Manie's Microcruiser

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

  1. cookiesa
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    cookiesa Senior Member

    Sorry to hear of the bad news, glad theboat has been there to help!

    (All wives should read this post and get an understanding of how important these things are!)

    Look forward to seeing what plans you have
     
  2. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    sorry ta hear all the blah news man,,, i jus got back here to texas and have to start from nothing,,,,AGAIN... man thought u was commin this way and picking me up???

    ;)
     
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    lets delete all these posts (except fot the last 2 he he he.....

    Mine are done !!!!!!!!! :p :D :eek:
     
  4. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    dang it,, i deleted the sex slave one,,,:eek:
     
  5. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Hey sport - you just hang in there - I AM ON MY WAY ;)
    keep the beers cold :D We can do the great loop :eek:
    Texas - Miami - New York - Great Lakes - New Orleans :p

    Farkit you feel like a new man when you can work on your boat!
    I now have everything to finish - mast - ballast - cloth for 2 sails - EVERYTHING
    Last thing I need to buy is a radio - I will go for a hand held - they are cheap here - I like the Icom IC-M24 http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/marine/handhelds/m24/default.aspx

    So there you have it - I have finally licked my wounds to a point where they have healed ok - my mind got over the shock - and I am more or less back to my old self again. The good news is that because I was off the booze and lost a bit of weight I CAN NOW DRINK BEER AGAIN - ain't that SUPER cool.
    When I feel sorry for myself I go into "lockdown" mode - no booze no party - focus on dead ahead - it helps - but jeez its boring :p

    Wonderful to hear from you chaps again
    and overjoyed to be able to post pics again
    waaaay cooool dudes
    :D
     

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  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    What wounds? What gives? I have been "on the water" for near on 2 years - my how time flies?

    I am waiting in Cairns, - well actually helping to care for Silver Raven near Kuranda. he is slowly recovering from his small cell carcinoma - which was large fist size below his lungs and has been totally destroyed (well such that it cannot be detected) and pre-emptive radiation to his head - it takes quite a bit to recover from that stuff but he is a very determined old ******* - interesting to discover we are very similar in appearance and a lot of other traits as well.

    Would be nice to see you and jim arrive on your microcruiser sometime... Best wishes and good luck to you both...
     
  7. cookiesa
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    cookiesa Senior Member

    Great to hear!

    Keep up the pics
     
  8. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    Good to see you back in action. :cool:
     
  9. MoeJoe
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    MoeJoe Junior Member

    Is Hennie holding the mast in the last picture? Aluminium?

    Looking forward to see the boat sailing soon!
     
  10. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Ive got an Icom M10a with the BP 130A battery case.

    This is the best Handheld Ive ever had.

    The battery case holds 6 AA batteries...not a rechargable battery pack.

    This is advantagous because handhelds sleep in lockers for weeks, months .... then when you go to use it, the rechargable battery is dead. With this ICOM you just pop in 6 new AAs.

    If they market this handheld in your region its worth having a look.

    I notice that fixed VHFs are now being marketed with built in GPS and AIS.

    I believe the brand is Standard horizion. Could be handy if you need a GPS output
     

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  11. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Thanks good to know
    Yes that is my mast.
    Last year I finally decided that I was going to go with the balanced lug sail as per SCAMP and the freestanding mast.
    Ay one stage I did think of making my own "birdsmouth" wooden mast but that could be a "future" project ;)

    Just some pretty pics for reference :cool:
     

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  12. Manie B
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    oh I had the aluminium tube anodized
    101 mm = 4" dia - 3 mm =1/8 wall thickness gr 6063 T6
     
  13. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    oh boy the little things take a lot of time
    but it's getting there - both rudders are almost ready for painting
    nice to see a design in a "working" state :)
     

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  14. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    I love IT!
     

  15. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    thanks

    the inspiration for my new rudder setup came after a glass of red wine ;)
    the old system had a single tiller arm in the middle with all the linkages that goes with it - I really did not like it - the tie-rod ends are too complicated.

    the new system has 2 tiller arms that are connected with a beam similar to what you find on a HobyCat
    the new system allows far better access to the motor - which I learned is very important for me

    here is a pic of the old system that I used on that 7 day trip in January
     

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