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some more.its a little strange. from the drawing it specify 1580 kg. but i cant really believe it. I kind of think the boat will feel tender by only 1600 kg ballast when i compare to other boat of approx same size.  did the old master made a mistake?

 

zeyang

 

The original design may have included a significant amount of internal ballast.

 

 

ahh. yes of course!Should be space for another 4-5 tonns  inside in the original boat. 

 

 

 

 

zeyang

 

 

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Ah....here we go again having to convert lbs. into kgs. Although Zeyang's little wheel weight helps a bit - 1.75 oz. = 50 grams :P

 

If everyone collected a few and sent them to you, we could get 5 or 10 kgs! :lol:

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ze

 

maybe I missed it, but do you have the actual lines plan for this hull?

 

 

yes i have ofcourse. but somehow i couldnt post it on forum due to size. this drawing must be public domain long time ago so im not worry to spread it. The big master himself would probably be pleased to see more of his design roam the 7 seas.

 

 

 

 

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Try zipping the files up or converting to lower resolution (you can attach .zip files).

 

and if it were my design, I wouldn't want it roaming around the internet for free unless I was dead. ;)

 

If you can post the lines, the I'll get the WLYDO to put together a 3D model.

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I can email you a copy of the lines. They are very beautiful but you had better not be in a hurry in this beasty.

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hi bob.

 

i have also the scanned original drawing from top view, sideview and some interior also.  mayebe something you may have interest to look at?

 

 

 

 

Ill mail it to your adress. (2.3Mb which is a pain on my small internetline)

 

 

 

 

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Very cool.  You may want a bigger hook though when you go cruising?

Yes. I think so :-)

Words fail me.

 

What you are doing is very cool.

 

But please don't paint that hull, acid and clear coat, you will be the talk of ANY port you find yourself in with that hull.

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hi,

 

spending days welding up inside. 2/3 finished. thankfully got some help with brushing. Its quite timeconsuming step.

 

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Very cool.  You may want a bigger hook though when you go cruising?

Yes. I think so :-)

Words fail me.

 

What you are doing is very cool.

 

But please don't paint that hull, acid and clear coat, you will be the talk of ANY port you find yourself in with that hull.

will not paint :-) I kinda like the alloy color now. 

 

 

 

 

zeyang

 

 

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2nd best thread ever! (go the Wendy!!!)

 

OK, maybe tied for 2nd with CharlieCobra... I do like wooden boats...

 

Kudos zeyang, she's coming along nicely.

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Would be cool to someday see a pic of Zeyang's boat hanging on Bob's mooring ball.

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

zeyang

 

Where did you find her, Ze? I wanna go there searching for my next ex...

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

zeyang

 

even though it's hard to look past your very good friend in these photos, I wonder why the cross bracing is unhooked while welding

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

zeyang

 

 

Hi Z,

Please tell your Canuck crewmember that should she ever be in Victoria she has earned a ride or two in the Gulf Islands.

I used to be proud of our political leaders' roles in peace-keeping, banning mines, international development - now my sights are focused on how individual Canadians make me proud.

I have added your anonymous coop member to my list.

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

zeyang

 

 

Hi Z,

Please tell your Canuck crewmember that should she ever be in Victoria she has earned a ride or two in the Gulf Islands.

I used to be proud of our political leaders' roles in peace-keeping, banning mines, international development - now my sights are focused on how individual Canadians make me proud.

I have added your anonymous coop member to my list.

 

Ill tell her. 

 

 

She is on top of my list too, even she have never been sailing before. But that will change hopefully when boat is finished and ill manage to talk her into joining for a while. 

 

 

 

 

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

zeyang

 

even though it's hard to look past your very good friend in these photos, I wonder why the cross bracing is unhooked while welding

 

just to get more space while welding. boat is quite stiff in bow so basically i really dont need those cross brace except for walking on.

 

 

 

 

 

zeyang

 

 

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thanks to this very nice and hardworking canadian girl we manage to weld up last part of the inside of the boat last 2 weeks. Extremely boring work, brush and weld day out and day in, but she never complain. only singing and brushing all day long! :-)

 

zeyang

 

Where did you find her, Ze? I wanna go there searching for my next ex...

 

she replied to one of the ads about this sailing coop/collektive on couchsurfing.org

 

 

3 more girls are coming up in may/june. For somehow it seems boatbuilding attracts quite a few girls these days. They find it interesting work.

