Finally Does It

Build logs from members building catamarans, trimarans and other multi-hull variants.
44c
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by 44c » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:23 pm

Looks great David. Quite a bit of progress even since we were there.

mikeb
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by mikeb » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:21 am

Thanks for the photos David, happy to see your progress...almost in the home stretch!!! :D

Beav222
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Beav222 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:39 am

Beautiful yacht. I just hope mine turns out that good. Looks like a LOT of fairing. We must be masochistic at heart. Keep up the good work. :D
Dean :lol: & Debra :mrgreen:

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines and sail away. "

— Mark Twain.

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Finally
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:37 pm

Last couple of photos for the year.
689 Cockpit in Microsurfacer 3.jpg
Cockpit area in Microsurfacer
692 Saloon Sides in Microsurfacer 3.jpg
Saloon sides and saloon front panels in Microsurfacer (and spot filled)
Now it's sand, sand, sand.......at least Microsurfacer is a lot, lot easier to sand than bog. In fact it's very easy to sand off too much.

Season's Greetings to all......sometime in the second half of 2017 will see me on the water. Well, that's the plan today (I've been saying that for 2 years but I'm pretty confident this time).

David

mahnamahna
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by mahnamahna » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:12 pm

Looks awesome David. It already looks sanded, just the spot fills to sand now? I will be sanding again tomorrow.

Finally
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:09 pm

mahnamahna wrote:Looks awesome David. It already looks sanded, just the spot fills to sand now? I will be sanding again tomorrow.
Thanks Paul.

Unfortunately it's not sanded. The pinholes are easier to see now before they are covered in guide coat and filled with sanding dust. Hopefully I managed to get most of them - that will make it easier when it comes to chasing the last of at the highbuild stage.

David

AdelaideCookie
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by AdelaideCookie » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:38 pm

Looking good!

Is your striker PVC and glass?

Did you end up buying a commercial unit for the drop table or make your own?

Keep it up!
Building 25ft Cruising Cat
Launceston, Tassie

Finally
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:09 pm

Striker is glass tube (wall thickness is about 4mm), the web at the top is solid glass made from scrap glass to the correct thickness and a slotted stainless pipe glued and glassed across the top to take the Dyform wire.

Made up my own system for the drop table from PVC items bought from the hardware store.

David

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by AdelaideCookie » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:33 pm

Cool, thanks!
Building 25ft Cruising Cat
Launceston, Tassie

Finally
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:32 pm

Decided to build my own boom - a la Roam. Finished a couple of days ago, prepped and ready for fairing and painting.
707 Foam Bent Over Boom Frame Ready for Glassing.jpg
726 Sail Cover Bolt Rope Conduit Glassed In 1.jpg
728 Sail Cover Bolt Rope Conduit Glassed In 3.jpg
732 Clutch Bank Exit Boxes Glassed In 2.jpg
Took about 4 weeks part time but I could have done some things a bit quicker. A bit of a watch and wait game up here this time of year waiting for it to be not too hot and not too humid to get some of the bigger glass layups done. By the time I finished one of the bigger sessions, where I started was already cured enough for me to peel back the peel ply - you can't wet out in one go then put peel ply on, you have to wet out and put peel ply on progressively through the session.

David

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