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by capt.fred
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: shrinking epoxy
Replies: 7
Views: 5796

Re: shrinking epoxy

Please be advised that epoxy does not shrink. The epoxy settles into minor crevices, thus the concave appearance. After the first batch sets up, just fill the concaves...
by capt.fred
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Mono-hull Builds
Topic: A 7' sailing dinghy
Replies: 0
Views: 2168

A 7' sailing dinghy

I wanted a small dinghy with no boom to duck under. First, I made a stick mock-up . Photo one. Then a I/4" ply mold, popped a hull and developed a sailing rig. she sailed well. 1984 Pirate's Pup mock-up.jpg 1984 ply mock-up Pirate's Pup.jpg 1984 Pirates Pup, Fred design.jpg 1985 Carol, Pirates Pup &...
by capt.fred
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Mono-hull Builds
Topic: Part four; Since no one is complainung
Replies: 0
Views: 2324

Part four; Since no one is complainung

Since no one is complaining, I'll continue on with the boat building adventure after we started sailing; Part four, chapter 13 of my autobiography. Draft copy 12/20/13 Chapter Thirteen 1977 thru 1979 (First real experiences on the Daedalus) You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You ca...
by capt.fred
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Mono-hull Builds
Topic: Part three; Bulding the Daedalus
Replies: 0
Views: 2126

Part three; Bulding the Daedalus

Draft copy 12/15/15 Chapter Twelve 1974 thru 1977 Part two (Building and launching the Daedalus) The Lay-up: If you are interested, this part is for you. If not, then please skip to somewhere further on, because I’m basically just reminiscing about all this. Laying up a fiberglass hull that extended...
by capt.fred
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Mono-hull Builds
Topic: Part two; building the 50' Daedalus
Replies: 0
Views: 2413

Part two; building the 50' Daedalus

Draft copy 12/15/15 This series of chapters 11 through 16 of my autobiography, years 1974 though 1983 describe how my adorable first mate and I designed, built a 50' 23 ton cutter yawl the Daedalus solely by ourselves, taught our selves to sail, always single handed including some of our adventures ...
by capt.fred
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Mono-hull Builds
Topic: Building the 50' 23 ton fg cutter yawl "Daedalus"
Replies: 1
Views: 3245

Building the 50' 23 ton fg cutter yawl "Daedalus"

Way back in 1975 My beautiful friend and I moved into a DIY boat yard in Santa Barbara, California and proceeded to fulfill a dream of designing and building from scratch a 50' 23 ton fiber glass cutter yawl. Here we are 41 years later, happily married and retired from our Daedalus. Here's a You Tub...