Buccaneer 24 Builders Forum

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. lgenova
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    lgenova Junior Member

    Buccaneer 24 building progress...

    Long time I do not publish photos of building the B24.
    Here are some of the construction of the cabin.
     

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  2. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    Looking good Igenova ! I didn't realise the cabin was built off the boat.
    Have you built the main hull ?
     
  3. lgenova
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    Yes, redreuben. The three hulls are ready waiting for paint.

    I'll find some photos and post them later.
     
  4. bruceb
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    Nice cabin

    I bet that cabin would look great on my 24- nice job!
    Bruce
     
  5. bruceb
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    Quick update

    I haven't had much time, but I think I almost have my boat back to "normal". As usual, PAY attention to DETAILS! I had the main off and hadn't gotten the batten tension correct, I had moved the forestay attach point on the mast and ended up with too much rake, and my new "fast" bottom was done in too cold of weather and the undercoating wrinkled some so the bottom was more like 40 grit than glass in some spots. I think I have taken care of things now, but haven't had any time to try it out. Soon!
    B
     

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  6. bruceb
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    board math

    I think my numbers are correct- and if so, my 7' board (5'2'' below the hull) is too small, not too large. The upwind sail area is around 400 sq ft, (2 %= 8'), the board is 84" long, 22" in the trunk, so 64" below the hull, and the cord is 16" at the hull and tappers to 10" at the tip. Less than 6.5 sq ft, and since I made it to fit the 1.25 wide stock trunk, it is also thin. I think, if anything, I need more board, not less, and sailing with it different positions seems to agree. In my area most races are windward/leewards, and footing off and having to make one extra tack puts me under the big sport boats, and half way back in the fleet. With a small boat that doesn't tack quickly, (compared to the mono sport boats), clear air is all important.
    Opinions?
    Bruce
     
  7. Gary Baigent
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    Gary Baigent Senior Member

    Bruce, a shitty bottom just kills all performance, especially upwind. Sorry, obvious stuff, but true.
    I know that OS7 thinks the B24 stern sections are perfectly okay - but I bet, if you get more weight forward in light conditions, you'll go better.
    Because your board size and depth seems fine to me.
    Are you lumping an outboard on the transom? Never helps.
     
  8. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Igenova.
    Love that cabin top. Often individual builders alter the designed shape to get more headroom and end up with an ugly look.

    Bruce.
    I agree with Gary. I had a bigger than designed vertical board, (approved by Lock), narrow sheeting angles on the jib sheet tracks and always sailed upwind with one of my girl crew lying on the foredeck to keep the nose down. Went to windward like a homing angel.
    When racing I found girl crew had a killer attitude.
    They really liked to win, and what's more they never argued with the skipper. :D
     
  9. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    good crew

    Well, my crew sometimes argue, but they do sit forward- or where ever they are told:rolleyes: most of the time. My cockpit is open all the way to the mast, so it is easy to keep the weight where necessary- except for me of course. I do help drag the transom while sometimes pointing the boat the wrong way. But, most of the time, the crew still think I am necessary. ;)
    Bruce
     
  10. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    "But, most of the time, the crew still think I am necessary."

    Good one Bruce. :D
     
  11. lgenova
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    lgenova Junior Member

    B24 cabin

    Thank you oldsailor.

    The two frames making up the front part of the cab are, perhaps all the more laborious construction of the boat. The original design comes with the dimensions of the cabin MK1 which is narrower.

    Luigi
     
  12. cavalier mk2
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    cavalier mk2 Senior Member

    Hey Bruce, if your board is too small try not to pinch as the added speed will help reduce leeway. You need to get out there with a gps and plot the polar curve in various wind strengths to optimize your pointing.
     
  13. raf pali
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    raf pali Junior Member

    Hi all. There is a B24 for sale for 15K, made of FG. From what it can be seen in the pics, all is in good nik. do you think it is a good buy? I wonder how fast this B24 do go. Cheers
     
  14. buzzman
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    buzzman Senior Member

    raf
    How about a link to the sale website?
     

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