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dreadnought72

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2011, 01:43:47 PM »

Firts of all I had to make some long slats by connecting meter parts. Those are glued and connected by a way, which is called "schäften" in German.

It's called a scarph joint in English, Lothar.

This is utterly stunning work - that deck is phenomenal. That's phänomenal in German!  :}

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2011, 09:20:49 PM »

Hey Andy,

thanks a lot for this translation. This helps to rise my vocabulary :-))

At least I glued all three layers together and started the hardest job of the whole project: Forming the mast... This is a job of more than 5 hours planing the Mast with a plough and sanding. Again and again I found some swellings or other points which didn't look really good. But now the final sanding is done.

Roger and over!

Well, and tonight I mashined the side walls of the cabin and glued them in the hull.



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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2011, 08:40:43 PM »

The last days I worked on the cabin.

In the back wall I integrated my logo. The contrast is mahagoni/oak.



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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2011, 02:06:48 PM »

Hi out there,

the last weeks were a bit stressfull. Well, the real job can catch a lot of time...

So I was only able to glue planks on the roof of the cabin. But today I took Svea to the lake to make some beauty-shots of her in the water. I also wanted to see, if the waterline is still okay. This was a bit motivation for the next week.

Here are the pictures, please enjoy:

The silhouette:



Seen from the bow:




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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2011, 12:21:26 AM »

Lovely - and she so suits her natural element!

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2011, 07:11:52 AM »

Beautifiul build - and as Andy says, she looks perfect on the water.

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2011, 12:09:41 PM »

Superb workmanship Lothar, a credit to your skills.

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2011, 04:55:09 PM »

Hello everybody,

the last weeks were filled with work on my little milling machine. There are some people here in Germany, who want frames for their Skerries from me. So I took the rest of the time to build some small parts like the aft hatch, the traveller and some more. I only need a Mastfoot, and a Flagpole, before I can start the painting.



While looking over Svea, I couldn't resits to add Sonja and Malin and make a picture of all my skerrycruisers in the garden.




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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2011, 05:25:53 PM »

definitely ten out of ten - I take it by painting your mean varnishing - that woodwork is far to nice to hide behind paint?

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2011, 05:29:52 PM »

Sorry Geoff,

of course the mahagony will be varnished and the teak will be oiled. I love wood to much at this boats, that I would cover anything with colour.

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2011, 04:46:37 PM »

I just have to say thank you for sharing this build! These yachts are magnificent and should be considered as fine art!
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2011, 09:43:58 PM »

Hello,

I didn't fall asleep, but I was at regattas with my other two boats on the last weekends.

http://www.igminisail.de/br/br-11-10/br-11-10.htm

This regatta is graet organized, and is real fun. The participants are all very friendly and open. The races can be a hard ride.

Beside this I grinded the hull again down to the wood, becaus I wasn't happy with the varnish. It had a yellow touch, which doesn't really look nice.

Now there are 6 layers of the clou yachtvarnish on the hull and the mahagoni looks great. I believe tommorrow another layer and I can start with the deck. The mahagony parts will be varnished and the teak oiled.

 


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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2011, 01:24:12 PM »

Well,

the deck is done. enaugh varnished and oiled. At the beginning varnish smells fine, but after weeks the smell is bad and I am happy to take the boat outside and to get fresh air in my basement.

Here we are:






Now I will start building the rigg.

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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2011, 09:46:10 PM »

Beautiful work, Lothar :-))

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2011, 10:58:43 PM »

A real work of art Lothar. Looks more like french polish than varnish.  Excellent.

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2011, 08:12:10 PM »

Thanks friends,

Today I found the time to control the waterline. nearly 2 kg of Ballast were in the boat at this test. This is the weight of the two winches, batterie and receiver and the pump for the cockpit and the whole rigg.

I put the boat in the water, made some pictures and marked the waterline at both ends of the boat. Tomorrow I will take a laser pointer from the company I am working and mark the whole waterline to paint red colour on the submerged part of the hull.

That's how she will lay in the water:







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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2011, 09:25:41 PM »

Thanks, lothar- a beautiful model of a beautiful boat!
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2011, 07:09:36 PM »

Hi,

and on this picture is shown, how I marked the waterline with the help of a laser and some old books. Now I know, where the bible is made for ;)
The two strips were set, when the boat was in zhe water. They show the ends of the waterline.



and than I painted the hull in red. This was made with a foam roller, that the surface isn't perfect afterwards, to keep the boat in a used shape.



The waterline itself will be painted with white colour later.

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2011, 03:15:53 PM »

Lothar- I see you make flying models too! What is the wing and fuselage for? looks very much like one of the Horten flying wings?
I have been making flying models for 60 years- I still have the Mills 0.75 engine that I had when I was 11.
Incidentally, Horten was not the first with that layout- I don't know who the guy was flying this  model in 1928, but he was way ahead of his time!
see:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO-QZzJPGcI
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2011, 08:50:51 PM »

Hi Phil,

those are parts of a Horten flying wing. The big center section is for a 5 m bird and the small is the schape of a Schapel.

But nowadays I prefer sailingboats. In the background You can also see parts of my other hobby in the water.

And sorry, I cannot watch Your video on Youtube.

Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2011, 07:55:05 PM »

Hi Lothar: if you try "bomberguy 1928 models" on Youtube it might just connect. Some fascinating early aviation films on his site.
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2011, 11:20:48 AM »

Well,

I found the video. But this modell is with vertikal stabilizers (Winglets). Those Layouts were well known in 1928. But this isn't the right forum to discuss flying wings. Here we are for sailboats.

The painting job is done.



I got some beautifull bulleyes made from aluminum and polished. They are varnished and glued in the cabin wall.



And (very important) I added the name on the stern.




The eye-bolts on Deck are fixed, so I will start building the rigg in the next days.

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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2011, 11:46:30 AM »

beautiful work Lothar - I'm very jealous of your skill with wood.
 :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2011, 02:08:49 PM »

Thanks for Your compliments, but You know, everything always looks better on pictures, than in real life :embarrassed:

I made a last swimming test. The waterline is perfect now:



Over the last weeks I was on a scale-sail-regatta and an exhibition, so I was not very busy building on Svea.

Please enjoy the video on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoO-Gty0vvw

but I started building the rigg. Some pieces of thin brass were taken to reinforce the mast, where the salings will be. A Masthead was built. I hope to be done with this in some days, that I can rigg her up next weekend for the first time.

Enjoy the pictures:








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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2011, 02:27:12 PM »

Very neat brasswork Lothar

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