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by sea_bee
Wed May 17, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Easy 10.5 SS
Replies: 43
Views: 53832

Re: Easy 10.5 SS

... I'd like to extend the swim platform ... Do you mean to extend the flat surface on the top of the bottom step, or extend the whole transom out further? Not sure the charging scale at marinas over there, but consider the overall length of the boat. Peter Snell's Sarah was designed at 11.99m LOA ...
by sea_bee
Tue May 02, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 220
Views: 181563

Re: Sarah 41

Just stick to the plans. Frame 10 forms the back of the bottom step, and frame 9 is the back of the top step. And then the tiller head or rudder post is at the edge of the middle step. To make any curves, you are going to have to add extra material (read weight, cost and time), with each step overha...
by sea_bee
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: outboards
Replies: 225
Views: 144041

Re: outboards

Hi Chris. You could get the prop re-pitched a bit higher if you felt it would be worthwhile. For our peculiar asymetrical configuration, it makes sense for us to have this prop pitched to best suit single motor use. We often motor or motorsail with just that one motor. As the other motor is much la...
by sea_bee
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: outboards
Replies: 225
Views: 144041

Re: outboards

One of the motors on my Sarah is a bit of a Frankenstein monster. It started life as an old Yamaha 9.9 high thrust that I bought cheap while building the boat to ensure that I constructed a properly sized engine box. It was cheap because it had a blown powerhead. I later learned that the new Parsun ...
by sea_bee
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 105684

Re: MV catapult

It was good to meet you on Lizard Island, Nick. Your boat is so distinctive that I recognised it from a mile off. All the other yachties at Lizard made comment about it being a credit to someone so young to have desinged and built such a boat, and then completed the trip to PNG. Well done. And the v...
by sea_bee
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 154995

Re: SV

Hi Beav. I used Australian eucalyptus hardwood for the foot of the keels. I think it might have been grey gum, but I'm not exactly sure that is correct. Too long ago. I visited the local bush sawmill and told the old timer what I wanted the timber for. He went fishing through his pile of old offcuts...
by sea_bee
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 154995

Re: SV

I've been reading your comments for years, Alan, but had never knew the name of your boat. I must have imagined a big 44C on the side. These Hill Inlet photos surprised me, as we were parked beside you only a week earlier in Gulnare.Did this forum thread once have a different title? I'll make sure t...
by sea_bee
Fri May 06, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Building, Timber and Joinery
Topic: Scarf vs. butt plate
Replies: 26
Views: 32827

Re: Scarf vs. butt plate

...In my Sarah plans it calls for plain butt joints when building the hulls; i.e. - no type of lap or scarf at all, but the ply butted up against each other and a butt plate affixed (if I am reading the plans correctly)... You're reading that correctly. If you are concerned about the strength, try ...
by sea_bee
Fri May 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Fitout
Topic: internal flooring
Replies: 14
Views: 34979

Re: internal flooring

Keep in mind that many of the stringers end up with structural locker shelves attached to the top edge. Rounding off that top edge would reduce the bond between the stringer and the shelf. Best would be to round the bottom edge and to bevel the top edge at the angle of the side of the boat so that t...
by sea_bee
Fri May 06, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: shrinking epoxy
Replies: 7
Views: 11357

Re: shrinking epoxy

The indentations are not the bog shrinking. It's the plywood on either side swelling from moisture soaked up out of the air. There's not much you can do about it apart from bogging at the right time of year, and even the very experienced builders have this issue.

Chris