Key Largo Build in Charleston

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Roberta
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Good to hear you are making progress getting everything ready. Are you using a graphite packing? That would explain black residue.

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I went old school--waxed flax. I did use graphite on the rudder post, but went with flax on the stuffing box.
Still seems to be doing a good job of keeping water out...too good. Just a gentle hand tight stops the drips.
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Skin-on-frame kayak (17 ft, 2011)
Glen-L 15 (15 ft, 2008)
Glen-L Key Largo, Hankinson Design (20 ft, 2021)
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I thought maybe the black residue was the graphite. I get a little due to normal wear as I am using the Graphite packing. The cotton probably did get a little warm. It takes a little practice and trial and error for us newbies to tweak it in. If I ever need to uncouple the shaft, I may switch to the water cooled drippless setup. For now the graphite is doing fine.

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

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You should be able to find some nice smooth water on Friday. Can't wait to see your creation.
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Glad your sea trials are going well. I'll be looking for you on Friday.
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Looking forward to seeing it and meeting you
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I took "Fly Boys" up to the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show (32nd Annual) this past weekend. Georgetown is a delightful, historic, seaside community. We had been to the show twice before. This was the first time I brought boats (my Guillemot Kayak too).

I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy a boat show, but seeing the look on the people's faces after I answered "2021" to their "What year boat is this?" made it really fun. I also talked to several people in the process of restoring or building a boat and they really appreciated my experience. Two of them were building Glen-L boats, one a Malahini. I encouraged him to get on the forum as he was thinking of a 60 hp and I remember Hercdrivers' Mal had a 90 with plans to go up to a 115?

My wife, Susan, really worked the crowd, taught the ...ahem...older... folks how to vote using a QR code and convinced most of them to vote for "Fly Boys." That activity locked up the people's choice award, but "Fly Boys" also won a judges award.

I didn't expect to care so much about the recognition, but it really felt great, especially with two son's and my daughter-in-law in attendance.
Those of you who have built boats...or are building a boat...likely understand these emotions...and will understand that standing next to the boat, out in the sun, talking to boat show patrons... for hours at a time...I saw dozens of little tweaks and flaws...that apparently, the judges did not see!

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Guillemot kayak (16 ft, 2001)
Pygmy Double Kayak (20 ft, 2003)
Skin-on-frame kayak (17 ft, 2011)
Glen-L 15 (15 ft, 2008)
Glen-L Key Largo, Hankinson Design (20 ft, 2021)
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations!! The ACBS shows are really a lot of fun and the people are great to talk to.

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Awesome! You really did a fantastic job on that boat. The awards were earned honestly.
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Congrats! So she is as good with technology as she is a boat hook, eh?
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Your boat is deserving of credit, it is beautiful.
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Roberta: Thanks. I'll have to check out the ACBS web site. Perhaps I can find a show in New England, where most of our family lives? (after the ice melts)

Matt (Hoodman): Thanks. She sure looks great in the twilight, sitting next to your beautiful Geronimo.

Chris: Hooker, Technology, Marine marketing...I humbly assert that Susan is a multi-talented first mate.

Matt (Hercdriver): Thank you, right back atcha!
Completed builds:
Guillemot kayak (16 ft, 2001)
Pygmy Double Kayak (20 ft, 2003)
Skin-on-frame kayak (17 ft, 2011)
Glen-L 15 (15 ft, 2008)
Glen-L Key Largo, Hankinson Design (20 ft, 2021)
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Your boat certainly is beautiful. I understand why you won the awards. You've earned them.
Bryan

Building a malahini "Mona Lisa"

My wife said "If I build a boat, she's getting a divorce."
We're still happily married, but now she just wants "the dam boat out of the garage."
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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

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I would have agree you did a beautiful job building it, I still toss around the idea of building the Key Largo, if we decide to build a straight inboard.
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