Hybird MF14

To help other builders, please list the boat you are building in the Thread Subject -- and to conserve space, please limit your posting to one thread per boat.

Please feel free to use the gallery to display multiple images of your progress.
Chenier
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 am
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:56 pm

Flipped!

Image

It finally dawned on me that I could build a cradle using the same dimensions as the bottoms of the frames. The height of the cradle is adjusted at each frame by the frame’s difference in height from Frame B. Weatherstripping on top makes it kinder, gentler. You can see the Frame A cradle in this photo.



Chenier
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 am
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:59 pm

Deck is off. Ready to start epoxying in earnest.

Image

User avatar
Biney777
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:36 am
Location: Littleton, CO
Contact:

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Biney777 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:31 am

Glad the flip went well. She is sure looking good!
Completed Danny Greene "Chameleon" a 10 1/2' nesting/rowing/sailing dinghy. Building an Alexa's Rocket 15 w/ optional retractable spinnaker pole.

Jeff
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4921
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:17 pm
Location: Vero Beach

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Jeff » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:57 am

Nice flip!!! Jeff

Chenier
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 am
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 pm

Thanks, y'all!

Chenier
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 am
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Gravity is not my friend.

That, and I think I bought the most useless roll of duct tape on the planet! Not only did it not hold the deck on, about half of the tape holding the bottom to the sides came off as well.

So I pushed the bottoms back up with some of the cleats and wedges I'd used earlier.

Image

And judiciously applied some weights to get the panels flush with each other in the center.

Image

Then I "spot welded" the center seam and the bottom-to-side seams with thickened epoxy so everybody will stay where they belong.
Last edited by Chenier on Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Chenier
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 am
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:31 pm

The nose job came out nicely.

Before:

Image

After:

Image

User avatar
Biney777
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:36 am
Location: Littleton, CO
Contact:

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Biney777 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:25 am

Good job on the nose. Figuring out how to keep the straight parts straight can be a challenge!
Completed Danny Greene "Chameleon" a 10 1/2' nesting/rowing/sailing dinghy. Building an Alexa's Rocket 15 w/ optional retractable spinnaker pole.

Bogieman
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 1303
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Location: Myrtle Beach

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Bogieman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:15 pm

Looking good, Chenier. I like the way you're working through your problems

Chenier
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 am
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:20 pm

Thanks.

Finished filleting and taping the inside keel seam today. That was good practice! About 40 more linear feet to go ...

Taping the keel inside of the trunk/mast assembly was fun. Thank goodness I'd cut lightening holes - it gave me better access.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest