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Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:45 pm
by Salvatore
Hi, In construction "grooving" is a common practice that works extremely well. The perfect work person in me would say, relay the ply one layer at a time so that each layer would follow the curve of the boat. The lazy person in me would cut the grooves. I think it depends on how you feel about it on the day :D
For the readers who don't know what grooving is: a picture says a thousand words.

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PS: the more grooves the greater the curve and make sure you fill the grooves with epoxy putty for added strength.

Regards Salvatore
Building Angelina
https://youtu.be/plQZZJgnWzk

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:56 pm
by Jeff
Excellent example Salvatore!!! Jeff

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:41 pm
by waytootall
Thanks for the great example. The pictures are exactly what I need. If I have (or can easily get) enough plywood I will redo it since this will be a very visible piece. But I may have to bend the piece I have so this is most welcome.

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:21 pm
by waytootall
I re-built the mast partner as suggested and it worked very well. So this weekend I mounted the mast step:

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And then raised the mast for the first time!

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Properly wedged in the mast step and the angle of the mast is as close to 5 degrees as I can measure, even though it looks like a larger angle. I did have a lot of trouble getting the mast up alone so I will be adding a guide into the mast partner to anchor the end of the mast while I walk it up. My daughter wanted to help for a while so we also work on finishing building the portholes. Still finishing work to do here but it looks promising.

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Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:16 am
by Salvatore
Looks good, great work! Was it hard or easy to drop the mast down the hole? Regards Salvatore

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:33 pm
by waytootall
It was hard to get the mast through the hole. The cabin roof is tall and long so it was impossible for me alone to get it in. With a helper anchoring the foot of the mast at the hole i could do it. That is why I am planning to add a stop at the front edge of the hole to anchor the mast while i am raising it. I am considering a 2 inch (50mm) inner diameter PVC pipe cut in half extending from the mast step up through the mast partner and extending about 4 inches above the cabin roof. I could make this removable and just have it in while raising the mast.

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:43 pm
by Jeff
Nice plan WayTooTall!! Jeff

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:30 pm
by Salvatore
The mast was going to be way to tall and heavy for me, I stand 5ft 2in and it was going to be way to difficult. So what I did was to build a Tabernacle to rest and pivot the mast from the deck this reduced the overall length of the mast and makes it easy to hoist. I just lift the mast and another person pulls a rope attached to the fore stay cable and then attaches it to the bowsprit or in your case to the bow. I then had a solid bar inside the cabin that goes to the keel. This has worked really well for me and I have zero regrets in doing it this way. Also the mast stays on the boat one less thing to do.
PS: I never have to stand on the cabin :D
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George did it a different way, he built a tube sleeve that is solid half way up from the keel, the pipe goes all the way to the keel, the mast drops into a hole/pipe only two feet down from the deck. The pipe makes it easier to slide the mast down the hole the mast is approximately 2 ft shorter.
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The builder of an AD16 in South Africa installed a standard deck mast mount.
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Regards Salvatore
Building Angelina
https://youtu.be/plQZZJgnWzk

Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:45 pm
by waytootall
I haven't been able to get much done the last few weeks due to activities with the kids. I have manages to make the rudder. It is now ready for staining and epoxy.

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I am pretty happy with the wing profile I managed to get. A lot of planning.

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Re: New AD14 build

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:36 pm
by waytootall
Started the painting process. I am happy with how the paint makes the wood contrast nicely. The first primer coat did expose some uneven spots so I have more filling and sanding to do before any finish coats.

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