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

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri May 08, 2020 5:43 am

I am with Fuzz, I have no clue but interesting to learn as you build it!! And agree that you have the craftsmanship skills in your wheelhouse to do a fantastic job!!


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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sat May 09, 2020 5:41 am

Gents,

Glued lapstrake/clinker plywood construction is very little different than our Bateau2 way of building, in that moulds are set up, then plywood planks are laid over the moulds to form the hull shape.

The essential difference is that with B2 construction, the planks are gap-butted, with lapstrake/clinker they are overlapped. In both cases thickened epoxy glue bonds the joint.

If you want end up with a paint finish inside and out, you can go either way. If you want bright finish inside and out, then glued lapstrake/clinker is at attractive option (cold moulded or strip planking are other options).

Glued lapstrake/clinker is likely to be lighter than Bateauu2, but it requires more precise woodwork.

Either way can produce great boats. It depends on the finish and weight you're after. Horses for courses, no big deal. :D
Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sun May 10, 2020 4:28 am

The child bride and I are celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary aboard Great Sandy for a day or two. :D

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Sun May 10, 2020 4:34 am

Congratulations to the two of you :!: Most folks are doing good to make 10 years now days. I note you have all three of your best girls all in one spot. I take my hat off to any man who can pull that off :D
Looks like you have a feast going on too. What is the red fish looking dish in the middle? Almost looks like a salmon fillet.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by cape man » Sun May 10, 2020 6:45 am

Congrats to both of you. Looks like fun!
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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Jeff » Sun May 10, 2020 7:38 am

Congrats GB and the child bride, really nice to see a couple together and happy for that many years!!!!! Jeff

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Mon May 11, 2020 9:11 am

Thanks for the 51st well wishes Fuzz, cape man and Jeff! Appreciated. :D
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What is the red fish looking dish in the middle? Almost looks like a salmon fillet.
Smoked and thinly sliced Aussie ocean farmed trout. :D
Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Tue May 12, 2020 3:12 am

The Noosa River oyster reef restoration project is moving into its second phase, following successful design, construction and monitoring 15 trial mini reefs over the past three years. Fewer larger reefs will now be constructed in the most promising sites.

Yesterday I took a marine scientist from The Nature Conservancy in Skinnydip for an inspection tour of the Noosa River Estuary. TNC is project managing the second phase.

He loved Skinnydip, asked a stack of questions, and when I told him she was a Jacques Mertens design, he grinned from ear to ear. A few years ago hs built a Jacques Mertens GF15, which he loves.

Small world. :D
Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Tue May 12, 2020 2:16 pm

That is great! Sounds like SkinnyDip produced two wins for you :D
Also I take it the lock down must be easing there for you.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Wed May 13, 2020 4:22 am

Thanks Fuzz. IMO Australia's Federal and State government policies are easing out of COVID lockdown in a health-responsible. However it remains to be seen if Joe and Joanne average citizen respect the game plan or they break out and party. If they do, we'll be back in lockdown quick smart.

I've started drafting for cutting the plywood layers (external skin and 2 layers of internal ring frames) of the laminated okoume plywood bow and stern transoms for the Feather Pram. Because I want to finish the both transoms bright inside and out, every cut needs to be precise.

So I'm checking, sleeping on it, then rechecking every drafted cut line. The scary thing is that I'm discovering and having to correct mistakes. The joys of CLOOFdom. :roll:
Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

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