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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2011, 08:03:48 PM »

Well,

I believe some parts could have been made better, but it works for me. Today I fixed the mast. See attached pictures:





I hope, I can make better pics outside next weekend. Over here it's dark, when I come home from work.

The whipped Mast looks great.

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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2011, 09:51:19 PM »

Hi,

I hope You all have better weather, than over here. Most of the day it's late evening, stormy and rainy. So the motivation to build anything isn't very good.

But yesterday after work there were some minutes of sun between the clouds. So I put the boat again in the water.




Doesn't she look racy with this mast?

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2011, 02:32:55 PM »

Lothar, you mention using machined aluminium for the ports - how did you glaze these?

(I'm in need of four elliptical ones requiring "curved" glass and many round ones for Racundra, and hadn't thought of using metal for the surrounds.)

Best wishes,

Andy
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Lothar

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« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2011, 08:22:59 PM »

Hi Andy,

I am not sure, if I understood Your question right... but these bulleyes are made from Aluminium on a CNC-milling machine and polished afterwards. I painted them with "Zaponlack". It's a special varnish for metal here in Germany.

Is Your question answered?

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Lothar
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dlancast

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2011, 02:25:23 AM »

You are a skilled craftsman Lother.  Really enjoying your thread here.

Best,

Dennis
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pugwash

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« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2011, 07:44:21 AM »

Lothar she looks perfect of the water but you do have a lot of tension on that backstay??
Will you be making a set of sails for her or is that something you can get commercially

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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2011, 08:37:00 AM »

Hi Geoff,

there is not much tension on the backstay. This is the the form of the whipped mast. Have a look at this little sketch of the old rig of a skerrycruiser:



This picture shows a 30 sqm, but this whipped mast was very popular in the 1920's and 30's.

This mast is also the reason, why I make the sails on this model by myself. On the boats i built before, the sails were made by a commercial sailmaker here in germany. The Latsch sailmaker company has some good craftsmen for this job.

http://www.latsch-segel.de/public/show.php?page_index=38

from their design of sails for my boats I learned a lot for the sails I am building now for Svea.


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Lothar
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2011, 08:45:49 AM »

I am not sure, if I understood Your question right...

Hi Lothar - I was wondering what the "glass" is, that you've used in the ports, and how have you assembled this between the cabin wall and the aluminium surrounds?

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Andy
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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2011, 08:54:31 AM »

Sorry,

the glass is just some clear plastic (Vivak), which is glued into the alu frames with some 5 min Epoxy. The glas is about 1,5 mm.

It's all nothing special.

Question answered?

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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2011, 08:50:51 PM »

Hi,

I started making the sails. First of all I designed them in Sailcut. Afterwards I made templates of paper from al parts and cutted the cloth. Those pieces were glued together with some special tape. This was a job of at least 6 hours, so I decided to put the sails to the mast. This was just a test:



Now I know, everything fits perfect and I can start the sewing-machine tomorrow night.

I love this old racing rig.

Lothar
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Lothar

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« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2011, 01:49:46 PM »

Well,

sewing can be a hard job. It's more difficult to work wit a sewing machine, than it looks like. It took me 5 evenings to do this.

But the result is ok for me and I am nearly satisfied. I believe I have to change the bow at the forward end of the mainsail some millimetres.



After correcting the sail, I can start to install the winches and electronics.

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Lothar
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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2011, 11:33:06 PM »

Merry christmas to all of You.

The last days I was busy to install the mechanical parts of the sail winches.

Here we are:



and here the points, where the ropes will penetrate the aft wall of the cabin.



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Lothar
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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2011, 06:51:50 PM »

Everything is done.

The electronics are mounted and connectected. For the cockpit water pump I installed an electronic water sensor.



All ropes are fixed, so that I can make tommorrow the maiden voyage.



Keep Your fingers crossed for me.

Regards

Lothar

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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2011, 04:01:36 PM »

Hi,

this was a great day. She sails very good and is fast. The best for her is light brise.

Enjoy the video:

http://vimeo.com/34404733

Sometimes it looks a bit bad, but it was very cold at the lake.




Regards and a happy new Year to everybody!


Lothar
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rmaddock

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2011, 04:05:25 PM »

Very, very lovely Lothar. I hope you're pleased with her.
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Lothar

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« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2011, 04:19:10 PM »

Hi Maddock,

it's a pleasure to sail her. The nicest feeling is, when she's a bit faster than those fantastic-plastic-bombers :D

Thanks

Lothar
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« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2011, 04:20:54 PM »

The nicest feeling is, when she's a bit faster than those fantastic-plastic-bombers :D

Good for you! Yes, my wooden marblehead's no slouch either.
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2011, 04:41:26 PM »

I must admit that your Svea is one of the finest models sailing that I have ever seen.
She looks so good in the breeze.  Better than the Plastics!
I thought my Marblehead looked good but I have seen the best now.

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pugwash

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« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2011, 04:53:31 PM »

Now it is complete and sailing beautifully it is a model to be really proud of - well done Lothar a real star

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Lothar

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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2012, 01:42:14 PM »

Since Yesterday she is not alone.

A friend of mine built a very similar boat parallel with my built. The design and the frames are from my workshop. but something is different from Svea. His "Holzwurm" has a centimetre more freeboard. His sails are made from some classic-style-dacron-sail-cloth. His boat is built in much higher quality than my Svea.

Yesterday we sailed together. Another friend took the TX of my Sonja and so we had three 15 sqm skerrys in the water. It was cold, but we had a wonderfull time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UmyjZ52HY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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rmaddock

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« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2012, 01:53:22 PM »

Wow Lothar! They are so manoeuvrable! Very impressive. And fast too. Lovely.
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oldflyer2

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« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2012, 02:08:52 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous ... all three! They are very nimble and seem to handle very well. You have reminded me of days gone by when I sailed Marbleheads.  I want another sailboat!

Where would one find plans for this kind of sailboat?

Cheers

Tom
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Lothar

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« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2012, 02:36:13 PM »

Hi Tom,

I believe, serious kind of modelplans for such a sailboat is not available anywhere. Those You see in my vids are made from scratch from my drawings and frames. I could offer a set of frames and printed plans as for my SK's. Please contact me via e-mail.

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oldflyer2

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« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2012, 04:15:02 PM »

Thank You for your kind offer Lothar, but after re reading the whole thread, I now realize how big this beauty is. I would not be able to handle it I am afraid. I will look for something in the Marblehead range I think.

Cheers,

Tom
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Re: Build log of a skerry cruiser
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2012, 11:18:17 PM »

Great, that the forum is running again.

Thanks to the guys behind the szene.

I added another sail winch for the Genoa fore sail. So there is used now one for each side. The Result can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otHBXMuPbxQ&context=C4ca3bbdADvjVQa1PpcFP26kqy3rhDF9mFZHQMWfKSqhgAFdIIdyc

The turns through the wind are getting more realistic now. I just need more training.

With the third set of sails she's now very fast. It took a lot of time to find out, how and from wich cloth the sails have to made.

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Lothar

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