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by Whimsical
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV Whimsical
Replies: 249
Views: 135742

Re: SV Whimsical

Dazza
It was my intention to use the esparger as a hydronic heater.
5Kw is quite a bit of power and a balsa boat is quite insulated so i think and hope it will work well.
Getting close to finding out :lol:

Mike
by Whimsical
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV Whimsical
Replies: 249
Views: 135742

Re: SV Whimsical

Anyone know how Whimsical is progressing? Mike used to be on a few forums, but haven't seen anything from him for ages. I heard a rumor he starved to death. :lol: Back again sort of. Put a big effort into the fairing with some help from Queensland 2 years ago but i overdid it. Ended up quite ill bu...
by Whimsical
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Stuffed Fountain Pajot
Replies: 1
Views: 2596

Stuffed Fountain Pajot

This 37'? Fountain P washed up on a nice sandy beach after breaking free of its anchor. No rocks or other solid bits to damage it just sand. I keep forgetting to take my cam to the boat, that's why i haven't updated my build, so this is just a phone pix but not too bad. I only took this one pix but ...
by Whimsical
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: Balsa VS foam core
Replies: 41
Views: 27339

Re: Balsa VS foam core

All the balsa cores that I have seen are end grain. Has to be that way to get the properties correct.
by Whimsical
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: Balsa VS foam core
Replies: 41
Views: 27339

Re: Balsa VS foam core

foam seems to be held in high regard because it won't rot but the other factors seem to always be ignored. Statements like water ingress are not a problem, from things i have read water ingress in foam can be a huge problem but not from rot but from delam. I have tried pulling skins off several type...
by Whimsical
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Spray equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 19603

Re: Spray equipment

be stuffed if i would use a roller again. I did on the first hull bottom and as u found, have to sand it all off to get rid of the stipple. Got a pressure pot from super cheap autos and that is a wonder to behold 10 liters goes on real fast and no stipple, sands to smooth with so little work. last c...
by Whimsical
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Window Tinting
Replies: 51
Views: 28997

Re: Window Tinting

my turn to resurrect this thread Will be getting my windows next week and want to apply the film before they get installed. Can i ask everyone what film they are using Is it a special for acrylic or just normal film What is the light transmission. Seems like most of the reflective ones are only abou...
by Whimsical
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Curved acyrlic windows
Replies: 6
Views: 5334

Re: Curved acyrlic windows

the side ones are as u say just the top corner but the front ones have quite a curve as well on the outer area. Too much to try and cold form it i think
by Whimsical
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Curved acyrlic windows
Replies: 6
Views: 5334

Re: Curved acyrlic windows

Update Found a fabricator here with an oven large enough to do the job. He would like a bigger surround but is happy to do it with the slightly over sized moulds. It will be done in 10mm clear and i will use the metalized film like 44c used. Cost for the 6 windows which will use 2 8x4 sheets and hal...
by Whimsical
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV Whimsical
Replies: 249
Views: 135742

Re: SV Whimsical

Jev The shaft is part of the blade. It was done in a mold and vacuum infused. All the laminate and foam was assembled onto 1 half then closed and infused. The shaft is mainly carbon tow that progressively spreads out for and aft as it gets further into the blade area making it pretty difficult for t...