My new baby! 6.8 Meter fiber over wood fishing boat !

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  1. Vulkyn
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    I was planning to add a sail in my fishing boat (no experience with sailing at all though) and a rudder as well sort of a hybrid.
    I did ask the builder to reinforce the area for the mast just in case.
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    Thats a pretty boat troy, well worth renovating ... even if it was made in 1961 thats half a century old and still going. So yah if u have the time rebuild that boat i am sure it would sell very well or it will serve u well as a sail boat.
     
  2. Vulkyn
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    I am however not sure how i want them to finish the boat, i mean paint and protective coating after fiber is done.

    PUR, Vinyl Resins, marine paint, varnish etc.... i have not researched this area as i should so please any idea please post em ! Specially with ployresin and fiber i good protective coating would help keep this cheap boat in good condition for a long time (i hope!)
     
  3. cthippo
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    You'll also need a centerboard well if you're going to sail it. Probably a little late for that's I'm afraid.
     
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    I picked that boat up free about 12 years ago, trailer and all, because the owner was getting ready to haul it to the dump. He had no idea what it was, and just wanted it off his property. It came with the (cut down) sail, the mast and the boom, but no centerboard or rudder.

    I stuck it in a back corner of my property planning to do something with it "someday," and pretty much forgot it was even there. That's easier to do than you might think, if you have a couple of acres.

    Apparently the original wooden Snowbirds were sailed in the 1932 Olympics. Here's a picture of the gold medal winner. And again, I'm amazed at all the information that's available now online, compared to what was there when I originally brought the boat home.

    I suppose it's time I did something with it, or passed it on to someone who will. Maybe I'll make it my next project, before I build my Billy Atkins 'Excelsior' sailing canoe.

    Anyway, last post on the Snowbird. I'll stop hijacking your thread. :)
     

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    Its a joy to see Troy and yah put it on your todo list ! And ur one of the few folks i do not mind getting my thread hijacked by ur posts :)

    Yah the net is amazing in that regards, what i think you should do is compile that history, print it out and have a hard copy with as much details on that boat as you can. It would serve you well if you think of selling it, the history alone in a printed form should help you fetch a really good price :)
     
  7. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Please select one or more of the following:

    I will keep it in a dry place and read bedtime stories to it
    I want people to go "oooh" every time it goes in the water
    I will dry moor it and may take a lick of paint to scratches occasionally
    It will never leave the water once launched
    I intend never to touch it with a paint brush ever again
    I will probably use it to assault pebbly beaches most days
    There's this stretch of whitewater I like the look of and I may have to swim for it
    Nobody around here has heard of paint
     
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    * I intend never to touch it with a paint brush ever again (kinda)
    * I will probably use it to assault pebbly beaches some times (the keel will have a stainless steel guard just in case as deployment is tough some times due to tide and water level).
    * I will keep it in a dry but sunny place and i will clean it with fresh water after every trip
    * Acquiring paint and painting it on the beach is a pain in the arse but doable prefer not too.
     
  9. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    - varnish is definitely not for you!!! Something tougher than the el cheapo stuff I use, so I'll let some expert step up and advise.
     
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    Thx for your help ancient at least you steered me to the abyss errr right direction ;) (joke)
     
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    bernd1972 Holzwurm

    Semi-gloss 2-component PU based paint seems the way for you.
     
  12. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Just for interest my answer is "I will dry moor it and may take a lick of paint to scratches occasionally" although I used to store them in the garage and read them bedtime stories a long while ago until a neighbour caught me . . . the local kids used to gather around while I was building a boat but they don't do that any more; hopefully they just got bored and there is no connection.
     
  13. Vulkyn
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    yes ancient reading bed time stories to your boat is what normal boat builders do.


    "Boat building is the only reason i am still sane" - Vulkyn

    "Doesnt matter what other people think as long as i believe i am sane" - Vulkyn
     
  14. Vulkyn
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    Yah Dow chemical have a nice PU paint called Hyperlast ... i would still need a layer or couple of paint before that though, need to cover that ugly looking cheap wood ...
     

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    Well its been 771 days since my last post on this thread ! wow time does fly !!
    I cant believe so much has happened since then.

    I have had no time since its been a real struggle to get business moving (printing) so i have had a small shipyard build me a simple boat using polyresin and fiberglass (instead of epoxy).

    The boat is now ready and its a matter of getting a trailer and shipping it the red sea.
    I have mentioned some details about its construction but once i get i will post pics and more information about its construction.
    Its not an extremely high grade but its acceptably built.

    I still have 2 plans i bought some time ago and building them is on my bucket list ! So maybe in 3-4 years i will start that project.

    This forum has been one of the greatest experience i have had and the help i got from people here is outstanding ! So thanks every one :D
     
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