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Re: Bobcat material list

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  • snorre_2000
    Hi all, thank you very mutch for your nice answers, espacialy Jay for your precious remarks! I will keep you informed about building process and send some
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 19, 2010
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      Hi all,

      thank you very mutch for your nice answers, espacialy Jay for your precious remarks!

      I will keep you informed about building process and send some pictures.

      George

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Jay Bazuzi <jay@...> wrote:
      >
      > As a Bobcat owner (but not builder, I'm afraid), I'll offer some lessons
      > from my experience.
      >
      > The most annoying aspects of my boat are the places the owner deviated from
      > the plans. Like replacing the main sheet cleat with a rotating cam cleat.
      >
      > The original plans don't include deck cleats, other than one at the bow.
      > Nowhere to hang fenders. Nowhere to tie mooring lines. I think it needs at
      > least one deck cleat all the way aft (both sides) and one at the widest
      > point.
      >
      > The original plans lack details for the centerboard. Just as I finished
      > building a new centerboard, I found a detail diagram on the internet. Let me
      > know if you need help finding it.
      >
      > The boat lacks secondary propulsion: it won't row, and there's no good place
      > to put a motor. I intend to add a sculling oar; maybe that will work well.
      >
      > The bilge is hard to drain thoroughly. I've thought about adding drain
      > plugs. There'd need to be 2 and that wouldn't be enough to keep the bilge
      > completely empty in the rain.
      >
      > A friend who is building a Bobcat made his mast with 8 1x1 strips, with a V
      > cut in one side. It looked like a better approach than the one in Dynamite's
      > book.
      >
      > On mine, where the mast rubs on the mast step is a trouble spot. The finish
      > on the mast comes off. The wood gets a little beat up and wants to split.
      > Not sure what to do with that.
      >
      > On mine, where the mast rubs on the deck partner picks up a lot of paint
      > from the deck (my mast is varnished). A bit of leather there would be a good
      > idea.
      >
      > It's too heavy for one person to pick up. Two strong people can do it, in a
      > pinch. Better 3 or 4. But there aren't a lot of good handholds, either.
      >
      > I actually love this boat, so don't get me wrong.
      >
      > -J
      >
      >
      >
      > On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 6:08 AM, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > That is exciting! You might also want to cut up ten pieces of thin
      > > cardboard into 8 inch by 4 inch pieces and then using a scissors and
      > > tape, make a quick and dirty boat model. That way you can work out in
      > > your mind the efficient way to layout and sequence the cuts.
      > >
      > >
      > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM, snorre_2000 <snorre_2000@...<snorre_2000%40yahoo.de>>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi everyone,
      > > >
      > > > as I have ordered the plans for the Bobcat this week can someone provide
      > > me the material list for that boat to start calculating.
      > > >
      > > > Thanks a lot!
      > > >
      > > > George
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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