 

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zeyang, I am obviously in the wrong line of boat fabrication/repair. I have been resurrecting my Catalina 30 and I can only get dudes to help me. <_<:rolleyes:

 

Nice work! keep it up!

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I finally caught up with this thread.

 

zeyang, you are a real inspiration. As others have said, this is probably the best thread ever on SA. Keep up the great works and please keep us posted as you progress.

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I finally caught up with this thread.

 

zeyang, you are a real inspiration. As others have said, this is probably the best thread ever on SA. Keep up the great works and please keep us posted as you progress.

 

 

 

 

Thanks. Ill keep you posted. its still some more welding inside before frames are ready to be installed.

 

 

 

 

 

zeyang

 

 

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hi,

still some problem with the weldingmachine so i took the weekend off and need to think of a solution.

 

I usually close the door and go away in weekends. working on the boat 7 days a week will make me just crazy so need some time off. .

So this weekend i will go and look at some other boat projects.. (did i say singletrack mind) :-) Especially curious about the interior of an original 100 year old colin archer.

 

 

anyway.

here is a picture through the prop app. a cool view.

 

Will get 2 girls here next week helping me. One has been here a few times before and is really interested in boatbuilding. .

 

 

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the welding girl is making a framebending machine. Need to have a small curve in each of the T-shaped frames.

can even work on hydraulic from the tractor. she is quite clever!  :-)

 

 

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All the keel support are cut and tackweld into position. The 6 middle rooms are 60 cm high and 40 cm long and 30 cm wide. I was thinking filling them with triangle ingots in lead. Hopefully i manage to get approx  5 tonns... Need to calculate again since they look a little small for such amount. 

 

 

the lincoln 450 weldingmachine is konk and need to visit a doctor, so had to use Tig again. impressive slow when im used to MIG.

 

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the welding girl is making a framebending machine. Need to have a small curve in each of the T-shaped frames.

can even work on hydraulic from the tractor. she is quite clever!  :-)

 

 

zeyang

 

Girls kicks ass! HA

 

the welding girl is making a framebending machine. Need to have a small curve in each of the T-shaped frames.

can even work on hydraulic from the tractor. she is quite clever!  :-)

 

 

zeyang

 

Girls kicks ass! HA

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All the keel support are cut and tackweld into position. The 6 middle rooms are 60 cm high and 40 cm long and 30 cm wide. I was thinking filling them with triangle ingots in lead. Hopefully i manage to get approx 5 tonns... Need to calculate again since they look a little small for such amount.

 

 

the lincoln 450 weldingmachine is konk and need to visit a doctor, so had to use Tig again. impressive slow when im used to MIG.

 

zeyang

zeyang,

 

Thanks for putting up these updates it is really cool watching your boat come together. How are you getting your lead? Have you contacted any tire store chains? They would probably have a pretty good store of used weights.

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All the keel support are cut and tackweld into position. The 6 middle rooms are 60 cm high and 40 cm long and 30 cm wide. I was thinking filling them with triangle ingots in lead. Hopefully i manage to get approx  5 tonns... Need to calculate again since they look a little small for such amount.

 

 

the lincoln 450 weldingmachine is konk and need to visit a doctor, so had to use Tig again. impressive slow when im used to MIG.

 

zeyang

zeyang,

 

Thanks for putting up these updates it is really cool watching your boat come together.  How are you getting your lead?  Have you contacted any tire store chains?  They would probably have a pretty good store of used weights.

 

I got some from a local tirestore but need 10 times more so soon i have to start calling around. I called a paint-factory (somehow they get lead as a by-product) but price was close to 1.2 USD pr Kg. Way too expensive.

 

 

 

 

 

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zeyang,

 

For your information:

 

Should you ground the engine in an aluminum boat?

 

thanks ravac. 

 

 

i agree with the article. Better to avoid running the hull as earth. 

 

 

 

 

totally another case:

 

We are discussing starting up a non profit organization where goals is to build a real sailing collective, hopefully trying to fund a second boat.  the goal is  giving people chance to learn sailing, cultural exchange, staying on board for a longer time, self sufficiency, extremely low carbon print when travelling and also see the world. boatbuilding could also be a part of the teaching. 

 

any one with experience starting up a non profit org? or is it just a very stupid idea going for another building project??

