Manie's Microcruiser

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  1. Manie B
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    Wynand why are you looking for "crew" in Russia, i thought that is why you went to Thailand recently ;) pity that you never went to say hello to Frosty, he's got that whole lot under control, quite the expert you know :cool:

    Oh well if i work really hard you can come and sail with me, that WILL attract attention, two old farts on a microcruiser :eek:

    BTW we have to keep our wife's apart or else we will both be gonners ;)
     
  2. Manie B
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    Well gents i had a super weekend - thank you! your'e welcome! :D

    it is very rewarding to see months of CAD and Freeship come together in something tangible, i tested the "fairness" with the temporary "planks" that you see and boy oh boy - she's fair - beautifull and smooth.
    I must confess that i certainly had my moments when i thought - phew too sharp curves, but no problem all fair and NOTHING tortured.
    Now the next step is too see how well the lofting goes with the data of the Freeship plate development program, must say it looks good so far.

    anyway i sat in my "boat" with a glass of wine afterwards "visualizing" ;)

    and just to show you fella's some culture i listened to the songs in my heart :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ToL...3E1D79736&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXUaRwCygg0&feature=PlayList&p=CD9F88906F1DD408&index=0&playnext=1
     

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  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Well cool Manie, I see you finally added two planks inside your fish bones :D

    Are you going to add some more or keep it like that :rolleyes:
     
  4. Manie B
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    Fanie i am planking directly onto the fishbones, quick and easy.

    So far the lofting is good (pencil lines very faint), all nice and fair, i am hoping to lay the "keel" this weekend and then of course we will see if the Freeship files and CAD really do understand each other, obviously within the parameters of this "old fart" programmer's lack of capabilities :p

    at least i have Mas's running instruction manual helping me along, nothing to beat "hands on" :D
     

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  5. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Excellent Manie,
    Do not let the jealous detractors put you off your course to a better destiny... Go to it Sir...

    "Thank you for your feedback on this post. It has been noted in this user's reputation." dues posted - see - here is the receipt for the "cheque"

    Manie, If you cannot see where you are going, your glasses are on the sheet where you were lofting the lines:D:D:D:D:D
     
  6. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Looks to me like the fishbone is going to make a lot of resistance in the water :D

    Finish the bloody thing... I wanna see if it is going to float ;)

    I was going to give you points for the clean workplace but Jeff says NO !
    I bet it sucks working when it's that clean. It must feel like you're not progressing any...
     
  7. Manie B
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  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Well, You will need something hard to cope with your "crew":D:D:D
     
  9. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Somehow I don't think that's what he had planned for that 'crew' he was going to get :D
     
  10. Manie B
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    And a very good evening to you gentlemen

    I am smiling because the first batch of lofting is done and cut and ok

    I am very happy to announce that importing Freeship lines into CAD is ok, tricky but ok, not sooooo easy but ok.

    My main concern was would the Freeship hull lines, after manipulation and general fu3king around in CAD, match the plate developments boundary co-ordinates as given in Freeship as a word document CORRESPOND ?????

    I used the Freeship hull lines to build my "cradle" jig

    well it works BRILLIANTLY - accuracy is within 1mm and all i now have to do is trim down, because it is very complex to allow for plate thickness in the hull development on such a small project. It would basically mean too much time spent on CAD which is not worth it.

    I have measured and remeasured and its all good - i basically just laid the panels into the frame loosely for a pictures sake, but its all going to go together just fine

    off to have a glass of wine ya booogers
    see ya
    he he
    :D
     
  11. Manie B
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    jeez sorry in such a hurry to get to the wine forgot to post the bloomin pic
     

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  12. Fanie
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    Nice going Manie, it's slow to have to do everything alone, but you're getting there. Every thing you do is one step closer...
     
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    Even a small step forward is progress!
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Well Manie, you just got more timber, show us and what you did with it:D:D:D:D
     

  15. Manie B
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    velly velly appy today

    looks ok

    5 hours last night - not bad for an old fart :D
     

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