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My little piece of peace

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by masalai, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Cripes what a **** song. I cant listen to crap like that, geeez.

    I suppose you like Rolph Harris,-- im more a "***** cat girls" fan myself.
     
  2. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    bit soon for me

    i haven't got the dream team helping me ;)
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    We can wait , we wont be leaving till half past.
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Heh - did you say half arsed?
     
  5. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    ok back to boat building :D

    here are some little "tips" that may be of interest to you

    my modified scrapers

    the one with the yellow and black handle at the back - i just cut the corners off a normal 80mm scraper - anyway you like personally - play with angles and sizes


    i also put the epoxy in a plastic bag and squeeze it out like toothpaste into the joint - then one swipe with the yellow scraper and everything is clean and level "one shot"

    my fillets are good - easy - and very fast

    these ones are on the fixed keels of the hulls and will be glassed over when i glass the hulls on the outside
    needless to say - building fixed keels to a "nacca" foil shape is a WHOLE LOT MORE WORK than what this old fart antisipated ;)



    3 weeks now and i am still waiting for my "chocolat" powder - Africa is not for sissies :D
    next week, next month, who frikken knows
     

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  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Day one - unloaded the stuff from ATL... 1100kg of panels already cut and needing joining to make the full length sections for the boat... The first portents of well-being - an auspicious start, next the Zpress and two piles of panels to be joined - the first 10 panels joined a few more panels later and we could cut out the tabs and have 2 full length panels and a couple of smaller bulkheads.... More tomorrow...
     

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  7. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Hang on Mas what are you saying, that you got the stuff and you are gluing up already? are the photos of your workshop and you?
     
  8. Scrumble
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    Scrumble Oram 46'C MS Builder

    Good day Masalai,

    Good to see they have made a great start.
    Congratulations, will you have much time to be part of the crew?
    Thanks for puting up the photos, we are looking forward to more.

    Tom
     
  9. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Bloody hell Mas you completed the boat already !! or am I seeing things.
     
  10. Manie B
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  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    The one in the background is the one we had to drag (literally) out of the shed to make way for my build - towed by a 4x4... good fun... I doubt any but Bob's designs could handle such and suffer absolutely NO damage.... it is a big 44'C stretched to about 46ft and 24? ft beam... Their second build, the first one was based on a mango 39 - "Tribute"... more photographs every work day - hopefully, otherwise very busy and bloody exhausting work for an old fart.... Thanks for the comments...
     
  12. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Mas are you also going single daggerboard?

    What is the current thinking your side?

    1. Fixed keels
    or
    2. Daggerboards (single or double)

    from what i understand daggerboard (even single) tacks well
    and fixed keels are nice for beaching to clean undersides
     
  13. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Mannie --hes not here -hes at work, and I think hes quite a bit off making that desicion.

    I think hes making the cocktail cabinet today.
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Actually sampling the wares - it includes a still and a brewing facility...., and we are considering the daggerboard thing - about the only time I may need it is in a heavy cross wind coming in to a marina pen as it is only about 4.5 metric ton ready to go cruising and 39' loa by 21 ' beam, but then re-saleability to those not versed in cat sailing need something to lift up and down besides their booze whilst making a 60ft mono look like it has a sea anchor out.... so we may have one centreboard - just for decoration....

    "Swiss Chris" is heading North in his 39'C it has 4 digits as its name, and is painted a pale yellow - and looks quite nice...

    So, the joining of panels and cutting sections out continues unabated 88 panels 8' x 4' to join and then all the big bits are routed/jigsaw cut ready to re-assemble to make the cat....

    I do not know what "the Coastal Passage builder was grumbling about - maybe he did not read the manual? everything going ahead very smoothly and Quality control in the ATL products delivers a near perfect kit... - any better they would need to do the build for free - I have no complaints...
     

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  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Eh Mas, so you're actually building the boat eh :D

    Pinch yourself... is it real already :D
     
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