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#301 windseekeryachts

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi Kevin,
Your bulb is ready. I will start making the organisation for shipment.

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#302 Friggin' in the Riggin'

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

Thats a sexy looking bulb!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:51 PM

Nice, nice, nice!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

We have installed an under deck beam which was not originally planned. I had some concerns that a person jumping from a dock might screw up the boat. Serhad and Jim had similar thoughts and had already placed one in the Windseeker build. The limited clearance between the underside of our deck and the edge of the retracted sprit required a wider beam with a pile of laminate. Ed has taken the finished rudder stock on a field trip to have a visit with a bearing maker today. The tiller is well along it's way to be finished. Peter has been fine tuning the chine and I still need more time with the 8 foot long board along the bottom's centerline. I think that we will be able to spray the bottom with the first coat of primer next weekend. With the rudder stock finished the shaping of the rudder blade has begun.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

Kevin you thought of what color (s) you want the boat to be???

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

Hi Ben,
Yesterday we sprayed the bottom and topsides with Grey 545 primer. I have yet to decide on a color it may end up starting line white.
Kevin

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

Photos of yesterdays adventure in painting.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:17 PM

Looks amazing Kevin...nice work!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:08 AM

Battleship Gray? Shoots a 2.5" projectile out the bow.
Looks great, enjoy the longboard.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:03 AM

Really nice, guys!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

Looks great! Is it an optical illusion or just the color? I think the bow and forefoot on Kevin's boat looks quite a bit sharper than the Turkish boat from W Race Boats.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hi Sea Dog,
Yes you are correct. I looked at how much putty it would require to striaghten the line out and decided to keep the natural hollow in the transition to the plumb bow. In truth there is not a lot of difference in the hull volume.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:25 AM

Looks great! Is it an optical illusion or just the color? I think the bow and forefoot on Kevin's boat looks quite a bit sharper than the Turkish boat from W Race Boats.


What I see is that Kevin has a slightly tighter profile curve at the bottom of the stem, which makes it look sharper and generates the slight hollow in the waterline Kevin mentions.
There would be no affect in performance.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

Thanks gentlemen, I appreciate your explanation.
Really love the design and the work done by
Kevin and Windseeker.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have with great interest followed Kevin's building project and doing some planning for a similar one back home here in Finland. To get a better understanding of the costs and the amount of work involved, do you have some kind of time & cost follow-up of the project that you would be willing to share?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

How long did it take to make sure that you got the Harken banner in each photo?

#317 Kevin Farrar

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:40 AM

planning is everything
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

I have with great interest followed Kevin's building project and doing some planning for a similar one back home here in Finland. To get a better understanding of the costs and the amount of work involved, do you have some kind of time & cost follow-up of the project that you would be willing to share?


Costwise I think it will not be more advantageous than one of our boats. If you want to experience the thrill is is something else... If you are interested in something btween get in touch with me we can supply a kit for you. We had 2 full time workers working in our boat you can have a look at our thread and make a calculation.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

Bits and pieces. The hull has had another coating of primer. This one will be sanded with 180 grit and the 900mm boards. The tiller is getting faired and ready for primer and we have successfully plastered the rudder blade. Oh, and the deck pungies have been cut.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:38 AM

Kevin, I wonder if anyone will figure out what the deck pungies are for...........See you Friday . Winchgrinder

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:16 AM

Kevin, I wonder if anyone will figure out what the deck pungies are for...........See you Friday . Winchgrinder


Deck integrated stantion dicks.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

thats some good looking g 10 wonder where you got that . lol

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

Test fitting of the G 10 wonder pungies and the rudder begins to take shape.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

Hey Kevin,

Whats the latest on the boat?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hi Ben,
We have laminated a solid carbon fiber tailing edge on the rudder blade and the rudder itself is getting a final round of fairing before the side skins are applied. Today Ed and I have been drilling the holes through the shear for the stanchion pungies. We needed to lift the boat up a bit so the drilling jig would clear the floor. I will post some more photos before the end of the week.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

