Well here’s a very crude photo of test rigging the Karl Stambaugh Catbird 16. I took the photo with my phone as unfortunately on my journey back from Norway where I spent 2 weeks working at the Hardanger Ship Preservation Centre I lost my camera with all of my photos. I’m only just recovering. So unfortunately you won’t be seeing the process of removing a 1930s single cylinder petrol parafin engine from a 1916 Norwegian fishing boat. Or the building of two wooden lifeboats for a classic motor vessel or lots and lots of other cool stuff that I got to see when I was there. There’s only one attractive solution that I can see and that’s to go back and do it all again.
Anyway back to the photo as you can see it’s the Catbird 16 lugsail yawl sharpie that I finished before I went to Norway. I tried on the suit of sails to see how they fitted and they fit pretty good. The location of the yard halyard needs to tweaked and the mizzen sail could be a bit lower but it’s not bad for a trial run using a few bits of string to hold it all together.
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