K-19 just bought plans

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by gotthebug, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Billy Bones
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    What the heck, another friendly bump.

    It seems this time each year I dig out my k19 and k23 plans. Any progress on these boats, he asked hopefully?
     
  2. Andy
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    I'll second that - any more happening with these boats guys? Are you in the final straights yet?
     
  3. mlv
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    Launched K-19

    Launched the boat yesterday. Everything went well. We had 10-50 knots wind. It was well behaved and we had a great time. It planes easily and points well.

    mlv
     

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  4. mlv
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    wind speed

    should be 10-15 knots, not 10-50
     
  5. mlv
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    I just bought some 16 ft cedar 1x8 at the lumber yard. I couldn't get clear, so I bought extra and ripped the 1/2 in strips. I broke out the knots, squared the ends with a chop saw, sorted by length and threw out anything shorter that ~4 ft. I think I bought ~1.5x the quantity I would have for clear stock. I did butt joints on the mold and staggered the joints. I didn't bother with bead and cove, so I had some filling to do near the turn of the bilge. The bottom and sides are pretty flat, so you don't really need bead and cove there.
     
  6. Billy Bones
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    WooooHooooo!

    Congratulations and Well Done! She looks great and although it looks chilly I bet your sail was great too. Once you get a feel for her please give us another report. It's okay if you want to wait till spring!

    Thanks so much for keeping this thread updated. Good job all round.
     
  7. rlmccook54
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    k-19

    I have been looking for plans for a small sailboat for a while. Can someone give me an idea of what the specifications for a K-19 are or direct me to a website so I can check it out.
    Thanks
     
  8. mlv
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  9. Andy
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    Looks great - lets see some more action pics?!
     
  10. retired racer
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    It's a little confusing to me when people talk about using Okoume plywood or 1/2" thick strips. I've built numerous canoes with 1/4X3/4" strips or even 3/16" strips alone with no backing. As for turning corners the 3/4 strips have always done the trick easily although cheater strips sometimes come in handy. I'll explain what they are if anyone wants to know.

    Am currently in the process of building my first kayak (endeavour 17, bear mountain) and using bead and cove strips for the first time. I'm not so sure yet if they are a good idea.

    Which leads to my question on cedar strip building if there is anyone here who is knowledgable on the process. What is the best wood filler to use? I've used mixed epoxy and micro balloons with some success but am wondering if anyone uses an easy to sand coloured wood filler instead. There is one I've used which comes in little 4 oz. plastic containers which is expensive but works well and can be purchased in lots of wood colours. Anything good but cheaper being used?

    Also, it's been a while since I last built in cedar strip (4 years) and I'm wondering if anyone has a favourite epoxy. I've used West and Coldcure and find Coldcure easier to word with because it's thinner but it does seem to give a darker colour to the wood. Any help?
     
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    And just had another look at the thread and found that K19 is a sailboat and not a kayak. Sorry. Is there a more appropriate thread?
     
  12. Andy
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    Bump. Is anyone else building this boat now? mlv - any more pics or info on how she sails etc.?
     
  13. Andy
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    Bump again. Needing a wooden boat fix today.
     
  14. mlv
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    K-19 Sailing

    the boat feels light and "corky". It's a little tender when not moving, but stabilizes as soon as it gets moving. The helm is light and responsive. The 7' beam is enough for hiking without trapeze (at least for a total crew load of ~400 lb.

    won't be sailing for a couple of months - health issues
     

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    How are these boats going? Pics?
     
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