Mini 6.5

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by reddy, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. reddy
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    reddy New Member

    I am considering homebuilding a Mini 6.5.

    Materials - What would be an economical light weight combination other than the exotic Epoxy/carbon/kevlar foam combinations

    Mold - I have looked at split hull molding to reduce weight in the construction. No need for a deck hull joint. Bulk of the joint is below the water. Could the boat be molded in one piece? Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated

    I have built a Plywood/frp skinned boat in the past. How difficult would it be to vaccuum mold?



    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Olav
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    Olav naval architect

    Reddy,

    you might want to have a look at Dudley Dix' Mini 6.5 which has a radius chine plywood hull.
     
  3. susho
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    susho Composite builder

    or francois lucas mini cp, water ballasted hard chine mini.
     
  4. reddy
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    reddy New Member

    Thank you for responses. I am thinking more of a one off FRP hull and FRP/foamdeck and coach house over the plywood designs.
     
  5. dodgy_designer
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    dodgy_designer New Member

    Hi reddy,
    I'm new on this site.Have you started to build your Mini?I'm also interested in sandwich GRP and i'ìm designing the boat in this months.
     
  6. maxsalgado
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  7. dodgy_designer
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    Reply mini 6.50

    Hy
    I've never seen such type of construction,and I haven't understand the material fo construction.Can you write me some more?
    The lines of the hull are very nice!!who is the designer?
     

  8. maxsalgado
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    maxsalgado Junior Member

    hi dodgy_designer, this boat is built in fiberglass, the designer is Juan Miguel Garcia de la Huerta from www.astilleronos.cl in Chile, and he invented an patented a breakthrough construction method which combines a lot of experience in wooden stripped plank construction and fiberglass construction, if you would like to contact him you can check his email address in the web page witch I designed myself and unfortunately I haven’t translated to English yet

    Greetings from Chile

    Max
     
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