Boxy Fisher Catamaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Fanie, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Hi Mas, well do that, but not 'one day', how about a little sooner :D
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Launch is around September... Will you be there? - I think I will be there (on board)... :D
     
  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I'll see how things look by then. Who knows.

    I figgerd a way to make the hulls, take the jig out and it can be ready for the next hull in a matter of minutes ! This will save two days in which assembly and disassembly would have taken place.

    For different hulls and sizes I will have to make a different die set, but it's still ok. It will take about 2 to 3 hours to change the set from one hull to the next.

    I'm actually bloody impressed with myself. Don't know why I haven't thought of it earlier.

    Making the mast(s) is going to work exactly the same.

    The flashy part is once the hull or the mast is made you can ride the jig out of it - on wheels !
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I'm currently assembling the jig arms. I also got a 3ton and a 1.5ton block & tackle that would come in handy.

    To level the ground where the boat would be built I need to build a piece of brick wall where the main bedroom would be one day. Of course the bricks they wanted to deliver doesn't even look remotely like the ones I ordered and I have a suspicion this is going to give off a long dispute - while I cannot continue my earth moving and prepare the space, while they sit with my money of course.

    Getting really irritated by some things wasting time :(
     
  5. Richard Atkin
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    Richard Atkin atn_atkin@hotmail.com

    i hate it so much when i pay for something and they give me something else....or something is wrong. makes my blood boil. and they find a way to blame me. happened to me many times. i know how you feel Fanie
     
  6. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    It is frustrating. It feels as if everything is happening in slow motion and nothing really gets done. I wanted two of the hulls to be finished already.
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    It is like watching glaciers melt. It will happen, though. God bless.
     
  8. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I got some parts this afternoon and have bent some already. I'll start assembling by the morrow. Better get a boat done before the glaciers melted and we drown here ;)
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Seems like a global malady ??? The Glaciers won't melt because the smoke and ash from the volcano will cool the Northern hemisphere a bit and all the big jets being grounded as a consequence will further help in cooling the climate :D :eek:
     
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  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Better get crackin'then, before Hell freezes over and you will have to convert it into an icebreaker.:D
     
  11. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Hmm, multi-hull icebreakers, what a stupid idea!
     
  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Multihull ice-SKATERS :D
     
  13. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Touché.
     
  14. rayaldridge
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    rayaldridge Senior Member

    Speaking of multihull icebreakers, do you know when I realized Tristan Jones was a fraud?

    When he wrote of breaking thick ice in a canal with his boathook at a one knot rate, aboard his trimaran.

    Yeah, I'm slow.
     

  15. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Wow, Fanie! It's been a long time since we've heard from you here. Are you up against a wall here?
     
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