Manie's Microcruiser

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  1. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Yes its official
    The fun has started
    The first cuts of the new boat

    And just for the folks that are asking why, here are a couple of basic answers
    1 Love sailing
    2 Must have trailer sailer - 2 Berths - mono balasted keel boat self righting
    3 I live in a third world country - if you cant make it yourself you wont have it - period
    4 Amazon will not send to South Africa because of theft - over and done
    5 The wind still blows :D

    Who knows maybe i am addicted to the fumes of epoxy and the smell of marineply saw dust.

    Here is an interesting article on how to shape foils

    http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/09/howto/foils/index.htm
     

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  2. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    is the deepest;)
     
  3. Knut Sand
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    Cat Stevens...?
     
  4. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Why do I feel some how responsible for this??:p :p :p

    Looking for regular updates!

    And more pictures.
     
  5. Manie B
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    You betcha :D

    when i was much younger my head nearly spun off backwards when a pretty girl walked by :D

    now my head still spins around - mostly for a pretty boat - must be that old fart thing :p

    only one teeny weeny problem
    after 2 very good days of building in my cold garage (winter here)
    my hands, back, feet, arms, EVERYTHING bloody hurts
    farkit you must never stop building
    you cant believe how fit it keeps you :idea:
     
  6. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    BHOFM this was definately YOUR fault

    every time you felt something stabing you in the back - it was me with my vodoo doll :p



    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-building/manies-shiny-dinghy-26675.html




    he he, but i learned sooooo much
    and that finally pushed me over the edge

    Microcruiser - way to go man !

    dont know about you - but there are lots of boats that i still want to build - oh dear oh dear ;)
     
  7. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

  8. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    [​IMG]

    It's just tooooooooooooooo hot to work in the shop, I think I will take
    my newwwwwwwwwww boat to the lake and cool off.

    [​IMG]


    :p :p :p :p
     
  9. Manie B
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    We had a long weekend, today was Youth Day and many folks took yesterday off. This was actually nice for me as i had 4 days to build.

    So here is the start of my centreboard that will carry the bulb keel.
    It may be a bit of over kill but one thing is for sure that when i go around the Cape of storms ( Cape Town ) and i fall off one of those 30 foot waves my centreboard wont break :D :p :D :p

    one layer of carbon fibre and two layers of aramid then two layers of woven glass and finally all encased in stitched multi directional glass
     

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  10. Manie B
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    Well here are some pics of some serious back-breaking stuff.
    All good so far, everything according to plan.

    I am really happy that i started building this boat arse end first, it is oh so easy to slap a hull and deck together first and then the damn thing stands forever and everybody keeps on asking when is this thing getting to the water. The small stuff takes forever and can be soul destroying at times, but is a pleasure when done.

    The pics show the carbon fibre centre layer - two outer layers of aramid - another two outer layers of stitched glass - and finally the entire thing will be covered in glass and painted white with a 2 part paint. And for those that may not know i only work in epoxy.

    Now that i am back into it, the program is
    1 centre board and bulb keel
    2 centre board casing
    3 two rudders - swing up - complete with tiller
    4 wind vane steering
    5 transom - and fit rudders and outboard bracket
    6 build framework to layup hull
    7 hull

    also a drawing of headroom in the cabin

    well enjoy - who knows - the boat could actually float :p
     

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  11. apex1

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    Manie, in the pic # 4 that is a bit too much resin for the centerboard, you know?
     
  12. Manie B
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    Hi Apex1

    shows how easy it is to work with epoxy

    mix - pour - have a glass of wine - take a pic - and then back on the knees to spread :D

    he he if only :D


    my children are convinced that i have lost all my marbles

    "Dad are you working on that darn PLANK again"
    "Thought you were building a boat"

    and then my wife
    "Dear what is the point of breaking your body over that dam PLANK"


    always remember "Buildi Boatus" is an incurable disease :D
    btw thanks for looking ;)
     
  13. marshmat
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    At least it's normally not a terminal disease :)

    When you think about it, building "arse end first" makes a fair bit of sense... you have the full shop to work on all the fiddly bits, instead of trying to assemble them in some cramped corner. You can devote the time and effort to get the details right without feeling like you're obstructing progress by doing so. And when you do get around to the hull, things will go faster and more smoothly, since you won't be stopping every 4 hours to spend a day on some critical part that's holding up the whole show. And it'll reduce the temptation to blow the budget later on by buying off-the-shelf stuff you could have built yourself.

    Looking forward to more updates :)
     
  14. Manie B
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    Jeez - just an update to tell all you old farts out there that i am still alive and kicking :p

    I am busy clearing my "workshop" finally
    I have been very fortunate to be totally bogged down with work the past two months, especially in this fu3kedup economic climate

    so this weekend i am back at my boat building with great enthusiasm
    gotta get high on epoxy fumes for a change he he
    going to fetch a plank or two tomorrow and make some saw dust :D

    **** still no replies from those "crew" candidates, maybe they read Mas's magazines:D
     

  15. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    glad you are returning to a mental state of sanity again Manie:cool: :cool:

    BTW, ons het darem die ouens daar onder se gatte goed geskop om nou die onoorwonne en totale wereld rugby champs te wees.. Dit is waarom die ou suur gatte so stil is - is in rou gedompel en onthou Manie, hulle verloor nie baie goed nie:D

    This is a little chat between Manie and me, but you can be in on the secret by using this link http://translate.google.com/# but the answer will be dodgy (funny) but you will catch on what was said. Now I also understand why my russian girlfriend's English is so bad. If my wife sees this Im a dead man walking:eek:
     
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