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by Shu
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43343

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

I've been making progress, but I've been lax in taking photos. Here are a few photos from about 3 weeks ago. In these photos, I've cut the 4 panels of 4mm plywood and fit them to the boat in preparation for scarfing the topside panels together. The outside ply grain runs up and down so the span is o...
by Shu
Fri May 29, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: USA
Topic: Gleason and Sjostedt Win US Nationals
Replies: 0
Views: 2460

Gleason and Sjostedt Win US Nationals

Check out the regatta report by Brad Ruetenik here:
http://www.i14usa.org/profiles/blogs/na ... d-ruetenik

and the results here:
http://sbycracing.org/wp-content/upload ... 015D32.htm
by Shu
Tue May 05, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mainsail mast top lock
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

Re: Mainsail mast top lock

never had a problem with the CST mast lock, its simple light and easy. Run a thin line down the inside of your mast exiting the bottom side. Just have to have room at the dock to flip boat and slide main in from the top, which adds wear on to your main a bit, (at least where we launch), but its a s...
by Shu
Tue May 05, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43343

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Terry, The carbon reinforcements will be similar to the Shu2. The gantry will be the same as the Shu2, which looks similar to the B6, other than the width. There are significant differences in the way they are constructed of course. The ends land on the stringer ends, which are at 8" spacing, so the...
by Shu
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: East Coast High Performance Dinghy Open
Replies: 1
Views: 1740

Re: East Coast High Performance Dinghy Open

I think Chris is expecting a baby any day now, but Pete, Avram, Tracy and Ezra, Yarrow -- Let's get some boats out.
by Shu
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43343

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Terry,
I have C-clamps racked in one spot, a box of spring clamps, and pile of bar-clamps. All are in the building the boat is being built in. However, we may need a new thread to hold all your snarky clamp comments :P
by Shu
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43343

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Here are some photos. Lots of clamps were used to keep -TG amused. As usual, I've used battens to distribute the clamping or fastening pressure.
by Shu
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43343

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

After a marathon gluing and fastening session, the starboard topside is on. There are about 47 linear feet of glue joint to attach one panel. Given that each side of the joint gets painted with liquid epoxy prior to applying the thickened epoxy glue to one side, that's a lot of gluing. And then temp...
by Shu
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Textile lowers
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Textile lowers

Skiffr, The graphs in the article/advertisement you linked show that the newer Dyneema types outperform Vectran in terms of elastic stretch. However, Vectran is conspicously absent from the creep (time dependent) graph. I like being able to set my standing rigging, and after the intitial mechanical ...
by Shu
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Textile lowers
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Textile lowers

I use Vectran which doesn't creep much compared to Spectra/dyneema. I oversize it (5mm) and once the splices set and the mechanical stretch is taken up, they seem to be pretty stable.
by Shu
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43343

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

The starboard topside panel is ready to be glued in place. Since this is only 3 ply 4mm plywood, the outside grain runs vertically, reducing the span to 6-inches or less. This means I have to scarf 4 panels together. This time I've refined the technique a bit more: 1. putting masking tape on the bac...
by Shu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GBR1524 TLC and control line changes
Replies: 177
Views: 51363

Re: GBR1524 TLC and control line changes

Ed, I think your tube idea for the gooseneck is the right way to go. Glue it to the top inside of the boom and then reinforce the heck out of it with tabbing. My boom has a full-depth web from the gooseneck out past the vang attachment. the first 4 inches is solid carbon fiber laminate. I drilled a ...
by Shu
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

It is paint. Looks real good too.
by Shu
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

Hendo,
The reply function on this forum times out after maybe 20 minutes. I suggest typing it up in MS Word or similar and cutting and pasting here.
-Steve
by Shu
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

Good close racing except for the 5th place boat. We were way off the pace. We seemed to have good speed on the practice day. Not sure what happened. Maybe BWR and Hendo were sandbagging during practice? :D