 AM »
I told my wife about that tag line.  She loved it.  I also let her name the boat!

So, "Clara J" (ex "Misty", ex "Tinker Too") was named as follows by my wife:

Clara was the name of Cap'n Nat's first wife.  Also the name of one of his personal boats (up in the museum of course).  And it means "clear, bright" which would be our wish for sailing.  Plus it's the name of a family mascot (a chipmunk, who does in fact have her own PFD btw).

The clincher is the "J", for my wife Jane.

Smart huh?


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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2014, 07:53:03 PM »
We are at the Wooden Boat Show!
She is turning heads for sure!

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2014, 08:51:01 PM »
I so want to hear more about the Chipmunk..... ;D

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2014, 11:24:47 PM »
She is home!  After a long battle with 25+ going into Port Jefferson, she came through for us with flying colors on Tuesday.

Another Herreshoff has been saved.

Special thanks to the IYRS Class of 2014 and their instructor Warren, for a beautiful job.

And, for those interested, here is the Chipmunk!



Thanks to all for the good wishes.

See you out there!

Dave

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2014, 02:35:21 PM »
A chipmunk and a rabbit? Scandalous!

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2014, 02:34:39 PM »
We're a very open minded family!   8)

Here she is finally home!



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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2014, 07:28:02 PM »
Beautiful Dave.  What Sumbrella color are the sail covers, I have to get mine made, and I kinda like that color.  Is it "linen"?
The wife says I can have a mistress as long as her ribs are made from white oak.

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2014, 08:14:18 PM »
Hi Erick,

Yes, it is the Sunbrella linen.  I had them done by Katie Bradford at Custom Marine Canvas in Noank, CT.  I looked at all the sunbrella colors, their web site has a marine section.  But the linen just felt the most 'classic' given the colors of the boat.  Katie sent me a swatch first (actually a couple, of different brands) to look at.

She also did a tent for me which you don't see here.  They 'pattern' the boat first, and design the canvas so there are no additional fittings needed.  No snaps on the hull etc...  All zippers around lazy jacks, twist locks, lines to existing cleats, velcro around shrouds, etc...

I'll see if I can post a shot of her in the sun, to get a better sense of color.

Dave





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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2014, 04:19:07 PM »
Dave, where is home port for Clara?
The wife says I can have a mistress as long as her ribs are made from white oak.

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Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2014, 04:34:54 PM »
Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York.