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by Shu
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Here are some more photos of progress with the cold-molded plywood bottom. These photos show more details of the process of gluing down a panel, which I will describe here: 1. Cut a panel approximately 2 to 2.5 feet long to fit. 2. With a razor blade cut the panel into 3 more or less evenly spaced p...
by Shu
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

The second layer of 2mm ply is half-way finished now. Progress is tedious. I'm filling the joints with thickened epoxy as I go to take advantage of chemical bonding.
by Shu
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

Hendo,
Beautiful boat. The more I see these boats the more I like them. Keep up the good work!
by Shu
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Worlds after Carnac
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re: Worlds after Carnac

Awesome venue. Did US Nationals there in 2008. Rig, launch, and negotiate the harbor in modest/lightish winds, then reach into the big breeze of Berkely Circle. Had enough? Reach back into the modest breeze in the lee of Angel Island. Amazing.
by Shu
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

I replaced my single braid with double braid: FSE Robline Dinghy Control Line if I recall correctly. The core is spectra (dyneema) and I splice that together, then bury the cover far enough away from the splice that the whole spliced area is no thicker than the line itself. It seems to feel more su...
by Shu
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

I replaced my single braid with double braid: FSE Robline Dinghy Control Line if I recall correctly. The core is spectra (dyneema) and I splice that together, then bury the cover far enough away from the splice that the whole spliced area is no thicker than the line itself. It seems to feel more sub...
by Shu
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Here are photos of the finished first layer, which was completed yesterday morning.
by Shu
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 126101

Re: My new boat

Matt, It recleats automatically, which is really nice when pulling it on. We have to release it one "handful" at a time, unless I take the main, then the crew can release it hand over hand. The re-cleating is a nice feature: if (when) I accidently drop it, it recleats before too much line goes out, ...
by Shu
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

If you look in the background of the picture of Terry's boat that Evan posted, you will see a mid-cockpit control pod. If I recall, they run their major adjustments (vang, cunno) there, and rig tension adjustments (caps, shrouds, checks) to the forward rack strut.
by Shu
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 145233

Re: The new B6

There are some photos of how I rigged the control lines and take ups on the Shu2 on page 24 of the "My New Boat" thread. All three control lines run through the racks, but only the cunno take-up is in the rack. The other two take ups are in the centerline kick rail, but they could all be moved into ...
by Shu
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 126101

Re: My new boat

This is a bump to help McGhan find my control line routing
by Shu
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

It's time to post some better-looking pictures.
Here is the bow area with two short stringers added, and the interior surfaces all epoxy sealed. The photos also show the starboard panels being glued just short of the stem, and some views of the bow with the screws and battens removed.
by Shu
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

I'm paneling the bow area now, and the plywood isn't wanting to conform to the shape I want. It's fine longitudinally, but transversely, the curvature just changes to rapidly. I've decided to add some short stringers for the first foot to have more control over the transverse curvature. Also, this a...
by Shu
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Thanks Brad. It looked like a great regatta; I'm really sorry I missed it. I hope to be back out in a few months, maybe less. Here's the PG rated photo of the knee, as of yesterday. Fortunately, there is no R-rated version from when the world's largest band-aid was removed after 2 weeks. I never saw...
by Shu
Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 43350

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

It has been awhile since I last posted here. I had knee surgery in August, and now, like my boat, I have titanium and UHMW parts :wink: Lots of laying around with my leg elevated, so I took a month off from doing any work on the boat. However, I've started working on it again, and here are some prog...