Got a jump on things this weekend . Did some final glass work
In bow and stern compartments. Made skeg and mast partner.
Had enough merante 1/4 inch plywood I decided to glue up longer Leeboard and rudder out of that instead of the underlayment.
Hope to do more this weekend.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Andre Basso <basso.asb@...> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Wise decision for your sailing conditions. By the previous photos you
> sent It seemed you have reached missile proof hull. Hehehe. I wouldn't
> like even to think about swimming in a 46 degrees water.
> We are facing sixties and seventies here these days which is a pleasent
> temperature to work. My build is a little delayed. I also plan to spend
> whole Saturday on the boat: still need to finish outside hull glassing,
> glue timber to form the tiller and trim down leeboard and rudder profiles.
> Good luck on your build ! I was thinking that would be great if we could
> launch simultaneously. We could call CNN to record this breathtaking
> event ! hehehe 2
> All the best,
> On 26-04-2013 16:14, Mike wrote:
> > Andre,
> > One of the things I learned years ago in navigation was that a very
> > important source of information was local knowledge. Based on your
> > comments you are well aware of the conditions in which you will be
> > sailing. I think as Jeff said once the hull is fully supported by
> > water and with the fiberglass cloth that you are using you shouldn't
> > have an issue with oil canning. The area I will be sailing in is
> > pretty open and at some point during the day (usually afternoon) has a
> > chop on it. I will be using it on weekends and in the evening and plan
> > to take it to the barrier islands which are 4-6 miles across the bay.
> > Chances are either on the way out or on the way back I will encounter
> > the chop. Hurricane Sandy caused a pretty good size breach in one of
> > the islands and the water level, tides and currents have all been
> > affected. I decided to go with the extra layer of plywood to stiffen
> > the hull for the chop. I chose the Piccup because of the multi-chine
> > hull's ability to handle the chop a little better. The combination of
> > those two items if nothing else will provide a little more peace of
> > mind ( especially at night) and make the sailing experience that much
> > more enjoyable. I am going to post two pictures of the water
> > conditions that I will encounter on a regular basis and were the
> > reason for going with the Piccup design. Plus the fact that the water
> > temperature currently is 46 degrees I want to stay in the boat not
> > along side it.
> > Made the larger leeboard and finally getting into the sixties and
> > seventies and plan on working on it all weekend.
> > Hope you are doing well with your build.
> > Regards,
> > Mike
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