USA Hazardous Boat Building Project - November Update
I am amazed at the effort gone into recording every detail of this construction.
Afternoon Julio, another amazing chapter. Think Keith must be very proud that you are doing such a thorough job. Shaping the foils, one option which I used when making a number of them in the 1990s, was to trace the chord and thickness stations on each side and progessively gauge a router into the the blank. this gave me the stations when planing the shape, with course sanding to get the final shape. Found it was a bit quicker for me, but you may find that the route you have taken, to be quicker for you. Make sure you add extra glass/carbon where the foils, when sitting vertically, exit the hull and stock, or you may find they break in big breeze. Lower down the foil is not so important as there is room to flex. Look forward to the next update.
This is fantastic. This has inspired me to want to build one myself. Unfortunately until i have a big enough garage it is just not possible at the moment.
Jon - I look forwards to publishing the entire blog when I'm done. Hopefully I can continue to get different points of view on alternative methods or best practices, like Barnsie just did and other have done.It is much appreciated.
Well Julio, a splendid effort and I'm very envious. I hope the temperature is a bit cooler now, here the snows come but least there is a roof on the boatshed. When is the launching scheduled for?
Chris, thank you. Yes, temperatures are a cooler and I've been taking advantage of it to go out camping with the family on a couple of weekends. The latest "polar express" left us with -4°C over a couple of days so I delayed painting the outside of the hull until next weekend when the temperatures are expected to rise at around 19°C during the day. Like we say here in Texas, if you don't like the weather, just wait. It will change.