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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #18: Bouyancy tanks are closed in.

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 08-03-2013 03:30 AM 894 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well this is the last view inside the tanks as they are now sealed. I will flip it over tomorrow and epoxy the hull, bow and transom and then its ready to float. It is a bit heavier than I thought so I am going to have to rig up some kind of ramp to get it on my roof rack. I may yet be forced into buying a small trailer.

This is how I left hull 816 this evening. After the hull is coated I will tape and seal the tops of the tanks but I am just about out of epoxy so I want to get the high wear areas coated before I run out. I may make a run into Winnipeg and buy another litre if I need it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2



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#1 posted 08-03-2013 06:09 AM

Looks excellent Mark. I’m proud of you.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 08:03 AM

Good work Mark.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 02:10 PM

Thank you Paul. I am pretty pleased with myself also:-) Hull 816 went together much faster (and probably better:-) because of your advice!

Thanks Mike, now I just have to add a rudder and a sail step and then I’m ready to rig hull 816.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 04:48 PM

amazing and congratulations! You have now done more in 2 weeks then I have done in 2 years! ANd she looks good too…really cool!

I have been afraid to close in my air boxes until I finalize my leeboard set up…

Will you have a bow? or piece across the bow?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 05:01 PM

Hey Matt, I am building a ‘sail locker’ right in the bow to support the mast and provide a bit of out of the sun storage for beverages and such. I am thinking of placing the step about 12” aft of the join line of the hull to the bow. Its a guess as to where to place it. I want to have as much moment arm from the rudder as possible and still have room between the step and the dagger board.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 12:36 AM

i think where you place mast, lee board etc. depends on rig??? there are some good points on pdr site…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 01:20 AM

You are right about Shorty’s recommendations for the location of those elements. That is why I am using the 12” back as a starting place. I am going to experiment with just screwing my sail locker bracing and step in place to see how they perform and still be able to change things up if it doesn’t work well. I am hopeful that with sufficient bracing the mast won’t rip free. That’s the advantage of going with a lee board as you can more readily move it around. Hmmm, I think I just convinced myself to go with a leeboard to start. It will also be easier to mount and change a leeboard then a dagger board. I will use Shorty’s formula for placing the lee board.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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