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by groper
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 98
Views: 96014

Re: Solar Panels

Solar panels available in australia for $1 per watt from these guys; http://ev-power.com.au/webstore/index.php/solar.html With cheap solar, i think ill put at least 750W on the roof, perhaps even 1000W. The same guys sell the lifepo4 battery cells at a reasonable price, so im going to use these as t...
by groper
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

Re: MV catapult

Just trying to illustrate how im going about building this boat. This is typical of what happens for each panel in the boat, so here a few pics of whats transpired; This is the second half of the foredeck, core setup with high density inserts and a recess for the escape hatch so the gutter mold will...
by groper
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

Re: MV catapult

My pleasure majek, happy to help anyone with infusion, its the way of the future :) Infusion is brilliant... so much less stress than hand laminating, no mess, it really suits home builders, especially those working alone like i am most of the time - i get the occasional help from my father when i n...
by groper
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

Re: MV catapult

Oh and heres a short vid of a rudder i built for a bloke that cruised into town on his duflex catamaran... i went down to say gday and have a look around his boat whilst he had it beached in the local creek. I noticed he only had 1 rudder and asked him if that was deliberate??? He looked under the b...
by groper
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

Re: MV catapult

Now im in the process of making the top foredeck panels, already got the port side done, need to make the stb side over xmas break period and join them together before pushing the camber into it and taping it onto the bulkheads. 1 advantge of makign your own panels, is that all the extra reinforcing...
by groper
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

Re: MV catapult

After that, i started on framing out the rear beam, and extended the floor out in the cockpit;

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by groper
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

Re: MV catapult

Then after the shoes were turned over, i placed the infused bulkheads on station and plum them up. http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/gravitygroper/20120812_180603.jpg Then i added the inside chamfer panels, followed by lifing up the bridgedeck; http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/gravity...
by groper
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 117002

MV catapult

Hi folks, great site for australian builders here, i only just discovered it recently but have been building for about 6 months now. The boat is a self designed 35ft powercat, although it could be converted into a motor sailer or full blown yacht quite easily and the thought has crossed my mind nume...
by groper
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 118509

Re: BIPOLAR

Looks really good mate, love the colour scheme...

what kind of performance is expected from this size biplane rig? Who designed the rig, schionning?