The first four of twelve stanchion puggies are installed through the shear clamp. More of these will be glued in today and once we have all of them in they will be covered with a couple of layers of biax cloth. I picked up the two custom winch riser sheaves which lift the winches about 25mm. The sheaves spin freely on needles bearings. Beautifully machined.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Project update
Pungies are all in and the stanchions fit over them. Bow and stern pulpits are being fabricated. The trailer has been ordered and its constructioin should begin in a few days. The photos are of the hull recieving pads. We built two sets, one will become a cradle with dolly wheels for use in the shop and the other set will be bolted to the trailer supports. Yesterday we laminated the first two of three layers of carbon on the rudder. Later today we will build a molded Potting head for the top of the keel. This will be taken off the keel reccess in the bottom of the hull. The keel fin and bulb have arrived from WindSeeker Yachts the builder the production version of the boat. Rudder photos soon.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

The rudder is pretty much done.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

The rudder is pretty much done.
Kevin


That thing looks evil...

There must be a reason based on advanced fluid dynamics for that rudder to take the profile of a Thuggee implement of human sacrifice?

And where do I get one?!?
:ph34r:

FB- Doug

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:59 PM


The rudder is pretty much done.
Kevin


That thing looks evil...

There must be a reason based on advanced fluid dynamics for that rudder to take the profile of a Thuggee implement of human sacrifice?

And where do I get one?!?
:ph34r:

FB- Doug



Maximum lift at minimal drag synchronized with the structure.
Nature has arrived at similar solutions:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:25 PM



The rudder is pretty much done.
Kevin


That thing looks evil...

There must be a reason based on advanced fluid dynamics for that rudder to take the profile of a Thuggee implement of human sacrifice?

And where do I get one?!?
:ph34r:

FB- Doug



Maximum lift at minimal drag synchronized with the structure.
Nature has arrived at similar solutions:


Damn near Poetic, JD. A thing of beauty.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

The rudder is pretty much done.
Kevin

Kevin,

What does your tiller weigh now?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

6.025 kg (13.27 lbs) with one layer of biax to go.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

6.025 kg (13.27 lbs) with one layer of biax to go.
Kevin


Kevin, you're not in Bermuda?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

And we would like to thank our sponsor....!

;-)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:26 AM


The rudder is pretty much done.
Kevin

Kevin,

What does your tiller weigh now?

Hey Jim Donovan, Kevin did not respond to your question about the tiller's weight....it come in at a rather ponderous 2.2 # , as I recall....... The last layer of Carbon went onto the rudder late this afternoon, and they're right, it does look EVIL..... Regards to all,,,,,Winchgrinder69

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:41 PM



The rudder is pretty much done.
Kevin

Kevin,

What does your tiller weigh now?

Hey Jim Donovan, Kevin did not respond to your question about the tiller's weight....it come in at a rather ponderous 2.2 # , as I recall....... The last layer of Carbon went onto the rudder late this afternoon, and they're right, it does look EVIL..... Regards to all,,,,,Winchgrinder69


Thanks WG69

So from the top down:
Tiller: 2.2 lbs
Upper Bearing: .55 lbs
Bearing Tube: 1 lb
Lower Bearing: .55 lbs
Rudder: 16lbs
Total Rudder/Tiller Assembly: 20.3 lbs

My wt estimate had a 30lbs allowance (heavier bearings)
Not bad Kevin!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

The boat looks great. I like the idea of the stanchion puggies.
where did you get them from? Do you have their contact details?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

Hi Doug2,
The g10 rods came from Current Manufacturing in East Haven, Connecticut.

Today I picked up the bow and stern pulpits.
Last night we sprayed primer on the hull. We will be doing a little keel fitting and with a little luck the boat should be right side up before the end of the week.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

Hi Doug2,
The g10 rods came from Current Manufacturing in East Haven, Connecticut.

