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Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« on: February 17, 2013, 11:04:53 PM »

As I was saying I decided to build a one meter yacht that was early in the new year and work is in progress, (by the way my aviator flip 90o when I uploaded it need some help to sort it out please) so far I built two hulls over a set of shadows (bulkheads) I have fibreglassed inside & out, made the keel blade, also turned patterns for the lead keel weight tomorrow I hope to cast some molds Is say molds because I intend to cast three different sizes, In the mean time I have been making turnbuckles still got a few to make.  As I said in my first post when I drew the outline of my boat on the building board I knew nothing about the parameters of the different classes of racing yachts and quite frankly it dosent really matter as I have no interest in competition as it sufficient for me to design a craft that I hope will perform reasonably well. The dimensions of my boat are 1M X 255 X 120 the blade is 446 X 80mm plus the bulb
. Now its time to start asking questions 1. is there a optimum center of gravity in boats, 2. I have some 1.3M X 10mm fibreglass rods will they be long enough for masts they weigh appox, 8ozs. 3. At what % from the bow should I place the mast and blade.
As I have stated previously I know nothing  but have plenty of ideas.


Feel free to have a laugh on me I probably deserve it.


Regards Cloghopper

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Re: Re: Cloghopper says hello - new guy
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 11:30:59 PM »

Hi Martin
I should have thanked you for your welcome so I will thank you now and just put it down to my senior moments. I do have quite a pictorial record of what I have been doing but need find out the best way to upload the pictures,


Regards David
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Re: Re: Cloghopper says hello - new guy
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 05:18:54 PM »

This is the boat I am working on.
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Re: Re: Cloghopper says hello - new guy
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 05:40:58 PM »

Hull looks great,happy modeling,Ray. O0 :police: :-)) :-))
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Re: Re: Cloghopper says hello - new guy
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 11:56:05 PM »

Thanks Ray
 I've been busy making turnbuckles while I have been trying to get some info on a few facts about yachts I met with a very nice fellow today who manage to fill me in hopefully I can now proceed a little further
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Re: Re: Cloghopper says hello - new guy
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 06:26:43 AM »

very nice start   :-))
keep up the good work
cheers
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 01:21:56 PM »

hull looks good , you say making turnbuckles , may i ask how big and what material from please ? jon
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 09:17:41 PM »

Hi  triumphjon


you say making turnbuckles , may i ask how big and what material from please ? jon[/font][/font][/size]
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 09:26:26 PM »

just another view
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 10:01:50 PM »

I have also been making the molds for the wieghts
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 09:48:23 PM »

Well its the right way up :}
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 09:57:25 PM »

Crumbs those turnbuckles must take a bit of work? They look damn good and probably a lot cheaper than buying them!

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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 10:17:17 PM »

Crumbs those turnbuckles must take a bit of work? They look damn good and probably a lot cheaper than buying them!

Wayne


Hi Wayne


Yes they are a little time consuming but I've managed to make 4 in a day  %%  as  I am retired times free. I turned them out of 5/16 brass rod used a 4BA tap & die and brazing rod for the hook to which I silver soldered a tiny brass bush.


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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 10:38:58 PM »

and a norther
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2013, 12:07:30 AM »

I thought I'D slip this one in. %)
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 04:35:24 PM »

I thought I'D slip this one in. %)

thats what the beef abatoir said to the supermarket! ;)
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2013, 04:43:41 PM »

No horses were harmed in making this yacht   {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 10:02:47 PM »

Hi all
Over the last couple of days I've been fixing the fins in the boats. i had a bit of trouble with the resin leaking out of the bottom and into the mast box but I got there in the end. today I have been messing about with a pulley wheel for the closed loop on the winch, I included a better view of the size of the buckles I made.

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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »

Nice work so far Dave and nice machine work too  :-))  I'm intending making my own first yacht shortly so shall follow your progress with a keen eye  ok2
 
Weathers truly awful here  - doesn't look too good for a sail today  {:-{
 
regards - Ramon
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 08:31:56 PM »

Hi Ramon
Complements are always welcome thanks :-)) . You say that you will following my build, I would'nt follow to close as I am paddling through the darkness my self still coming to term with sheets and stays etc, but I endeavor.
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 02:23:49 PM »

Hi

Hi all
After fitting the fin complete with a paper rap protected with cling film and release agent, pouring the resin and waiting the prescribed time I was ready to remove the fin of cause the fin refused to budge even after using gallons of water on the release agent. Time to put the thinking cap on I came up with this idea. I fixed the fin in the vice loosely clamped two blocks against the hull inserted two wedges between the vice and the blocks I was then able to apply the big hammer technical knowledge to effect a separation
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Re: Cloghopper's 1m yacht
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 11:30:48 PM »

more photos
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