Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by DogCavalry, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Hi Fallguy. The daddy hammer was for gently tapping those soles into place. They were a snug fit on all 4 sides simultaneously, so a bit of a struggle to place. A framing hammer would have to strike sharply enough to scar the edges of the sheets. But the big guy can be swung like a slow pendulum and give an irresistible push.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    And that's the cockpit sole. Been pondering that for 6 months.
     
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  3. fallguy
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    Nothing in boat building ought to require the convincer. Need glue margins. Put that thing away.
     
  4. sdowney717
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    I think of a hammer like that as a persuader which is a thing used to compel submission or obedience. Sole you better fit shipshape or else.
     
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  5. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    The bull is back in it's pen.
     
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  6. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    The roof is ⅜plywood, scarfed and saturated, with 14oz biax on the upper and lower surface. I've walked my 100kg, 220# self all over up there, and it's plenty strong. But the edges that overhang the framing are too thin to handle hard impacts, or to wrap glass around. So just outside the framing I'm bonding on another layer of ⅜" plywood. That will give a total of ¾", or 20mm, which can be rounded and wrapped. 20211010_115604.jpg 20211010_115543.jpg 20211010_115447.jpg 20211010_115348.jpg 20211010_114711.jpg

    Cheap little notched trowel for tile work, perfect for spreading thickened epoxy to a uniform depth. Best practice is to run parallel corregations in the mud in the shortest path, so air doesn't get trapped when placing the piece.
     
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  7. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    I can see you've put your heart and soul into that too ... :p
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    A labour of love.

    ...ah, I see what you did there.:):D
     
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Soon a pair of 150's. I'm confident I can eventually properly install them. But maybe I should pay someone anyway. It might take me long enough that I'd have been ahead making wages to pay someone else. Opinions?
     
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  11. cracked_ribs
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    If you like, I can ask my extremely connected Whaler salesman/full time liveaboard Vancouverite buddy if there's a local independent guy he recommends for hanging a pair of 150s and a ballpark cost.

    If there's a local guy who doesn't advertise, is correspondingly cheap, but trustworthy...Grant will know him.
     
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  12. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    That would be great CR!
     
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    on it, will let you know what I hear back
     
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    Installing engines not super easy. I have to do it myself because I can't take the boat anywhere and I can't find anyone to come out here and perform any work.

    My install is pretty complex because of the distances the engines are apart.

    Some help would be nice because I have spent quite a few hours trying to figure it all out and had a grand misadventure with a Yamaha dealer who finally made it right after Yamaha told them to..they told me I needed a part based on a catalogue drawing and not the item number for which I blame Yamaha most of all, but don't stick the customer with $700 errors. They also got the wrong ignition controls and would NOT take them back and I sold them on ebay minus a hundo.

    Where things get complicated is you need data wires and trim controls and they are separate and the data meets up in hubs with buses...and the sobs won't do returns so order something wrong and you are stuck with it.

    My build also uses smart actuators to reduce throttle/shift lengths and the actuators data get cut into the other controls.

    Make it more complex by making a disconnection point if ever I take the boat apart...may not, but planned for..

    The steering has not been simple, but Seastar owned by Dometic has some great customer service and end user support. And I found a guy who designed a bleed system for me that will fit the boat. I am a month or two away from mounting a fixture I had to custom build (now paint) for the helm pump to mount the wheel closer to helmsman. Darn thing had to have an oil fill designed into it. I didn't/should've glassed it, but all those curves so it just got an epoxy shell. The riggers won't build these..(the reason a month away is trying to get as much done as I can outside before freeze up. Darn thing is ready for paint..
     
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    Did you design knees and a splashwell and all that for load transfer? I seem to only recall seeing the transom and none of the other stuff.
     
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