Manie's Microcruiser

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Manie B, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    OK, that is a start, what else did you do?

    Bloody neat Manie, now you have started, Don't stop there:D:D:D:D
     
  2. Manie B
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    Well my guilt finally got to me this weekend and i said to myself that you must get a frikken move on you old fart, stop procrasternating and build a boat :idea:

    anyway with all the recent inspiration on several threads
    and Mas's dream team thundering along with internationally accepted top superb standards

    i got GOING ;) 4 hrs fri, 10 hrs sat, 8 hrs sun, not too shabby hmmmmm

    all hull panels lofted and cut, a to z, bow to stern, port to starboard, transom

    keel joint = epoxy 1x 50mm and 1x 100mm tape over putty
    peel ply worked well
    sanded down for smooth finish

    9mm marine ply hull will be totally glassed inside 450 gm outside 750 gm

    as tired as i am frikken mondays come too soon :mad:
     

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  3. Manie B
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    Oh and one of the guys i met during the week commented that my hull lines looks like a Transat Mini
    IT IS - i basically scaled it down - so from the 'waist' down it is a scale version of a Mini
    Mini's are 6,5 x 3,0 my "mini mini" is 5 x 2.3 - same ratio

    he he - with Wynands help and enough PU foam we will get it to float, dont worry folks it may be a **** sailer but gee its a kewl coolerbox for beer
    keep ya posted :p
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Ah ha Manie ! 4 hrs fri, 10 hrs sat, 8 hrs sun is too much sleep ! :D
     
  5. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Well done Manie...
     
  6. Manie B
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    Working on a Monday evening after a really hard weekend is "challenging" every muscle hurts, knees, back and what not
    wouldn't it be nice to be 29 again (he he half my age)

    here are all panels now assembled - goop tape and all :D

    total so far 133 hours
     

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    Fanie Fanie

    Good going there Manie. Don't stop, you can rest when you're on the water :D
     
  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Nicely Manie - look for bigger gravity clamps, and coloured "polyester taffeta" looks nicer as peel-ply - If you buy the 50m rolls at about 1.2m wide, use a hacksaw to cut of a rolled section by tape-ing either side of the, "cut line", with gaffer or some other handy tape that you can easily remove just cut off the width of the roll you need... - DO not buy from a retailer but find the "traveller/wholesale source" and have a couple of beers, suggesting that "home building boats rely on amateur networks" and this could lead to a good wholesale business outlet for him as a side line.... Gotta figure out discounts where one can...
     
  9. marshmat
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    He he..... being one of the "young 'uns" has its advantages now and then..... until a major and time-consuming screwup that a bit more experience and wisdom could have prevented.... after which the back and knees are just as sore anyway....
    I kept track of all my hours when building Sunset Chaser, but eight years later I'm still afraid to add them up. Good on you for keeping track!
     
  10. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    No way Manie. Immagine how dumb you are going to be :D
     
  11. Manie B
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    Jeez finally

    something that resembles a boat and not just a pile of "planks"

    so i had a couple of glasses of wine toooooo many last night and this morning i am feeling rather grim?

    next step epoxy and then some more epoxy on joints
    then sheath inside complete with glass
    then build in furniture ;)

    if you want to see how the experts do it on a beeeeeeeeg scale go here



    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-building/my-little-piece-peace-25962.html



    well off to work now, see the last bit of construction that is going on :mad:


    cheeerio folks :D
     
  12. Manie B
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    oops no pic
    must be the coffee ;)
     

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  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    OK Manie, fillet joins, then tape with epoxy all the seams inside, then glass/epoxy all the inside, fit the furniture/bulkheads, fillet and tape again then roll over and do the outside - say it quickly and it feels good, but it sometimes takes a bit longer than that:D:D:D Good work, keep going... do not take any holidays but have regular "weekends off" somehow as regular breaks are necessary...

    I now have the home build to keep an eye on... Is high enough to catch the breezes and fantastic views.... good luck Manie, Give Fanie a bit of a kick to get him started on his build - and if he is building, some pictures in a new thread... What about Wynand? - - Oh well life continues and people move on...
     
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    Manie,
    Looking good, the older I get the smaller the boat that interests me.
    How did you splice the ply?
    Peter.
     
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