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

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:49 pm

Every now and then you get lucky. Managed to locally purchase a used Festool Rotex 150 RO sander and Festool 40 litre vacuum setup in top condition. Also included was a Festool RTS 400 EQ sanding head for corner work. My doctor, who's husband is a boat builder, has been advocating a Festool setup that filters sanding dust down to 0.3 microns. :)


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: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by pee wee » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:20 am

That's a good deal you found, it's hard to find good used Festool tools (and they never go on sale). Their abrasives are good, and the excellent dust collection makes the sandpaper last longer. Money well spent. 8)
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:42 am

Took the plunge and winged it to give expression to a deeply held aesthetic prejudice .... non planning-hulls look better with round chines above the waterline.

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Now to make the bow fair! :D
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:02 am

Man that took so nerve! It is going to look nice but I am not that brave :help:
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:37 am

That's not on the plans but well done.
I also like the way you faired the stem in profile, very nice.
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by icelikkilinc » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:16 pm

glossieblack wrote:non planning-hulls look better with round chines above the waterline.
Well said..nice job on the hull so far..
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by BarraMan » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:54 am

Go Michael! Good to see a man with no fear! :lol:

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:11 am

Wow very nice 8) 8) do you have a before shot?

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by blueflood » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:53 am

Hi Michael,

I am jealous. That hull looks like tons of fun to fair. Great job so far 8) :wink:

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by CaptainAB » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:42 am

JoshuaAhab wrote:Hi Captain AB,

Is that you, "Rhapsody In Glue"?

I haven't given too much thought to my hull protection at this stage. I am interested in the experts on this forum comparing your suggestion to graphite/epoxy mixtures, aluminum powders, etc..

Hi Joshua - Yes, that certainly is Rhapsody in Glue - thanks for the introduction/referral!

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