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Sarah 41

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:33 pm
by Beav222
It's finally time to start the build. Today I have plans for an Easy Sarah ( http://www.Easycatamarans.Com )
Plywood will be here next week. Today I bought the stainless pipe for the rudders. Need plate and have it welded. My shop is twice as big so I have room to do the frame prep. Still need a temp building for the build itself tho. It should happen this summer. As soon as I figure out how to post pics I will.
But for now it should look something like this!!
Bye for now, Dean

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:41 pm
by Beav222
Anyone that is thinking about building yourself should First, have your head examined !!
Then do all the reshearching you can. Here are a few of what I read.

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:18 pm
by Beav222
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Here are a few more resources.

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:06 am
by Beav222
I have noticed the helm station on some boats is on the left and some on the right. Is there any regulations that govern this or is it preference.
Also there are different types of marine plywood such as Fir,Hydrotek Meranti/Keruing,Sapele and Okoume. Which works best and can I use different types for the hulls vs the interior??

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:25 am
by 44c
There is no rule about which side the helm station should be on. However, there is a right of way rule, which is basically that you give way to the right. So while I have two helms, I have the engine controls on the starboard side, so I have better visibility to that side when motoring.

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:56 am
by kjay
I have mine on the starboard side, also the batteries and electrical cabinet are on the starboard side in the saloon settee, so shorter cable runs. also transducer is forward of the starboard mini keel, so shorter cable extension needed. A few people have said that if your steering station is on the starboard side you will be using your left hand for your outboard controls, since you really only use them when berthing I was not bothered with this.
thanks
John

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:03 am
by kjay
BTW I used Gaboon Ply for my build, which is Okoume Ply in the states. My sheets where 9kg a 9mm sheet, Kakoda Ply (not sure if available in the USA) is a bit lighter. Both have aa faces and marine bond glue, Check with you suppliers with regards to weight. You do not necessarily need to use "Marine Grade Ply" as all hull sheeting is covered with fibre glass any way just ensure the ply has the marine glue bonding and clean faces.
John

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:05 am
by Beav222
kjay wrote:BTW I used Gaboon Ply for my build, which is Okoume Ply in the states. My sheets where 9kg a 9mm sheet, Kakoda Ply (not sure if available in the USA) is a bit lighter. Both have aa faces and marine bond glue, Check with you suppliers with regards to weight. You do not necessarily need to use "Marine Grade Ply" as all hull sheeting is covered with fibre glass any way just ensure the ply has the marine glue bonding and clean faces.
John
Thanks John. I looked at Okoume and it is not rot resistant but the Meranri is. The Meranti is 7 pounds (2 kg) I think heavier per sheet tho that's a lot when you add it all the sheets. Something like 700 pounds or317 kg. It's also $20 per sheet more. There is my delema. A little more weight or less piece of mind about rot. Hmmm what to do??

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:13 am
by Beav222
I'm starting to collect the stainless parts too. We have several great scrap yards here.
Also does anyone have air conditioners or coolers on board? There are many on the market. I will be sailing in cool weather so I'm looking for something g like a heat pump for heating and cooling. Any suggestions??

Re: Sarah 41

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:40 am
by kjay
The Ply should never be exposed to water as it is encapsulated in glass and epoxy that is why you can use the okhume ply. Peter Snell told me that once you have completed the hulls it is impossible to then build any significant lightness into the boat. I have saved over 200kg ,(450LBS) by using the lighter ply. Most builders on the forum building Easy boats will have gone done the lighter path.
Good luck with your choices.
John