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by glossieblack
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5486
Views: 431183

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Thanks Barry, Jeff, Tom and Lee. Yes, Oughtred's Acorn Skiff is a beaut. :D Back to Feather Pram, who Acorn's very plain-jane baby sister ........ I'm aiming for an unpainted natural timber finish inside and out, protected by natural wood oil like Varnol. So I want to avoid filled construction holes...
by glossieblack
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5486
Views: 431183

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Looking good. Is the deal on the plans similar to here? Build one boat only? With all the time you are taking in getting the stations perfect and now making MDF panels it would be a shame to not make, or let someone else make another. We built 3 cedar strip canoes off of one set of stations, and th...
by glossieblack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat
Replies: 23
Views: 19441

Re: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat

Given your requirements, I'd be looking for a trailer sailer that is both fast and seaworthy, is a centre boarder or has a swing keel, and that has a pop top that can remain raised when sailing so that it can be converted to a fixed pilothouse with opening ports. Bruce Farr doesn't know how to desig...
by glossieblack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5486
Views: 431183

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Got the port and starboard #2 planks fine tuned. :D

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by glossieblack
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5486
Views: 431183

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Thanks cape man, Barry, and Jeff. :D

Life's getting in the way at the moment, however I squeezed in rough cutting patterns for the next two planks late this afternoon.
by glossieblack
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1141
Views: 118961

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

The tweaks you're making will make sailing her easier. Nice. :D
by glossieblack
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2508
Views: 250136

Re: Cape Man's Dory

What we call Spanish Mackerel has the scientific name Scomberomorus commerson. Is this what you call King Mackerel?
by glossieblack
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2508
Views: 250136

Re: Cape Man's Dory

When cruising in Great Sandy we catch Spanish Mackerel trolling, then lightly sear them as steaks. It's illegal for us to keep Spanish Mackerel smaller than 2"6". Looks to be different in Florida? :wink:
by glossieblack
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5486
Views: 431183

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

The bottom and garboard plank MDF patterns have now been fine tuned to the point that 4mm okoume ply planks can now be cut from them. Before this is done, the laminated okoume bow and stern transoms will be tapered using sharp chisels, so each plank fits snugly over them. The okoume planks will be h...
by glossieblack
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5486
Views: 431183

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

I spent this afternoon creating MDF patterns for the port and starboard garboard planks. I must have made every mistake in the book, it took so long getting them right. Fortunately I'm learning as I go, so the patterns for the next planks should be quicker.

Slow but deeply satisfying work. :D