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Sam_Doman

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Mar 2019

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    Following on from my post on previous page: The dinghy is getting there now. Starting to get some base coats of paint on the interior. Glass sheathed, hollow, wooden mast and tapered carbon fibre boom and yard have been made. My sailmaker friend is busy making a 120 sq ft balanced lug sail, of my design, at the momebt. Made a laminated tiller and rudder stock too, which I just received a set of fancy bronze pintles and gudgeons for, so that can be finished now too.
    Hoping to have the hull completed by the end of the week; painted and woodwork finished, ready to varnish. It looks kind of weird at the moment, in two tone grey, without all the iroko trims fitted. Was planning on finishing her by the end of the month, but i never have beem very good with time constraints. Will post finished pics soon.

    In related news: I've been speaking to a factory that make fibreglass lorry fairings. The quality if their work is excellent, and they are going to laminate the first batch of hulls from my mold quite soon. Available initially as bare hulls, if anyone might be interested. Future plan is to make some patterns, to make the tooling, so the buoyancy chambers can be molded into the hulls directly (this is a prototype, with plywood tanks).

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    I really like that. Are you making these to sell? How strong are those joins/ what glue do you use?
    Edit: is it 12mm board and could it be made in plywood?

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    And a few shots of the first hull.
    I'll post again when it's finished...
    if you know anyone who might interested in a project; fitting out their own boat, get in touch.

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    Among other curent projects is this one: Took a mold from an really pretty 14ft barges boat, have made the first hull, and am currently fitting it out. I really wanted to retain as much of the detail as possible, so spent about 2 weeks stripping and fairing the hull, before polishing and waxing. This means the grain of the wood and the nail heads all show through.
    First attempt at making a split mold, or any single molding anywhere near this big. Pretty happy with how It's turned out.
    Just started fitting out the first hull, which will be rigged with a balanced lugasail, as a low maintenance sailing dinghy for my dad. Going to start making the hulls to sell, with a set of templates and instructions/ guide lines for diy fitout.

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    Side draft carbs? Looks like SU.

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    ...and some during photos. Sorry for posting so many at once.
    The front-end rebuild was pretty substantial (It was driven head-on into a tree, and left to rot in a hedge for 5+ years, on a mate's farm), and I replaced a huge amount of rotten body work, which I had to beat by hand. WIll have a lot more photos of the panel beating and welding work when I get my laptop fixed, if anyone's interested.

    Cut out the front crossmember, straightened every back out nicely, then rebuilt it. The bumper/bodywork is composite (I build boats normally).

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    Haven't been able to post any pictures of the truck since finishing the rebuild (have been using it as a daily driver for 2 months now), so just took a couple of snaps on the iPad. Will post some before/during after pictures first.

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