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  • Mike
    Andrew, Your comment reminded me I have some old fresh water fishing tackle including some lead shot that I could use for weight on rudder .Thanks. Mike
    Message 1 of 159 , Aug 26, 2013
      Andrew,
      Your comment reminded me I have some old fresh water fishing tackle including some lead shot that I could use for weight on rudder .Thanks.
      Mike

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Andres Espino <ima_very_cool_cowboy@...> wrote:
      >
      > Another thing I have seen done is encapsuelating small lead shot in epoxy resin.  Fills the same space with no melting.  Chopped up used wheel weights are almost as good and tire places often have sold me a bucked of used ones they plan to recycle.
      >
      > Andrew
      >
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      > ________________________________
      > From: Andre Basso <basso.asb@...>
      > To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 5:53 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: First brazilian Piccup Pram ?
      >
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      >  
      > Mike,
      >
      > For the rudder I'll try a solution based on bungee as I don't like the
      > idea of handling melted lead.
      >
      > I'm not sure if you remember it, but for mast, spar and boom my neighbor
      > kindly offered me a surplus he had around. They are tubes once used in
      > an old ultralight airplane. I'll reinforce the mast inserting bamboo
      > inside the region of the mast partner and a little above. All that will
      > save me a lot of work. On the other hand I'll have to sew the sail ...
      > not an easy task using my wife's sewing machine. Rudder and leeboard
      > will be left fiberglassed. No paint.
      >
      > There's a lot left to be done. During the week I usually work on free
      > nights (once or twice/week) and it's not possible to use noisy tools.
      > Mixing resin or painting is all I can do. Leave the hard work for
      > Saturdays in day light. I'm postponing all painting tasks for 2 good
      > reasons: the chance of spoiling the finished paint doing something else
      > on the boat is 100% in my case AND the worst... I've blundered applying
      > too much resin on the bilges panels. During overnight the excess resin
      > ran down the sides and formed fillets that are hard to sand off without
      > sanding off the fiberglass itself. I hope to cover those fillets
      > applying one more thick coat on the sides. Otherwise I'll leave it as it
      > is and launch the boat just functional. As you said once: it is not a
      > piece of furniture and I can live with that.
      >
      > I'm doing all efforts to launch it by late September. Still fighting
      > with names....
      >
      > Good luck on your build.
      >
      > All the best,
      >
      > André.
      > Sao Paulo - Brasil
      > http://umveleirosimples.blogspot.com.br
      >
      > On 26-08-2013 00:18, Mike wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Andre
      > > Looking good! You got a lot done.
      > > I'm still waiting on the gudgeon from my friend's brother. He's been
      > > pretty busy so hoping he gets to it this week.
      > > Mt son was home with a friends truck and tried to pick up windsurfer
      > > rig but friend wasn't home and couldn't reach him on phone. Worked on
      > > rudder shaping it and getting ready to put weight in it. Also took
      > > some old hardware handles and Bronze screws and soaked them in lemon
      > > juice and water then polished them and mounted on stern.
      > > Picked up three twelve foot 1x4's to make mast , will glue up tomorrow
      > > and hopefully melt down old fishing sinkers for lead in rudder.Either
      > > that or will encapsulate some metal im epoxy.
      > > We're both getting close to splash date.
      > > Mounted sunfish rig just to see how it would look in terms of center
      > > of effort. Looks big on piccup but think it would really move along
      > > with larger rig.
      > > Keep up the good work!
      > > Regards
      > > Mike
      > > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > Andre Basso <basso.asb@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Blog updated.
      > > >
      > > > Good progress on saturday.
      > > >
      > > > Andre
      > > > Sao Paulo - Brasil
      > > > http://umveleirosimples.blogspot.com.br
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On 21-08-2013 20:22, Andre Basso wrote:
      > > > > Mike,
      > > > >
      > > > > It seems we'll have a splash notice soon....
      > > > >
      > > > > My cousin is giving me a hand these days. We are in a good pace.
      > > > >
      > > > > How does the windsurfer rig compare to the balance lug in terms of
      > > CE ?
      > > > >
      > > > > Andre
      > > > > Sao Paulo - Brasil
      > > > > http://umveleirosimples.blogspot.com.br
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > On 19-08-2013 23:08, Mike wrote:
      > > > >>
      > > > >> Andre,
      > > > >> Ok thanks for explaining that, I couldn't quite follow it when it
      > > > >> kept talking about the candle. I tried commenting but when I tried
      > > > >> those instructions didn't come up in English and I am ignorant when
      > > > >> it comes to Portuguese.
      > > > >>
      > > > >> Put two coats of primer and final coat of white on hull. Mounted the
      > > > >> old hardware for the bow hatch and sealed the bow deck.
      > > > >> I was able to salvage the pintles for the rudder from the old
      > > > >> hardware and have a friend whose brother runs a machine shop and
      > > I am
      > > > >> just waiting for him to ream out an old bronze oar socket that I can
      > > > >> use as the gudgeon.once I mount that I can mount hardware for stern
      > > > >> hatch and seal that deck. Have to finish Leeboard and rudder and
      > > > >> tiller ( think I will varnish them).
      > > > >> I will make mast but have a windsurfer rig that a friend offered me
      > > > >> so I could take it sailing with that.
      > > > >> Almost done!
      > > > >> My kids treated us to two hour sunset cruise on a two masted
      > > schooner
      > > > >> and took a great picture of the sunset at the Statue of Liberty .
      > > > >> Thinking of posting the picture. Made me want get the boat done and
      > > > >> in the water to enjoy the sunsets that much sooner. Will post
      > > > >> pictures of the build progress soon.
      > > > >>
      > > > >> Regards,
      > > > >> Mike
      > > > >>
      > > > >> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      > > <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > >> Andre Basso <basso.asb@> wrote:
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > Hi Mike,
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > I've just checked how google is doing with the translation. Better
      > > > >> than
      > > > >> > my English I guess with only minor mistakes. For example, the word
      > > > >> vela
      > > > >> > in portuguese has two meanings: sail and candle. The translation
      > > > >> engine
      > > > >> > took the last...unfortunately.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > I've changed finishing schedule. In a month or so I'll have to
      > > > >> leave the
      > > > >> > place where I've been building. I'll barely have time to rough
      > > finish
      > > > >> > the boat and get it ready to sail.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > I've saved all the very good information you've sent me about
      > > leeboard
      > > > >> > guards and maybe I will go through it in 2 more weeks.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > How's your build ? Keep us posted !
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > All the best,
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > Andre
      > > > >> > Sao Paulo - Brasil
      > > > >> > http://umveleirosimples.blogspot.com.br
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > On 18-08-2013 21:54, Mike wrote:
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > Andre,
      > > > >> > > Checked your blog .Looking good!good luck making sail.
      > > > >> > > Regards,
      > > > >> > > Mike
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    • John Boy
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      Message 159 of 159 , Sep 1, 2013
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