AD14 - Ciulnita

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AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by aurimpres » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:13 am

Hello,

3 years after I bought the plans I was ready to set sail even it was almost no wind in the day.
She still requires sanding and painting but I'm so happy about the boat and the whole process.
Thanks all for guiding the build process.

Aurelian,
Romania

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Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by terrulian » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 am

That's great news! Congratulations!
Do you have a build string?
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Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am

Beautiful boat!
"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
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Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:11 am

Beautiful work!!! Jeff

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Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by aurimpres » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:29 am

I store a lot of pictures in various stages of construction.
I would like to post as may as I can, to show you the mistakes I made, the issues that I had in all this years.
It was a lot of fun also.

It was built outside, with just a tarp as cover most of the time, far from my town.

So, with a max of 16 hours a in week-end, not all, from may to October each year:
starting with the first cuts in October 2016 and the stitch started in may 2017.

I will organize my photos and soon I will start posting from the beginning,

Thanks you all.

I did learn a freecad program to make printable full size patterns in order to avoid mistakes. That was the plan :D

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Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by Bogieman » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:58 pm

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear reports about how she sails

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Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by aurimpres » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:39 am

Winter preparations:
- order all fiberglass from UK
- order and test various epoxy resin from local distributors. West System was way to expensive and hard to buy locally so I had to test others.
Best results and used an all build was Epoxy BK
- build the centerboard case at home, in the kitchen, and learn to glass.
- join all the panels at building site in my mother in law house at second floor. It was fun to get them out of the window next spring

At the end of April, 2017 I start with the jig first and next week stitching the panels.

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The worse part was filleting between seams.The plywood was bending and I was not able to do a clean job. It was a mess the whole process even the next day when I finish filleting and glass the tape. The putty was every where and the biaxial tape was applied on blobs of hard and wet putty. First time on boat building. :D

I used most of the time wheat flower for putty and later 5kg of mineral filler.
I started, and used until this year, just a jigsaw and a cordless drill. You can see the missing proper sanding on the boat. This year was the first use of an electric grinder and, oh boy, what a difference it makes. I don't know why I lived without it.

All panels and the A frame were taped and the week ended. Not the best job but I was happy about it. Some of you may find it a crappy job, an you are right, but you'll see progress in the build.

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Post by Bogieman » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:59 pm

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Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by aurimpres » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:31 am

In the following month, may of 2017, I've installed floor frames B, C and frame D.
I've decided not to cut out opening in that frame to make wet storage between frame D and transom.
It was an improvement in filleting and glassing.
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Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

Post by aurimpres » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:45 am

In the first 2 months on summer I've made small progress in building the boat.
- dry fighting the cabin sole, CB case glassed in place and prepping under sole for foam.

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For practice I've built a 14' rowboat from 2 sheets of 4mm okume plywood. Just for fun, the Flywood row boat.
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