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by Woods Designs
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Efficient cats
Replies: 120
Views: 18204

Re: Efficient cats

Ian Critchmoor has been busy building the first Skoota 32. He is making the hulls in two halves in a temporary mould, I posted photos of the basic mould a couple of weeks ago. The boat is built in infused foam sandwich. The photos here show the glass cut for the inner hull side (note the cut out for...
by Woods Designs
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Efficient cats
Replies: 120
Views: 18204

Re: Efficient cats

I only got some pictures emailed to me today. I will post them tomorrow, but the first two hull halves have now been made. Its all looking good and very light

Richard Woods
by Woods Designs
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Wizard CNC Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4922

Re: Wizard CNC Kit

It does indeed, or at least ours did. We came 4th in the European multihull championships in ours, despite being the shortest boat, the others were 26ft long. In one race we went round the windward mark just behind Reg White who was sailing an open deck 26ft carbon rigged catamaran. He told us "slow...
by Woods Designs
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Wizard CNC Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4922

Re: Wizard CNC Kit

The central cuddy is basically a box with a cambered roof, built completely separate to the hulls. Most people start with that and also make the cockpit floor and beams before starting on the hulls. Two reasons, a rectangular box is easier to make than a hull. And you can do it in a standard 2 car g...
by Woods Designs
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Wizard CNC Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4922

Re: Wizard CNC Kit

If I had a kit of parts for the Wizard hard chine hulls this is what I would do: Day 1 Set up the bulkheads on a strongback (or concrete floor) at the spacing given so that they are square and level. Fit the inner stem to Bhd1. Fit the stringers, gunwales and keelson into the bulkhead notches. When ...
by Woods Designs
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Wizard CNC Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 4922

Re: Wizard CNC Kit

Predicting build times is really hard as everybody builds at different speeds and to different standards. However I can say that when we had a Wizard it was a round bilge strip plank version and we paid for the build on an hourly rate. It took about 850 hours to the painting stage for the complete b...
by Woods Designs
Wed May 25, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: gelcoat mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: gelcoat mystery

two part paint is much tougher, but a real pain to touch up when it does scratch. That is one reason I like the one pot

RW
by Woods Designs
Wed May 25, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: gelcoat mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: gelcoat mystery

I agree painting is the best solution and these days is quite acceptable on an older grp boat (that wasn't the case even 20 years ago) When you make a grp moulded hull you first brush or spray on gelcoat. Its quite tricky to do to avoid shy spots so one goes over the whole surface with a bright ligh...
by Woods Designs
Tue May 24, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: gelcoat mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: gelcoat mystery

Who knows what they did back in 1972. But my guess is that you are seeing the back up skin coat through what is now very thin gelcoat

Richard Woods
by Woods Designs
Sun May 15, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: oars
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: oars

Or these

http://sailingcatamarans.com/index.php/ ... inghy-oars

used daily last winter on our Duo dinghy

Richard Woods