C12 - TL70 - Brazil

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C12 - TL70 - Brazil

Post by DuEholic » Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Hi Guys,
We are beginning a new adventure, building our fisrt small boat and would like to share with you our progress....


1- The choice of the project: The Cat Boat C12:
    - after experiencing sailing with a Laser in amazonian's rivers, we felt the need of the few things that the Laser wasn't offering us: oars, bigger internal space, and a classic navigation style... to fit in a more natural way this beautiful landscape... we believe that wood would better compose the scenarios...
      - the C12 seems a good first option for test as it looks one of the easiest to begin...
        - its size is also good for us for transportation and future practice and needs.
          - we are also looking forward experiencing as soon as possible sailing with him, so we wanted a project feasible, and in a short period of time.
            - Money was also a criteria

            2 - From the road to the sea
            In order to fulfil this dream, we have sold an old VW TL 1970 and invest the amount of money we've got in this project. This is for this reason that the name of this boat will be TL70.

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            3- Our Shipyard

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            4 - Fisrt day of work: May 16th
            We have designed on the plywood the bottom one side of the bottom panel, seat tops and frames. For the bottom panel, we add to adapt the piece division according to brazilian plywood dimension: 220 x 160 mm. We intend to project this form after cutting it on another plywood in order to get the second piece of the bottom side.

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            This is it for today, we will try to keep you inform to share the full process
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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by BB Sig » Sat May 18, 2019 6:12 am

            Great start. Thanks for sharing your build with us!

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            Post by piperdown » Sat May 18, 2019 9:59 am

            Good job :D It will be fun following along!
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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by jacquesmm » Sat May 18, 2019 11:51 am

            Thanks for posting and I love the name of the project.
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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by DuEholic » Sun May 19, 2019 8:56 pm

            Good night to all,

            Today we cut the pieces we have designed these last days. It took approximately 4 hours to accomplish this step. The next step will be to assemble the 2 pieces of side and bottom panels.

            We are still not really sure about the glue to be used for the butt blocks. Is it epoxy and filler only, or do we need wood flour?
            To our understanding, we need to saturate first with epoxy only and then use epoxy and wood flour to glue both part together… is it correct?
            Many thanks in advance….

            Sharing few pictures of this new step with many thanks for the support, we really appreciate having the opportunity to share with this community.

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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by OrangeQuest » Sun May 19, 2019 9:24 pm

            Great work guys and yes, thank you for sharing.

            First you put on just the epoxy, know as wetting it, followed by a mixture of epoxy and wood flour.
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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by Jeff » Mon May 20, 2019 10:06 am

            Nice work guys!! Look forward to following your build!! Jeff

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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by piperdown » Mon May 20, 2019 11:02 am

            Great job so far :D
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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by DuEholic » Fri May 24, 2019 1:27 pm

            Hello everybody, many thanks for your support.

            @Orangequest - thanks for the link, really useful :-)

            We have one question regarding the rudder. We would like to customize it and make a pivoting rudder as we will use it from beaches also..

            Few years ago Michel did a C12 with this adaptation as well...

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            We found this picture on this forum but couldn't find some technical plans or explications.

            Would you have some recommendation or orientations for us?

            Merci :-)

            Du & Audrey

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            Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

            Post by jacquesmm » Fri May 24, 2019 1:38 pm

            I designed a fixed rudder blade because, on that boat, I think it is the best type of rudder. However, you can modify it.
            The best way to do that would be to use the CV6 rudder (the CV16 is a 14' boat).
            I don't have access to the plans from where I am now.
            Email BBC and ask them to send you drawing B102/5.
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