I started building a John Welsford Pathfinder in July 2008. The boat was completed in Oct, 2010.

This blog now records our use of the boat, but documentation of building the boat can be found in the archives.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The tipping point was significantly different when turning the boat back upright. I am still alive and my building is still standing, but remember that the center of gravity on a boat is almost always really close to the bottom of the boat. When pulling it back upright, it will want to suddenly turn as soon as it is able. A little disconcerting if you are on the down-gravity side of the boat, but in my case the straps and my steel building held.

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