 

 

 

 

zeyang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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working on bending the frames with homemade bender. As you can see we moved the H-shaped metal to one side of the bender to control it easier.  Problem now is: 1 frame is one day work. We havent manage to speed up yet. post-37445-127490563317_thumb.jpgpost-37445-127490564494_thumb.jpg

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I too am enjoying this thread! For what it's worth, I can imagine how hard it is to stay motivated when the work gets slow (and lonely). But she'll be the project of a lifetime and well worth it when she takes you safely on her second adventure!

 

My present project is the refit of an aluminum boat so this is all quite special. Keep it up!

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 we are working on bending the frames now, but also working on bees and planting stuff in the garden. The framing of the boat goes forward, albeit a little slow.

 

 

zeyang

 

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question: why do we suddenly start to use hard hat??

 

answer: a stupid accident send me to hospital after it destroyed part of my skull, thankfully they manage to put it together with a titanium plate and some 2 mm screws, so now even my head is reinforced with metal :-) But it was a close call. A few more millimeter and it would be the end of the boatbuilding dream for my part. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ze:

My wife does bees too. How do you get your bees thru that winter?

its a little difficult, but by using insulated boxes we manage to keep them alive during 6-7 months winter.

 

 

 

 

 

zeyang

 

 

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Ze:

My wife was an exchange teacher to Norway a few years ago. She spent 7 weeks there.

She wants to know if you would like to do a honey exchange this fall?

She'll send you some of her honey in exchange for some of your honey.

 

Her honey is very good.

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....errrrr.....the star of the show mentions that he smashed his skull and just about killed himself, and we are talking honey??

 

Ze - any more details of the 'stupid accident' so those of us prone to similar can learn from your mistakes?

Hope the recovery is as smooth as it can be!

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Yeah Ze: get well soon. I have seen enough of skull injuries to not want to talk about them here. Go the bees!

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hi folks

 

thanks for support. im getting better every day.

 

here is a short update what happened.

 

 

 

 

bob: i will for sure be glad to swap honey. Your wife will get our organic super tasty honey from the farm (mostly from wild raspberries) :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stupid accident manage to send me to hospital for operation. I got a falling metal bar in my forehead which crushed my skull so now i have a titanium plate fasten to inside of my forehead. unfortunately i couldnt choose alloy :-)

 

I was kind of lucky. Do to predisposition from the viking age where it was common to put an axe in the forehead of your angry neighbor, those with slightly moved back brain and more space in front survived, at least that is a theory doctor told me, so im one of those, else it would be the end of the boatbuilding dream.

 

but morale is: use hard hat and be careful!

 

zeyang

 

 

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This is one of the most endearing-ly mental projects I've ever seen.

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bob: and here is a couple of pictures for your wife :-) 

 

real bee-porn!

 

 

 

 

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Ze:

It sounds to me like you got lucky. Hang in there.

I'll show my wife the bee porn. She only has two hives but they produce great honey from mstly wild flowers and cultivated garden flowers.

I guess. At least that's what it looks like to me.

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Ouch! - Get better so we can see that boat floating.. Note to self wear hard hat..

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Bob: thats a nice picture. It seems your wife is using wood boxes. that will be impossible at 60 degrees north. so we are using styrofoam boxes instead. 

 

 

 

 

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Oh ow, man.

 

Sorry to hear about your accident. Fortunately chicks dig gnarly scars; just be sure to come up with a cool enough backstory - I'm thinking your axe combat story sounds most impressive... better than calling it a "stupid accident"!

 

I'm going to start wearing my motorcycle helmet when I work on the boat now, though.

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Oh ow, man.

 

Sorry to hear about your accident. Fortunately chicks dig gnarly scars; just be sure to come up with a cool enough backstory - I'm thinking your axe combat story sounds most impressive... better than calling it a "stupid accident"!

 

I'm going to start wearing my motorcycle helmet when I work on the boat now, though.

:-) Ill gonna use that axe-story for what its worth. hehe.

 

 

The welding girls will be very impressed with my scar. but we are taking

 

safety serious from now on. even when operate sewingmachine we use hard hat :-) Better safe than sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ze:

They don't call them "accidents" for nothing. Be careful.

 

Yes, Jill uses wooden boxes. She wraps them in the winter but she has been losing bees for the last two winters at least. She just buys new ones. But she would prefer to keep the her thriving.

I'll show her your porn and tell her about your boxes. How many hives do you have?

