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Posted: Nov 4th, 2011 at 12:40   |   Subject: ballasted ply centerboard
Hi George. We have "shut down"production temporarily on our055 since my son is finishing up his last year of college. But we can continue with component construction including centerboard, rudder and other parts. Could you detail the wooden centerboard ballast detail and the raise/lowering "lever"? We will use the multiple lams approach you recommend. Also, we are still anticipating a marconi sloop rig; I imagine others would like to see that choice for this beautiful little vessel too. Thank you.
Posted: Nov 4th, 2011 at 22:38   |   Subject: ballasted ply centerboard
Yes I will happily do that – and the marconi rig – and put them on the website.

Do you have more photos? There is another 055 building in Scotland at the moment and that builder has taken a rather different route to making the frames. I am intending to publish both sets as an interesting comparison.


Posted: Nov 8th, 2011 at 16:44   |   Subject: 055 in progress
Our boat is in something of a hiatus since my son is away at school. The photos I sent are pretty up-to-date, but I'd be happy to furnish additional if specific details or close-up views would be of interest.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2011 at 13:38   |   Subject: 055 in progress
Thank you Doug – as soon as I get the photos that I do have up, can I come back to you?

Meanwhile I will do the centreboard and marconi rig. Give me a nudge if they haven't appeared in a week or so?

Best regards - George

Posted: Nov 27th, 2011 at 00:19   |   Subject: centerboard plan
George, I suspect like all of us, you get busy during the holidays. But we are looking forward to your ideas for a ply centerboard with ballast. Thanks, Doug
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2011 at 13:18   |   Subject: centreboard plans
That was a very nice nudge Doug! I'll get them done this week!

Cheers - George
Posted: Dec 9th, 2011 at 13:28   |   Subject: ballasted ply centreboard
Plan for ballasted ply centreboard is now on site.

Marconi rig to come!