I would like the after compartment to be watertight enough to serve as flotation in the event of a capsize, so I'm thinking of running copper tubes straight through from the transom to the bulkhead for the steering lines to pass through.I'm also contemplating the addition of another watertight compartment under the forward thwart where the second mast step goes through. I'm still thinking about a couple detail modifications.
Dan work, Breeeze, and the website's nicely executed as well.
Couple quick questions: the mounted blocks for the steering rope look like bronze in the photo, but I'm guessing that's the colour of the light. Second up, what sort of fittings did you choose to conduct the steering rope through the transom?
Not sure if she would float or sink if she fills completely with water and one drops the ballast bags over board? Breeze I recall reading Herreshoff's comment that he thought Coquina's hull would float him and her ballast bags as well, even while filled with water, in one of his letters to his son Francis.
It appeared in the course of a discussion about sailing dinghies.
Rather a small tank just aft of the forward mast step. Cheers Mike Mike, If you do install a watertight floor in the after compartment, be sure to include an inspection hatch so it can be aired out. One of those little Beckson plates would work fine, and you'd never see it with the bulkhead closed up.
Myself, I'm looking for enough watertight volume that I can recover from a swamping unassisted.
My reason for the no-traditional build is that I will trailer the boat, and was worried about shrinkage when hauling and launching, which should be no issue with glued ply. It took me all mourning fussing around with the plank stock before I was happy to it let go through the shaper. He's a pretty accomplished boat builder, so when he suggested that we widen the planks at the ends so the bulb would tapper out to nothing when re-cut to the pattern shape, I just swallowed and said OK.
The block and tackle under the deck is modern Harken ss and will not be visible. Visit his site at The steering ropes are lead through the transom through regular copper pipe that I flared with a flaring tool on both ends and epoxied it into oversize holes (diameter = diameter of the flared part of the pipe) in the transom. I didn't exactly understand how it would work untill laying the pattern back on the stock.
Cheers Mike Hi Mike, Great to hear that you will begin to build a Coquina. I'm preparing to paint the hull now, before flipping her over.
Do you plan for glued lapstrake plywood or traditional cedar on oak? Good luck, and as much fun as I have with my project! I was wondering when you would update your website. I'm still thinking about a couple detail modifications.
Got a pair of trailer tires for free off of Craigslist, then bolted 5 lb plates on either side of he rim so they’d fit snug on the bar.