6186Re: "Queen Mab" (design #638)Construction
- Jul 24, 2000
--- In email@example.com, "Marc " <marcos@m...> wrote:
Sorry for the delayed response.
The only water my QM has seen as yet is from the garden hose in
removing the amine "blush" from the epozy coating.
I am already past the design weight without the decking and seat. I
expect to be closer to 40 lbs when she is finished. I guess I could
stand to lose 15 lbs anyway. My feeling is that a 25 lb boat might be
structurally marginal, given the "feel" of the okume plywood that I
using, which has resulted in 30 lbs sans deck, seat, and combing. One
might need balsa plywood (if there is such a thing.
Will post more pictures when the deck is on.
ps. Weight measurements before and after epoxy coating show about a
to 10% weight increase (depending on the part) but I prefer the
"hardened" surface for durability.
Al (in Ann Arbor)
> I just saw your post, and photos about your Queen Mab project and
> wondering how she turned out?
> It's great to see a photo that gives a good idea of what she looks
> like, a sweet looking little boat that has been on my wish
> list for awhile now. As I recall the designed weight is about 27
> pounds, is it true?? How does she sail? I'm dying
> for an ultralight dinghy to carry on top of my Honda, pick up with
> hand and fool around in. Thanks for the photos.
> Marc in SF
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