VG 18 to start soon!

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VG 18 to start soon!

Post by Arne » Wed May 25, 2016 10:29 am

After I purchased the VG18 plans almost 2 years ago, I am finally about to start my project! :)
Beforehand I have two questions for Jacques:
The nesting-sheet show the centerboard being constructed out of 2 layer 1/2" plywood and 1 layer 3/8" plywood.
Centerboard and keel details are saying to construct the centerboard out of 3 layers 3/8" plywood.
Second question: which thickness is used for the keel side panels?

Could you please advise.

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by jacquesmm » Wed May 25, 2016 10:53 am

Arne wrote: The nesting-sheet show the centerboard being constructed out of 2 layer 1/2" plywood and 1 layer 3/8" plywood.
Centerboard and keel details are saying to construct the centerboard out of 3 layers 3/8" plywood.
Drawing B269/11. It says 3 layers 3/8. That would cost an extra sheet of 3/8 but since we had plywood leftover on the 1/2" and 1/4" sheets, I decided that the builder could use that and grind it down 1/8". You must profile it anyway. If you can afford the extra sheet, use 3 layers of 3/8.
Second question: which thickness is used for the keel side panels?
3/8. They fit on the leftovers of the side panels.
Jacques Mertens - Designer
http://bateau.com

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by Arne » Sat May 28, 2016 1:18 pm

Alright I think will go with an extra sheet. Keep you posted!

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by Arne » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:01 am

I finally started :D
Drawings have been transferred onto 5 sheets so far, 3 have been cut already. I hope to get the rest done over the next 2 weeks, so that I can start bringing the Puzzle together!
I will try to upload pics soon.

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by SP » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:17 pm

Congratulations on starting the build. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

When you post pics, if you can, please post some pics of how the integrated keel is put together with the frames also being part of the keel.

Good luck on your build and have fun.

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by Arne » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:20 am

Thanks SP. Will do. Here's a picture of the first frames...http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=60584

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by Arne » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:18 am

Project is making progress. All frames and panels are cut. Started to assemble the bottom and chine panels today.
It's starting to look like a boat. :D

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Re: VG 18 to start soon!

Post by joelpaul » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:32 pm

Hello, Arne. I can't seem to get to the link you posted. Any pictures you can post? Keen on seeing the progress. :D

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