Project progess

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

  2. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    It is chicken house curtain material. Carpet tape sticks to it
    like crazy. The loose piece you see in the picture is the repair
    tape that is the same material and is even stickier than the
    carpet tape. I used it to reinforce the seams and where the
    eyelets will be. This is my first sail from this stuff, and I
    had no helper. Some one to help would be a big plus. I
    had a little trouble keeping the rope from getting stuck
    to the tape.
    I took a little tuck here and there, and it looks like it will
    have plenty of body. The luff and foot have 2" of roach
    and the leach has 4". I am going to try it with out battens,
    can add them later if needed.

    Finish it up today and maybe I can run it up tomorrow
    and see how it looks.

    BTW, the material is about $1.50 a running foot and is
    14' wide. It is 4.5oz. It also comes in a 10 10 weave that
    is 5.5oz, I used the 7 7 weave, it is a bit cheaper as well.
    The flash from the camera make it look denser than it
    really is, it is about 50% Transparent. UV resistant and
    blocks IR about 80%

    The plans call for 65sf of sail, but the design weight of
    the hull is 300lbs, my hull weights under 200lbs, so I
    went with a shorter mast and 50sf of sail. If the boat
    handles OK, I will add a gunter and the other 15sf of
    sail.

    It is sort of a modified leg of mutton rig as it is.

    The company that makes this material is just three
    miles down the road from my house, they also make
    covers for sport fields, baseball, football, and so
    on. Covers for dump trucks and liners for land fills.
     
  3. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Make a new post for this.:p :p :p

    Here is a picture without the flash, that is a piece of copy
    paper with a black dot under the sail.

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    Here is the completed sail. I tried a roller, but found a soft
    rag better for pressing out the seams. Seemed to do better
    and was much quicker and easier on the hands.
    Again without the flash on the camera.

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    BTW, I have florescent lights and it give the material that funny yellow
    green look, it is translucent white, very pleasing color. Kind of high tech
    looking.
     
  4. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Another new post!:p :p :p

    It is trying to rain, but I had to do it.

    The pocket is a little far back and a little
    high, but this ain't no racing boat. When it
    caught a little air the shape was good, no
    wrinkles to speak of. It goes up the mast
    very easily, move it up and down and the
    lacing tighten up fine.

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  5. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Looks pretty good. I must see if I can get that material, there is a farm supply store nearby should have it. I am planning a LOM sail too, with a double-wishbone sprit carried higher than your's, so I should be able to cut it flat. I want to try a double thickness sail so I can open it up to double the area downwind. The wishbone is in 2 pieces, hinged to permit that. I like to experiment.
     
  6. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Nice license plate :D Hope it includes as a hidden aspect a serious intention to realisize the true meaning of the concerned phrase? :p
     
  7. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Well, I have spent two days doing all the little crap you
    forget. Scraping paint off the bright work and touching
    up, stop for the tiller. Shortened the fore stay.
    Went looking for some nice letters and numbers, all they
    have is the black stick ons...:mad: :mad: :mad:

    Looking for some gold or brass colored. Found some real
    brass, $7 each, I need sixteen. Out of budget.

    Still need to make a sail bag.

    Tomorrow I will try to get the mast up and all the stays
    adjusted. And maybe some pictures.

    I am making an anchor with a plastic can and concrete.
    I made one, with some old concrete I had, still powder,
    no lumps, but it did not set, waited a week and it was
    still soft. Could poke an awl right through it. Dumped it
    and went to Lowes and got a ten pound bag and did it
    over, it set in about three hours this time.
    I left enough space at the top for the line to lay in the
    can I hope. Our lake has a mud bottom for the most
    part and fifty feet is more than enough line. There are
    places where it is near two hundred feet ten feet from the
    shore.

    I am sure I have forgotten something, planning on a
    launch next week???

    This could drive a man to drink!!!:p :p :p
     
  8. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

  9. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Did a search for vinyl letters and came up with Office Depot, they had 2"
    in gold, look very nice, they are on the boat!

    Thanks for the link.

    Now, what have I forgotten??????????


    I know,, Beer!:p :p :p
     
  10. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

  11. suttonscnr
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    Breeze Baby

    Great Job! I enjoyed all the posts and funny comments! About 20 years ago I built an 11'6" Flat Iron Skiff from plans offered by Mystic Seaport Museum, in Mystic, CT. On launching day I was so proud of the boat I had built it still is hard to describe the joy I felt that day, I will never forget it! Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Maiden Voyage of Unnecessary Complications!

    Almost no wind. Every thing went perfect. No "Complications"!

    Rig went up and down like a dream.

    Sailed for nearly three hours and maybe went a mile??

    Had a little company as well. The boys had just got the cat and
    had some trouble getting it rigged, helped them get going.

    "Scenery" was very nice.

    No video. Maybe when there is some wind.

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  13. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Finally ! I am really impressed. And a mile in three hours on the maiden voyage, that's about what I did the first time I went sailing in a whole day.

    I see only one cat and she looks topless to me. You have a mono and not a cat with troubles :D






    Oh ok, now I see the other cat as well :D
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Very impressive, Congratulations....
     

  15. Guest625101138

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    A great project if a little slow in the fitting out. If nothing else it shows where the effort goes. The hull is but a small part of the overall job.

    The stern is a bit beamy for my liking. I prefer long and slender. Not short and dumpy. A view bow on would be welcome.

    Rick W
     
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