Manie's TEN

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Manie B, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. taniwha
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    Great job Manie, thanks for sharing.

     
  2. Manie B
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    some more
    the ventilation system ducts are covered in copper powder and epoxy
     

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  3. RHP
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    Hey Manie congratulations, its a massive project, deep respect.

    I thought I recognised your TEN design, good to see you're planning for post-race functionality. :D
     

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  4. Manie B
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  5. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Noah's Arc for one... and if there is a crew it's Noah's Arc for two :D

    Does a boat this size have ports or windows ?

    I just realized why they make ports on some boats so small... it's so you cannot see outside what you're in !

    I was thinking Manie, how about a plug-in chair between the ports. Since it's going to sail on it's side, you can go sit outside "on the deck" so to speak. You just swap sides when you tack.


    Life is full of surprises eh. You know how to find me if you hit a dead end somewhere.
     
  6. Manie B
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    Oh well folks my beloved Fargo is sold.

    She has been my fun machine, weekend cottage, learning platform, experimental vessel, exploration craft and home from home. Fargo was my fifth boat that I designed and built. The TEN is number six :D (number 7 is on the drawing board :p)
    Dragged anchors, washed up on shore, storms coming over the deck, crashed into concrete jetties, frozen feet trying to drag her to safety and lots of totally insane CRAZY stuff -

    but

    many many wonderful nights under a zillion stars
    full moons so bright that you can read a book
    sometimes whiskey, sometimes beer
    mostly Gin and Tonic - listening to Alice Cooper "School's Out" album
    one of the finest music productions ever.

    great great great fun
    sadly here in South Africa close to Johannesburg we only have one large dam
    that is the Vaaldam where Fargo was
    I enjoyed it - it was fantastic

    ok

    so what did we learn

    1. The resistance figures on Freeship "Delft Yacht Series or Holtrop 88" is amazingly accurate in real life. Learn how to use Freeship properly - it is worth it all the way. It will give you a very good idea of how slippery your hull really is and how much power you need to get it thru the water.

    2. The roller reefing on top of the boom for a lugsail works well. The TEN will definitely have a similar system.

    3. A balanced lug sail is great for the cruising sailor, cheap and easy.

    4. I personally will never have a lifting or swing keel ever again. Give me a solid full keel anyday. Anything that swings or slides or moves is lousy. Crash it a couple of times, get it full of muck and sand and the fascination is over.
    If you want to beach go for twin bilge keels - or something like Matt Leyden has on Paradox = chine runners.
    Leave the fancy daggerboards etc to the top dogs like Volvo with millions of dollars sponsorships.
    Even the swing rudders are a pain.
    Dirty mucky waters are difficult, I had excellent maps, a great fish finder that showed depth and bottom surface beautifully.
    Late at night when the storms hit hard, and all hell breaks loose, life changes.

    Oh and I have slept with the boat on it side, fortunately it was a sandy beach. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Anyyyywaaay folks so there you have it.

    The ten = "Celebrator" will be on the water in about 7 weeks time
    first to the Vaaldam (Dick Manten) for COF cat D and buoyancy cert and SAS registration
    and then .............
    Mosselbay 34°10’44.96″ S 22°8’28.11″ E

    there I can crash into the Knysna Heads
    a couple of great whites twice the size of Celebrator
    and best of all
    the wind can blow me all the way to Antartica
    Brrrrrrrrr ;)

    oh dear
    oh dear
     

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  7. Jamie Kennedy
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    Exciting, and sad. Thanks for the pics.
    Seven Weeks and you will be on the Seven Seas.

    I am still in boat acquisition mode. Need to stop that soon. Cheers.
     
  8. hoytedow
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    That build was a joy to watch. If you are going to Antarctica, don't forget your woolens. :)
     
  9. Jamie Kennedy
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  10. Manie B
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    Well folks you will recall the hectic conversations that went around the
    "swim platform"

    Anyway here is mine.

    I love it, when you stand inside the boat it gives you a really good feeling to see some kind of a barrier between you and the deep blue with the hatches open.
    Keep in mind that the back hatch will be closed 99% of the time.
    The top hatch aka "sunroof" will be open on good days :cool:

    The Tiller Pilot ST 1000 will be able to operate with the back hatch open AND closed. The slot you see in the transom is where the "internal" tiller will get bolted on. This will be enclosed and waterproof.

    The build has finally reached a fun stage, most of the really hard work is over - now its installing the "systems" and controls. Those bits and pieces that makes it work.
     

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  11. Westel
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    Well Manie, THAT's a swimm platform, nothing more,nothing less !:D

    Looking very good !!!!
     
  12. RHP
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  13. Manie B
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  14. Jamie Kennedy
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    WOW. That looks like fun.
    Great work Manie.
     

  15. Westel
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    Looks indestructable to me Manie !! Very good !!!

    All the best of luck mate on your maiden trip !!
     
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