the all-seeingeye Pangur Ban: 28' Sharpie
Construction Diary

2003:

July 4 - 13

July 16 - 20

July 21 - 27

July 28 - Aug. 3

August 4 - 22

August 23 - 31

September

October

November
December

2004:

March

April

May

June

July

August

Rollover

September

October November

December

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February

March

April

May

June-August

September

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2006:

March

July-August

September

October

2007:

April-May

June

July

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September

October

2008:

January

February

May

July

September

References Technical Notes Egrets and the Commodore

June, 2004

June 19, 20, 2004

Finished out the inside of the centerboard trunk, glued it together, and added the trunk logs. Applied the first layer of 4oz cloth to the bottom of the boat.

June 27, 2004

Long and productive weekend. The primary victory was attaching the completed centerboard trunk to the hull. Managed to get it in place without assistance, despite the weight and awkward location. Also ground down all the nail points protruding through the inside of the hull. Applied 9 oz tape to the chines, stem, and stern.

I took some time out to read Peter Nichol's Sea Change this week. I'm not sure how to react to the manner in which he loses his boat. The inability to accept the existence of a problem early enough to fix it is a common psychological problem it seems among sailors.

The cabin beam mold.

Laminating two cabin beams.

Measuring the resulting camber.

The deck beam mold showing locations of various beams on the curve.

The deck beam mold

June 29, 2004

The deck and cabin beams are going to be laminated of 1/2-inch plywood. I know that there will be some rebound in the laminated beams when they are removed from the form. I also know that I want to increase the crown a couple of inches from the original design, but that the exact amount is not critical. It makes sense, then, to build the deck beam mold first with an exaggerated crown to find out what the rebound will be, before making the deck beam mold.

June 30, 2004

Off on an extended vacation to Washington D.C., with a side trip to Mystic Seaport.

Construction Diary

2003:

July 4 - 13

July 16 - 20

July 21 - 27

July 28 - Aug. 3

August 4 - 22

August 23 - 31

September

October

November
December

2004:

March

April

May

June

July

August

Rollover

September

October November

December

2005:

February

March

April

May

June-August

September

October

2006:

March

July-August

September

October

2007:

April-May

June

July

August

September

October

2008:

January

February

May

July

September

References Technical Notes Egrets and the Commodore