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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Slough Coot Back in the Yard

Slough Coot is back in the yard. The previous owner fit the Cape Henry 21 with a bowsprit 32″ long when the plans show 4 feet. He also built the gaff at 9 feet, when the plans show 12′-4″. I have had a new mainsail made and it should be fit to the boat on Aug 16th. The two new headsails I bought are to the plans specs. With now a to spec bowsprit and new main she should sail the way she was designed to!! For the life of me I do not understand when someone builds a new boat or airplane and they DON’T build it to the designed specs, then wonder way it doesn’t fly right!!

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Columbia River

“Slough Coot” underway on the lower Columbia river!

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Making Way

Saturday afternoon it was near 100 degrees so the wind was coming from the East (not normal) blowing about 5-6 knots! Here are a few shots of Slough Coot making way under sail.

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Teak Bases for Cleats

This last week I believe I completed the last structural build on “Slough Coot”. This last piece was building the solid teak bases for three brass cleats – two for the mainsheet traveler and one near the center of the aft deck for the painter-line that will tow the dinghy.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Oar Details

This rainy morning I cut and installed the leather oar protectors and stops.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Coot Chick

Today I received and then mounted the placard for “Slough Coot’s” tender. Meet “Coot Chick”.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Oars!

Today I built this little redwood pram a set of Douglas fir oars! She’s ready for a swim.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Redwood Pram

Today I finished the redwood pram custom built for “Slough Coot” the Dudley Dix Cape Henry 21.

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Launch

Yesterday evening we launched “Slough Coot”. Today we sailed her up the Lower Columbia river. What a perfect day!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Bench Seat

Today I built and installed the bench seat and sealed the ribs, inwales and bench with clear epoxy.

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