PX14 Question

Sail Boats 15' and up. Please include the boat type in your question.
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gonandkarl
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PX14 Question

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:43 am

Hi,
Do you think it is a good idea after epoxying the inside of the 2 hulls to fill them with foam before gluing on the decks so they are sealed completely and definitely unsinkable or would this add too much weight and it is overkill for such a small sailboat ?
Here a picture of one of the hulls out of the study plan:

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Greetings from Karl who is still thinking quietly about building the PX14 or the MI12 . Quietly so my wife cannot hear it because she has the opinion a private shipyard is full with 3 built boats.


All pictures of Micro Petrel AD14 and FS13 :

http://gallery.bateau2.com/index.php?cat=87433

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Re: PX14 Question

Post by pee wee » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:30 am

If it was me I'd leave them empty. The plans say it's easy to car-top the hulls at 45 pounds each, you'd increase that quite a bit with foam, and with extra weight the small boat will not be as responsive to sail . . seems like keep it as light as you can is the way to go.

Another consideration is that the lighter the hulls are, the easier it will be to hide the boat somewhere . . . maybe the wife won't notice!
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Re: PX14 Question

Post by gonandkarl » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:16 am

Thank you Hank I appreciate your advise and if I build it I definitely will leave the hulls empty. I think I was really waiting for such an answer because I doubted my foam idea right from the start.
All pictures of Micro Petrel AD14 and FS13 :

http://gallery.bateau2.com/index.php?cat=87433

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Re: PX14 Question

Post by Bogieman » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:18 pm

Hi Karl! So you’re at it again 🤣 Good luck with the new build

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