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  1. Also, I recall DBSS's compression post started going through the hull bottom. Make sure you add some beef around the bottom of f89 to distribute the load. Don't use 6-8 oz pw tape for the chines. 12 or 17 oz biax in and out if you can. (One boat had some cloth tears along the chine).
  2. A few boats are going to Brookville Lake, IN over Memorial weekend. BLSA doesn't have anything going on, so we'll just do our own thing- sail each other's boats, some rabbit starts, tune up, and generally goof around. Camping near the lake. All i550's within driving range are welcome, and tire kickers too.
  3. so 4.7' is ok?
  4. ugh, bad link. this one works: https://picasaweb.google.com/117880383229715256733/52ErSprit?noredirect=1
  5. Did a couple fixed sprits a few years ago, here's how the bigger one went together: https://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewer#album/117880383229715256733/5583412600420980721
  6. I drew up the rotated jigs for him, they're posted on the Class site. Found it: http://i550class.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=110
  7. Ceiling, actually, is the word for the fore and aft strips on the inside of the ribs, often installed with a slight gap for air flow, and should be tapered toward the ends of the boat like carvel planking would be. Usually a lighter wood than the outer planking is used, such as cedar, spruce, or cypress (in North America).
  8. No, no rule probs at all. Some of those shapes look familiar, but you've done a great job making them yours! You've made a great looking boat. I like having the jib trimmer sit up against the cabin, so the cabin lip wouldn't work there for me. I wonder how it would look if that frame leaned forward above the deck line? -then, the "Luca Brenta lip" (handy for upside down cam cleats) wouldn't push that crew so far aft?
  9. Go the Geoff!
  10. The basics, 1/4" fir marine plywood has just 3 plies, weighs the same as meranti and more than okoume (both are 5-ply), and costs the same or more. And being rotary cut fir it's tough to finish smoothly. If it's all you can get, you can probably make it work, just be ready to deal with some potato chip type curling. Plan to add some extra, small stringers and budget some extra fairing goo and sanding time.
  11. I used two sheets from Hydroturf's close out bin, convinced myself the dark green was close enough to be worth a few bucks saved. I made careful paper templates, traced onto the back of the foam with a Sharpie, laid the foam on a sheet of masonite, and hand cut with a sharp knife at a 30 degree bevel. The templating was the longest step, everything else went easily. I love the stuff, great grip and it's like kneepads without the rash behind your knee. Especially helpful getting under a low boom....
  12. I'm at 45 minutes (alone) in the lot, then 20 minutes in the water. First time, double that...
  13. Cool! Jeff mentioned they planned to mod the boat for the EC, sounds like they're on it. Based in Nashville(?) I think. Found his site: http://storyhouse.org/boat/
  14. On SA, yellow lines never lie. This looks exactly like 1.25", wouldn't ya say?
  15. . ...and how's that measurement at the station 90' fwd of transom---'Carbon' is a full 5/8'' from 'plan',,so 3/8'' beyond the tolerance...measured on 2 visits,,using a straight-edge under the boat. .......Is Carbon the only boat that doesn't make this tolerance?? You can look at Ben's build pics (and a dozen other builders) to see that there has never been a problem getting the hull bottoms to meet the frames. It's been a couple years now, but I think I recall we checked CO's bottom at 90" and it was within a 1/16" of plan- every thing we checked had this accuracy is my recollection. Didn't you rip out and rebuild that whole area of the boat's bottom? Any chance *you* did it? :-)~ (Done here, not wanting to participate in the thread pollution)