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by Shu
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

My Dad passed away a couple of weeks ago. He's the one responsible for getting me into sailing as a little kid and boatbuilding later on. I have a thread on the Sailing Anarchy forums about him and his company, Yankee Yachts. Here's the link: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?s=e53e666f00d8...
by Shu
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

I've been getting ready to seal the hull with epoxy, so first I'm filling all the nail, screw, and staple holes with thickened epoxy. Fill, sand, fill, sand, fill, sand. I just can't get away from three applications of filler to get it done. I tried leaving a thick amount on the second application, ...
by Shu
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted - One Design 14
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: Wanted - One Design 14

Pennies will have the same spinnaker issue. It's not really a problem, you just need to figure in the cost of the spinnaker.
by Shu
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted - One Design 14
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: Wanted - One Design 14

There are a lot of them around, so finding one shouldn't be to hard. Keep in mind that an OD14 will have a fragile, completely blown out spinnaker, if it has one at all. There are no usable OD14 spinnakers available. You will have to get your sailmaker to make you a new one, or you will have to cut ...
by Shu
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GBR1524 TLC and control line changes
Replies: 177
Views: 51363

Re: GBR1524 TLC and control line changes

Wow Ed. Good work: you are really overhauling the entire boat. Keep the reports coming.
by Shu
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: GBR
Topic: Ovington 1 1368 broken mast
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Re: Ovington 1 1368 broken mast

Mike, If the break is clean, it can be fixed. Most of us have learned how to fix a broken mast or boom, and it's not that hard. You will need: 1. A carbon tube (sleeve) that has an OD that is the same as your mast's ID. If you don't have that, then find a carbon tube that is about the same OD as you...
by Shu
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

No vacuum bagging? Rand, Vacuum bagging is a pain, and produces a lot of waste, so I prefer to use a lot of weight on small, flat pieces. The weight shown on that plate looks like a lot, but it only works out to about 1.5 psi, which is less than vacuum bagging. It seems to be enough to get good con...
by Shu
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Last night I shaped the stem cap and the daggerboard case carbon bars. The carbon bars were made from some carbon plate off-cuts that I bought from somebody's website. There are some less-than-workmanlike glitches in the routing visible in the photo; not only was the router tippy on the rounded part...
by Shu
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

I had more fun with the router. First I routed out recesses for 1/2" x 1/8" carbon bars (12mm x 3 mm for the imperially challenged)at the bottom of the daggerboard case. The bars will help distribute the point loads from the gybing cassette and mechanism. They only need to extend about 3/4 of the le...
by Shu
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Before applying the outer carbon reinforcement, I'm preparing the daggerboard case. I Routed out the bottom skin flush with the inside of case using a flush router bit. I laminated the carbon bottom panel for the case with the following layup schedule: 200 gm cloth 0/90 300 gm uni 90 200 gm cloth 45...
by Shu
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Q&A with Brad Devine
Replies: 3
Views: 2821

Re: Q&A with Brad Devine

There was an interesting comment I read somewhere by Glen Truswell regarding the tweekiness of his world's winning boat. I'm paraphrasing here, but he started out with adjustable everything, and as they found certain sweet spots for each control, would eliminate each one in turn, to the point where ...
by Shu
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

It's a hull!
by Shu
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

Hendo,
I've seen your posts and raised you two. Time to post!
by Shu
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

I glued the port topside panel on this morning. Here are a few photos. A couple of things to note on the preparation: 1. Getting the butt joint on the forward part of the chine to match reasonably well required quite a bit of trial and error cutting, planing, and sanding. The angle of the chine forw...
by Shu
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43346

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Terry, I have tried to place the middle scarf joint under the unidirectional carbon I will run from the mast step area to the forward rack-strut/shroud attachement area. The other two scarf joints will be visible unless I paint the boat, which is looking likely. Congratulations again to you and Evan...