Today I picked up the bow and stern pulpits.
Last night we sprayed primer on the hull. We will be doing a little keel fitting and with a little luck the boat should be right side up before the end of the week.
Kevin



Kevin, It is really a joy to behold !! Carefully gaze at the entry the hull will make as it effortlessly glides along at 15 + knots........Winchgrinder69

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

whats the scoop on the new boat?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Jim Donovan just checking to make sure it's right. So if the keel isn't in straight now I can say it was designed that way.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:44 AM

it doesnt need to be straight, look at all those canters out there, they swing them around all over the place, apparently it doenst matter if it is plumb or not.........OK Joking, dont go stressing........or hurling abuse my way. Does look good.

Seriously Kevin. I assume that the keel is not tapered if you can use a level to check its alignment?? I would have thought it tapered towards the bottom.....just an observation. Trust me I have no idea what I am talking about, just a huge fan of these boats!!!!!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:51 AM

it doesnt need to be straight, look at all those canters out there, they swing them around all over the place, apparently it doenst matter if it is plumb or not.........OK Joking, dont go stressing........or hurling abuse my way. Does look good.

Seriously Kevin. I assume that the keel is not tapered if you can use a level to check its alignment?? I would have thought it tapered towards the bottom.....just an observation. Trust me I have no idea what I am talking about, just a huge fan of these boats!!!!!



Jim is using a spacer in the picture on the right.....

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:17 AM


it doesnt need to be straight, look at all those canters out there, they swing them around all over the place, apparently it doenst matter if it is plumb or not.........OK Joking, dont go stressing........or hurling abuse my way. Does look good.

Seriously Kevin. I assume that the keel is not tapered if you can use a level to check its alignment?? I would have thought it tapered towards the bottom.....just an observation. Trust me I have no idea what I am talking about, just a huge fan of these boats!!!!!



Jim is using a spacer in the picture on the right.....


Good call Herb - we used about 4 different ways to position the fin just to be absolutely sure it was in straight.
The level w/spacers was not the primary method and just for a quick check.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:22 AM

Is the leading edge of the keel blunt, as if it needs a kelp cutter or fairing?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:29 AM

Jim, would you consider yourself a hands-on designer? I am impressed with the boat, and with the amount of effort you put forth to show it to the rest of us. Kevin, I also appreciate your efforts in bringing us along on this build.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

Jim, would you consider yourself a hands-on designer? I am impressed with the boat, and with the amount of effort you put forth to show it to the rest of us. Kevin, I also appreciate your efforts in bringing us along on this build.



You saw the pictures above, right? Then there is the thread on the 20-footer he built....

Pretty hands-on.

Is the leading edge of the keel blunt, as if it needs a kelp cutter or fairing?



Good observe! Kevin would say "yes" and "yes".

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

So I'm guessing that is orange Chockfast fitting the keel fin?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

So I'm guessing that is orange Chockfast fitting the keel fin?

Exactly

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:55 PM

Over it goes.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

Looks awesome Kevin...nice work!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:04 AM

Boat looks awsome!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:15 AM

Well done! Looks great. Press on let's see it sail!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:10 AM

Jim, would you consider yourself a hands-on designer?


If by 'hands on' you mean: build a boat in a garage with only the assistance of a useless beer-guzzling peanut-gallery,
then that would be a YES.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:20 PM


Jim, would you consider yourself a hands-on designer?


If by 'hands on' you mean: build a boat in a garage with only the assistance of a useless beer-guzzling peanut-gallery,
then that would be a YES.


Hey J. Donovan...We resemble that " useless beer-guzzling peanut gallery " remark !! Regards, Winchgrinder69

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

I was thinking about writing something smart-alec about that artistic hole in the foredeck but thought the better of it. The GP is a beauty and a milestone in persistentence Kevin.
And JD I hope your audience at least delivered occasional Golf Claps for your efforts.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

I was thinking about writing something smart-alec about that artistic hole in the foredeck but thought the better of it. The GP is a beauty and a milestone in persistentence Kevin.
And JD I hope your audience at least delivered occasional Golf Claps for your efforts.
Timber


The "artistic hole in the foredeck" is for a round hatch, which is the best shape for spinnaker launches & take-downs.

