6204Re: "Queen Mab" (design #638)Construction
- Jul 25, 2000There is NO structural problem if the boat weighs 28 pounds, My Just
Ducky is very strong at 28 pounds. I think Bolger seriously
miscalculated the weight of a lapstrake ply constructed Queen Mab,
evryone I know of who has chosen lapstrake ply for planking a Queen
Mab has a very heavy boat. In this size boat 15 to 20 pounds makes a
> Hi Marc,be
> 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
> structurally marginal, given the "feel" of the okume plywood that IOne
> using, which has resulted in 30 lbs sans deck, seat, and combing.
> might need balsa plywood (if there is such a thing.with
> 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)
> > Al,
> > 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
> > hand and fool around in. Thanks for the photos.
> > Marc in SF
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