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Ze, you really need to attach a small titanium plate on the bow. Just for laughs. :D

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I was kind of lucky. Do to predisposition from the viking age where it was common to put an axe in the forehead of your angry neighbor, those with slightly moved back brain and more space in front survived, at least that is a theory doctor told me, so im one of those, else it would be the end of the boatbuilding dream.

 

 

Kind of explains the Glitterati of the COI.

 

 

Hang in there Z, there's alot of us rootin for ya.

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here is snippets from the newsletter we are sending out twice a week - if someone wants to get this by email. just send me an email. Low bandwith mostly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hi friends

here is a short update from sailing the farm collective in middle of june.

 

The summer is here now at last and bees are busy collecting delicious honey.

Plan with bees is to expand hives so we are spending some time doing queen

breeding. its a little more tricky than it seems at first glance, but cool to

do.

 

Then we have planted herbs in the garden and hopefully we will get a lot of

healthy vegetables by end of summer.

 

And then the most important news!! Boatbuilding goes happily forward. We are

working hard welding in frames into the hull. and after a lot of fiddeling we

are now down to bending one frame in 3 hours!! thats pretty fast when we spend

more than a day with the first one. Next step is deck and then interior and

sail-sewing. (mostly whole august on this step)

 

Then, we wish you all a happy summer. If you are interested in joining we have

space for august and onwards,

 

 

fair winds and happy summer.

 

 

regards

sailing-the-farm collective!

 

 

 

 

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Wow, hope you recover fast from the accident - it gave me goose-bumps & a recollection.

In the 60s I worked in the N, a first nations guy walking home was hit by a train & had a plate installed in his head.

A few weeks later he & I were caught in a hail storm, he had no hat & was 'knocked out' by the force of the stones on the plate!

Maybe you will need to keep your head down & not look up to see how big hail stones are in future.

 

A local urban farm coop has taken over our big garden to grow veggies for the local restaurants, just started with chickens & bees may be next - so please add me to your farm collective e-mail.

 

I will be in touch when the boat is at the stage where I might contribute some time & labour.

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Wow, hope you recover fast from the accident - it gave me goose-bumps & a recollection.

In the 60s I worked in the N, a first nations guy walking home was hit by a train & had a plate installed in his head.

A few weeks later he & I were caught in a hail storm, he had no hat & was 'knocked out' by the force of the stones on the plate!

Maybe you will need to keep your head down & not look up to see how big hail stones are in future.

 

A local urban farm coop has taken over our big garden to grow veggies for the local restaurants, just started with chickens & bees may be next - so please add me to your farm collective e-mail.

 

I will be in touch when the boat is at the stage where I might contribute some time & labour.

thanks NAMT

 

 

i still feel that pesky titanium plate inside my head when i do welding and have to turn my head low - hopefully get better by time. its kind of critical that i can do good welding in all position. Im training one of the  welding girl so hopefully she can take over some of inside welding on deck which need some tricky welding positions.

 

anyway. will take a couple of weeks off from boatbuilding in july and rather concentrate on design the junkrig sail. really need to start to sew the sails in august. when the project started we planned to finish by 1th of july. I dont need to be genius to see that we are not making that timeline.

 

Hopefully before the snow is coming then...

 

 

 

 

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You're a lucky man indeed to have a girl that can handle tricky welding positions at hand who is willing and able! ;)

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zeyang,

 

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Safety doesn't take a day off, it's a hackney saying but when you wind up with a plate in your head it makes more sense. Cool stuff with the bees and garden. The wife and I built a 4'x4' raised planting bed and have corn, carrots and cucumbers going strong now. That raspberry honey sounds really good. My current favorite is buckwheat honey, tough to come by but very rich flavor.

 

Thanks for the updates.

 

Will Museler

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Dear Friends.

 

 

Sailing the farm tribe - Mid July 2010.

 

At last, the frames are bend into the boat and soon finished welded

up. That was one long and tedious work but now we are soon moving on

to a much more exiting stuff - laying down the deck and start work on

the interior - then also start to sew up the sails for the boat.

 

There have been quite a response from last time and august is pretty

much filled up with people coming up to help on boatbuilding and

farming. Somehow the romantic touch of roaming the seven seas as a

wannabe seagypsy seems to attract much more people than we ever

dreamed of, so hopefully in future we will have more boats built and a

real seafaring community. At least that is my wet dream!

