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by ks8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 36664

Re: D5 Build

Thanks. Dings and scrapes happen. Very thin hardwood laminates usually do not need a steam box, and the main structural rubrail can be the designed plywood builtup laminates. The hardwood trim then does do its job. Ahhhh.... I'm repetitive again, and saying the same thing.... :lol: :) Ask around the...
by ks8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 build time and duel use
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: Caravelle 16 build time and duel use

The aluminum mast shown in the plans can be stepped in and out by one brute of a person. I did it a few times, but now insist on a helper, unless you devise a tabernacle system for raising and lowering it much more easily alone. Without the tabernacle, I would pull it up out of the step, then try to...
by ks8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy over Paint?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Epoxy over Paint?

Did you resolve the reason for the fiberglass also *cracking off*? That sounds important.
by ks8
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 36664

Re: D5 Build

I ripped a single piece of decking into strips about 1/8 inch thick, maybe 5/32. They did not need a steambox at all. They were intended only as bumper trim strips, and as seen in the pictures, did that perfectly. They almost seemed flimsy putting them on, but they are not structural, only tough tri...
by ks8
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1130
Views: 96811

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Nice! Glad I jumped over to Bateau for a few minutes today to start to catch up. 8)

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by ks8
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 36664

Re: D5 Build

When it is time to put the rubrails on, a few strategically placed dowels will help much in lining up the slippery mess for clamping in the correct positions. And the ipe does look nice bright finished, even as minimal trim. 8) http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/11847/normal_DSC05507%20rrt%2...
by ks8
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

Keep us updated. :)

Maybe revisit the mast question to Jacques when the mast is finished and you have actual final numbers? His comments helped my confidence as I built.
by ks8
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

I am very glad to see you are working the numbers. I can't confirm them now, having just moved, with most of my books still packed away. Assuming that your construction produces a mast with the final weight(s) of your calculations, I am trying to put it into a way of looking at it in comparison to m...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

He's planning a birds mouth Jacques. Should look good on a CV16. :) What rig are you going to fly from the mast? Area? How tall? You need to stay aware of a wood mast becoming too top heavy for the boat. The CV16 has plenty reserve stability, but keep aware of the weight of the total mast and the up...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

Looking forward to it, when I'm back online here. I've been busy too, and sometimes that is very good. :D I started around 2000, I think making templates and laminating the transom and midframe in the basement, and now have done lots of floating around and fishing in the boat since its launch, and s...