AD 14 KIELGE

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by gonandkarl » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:17 am

Thanks Richard,
When I look at all your speedy progress in boat building I also want to jump up and put mine also into fast forward. But it does not work with me. As sanding the bottom I cannot do for hours on end I deviate to other little chores which need to be done before flipping the boat and then launching it. I shortened my building frame by cutting off the T frame and the 2 pieces towards frame D because I will support the boat only on Frame A and D and the keel shoe in the future. And before I sand the sides again I am constructing 2 detachable dinghy wheels to be mounted against the transom. The bow will be supported by a steerable short 50 cm axle also detachable and I hope to use it for launching when it is not possible from the trailer sort of an RIB launch. It will be something special to push a sail boat into the water and scramble over the transom ladder onto the boat take them wheels off and store them in the cabin hoist the sail hang the rudderand off I go with a slight breeze.
I want to mount the dinghy wheels in the boat shed on the upside down transom to get the sides higher for sanding than they are now on the support boxes. What one does not think out not to bend the old worn out back and body too much.
As soon I have my wheels concoction so far that it is worth while taking a picture I will post it. I also hope it will help me to move the boat easily on and off the trailer on land so that there is some more use of it than the RIB style launch.
Greetings from Karl


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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Fuzz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:21 pm

Karl I think all of us try to find easier ways to do things as we get older :wink: But you are making progress and your work looks really good. Keep after it and you will be sailing soon :D

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:17 pm

Karl, your post about the bateau hat got me to thinking that I needed to post something on your page.
You really are doing a great job and boat building is not a race but is a form of art.
I will always have great memories of meeting you and enjoying a boat ride aboard Red Alert with you and David in Florida.
Build on my friend :D
Richard
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Currently building...PY12 Kayak and FS18 "Bare Bones"
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. - Loren Eiseley

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:22 am

Hi,
Today is a holiday for me, I finished sanding the outside of the hull and I am ready to put 3 coats of graphite + epoxy mixture to the bottom and below the waterline which I will draw this afternoon. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Here is the picture of the boat after I washed it down with water and if anyone of you thinks there is a lot of black on the sanded hull it is small rests of graphite powder which I sanded off the keel shoe and I did not feel to wash the hull twice even that the water was already quite black. I sanded the already 3 times coated keel shoe that the epoxy graphite will stick better and it will be the part which has at the end 6 layers of graphite epoxy.

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Greetings from Karl
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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:44 am

Karl, really nice milestone for your build, congratulations!!! Jeff

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by topwater » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:49 am

Karl i can't wait to see the boat with paint and her new bottom 8) Nice progress .
Novi 23 finally launched !

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:06 am

Hi John,
I also cannot wait because in my mind is always this beautiful white painted Nor ' Easter at the jetty in Homosassa. I hope you still enjoy your outings with it as I did when I could come along last year. Thinking back of your nice boat or Richards, is what gives me the drive to finish my boat to then enjyoy pleasure rides like we had last year.
Greetings from Karl
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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by cape man » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:21 pm

Looking sharp Karl! Still not too late to make arrangements to come visit Florida again...
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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:22 pm

Yes, would love to have you attend Karl!!!! Jeff

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Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Post by gonandkarl » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:41 am

Hi,
My going to the boat builders meet last year was my 70 th birthday present to myself. As funds are not there all the time lets see if I could repeat it every ten years. Should have saved enough money to treat myself at my 80 th birthday then business class because economy class last year was the only not nice part of the trip.
But now to my furious progress:
Before I started marking the waterline I studied the Youtube video of the old shipwright over and over again Yesterday. He showed in 4 minutes how it is done including measuring the bow and transom marks in the water. I wanted it to do the same way without the water part as I know my bow and transom marks until I found out no 2 helpers to permanently adjust the string next to the hull and my boat shed is to narrow or the bo(w)dy of the Adelie too fat. So my next try was with a see through hose water level filled with coloured water. For some reason it did not work because I could not get a few air bubbles out from within the hose. Then I started with a normal water level to make marks with pencil every 5 inches just to find out in the end that I started 2 centimetre below the correct bow and transom marks. And then it was evening and I had to watch Germanys ladys beating Russia in the European women soccer championship. At last this morning I had the great idea to use a cheap small Stanley laser level to help me get that waterline onto the boat. I bought it a long time ago very cheap because it had practically besides a magneto no other way to position it anywhere. So I attached it with a metal clamp to my camera tripod from the seventies and managed to get that line drawn on the port side in a record time of 2 hours. So fast because whenever I moved the tripod a bit further on I battled to adjust the laser line to the pencil marks already drawn. And my afternoon job is scheduled to be the starboard side and transom. I will let you know if I beat my own Austrian record of 2 hours.

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I hope all of you work a bit faster because I love seeing the speed boat building of the younger ones.
Greetings from Karl
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