 

Then some farming stuff. The grey cat got 4 kittens some weeks ago,

 

 

some very adorable small kittens. One is looking curious at the

boatbuilding. Queen-breeding goes forward as planned. I think we will

manage to more than double amount of hives this year - that is pretty

good. It would not have been possible without help from a swedish

boatbuilding girl which seems to fall in love with queenbreeding

despite quite a few bee-stings during summer. :-)

 

We have some beds free for september and onwards, so if you are

interesting in joining this uber-cool sea-gypsy tribe project, feel

free to contact us!

 

 

Peace and love from

Sailing-the-farm

 

 

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Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse

 

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Ze:

Great looking kitten.

My wife found our cat on the side of the road a year and a half ago. Now Pumpkin works part time in the office.

Here she is plotting some full size patterns.

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Ze:

Great looking kitten.

My wife found our cat on the side of the road a year and a half ago. Now Pumpkin works part time in the office.

Here she is plotting some full size patterns.

 

 

 

 

Bob, that was a nice cat. 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is probably the father to  that kitten. Also a domesticated wild cat which used to be quite shy. Now we cant hardly get it out to catch mice anymore :-) Really lazy. 

 

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He is probably screaming something like: Where the F*CK is my fish!! :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ze:

Great looking kitten.

My wife found our cat on the side of the road a year and a half ago. Now Pumpkin works part time in the office.

Here she is plotting some full size patterns.

Nice work domesticating that one Maestro! How are his drafting skills?

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Ze:

Great looking kitten.

My wife found our cat on the side of the road a year and a half ago. Now Pumpkin works part time in the office.

Here she is plotting some full size patterns.

Nice work domesticating that one Maestro! How are his drafting skills?

 

 

Looks like he's waiting for a brownie or something.

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My wife and I saw Pumkin running in and out of the woods on the road above the beach for about a month.

It was not the first feral cat we had seen around here. Our woods are full of critters so I imagine they eat quite well. Organic. Then they get eaten by cougars or coyotes. Foodchain.

The night before Halloween I was sitting in the living room when my wife walked in and said ""look what I brought home." It was the cat.

I told her to take it back to the woods and I did not want another cat.

5 minutes later the cat jumped up into my lap and started purring and drooling.

That was 1.5 years ago. This cat is the best pet I have ever had, maybe with the exeption of my late dog Piper.

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Haha. The name of Bob's pic is 'damncat.jpg'.

maybe he forgot to say best damn catlaugh.gif

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Sailing the farm tribe - Mid august 2010.

 

Dear Friends.

 

Its been a busy august. 9 happy boatbuilding girls and guys have been

here during august and it has been quite busy. We have done quite a

lot of work on the boatproject and have been workingon important but

tedious small stuff like watertanks, coolingtank etc.

 

We are also working on finding ecovillages on different continent

which we will be a part of the plan when the journey begins. In short

we will sail between ecovillages and change crew and stock up with

food to reach other ecovillages on different continents. if you know

about some ecovillages close to sea which could be interested in

participate please inform us.

 

But we will try to be as selfsufficient as possible onboard and will

test a small scale hydrophonic solution to grow vegetables while

sailing with as little water usage as possible. Not easy on a boat but

hopefully manage to get some fresh food... (getting enough water is

always problem on a boat)

 

Then some farm news: We are expanding the garden to grow more tasty

vegetables next year. Even if the fall is coming soon we will try to

grow some more fast growing salads until snow is coming. Our extremely

slow growing tomatoes will be moved indoors and continue with help of

growlamp in our greenhouse. Bees are doing good and we have already

processed some delicous honey from this year. (pure organic stuff)

 

We have some space for late september and onwards if you are

interested in joining this cool sea-gypsy project. Just drop us a line.

 

 

Peace and love from

Sailing-the-farm

 

Then some pictures. (we are not always working, one picture is a bunch

of happy boatbuilding guys after swimming in the brrr cold lake)

 

 

 

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Nice to see a follow-up post...

 

thanks. sorry.been busy administrate and train people in doing boatbuilding stuff and farming.

 

ill try to post more regular. its always useful with comments on the process.

 

 

 

 

Ze

 

 

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Zeyang,

 

Since you are working on tankage, what capacities are you building, i.e. tank sizes?

 

Will Museler

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Zeyang,

 

Since you are working on tankage, what capacities are you building, i.e. tank sizes?

 

Will Museler

 

hi.

 

 

for the engine cooler it will be 72 litre.

