Diva build . . .
Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:46 PM
Ah, the deck - this is where I deviate from the plan. I will try to sketch and scan a few mods to upload, one of which is the tabs that support the sling seat. I had to trim them because they stuck out into the cockpit area. No biggie, trim to fit as Graham says.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:19 AM
Non-spec framing. Has an additional mini-frame aft of hatch (same deal on front hatch) and a pair of short frames under hatch. Most likely gross overkill. Diva 032.JPG 218.39KB 29 downloads
The sling seat frame. Clamp holds support as taken from plan. HINT! Plan template shows two holes but you only need one - use high hole for front seat frame, low hole for aft one. Ol' feeble brain here didn't figure that out until frames were made. Also, the support intruded into the cockpit area so as you can see it has been trimmed to fit. The wider support would be handy if you decided to narrow the cockpit for petite users.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:34 AM
I doubt a hybrid deck will be lighter. Roughed out 4mm panels weigh 11 lbs. I figure 3mm would go about 8 lbs. Cedar is light but will have fiberglass on both sides. We shall see how much weight that adds.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:27 AM
Is the deck necessary for strength, or could you use stringers and aircraft Dacron and dope?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:15 AM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:56 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:20 AM
Pic of deck awaiting final sand and epoxy coat. And pic of cut out hatches which need to be cleaned up and finished - one upside down so you can see the frame. Also pic of paddle built to Graham's plan. Not a "feathered" version, were all novices. Birdsmouth shaft and 4mm blades - blades sheathed with 1.45 oz glass.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:23 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
Oh yeah - 4mm hull panels and bulkheads for #2 are already cut out.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:14 PM
Racing was my boat building addiction grew - built all our race boats. Back then to meet the get `er done time squeeze our shop motto was hammer to fit, file to shape, paint to hide.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:02 AM
Shop motto---"If it don't fit, don't force it---get a bigger hammer!"
Still like those little boats with 25hp motors. I have an 11 ft. glass boat with a 25 John-rude on it now that seats two. Would like to find some guys with these little "personal runabouts" to mess around the rivers with.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:36 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:51 AM
By the way, Hot Rod engines? I heard that someone had bought the tooling for the old Champion Hot Rod. Are these what you had?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:58 PM
American Hot Rod acquired the nickname "American Hand Grenade" because the high revving engine was known to come apart. It was the only race engine with "head catchers" which were supposed to keep most of the engine sort of in the same place when they went. It was about revs - with rotary induction you could tune it to run close to 10 thousand RPM. I had mine tuned to run around 8,600 and ran her about 10 years before getting out - never had a grenade, and it was fast, So fast one of our inspectors was convinced I was running a 20 block instead of a 15. I love Hot Rods, love the sound, and really loved the heft = 54 lbs. No hernias for me.
Like you I like slow now. Dive #1 almost done, Diva #2 ready for stitches, and one of these days I hope to assemble a CS-15 before the paper plans turn all yellow.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:40 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:37 AM
I wonder if anyone else would be interested in doing this---or has the world gone to jet skis? If there is some interest, I may start a new topic. I also still have the molds for the 11 ft. sport boat, but have no interest in building fiberglass boats anymore. Anyone interested in the molds?
I guess it's time to give you back your topic and get back to your Diva build.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:27 PM
Rudder: I believe one could do without it. Rudder rig added about 4#. Going upwind It seemed so-so and I retracted it, but downwind the kayak got the wanders so I dropped the rudder and it tracked. Also seemed more responsive to input. Then Daughter tried her out. She liked the rudder.
Pics: B&B logo and hull number I printed on rice paper and buried under resin. Me embarking on maiden voyage - pic shot a few seconds before I realized the paddle was oriented left/right incorrectly = opps. Diva on the beach alongside the SUP I built my daughter.
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