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Everything posted by ChrisObee

  1. If you have a FAQ thread you should pin It to the top of the forum.
  2. Send me mail to christopher period obee care of yahoo.com
  3. I'll give you two hundred for the boat so long as the sail is decent and there is no rot.
  4. No, I was painting the hull and discovered a warp in my centerboard case which broght me to a stand. Then life in its insensitive fury dumped on me a bit and sucked up all my free time. I've nearly come to the conclusion that I should cut the case out of the boat and fix my issue. If I did that I could add in a few mods of my own design that occured to me after its installation of the case. So anyway another year on the stocks it seems.
  5. Congratulations on your launch. She looks very pretty. It looks bit like the cs boats save for the sails. Given what iknow about epoxy, water should not penetrate. You must have had a void or hole or something similar.
  6. You will get neater when you smear epoxy on your glasses. Don't ask me how I know. The good news is that epoxy won't stick to the lens. Comes off with just a gentle scratching with a fingernail. Working clean is the first epoxy skill.
  7. I'd go with the catboat.There are a lot of 18' catboats out there. They tend to have a wider beam compared to others at thier length and that will make the cabin bigger. A single stay and a single sail will shorten your rigging time.
  8. I have plans from a couple of different designers, and I find the B&B plans quite good, a higher quality than others. Have all your builds been from James Wharram?
  9. Perhaps they meant Mandy/Amanda
  10. I see what you are talking about. It affects me as well on my iPad. To access search in the mean time you might try to go to the home page and search from there
  11. So how is the Sea Pearl rig different from the core sounds?
  12. It's cheaper to put the wood scraps in a big gap and use the epoxy for the fine adjustment. Having said that I did bed my mast step in a big pool of thickened epoxy to fill the shallow V below the step.
  13. Two at the least. Three is better. The first will soak in a bit and probably be a bit uneven. The second will coat everything well. The third puts some thickness to the coating. How long to wait is somewhat dependant on the epoxy being used. You can go for the second coat in just and hour or so. You just need to wait long enough so that you can tell that the epoxy is setting up. The third likewise wait at least an hour. More if you are using a very slow hardener or its cold. You can wait up to about 24 hours but again depending on the hardener that might be too long. I've mostly used the Bateau Marinepoxy with Medium Hardener. So long as the epoxy is tacky at all you are good.
  14. Its a cool boat. Very pretty. I envy your gantry crane.
  15. I have to agree. Although you will probably get a good idea if something is wrong during the race. If you do race I would photo any leaks or discovered damage.
  16. Big changes to a boat design are rarely without consequence. I prefer picking a boat the fits my design requirements rather than trying to reengineer a design to fit the bill.
  17. If you have a wooden mast this may not be needed. Before you go attaching floatation I would try her on her side and see what happens. . The ceiling of the cabin would be a good spot for floatation foam, though most would begrudge the interior cabin height. If I were building a Weekender I think I would consider a birdsmouth mast with thinner walls sheathed in a fiberglass sock and filled wtih foam. The boat I am building has a aluminum mast. I'm going to wedge half a pool noodle in the top of the mast.
  18. I like the idea of removable floorboards, securly attached, but don't put your oars under there.
  19. I'd say that minimally you need supports underneath all of the frames. You should level your boat according to the waterline. I would tape the seats to the hull and to the sides. I dont know where you are getting your 1/10th of an inch. The rake of the mast is going to move the center of the mast step more than an inch in to the bow. If you make the step pieces according to the plans and your boat is level reletive to the waterline your mast step when level should not fit far from its correct position.
  20. As the center frame is 65 and change I'd say you were right on the money. Pay heed to the plans and don't let the website disctract you from your project.
  21. Try this link... http://www.amateurboatbuilding.com/articles/howto/oars/oars.html
  22. http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/08/howto/birdsmouth/index.htm I've never made one but I've heard many say it was easier than it looked.
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