9 thoughts on “Episode 37! The Bulwarks

  1. We were playing in the snow 2017 at Marks house out of white salmon and he said you have got to see this sail boat. So we drove down to your boat. You two were gone but we peeked in took photos and snoop around. I wondered if she was a copy of the spray.. and today I found your YouTube channel.. like many, I wondered how she will handle? Good luck and God speed. Don

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    1. Hiya Don!
      She’s not a spray but she’s similarly massive for a 35 footer (the spay was a huge 36er) Rediviva will handle like a well oiled machine in the ocean. We might not get any where too fast but we will be safe. We’re looking forward to getting to fitting out her rig here shortly as we are about a week away from launching this month! We’ve still got her rig, interior and deck hardware to sort out but we’ll be floating!!!!!
      R

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  2. I am looking for black locust lumber. I live in Washington State (Near the Hood Canal Bridge). Where did you find it? Thank you. Gene

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    1. Hey Gene,
      We found our locust just by word of mouth. It’s a very helpful small town 🙂 We also found most of our other lumber on Craigslist.com so that could be a start but it’s always easy to grab a beer at Everybody’s Brewing and talk to the locals, funner anyway haha
      Cheers
      R

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  3. Ahoy. So enjoy your vids. I’ve been a “boat guy” for 64 years.” It is so refreshing to watch and enjoy your dream with you. I admire you skills, willingness and appreciation for doing things right. I custom built glass boats for Miller Marine in the 70s and 80s. We had a saying in the yard that reflected our occasional frustrations. “There never seems to be enough time to do it right but there always seems to be time to do it again!” I, like you, am famous for over building everything but nearly everything I’ve ever build is still standing and functional, although faded and worn. But, then again, I’m kind of faded and worn as well. I still sail enthusiastically up here is Seattle and hope someday to see you out there. Keep up the amazing work and joy you bring to the “Art” of building your dream!

    Ed Ritchie, sailing “Zephyrus.”

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    1. I love your comment Ed!
      Faded and worn but still out there! You’re an inspiration. We have friends in Seattle so maybe we could go out on Zephyrus on our next trip north because I think Rediviva will be setting sail south first 🙂
      R

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  4. It’s looking great!

    I wonder, will the extra weight of the sheathing affect Rediviva’s performance? Or was it accounted for in George’s plans? I’m thinking you might want to increase the sail area somehow (but what do I know). On the other hand, the ballast is cement/steel, not lead, so maybe the extra weight will *improve* performance, at least in a heavy sea.

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    1. Thanks Mark!
      Since the sheathing is wood it’ll actually make us more buoyant Garrett reckons. Buehler would’ve slapped us for creating unnecessary work for ourselves so sheathing was not in the plans. However, Rediviva’s design is to also have internal ballast which we add after the rig is on, interior is in, and cruising gear loaded so that we can “trim” her to her lines as needed. Using either lead ingots or more concrete/steel poured into the bilge, back in the day they used rocks!
      R

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      1. I really like the idea of poured concrete for internal ballast – reinforces the frames and doesn’t shift in a heavy sea. On the other hand, if you run aground, loose ballast can be tossed to get you off.

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