Launching well forward of the shrouds has a big advantage; keeps the spinnaker clear of the spreader/shroud "clamp" that can stop a hoist when you launch from the companionway.

With a retrival system hooked up inside the boat that hatch will allow the spinnaker to get sucked inside the boat well forward of all the action in the cockpit during a mark rounding.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:38 PM

How do you set up a retreval line on a small boat like this Jim? Is it left perminently hooked up like a dinghy, or does somebody need to re-run it after each drop more akin to a big boat?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

How do you set up a retreval line on a small boat like this Jim? Is it left perminently hooked up like a dinghy, or does somebody need to re-run it after each drop more akin to a big boat?


Talking to Kevin about this the other day. Best system in my opnion is similar to a big boat system with a roller inside the boat just aft of the fordeck hatch, and the retriever line led all the way aft and then out to the cockpit so the spinnaker trimmer can pull the spinnaker in the boat.

If you always drop on the port side the spinnaker is set for a normal port rounding bear-away set and you never need to unhook the retrival line.
I prefer weather strips coming in on port at the bottom mark because it keeps the spinnaker on the weather side of the jib so it can't go floating off under the boat or on top of the boat to leeward.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

These pieces make up the fairlead that allows the shroud to pass below deck. The tubes will be cut flush and the inside edges smoothed to limit chafe.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

Kevin I am a little confused (not hard really!!!) These tubes will have the shrouds passing through them to the chainplates below decks???? Do you then backfill with a flexible sealant or leave it open and thus water below decks??? As you know I have no idea about most of this stuff but I am really loving the details of the construction. I hope you dont mind the numbing questions.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:34 PM

Boat looks great, I was looking back and saw the carbon frames in the middle of the boat for the keel/rig loads. I didn't see the shroud attachement points, and I'm assuming there will be a shroud attachment point coming up thru the pictured fittings, and tensioning will be done above deck?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:38 AM

The "artistic hole in the foredeck" is for a round hatch, which is the best shape for spinnaker launches & take-downs.


Why the "square" on the Windseeker boat?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:51 AM


The "artistic hole in the foredeck" is for a round hatch, which is the best shape for spinnaker launches & take-downs.


Why the "square" on the Windseeker boat?


Hull1 round hatch, the standart.
Hull2 in Hk square hatch, owner preference.
Hull3 in progress, standart as of now...

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

Finally all white and shiny. Flat grey nonskid will start going on later this week.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:06 PM

Boats looking really good kevin. How much longer do you think till she hits the water?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:01 AM

Hey Kevin, I need some love where are the picks of the non-skid!!!! Crappy end to the week, a cold beer and some cool pics of a cool boat would make it all go away!!!!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

Pictures of the non-skid will be posted soon. The deck and cockpit have been sanded a prepared for paint and the application of the non-skid will start Wednesday afternoon. We laminated the mast collar today and the spar came out of Hall's autoclave the end of last week. I will install the mast collar before the non-skid goes on the cabin top.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:58 PM

What are you using for a mast collar?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

The two coats of paint (non-Skid) are on the cockpit sole and deck I have one more to go and that should happen this afternoon. The mast collar was made from e-glass (biaxle and uni) wrapped around a padded out section of the mast.
The photos seem to make the light gray deck appear lighter in color than it is.
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PS taping will come off tomorrow.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

Fine tuning of the keel bulb. 445kg is the max so we are getting close.
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#373 Kevin Farrar

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:57 PM

Non-Skid

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

And from aft.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:17 PM

Kevin,
Thank you for taking the time to share the build with us. The quality of your work is impressive!
What did you use for non-skid?
Who's building the mast?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

I always wondered, why the cutouts in the cockpit? It seems that they are optional, but what are they used for?

