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By makenmend
#1731030
been out of town for couple weeks helping long time friend on house project.

So back home now, here's update on present projects.

1/ smaller planing outriggers to see if I can increase the speed of the Trimaran rig.
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By makenmend
#1731039
2/ Completely new project. I want to try the Texas 200 and other such events, this is a proven design for this type of event and I should be able to manage single handed if required.
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Side panels cut and planed to size
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bottom panels cut and being bought to size, viewed from bow.
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the design is the Core Sound 17'. she'll be an open boat at first, small cuddy may come later.
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By makenmend
#1731049
3/ A couple of Toto's for good buddies that did the Colorado freeze trip and enjoyed themselves. Can then make many more such trips :wink:
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By makenmend
#1731054
fully goopied, getting to the glassing stage.
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pre coated with thinned epoxy
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glass laid out
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By makenmend
#1731055
Halfway saturated.
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and all wetted out
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next will be glassing inside, but still have decks and transom to do (could use more bench space :!: )

MM
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By makenmend
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Thanks folks, not so much speed as perserverance, and a touch of occupational therapy.

Also dosn't help that I'm addicted :roll:

MM

Preacher I think you may attest to the therapeutic aspect, as your good looking Honey Bee progress's.
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By makenmend
#1732271
awoodman, that thought has crossed my mind :twisted:

looked over a couple really nice SOF at the sail Oklahoma meet on Eufaula last October, no lack of desire, just space :(

MM
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By makenmend
#1735248
Ron
I'm in a 12 step program :mrgreen:

12 steps from my back porch to the SHOP.

Been gone again for a few days, starting up to relieve the withdrawl symptoms :P

MM
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By makenmend
#1737481
made some progress the last few days.
The outriggers (Ama's) now have decks,and hulls glassed today.
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Glassed inside the Toto, did in 2 half sections so bottom is effectivly doubled.Bow done as seperate section.
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By neon14
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Thats some great looking work! I cant help but to notice those outriggers in the first two picks look like tall, skinny, miniature jem paddle boards :D And those decks are beautiful, thats some of the nicest looking under decks I have ever seen!
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By makenmend
#1737496
Installed inwales,deck sub frames and bulheads.
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Cutting inwale to rough size
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By makenmend
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Very little movement on the 17'sailboat ( trying to free up space). Did get frames and temporary frames made up
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Made a rolling tressle table for this build, for flexibility I added bolt on/off legs with 3 work heights. With double pully block and tackle either end, I can change out as required, or roll the entire assembly in/out the shop.
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Thats a Laker 12' sitting on it with the legs at 32''
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By makenmend
#1738151
Early yesterday morning completed filleting in the bulkheads, rolled 3rd fill coat in main hull and both outriggers.

Goopie the frames
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and strap the deck down
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next day hurry up and wait for goopie to set real good :!: Nice day for a sail, spent the day running the rigging,for the new version trimaran with now finished outriggers.
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running halyards ,sheets,blocks cleats,jam cleats,cam cleats, etc can eat a day up pretty fast, :roll: so the water test will have to be tommorow now

MM
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By makenmend
#1744782
Update, Well stiching up a smallish sailboat is a lot more work than any kayak I,'ve done :!:
2 days in total to go from 4 flat panels to a recognisable hull.
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MM
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By makenmend
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And here's the hull ready for fillet's
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another observation, doing the goopie work on this will suck up a ton more epoxy and wood flour :roll:
and it's way harder on an old back, but there's no quitting now
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fillets done and seams taped
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By awoodman
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[quote="makenmend"]And here's the hull ready for fillet'sanother observation, doing the goopie work on this will suck up a ton more epoxy and wood flour :roll:
and it's way harder on an old back, but there's no quitting now.

Yea some of us are a glutton for punnishment...the mind is willing but the lower back is weak... :P
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By makenmend
#1745163
Yea some of us are a glutton for punnishment...the mind is willing but the lower back is weak...




To true, also lying on a hard dusty ( I need to clean ) concrete floor removeing wire stitches isn't fun either, then getting up at 2 am to smooth out the keel fillet you did at 8 pm , makes one wander about these addictions :roll:

MM
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By makenmend
#1755049
well the 1st of the 2 boats for my buddiies is now done and was cristened on a Brazos trip last month.

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The 17' sailboat still moving, but slow, not so easy to turn over on ones own :!: Glassed one side then run short of cloth, sould be here monday, then turn again and start fitting out the inards.
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