 

for diesel it seems to be 90 liter then another 80 liter than another 150 liter. (sofar)

 

in 3 different tanks. 

 

watertank is not alloy so we havent started with that one yet.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Zeyang. First, my congratulations on your achievement so far, and best wishes for the rest of the jouney. One small thing, and I may well be wrong here, but I seem to remember there being a problem with alloy and diesel tanks? If so, how about a flexible inner tank, or polypropylene. As I said, I could be wrong, but research might pay dividends.

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zeyang,

speaking of custom tanks...and it may not be the cheapest route, but I've had good luck with Triple M Plastics in Maine, USA. They've made two custom holding tanks (black water) to my specifications, and they do them in polypropylene. They primarily build tanks for fire engines and stuff, but they will work with your custom design as well.

 

http://triplemplastics.com/

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here is a cool project.

the girls decide that a real ship should have a real gallionfigure, and since one of the girl makes sculptures in bronze she figure it would be also possible to make it in alloy:-)

basically they made a template of the bow, and the model had to lay on that template to keep the same shape to make it easier to weld later on.

They then used alginate (the blue stuff ) and some plaster to make a female mould. Its crazy how that alginate stuff makes it detailed. this is the same stuff the dentists are using...

 

Ze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You guys are nuts!

 

Carry on though...:P

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Awesome thread, awesome project. My only concern is that you're giving me dangerous ideas. Soñadora knows. ;)

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Hi Zeyang. First, my congratulations on your achievement so far, and best wishes for the rest of the jouney. One small thing, and I may well be wrong here, but I seem to remember there being a problem with alloy and diesel tanks? If so, how about a flexible inner tank, or polypropylene. As I said, I could be wrong, but research might pay dividends.

 

I just pulled out a 30 plus year old aluminum fuel tank. Had to remove it to work on an exhaust muffler and the only way to get it was to cut it in half. Inspecting the inside, it looked as new as it probably did when installed. As with all things, if it maintained correctly it will last.

 

Zeyang, Make sure you put nice inspection ports in all your tanks so that cleaning is easy in the future. As these tanks going to be made into the skin of the boat? If so I would caution against that as a collision or grounding could cause a spill and then you are in for a major headache!

 

Nice work all around!

 

Will Museler

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hi,

 

Since we are not sure if we will do changes in the future all tanks will be separated from the hull. Here is one of the welding girls making the water tank for the engine. (in 4mm)

 

and then i found this message, when i sneaked into the kitchen to see if there was something I could steal...

 

 

 

 

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Hi Zeyang,

I have been away for a while, so was not aware of your accident. I am so glad that you are back and recovering quickly.

Amazing work and amazing thread..

Since this has partly became a farming thread, i must mention that, i produce a very special olive oil from my own trees in Turkey. I shall be more than happy to send you some to become an official supplier of olive oil for the boat. :-)

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Thanks Omer. Now we are talking. We have official supplier of Oil and Honey :-) Getting closer to selfsufficiency every day it seems. hehe.

 

 

 

 

 

Ze

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Bob,

 

Unfortunately not commercially available for the time being. But there are plans.If you are interested i may arrange to send you a sample.

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Omer:

I like to cook and I use the commercially available olive oils, Italian and Spanish. The olive oil industry in California is beginning to pick up. I may try some Calfornian olive oils. It's always fun to try something made by someone you know.

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Omer:

I like to cook and I use the commercially available olive oils, Italian and Spanish. The olive oil industry in California is beginning to pick up. I may try some Calfornian olive oils. It's always fun to try something made by someone you know.

 

Bob, you might check these guys out - the company is owned by former pro-cyclist Andy Hampsten. He sort of went native (Italian) after retiring from cycling.

 

http://www.extravirginoilco.com/wordpress/about-us/

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In the CA wine country we ran across a small olive oil producer called The Olive Press. We were riding bikes on an a tasting tour, but the visit to the olive farm and press was more fun than most of the wineries. I am not a chef, but have tasted oils in Italy (another wine + bike trip) and found the CA ones as good. FYI, if you are ever riding through the country side and decide to try an olive off the tree, you will regret it. Grapes on the other hand really do taste like the wine varieties the are used to make.

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It's always fun to try something made by someone you know.

 

Do you like pickles? I have put up more friggin' dill pickles then any normal person should have to endure.

Organic and all ingredients sans the sugar, alum and vinegar were produced here.

 

Pickles and tomatoes have taken over my life.

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