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PRJP78
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Re: 15.

Post by PRJP78 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:41 am

beautiful

Matt L.
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Re: 15.

Post by Matt L. » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:54 am

Had to pull off a bit of masking to see the contrast...more painting to go so not time to unwrap yet :( Loving it though :)
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Exciting times for us!
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Re: 15.

Post by groper » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:45 pm

looks mint mate... great work :D

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Re: 15.

Post by Matt L. » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:09 am

Thanks Groper. Into the cockpit now...shit it's big, the width of the boat, with lots of coves, corners, cutouts and curves!
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Re: 15.

Post by Matt L. » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:39 am

PRJP78 wrote:beautiful
Thanks. How's the boat research going? Any closer to that perfect boat, easy to build?
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Re: 15.

Post by PRJP78 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:04 pm

Matt L. wrote:
PRJP78 wrote:beautiful
Thanks. How's the boat research going? Any closer to that perfect boat, easy to build?

not even close. hehe

the options are endless.

i don't know still. but i have been speaking with several people about possible ways to build.. i think if i do..im going to build my own by modifying (heavily) on something already existing that suits my needs the best.. but.. i'm not even close to finding what that is.

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Re: 15.

Post by Matt L. » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:12 am

PRJP78 wrote:if i do..im going to build my own by modifying (heavily) on something already existing that suits my needs the best..
This is pretty much how we have done it. I wouldn't claim it is the most efficient approach.

I spent a lot of time imagining what our 'brief' actually was/is..still do (but that's called day dreaming). Of course we haven't fully lived the lifestyle of our dreams, so our aspirations and expectations are flexible. I think it's not so much the boat that's flexible...it's the sailor. Most boats will do the job.

Then I've spent a lot of time imagining/designing how to best build the many components and features...a lot of time!

I think imagination is helpful building with this approach...but the thing about using imagination is I can't really turn it off when I think I'm done. So I expect imagination to change its mind...most boats will do the job.

So what's heavily modifying? The super structure? Interior layout?
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Re: 15.

Post by Matt L. » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:15 pm

A few development pics of wingdeck.

Here I am deep in my design process. The deck is cambered athwartships so the seating was built on top whilst on the mold with 2nd bond flanges to glue down the hard to reach places later.
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Glassing one side of most of the panels first ...poor persons kitset.
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Team effort glassing the other side in place. Frames behind holding seat back in position- two panels, the seat upstand is plumb but the seat back is raked back for comfort.
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A little help from the neighbours. Note the seat reaching into the roof trusses off the side, waiting its turn.
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Here is the limitations on the size of components I could make indoors.
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Here's how we celebrate a milestone...
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A few lines lofted on the floor to make some frames for a quick addition to the mold to start on the wingdeck leading edge.The wingdeck is cambered and so is the leading edge/deck join which also curves aft.
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Underside bogged and faired before joining outside.
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There was a third, aft part to the wingdeck which included a small curved beam of the aft tramp area, but I don't seem to have pics of that on the table?
Each piece was glassed both sides, one at a time. In the last pic you can see the mold table is upside down...It was double sided, I could flip flop it over each time. The three large panels were taped together, top and bottom, in place and the seating, main bulk head and fwd locker bulkheads were all bonded on before the frames underneath were removed. Lots of details and stages missing that I don't have photos of and I can barely remember?
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Re: 15.

Post by he b gb » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:27 am

Wow Matt, lots of beautiful curves there! Do you think it added much time to the build by choosing such a curvy design? I sometimes wonder (as most of my boats have been curvy also) if I should have built flat panelled boats instead, but then when I'm rowing ashore and staring back at her I soon forget about the extra work and a feel of satisfaction comes about me ;) and think, yes, it's definitely worth it! looking forward to seeing her out of the shed . Cheers, Gerald. ps. looks like you've been working on building up a pretty good crew while building your boat :lol:

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Re: 15.

Post by PRJP78 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:39 pm

i tend to like more square because it gives you more room too. the curves waste room..even if they look pretty ;]

although some places the curves save room..when they follow the layout and stuff

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