I hope you get out there. We ain't doing any racing this year - just cruising with the wife and really looking forward to it. Selling off all the other toys - even the UFO. So we will watch you while we live the high life wearing ascots on our yacht and drinking ice cold cocktails from cut crystal stemware. Please stay clear and don't scratch my anchor. If you ever want to join for a sail give a shout. You can even sing Freebird... so long as you donate a working Bruce CD that has Born to Run on it.I plan to sail one day, Wess. I have another 10 days of work though. Then I'm as freeee as a birdddd, now...and this bird ewe cannot chain OH NO YOU CANT CHAAAAAAAINNNNN
(plus I resurrected this login, nyuck nyuck)
Just so we all know...... I now hold the keel bulb plug. Still in Ontario Canada. If someone needs it pass my info onBTW, the keel bulb plug is now residing in Onatario, CA. It did a global circumnavigation, as far as I can tell.
Nice work, bulb.
also:The tradition has become: use it, ship it, user pays for shipping to the next user.
Looks like you may need some foot braces in the cockpit. Neat boat.
In reality, that's about in the resale price that many of these boats manage.How far toward a new one does $7k get you? Mast and one kite?
Yes, but what about smoothing chines? The thing is-it will be easier to make hard chines but that way I'll miss somewhere near a half of practice i need...I did not mean to discourage you, Quite the opposite. In the plan set on pages B4 & B5 are a set of offsets with profiles of the hull at one foot intervals from bow to stern. With these measurements a mold can be made to lay foam core into a female mold. I believe that 1/2" (12 mm) core material will conform as there are no severe curves to the hull. Heck foam core might be easier than plywood to bend and give twist to. I suggest a female mold as the B4/B5 offset numbers are to the designed outside hull surface and you can cut the panels to the dimensions given for the plywood panels as the result will not make any difference.
Also, the group of past and present builders are available to answer questions or give advice (i550class.org). Currently Aleksiy in Russia and I are wading through getting Rhino files sorted for the French ORC ratings for one of our builders in France. The US PHRF is settling in at about 150. I do not know where the boats ratings in Tasmania are settling in.