-jim lee

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Hi Jim,
Do you mean the round holes in the de-watering boards? If so, they are for inspection ports. The space under the boards are technically air tanks. The winters are cold here in New England so any water in the board will freeze.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:20 PM

Hey Kevin, boat is looking great. Thanks for keeping us all up to date. It really is a priviledge to be able to watch.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:43 PM

I mean the missing cockpit sides. Where you sit, the deck is like a shelf that you could slide things under.

-jim lee

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

Jim from my limited understanding I think the original design had no side walls but the Windseeker guys are doing a model with sides because the owner wanted them (one of the other threads has it). From what I can gather it is personal taste.

I am sure Kevin or Jim will correct me if I am wrong.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

I always wondered, why the cutouts in the cockpit? It seems that they are optional, but what are they used for?

-jim lee


weight saving?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Well. if I -really- wanted to know the answer, I guess I could always just walk up the road and ask Mr Donovan. I was figuring there was some big deal everyone knew about and I was, as always, missing.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

Well. if I -really- wanted to know the answer, I guess I could always just walk up the road and ask Mr Donovan. I was figuring there was some big deal everyone knew about and I was, as always, missing.

-jim lee


Aesthetics, pure and simple...and somewhat more expensive.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:47 PM


Well. if I -really- wanted to know the answer, I guess I could always just walk up the road and ask Mr Donovan. I was figuring there was some big deal everyone knew about and I was, as always, missing.

-jim lee


Aesthetics, pure and simple...and somewhat more expensive.


yes aesthetics and a little of AC technology by trasferring weight from sides to cockpit sole. (probably some minimal effect)
definetely more expensive because of time required. It is optional for our boats. Hull1 demo boat is like Kevin's, Hull2 in HK more conventional style

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

I will post photos soon. Much has happened since my last update. Full report in a day or two. Kevin

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Going togeather.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

Hatch

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

Shroud holes and jib track.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

Winches are on.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Stanchions and pulpits are mounted. Support bars for the aft two stanchions are being welded today. Mainsail traveler is in.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

I will post photos soon. Much has happened since my last update. Full report in a day or two. Kevin

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:24 AM

Kevin, looking really good. Lots of work since I was there, it has only been two weeks. Again sorry I missed you but glad I got to see the boat. It really is looking good.

Have you taken more off the bottom of the rudder??? The couple of pics with it in the background look like it is more tapered at the bottom than I thought.

Are you going to fill the shroud holes once the shrouds are installed or do they remain open??

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:27 AM

was just showing the wife the pics and the three year old boy (who came in with me to see it) just walked up and said, "hey dad, thats the boat we went and saw. It looks good." He makes me so proud, he has quality sailor genes in there!!!!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

Hi Lance,

I certainly hope so. I am still missing some critical parts. However, I am optimistic we will see them soon! We have found a place to move the boat with a ceiling height high enough to install both keel & rudder.

The attached photo shows the spherical rudder bearings on the rudder shaft & bolts threaded to the bottom of the keel fin. You can also see the bottom of the kelp cutter track. The leading edge has been glassed over and the blade slot will be re-cut after fairing.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

Hi Lance,

I certainly hope so. I am still missing some critical parts. However, I am optimistic we will see them soon! We have found a place to move the boat with a ceiling height high enough to install both keel & rudder.

The attached photo shows the spherical rudder bearings on the rudder shaft & bolts threaded to the bottom of the keel fin. You can also see the bottom of the kelp cutter track. The leading edge has been glassed over and the blade slot will be re-cut after fairing.

Kevin


Is there a supplier for these spherical rudder bearings or are they just custom machined?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

The bearing are custom. They were made by Tri Star manufacturing in Massachusetts.
Kevin

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

looks great. im sorry i wasnt able to be involved the in the process. Maybe the next one? Posted Image

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:46 PM

Sculpture in New London.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

Those sculptures are truly a picture of beauty and a joy to behold......tadahhhhh !!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

great series of shots!

what materials are the keel and rudder foils and flange/shafts in ?




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