Attention Australian builders

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by rob denney, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. catsketcher
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    catsketcher Senior Member

    Open eyes Lazey!

    Going around marinas Lazeyjack is not necessarily the best way to see the state of the design genre. It is often good to see the boats sail, talk to the people who live in them, watch them at anchor. Writing off designers work as "crap" is more than a little arrogant. What you may think is a bad idea may work for others.

    Sail the boats, get on board, talk to the designers and owners of the boats sailing. See the good as well as the opportunities for betterment.

    cheers all

    Phil Thompson
     
  2. rob denney
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    rob denney Senior Member

    Gareth,

    Daresay I will write a few lines and take a few piccies.However, Jeff and Phil, don't let that be an excuse not to attend!

    regards,
    Rob
     
  3. catsketcher
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    catsketcher Senior Member

    Thanks

    Thanks for the invite Rob. It would be great to have a look at your boats and the synthesis of two novel approches - the Harry proa and KSS but I gotta work and my wife is throwing me a turning 40 party. It would be a shame to miss it - even if I were to talk boats non stop for a couple of days.

    What I am intrigued with is the idea of using KSS to produce hulls that can be accurate. I have a friend down here who ran a workshop at his house with Derek whose boat required a fair bit of eye balling. I think what the world would really love ( and I am not putting my hand up to do it) is a KSS style process that uses computer cut panels to accurately produce 3D shapes. It sounds like Derek is heading that way with the precut foam. I love using computer cut parts inside the hull, and I like being the ability of strip foam to be able to conform to severe curvature. Going from flat panel to highly compounded shapes would be a big breakthrough.

    Have fun

    Phil Thompson
     
  4. bhnautika
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    bhnautika Senior Member

    If any one is interested I have an article on “gelignite” designed by lexon/lowe
    from Australian Sailing mag Aug 90. “BANG it’s a boat”
     
  5. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Rob, also thanks for invite, I'm spread a bit thin at present as trying to finish new factory, tune & polish our Egan 1240 cat tooling to start manufacture of hulls, coach soccer kids, amongst doing site work to pay for all plus gap cost on med' ins' for family treatment, no complaints though just life at work I suppose! By the way almost 20 years ago you showed me duracore & peelply for the first time when you were repping for Adhesive Tech'.Would love to have a look at the proa project though if I get up the coast at some stage. Regards from Jeff.:)
     
  6. boatcrasher07
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    boatcrasher07 New Member

    wanted farrier 32 33 or 28 fastback and plans or any abanded projects

    would any one be able too locate some hard backs and plans for a farrier 28 , 32 , 33, or any abanded projects
     
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  7. DennisRB
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    DennisRB Senior Member

    Fastback? Sunk any yachts lately? :p
     
  8. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    do i need go abd a grainger to prove what I saw, i have seen enough blue water to know how a boat will perform, but yes you are right there are some fine boats built here
     
  9. Zoro
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    Zoro Size doesn't count!

    I have been on the 35' Ben Lexcen designed boat built this way, called "Dynamite" by the way. She was a good looking good preforming craft. As for Aussie boat builders we have some dud's and some of the worlds best.

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    I think the boat was called "Dynamite", hmmmm maybe "Gelignite" but it don't ring a bell. They did have pictures on the web of the inground concrete mould that was used but I can't find them at the moment. The boat looked like a big Eureka 32 and was moored in Middle Harbour NSW for a long time.

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    I stand corrected "Gelignite" it was ... Link to article about it...
     
  10. starboard
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    starboard New Member

    Dates changed?

    Hi Rob

    Did the dates change for this, or is it still going to be in May?

    Cheers
    Lee
     
  11. rob denney
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    Sorry, thought I had posted the change here. It is now June 7-10. Email me for accommodation details.

    Jeff, where are you building the Egan? And what is your surname? The ATL days seem like a long time ago, but if the KSS works, I expect there will be a little to and fro with them about KSs vs Duflex kits in the near future.

    regards,

    Rob
     
  12. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Rob, I'm doing the Egan in Wollongong NSW, Surname Hodgson, Yeah- it was a while ago, all these different build stategys have their benifits I spose- me I love gelcoat the shinier the better but I also appreciate lots of different styles of boats & construction options, the proas your doing look cool & I wish you well with the promotion of them 'cos there seems to be some fantastic efficiencys in the approach, & I'd love to see the shunting thing for real one day! Regards from Jeff:)
     
  13. Ausiwik
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    Ausiwik Junior Member

    Kellsall boatbuilding seminar

    Hi Guys
    First time on this forum for me but seeing the mention of infusion and Derek Kelsall I had to dip in with my view
    I would really encourage any one with an inquisitive mind or an urge to build too attend !!
    I attended a 4 day class put on by Diab ($800.00) and am really pleased I did
    I have been using the infusion process for 2 years now and I'm finding new ways to apply and and master it all the time.
    Since early on Ive been using the grooved core method (I made my own multi cut grooving or channel machine)
    Derek will show other methods such as surface infusion which he has favors I believe.
    I don't think anyone with an interest in boat building could attend without coming away totally enthusiastic (and I have never even met him)
    Ive made up recently a blog site which covers a bit of my stuff with a lot of process and construction pics plus some on sailboat hard dodgers http://marshalldesign.blogspot.com
    I'm in Yandina which is inland from the Sunshine Coast
    Steve Marshall
     
  14. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

    Along with everything else you know about Australian boatbuilders.
     

  15. Zoro
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    Zoro Size doesn't count!

    Yep that be the link I posted :D
     
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