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Winter projects.... what's yours?

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Created by Mark _australia 2 months ago, 24 May 2019
Mark _australia
WA, 19324 posts
24 May 2019 6:44PM
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Boards of course..... - but also improving systems to make more, and faster, and cleaner (dust management).....

New shaping room :



(apparently its actually a cubby house. And sideways too grrr)






Next two boards supplies- S glass, innegra, carbon/kevlar, unidirectional kevlar for rails ..and for mine a nice 8mm spread-tow carbon (a bit like the Textreme in the Fanatic boards):









And carbon M_Ozbox manufacture........ a slotbox done right.
Stainless inserts that can't pull out, are metric thread so they take other brands' screws if needed, and the allen key grub screw works with metric but will also take an FCS key if needed. And if all else fails can drill and tap next to the insert. Covering all desert-spot and overseas emergencies :)






Just need wind....... but in the mean time plenty to do huh

Orange Whip
QLD, 614 posts
24 May 2019 9:11PM
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No winter doldrums here so my winter project will be to continue with increasing TOW which is really starting to pay dividends with my sailing ability and hence stoke factor. Switching from stinger suit to 3/2 wetsuit is going to be a pain as usual.

Gestalt
QLD, 12088 posts
24 May 2019 9:37PM
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i have a local shaped late 70's single fin to finish restoring.

then a 70's san juan single fin after that to do.

seanhogan
3058 posts
24 May 2019 7:56PM
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winter ? what's that ?

Mark _australia
WA, 19324 posts
24 May 2019 8:04PM
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^^^ it means 4.0 - 4.5 once a month not once every 3 days


Gestalt, pics needed!!!! Sounds nice!

Gestalt
QLD, 12088 posts
24 May 2019 11:01PM
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will do. i have some progress shots on my old phone ill dig up.

ive removed all of the original glass work, tidied the blank, replaned the stringer and added subtle double concaves.

there is an area of damaged foam to replace next.

one issue seems to be finbox depth. i was going to replace the glassed in fin with a standard box but the foam is thin through the tail. i think im onto a solution with a futures standard box as it's not as chunky but need to check with calipers.

photos to follow.

olskool
QLD, 1445 posts
25 May 2019 2:05AM
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Boards schmords!
No wind...to sail em in.
So heres a pic of my yet to be started project to while away the doldrums.
12ft ply epoxy composite cartopper. 50-60kg hull weight.
Wind or no wind. I will still be fangin on the water. Yeeehaaaa!!

Imax1
VIC, 2118 posts
25 May 2019 6:18AM
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^^^^
Will u teach me how to fish ?

olskool
QLD, 1445 posts
25 May 2019 7:05AM
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^^ Yep,
1. Ya earn your Qld stripes somehow.
2. The secret spots gotta stay secret.

actiomax
NSW, 1389 posts
25 May 2019 9:26AM
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Clean my shed for starters.
But the amount of mess the kids have made I'll probably need an ice age .
Then a 72" linisher .

normster
NSW, 173 posts
25 May 2019 9:34AM
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storage shed for SUP and sailboard gear

hardie
WA, 4006 posts
25 May 2019 7:43AM
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Driving north

mr love
VIC, 1784 posts
25 May 2019 9:44AM
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Gestalt said..
i have a local shaped late 70's single fin to finish restoring.

then a 70's san juan single fin after that to do.


You also have to walk to the post office

jh2703
NSW, 1188 posts
25 May 2019 10:11AM
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My winter project just arrived ...Wish me luck.




Mark _australia
WA, 19324 posts
25 May 2019 8:19AM
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^^^ Buy some bandages, you'll be right.

FormulaNova
NSW, 9024 posts
25 May 2019 10:28AM
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olskool said..
So heres a pic of my yet to be started project to while away the doldrums.
12ft ply epoxy composite cartopper. 50-60kg hull weight.
Wind or no wind. I will still be fangin on the water. Yeeehaaaa!!



Can you really get down to 60kgs for that hull? I would end up using too much ply and no doubt it would be tripple that.

Imax1
VIC, 2118 posts
25 May 2019 1:20PM
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My winter project is selling my business in freezing Vic and becoming a banana bender .( Another bloody Mexican ) .

Gestalt
QLD, 12088 posts
25 May 2019 2:31PM
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mr love said..

Gestalt said..
i have a local shaped late 70's single fin to finish restoring.

then a 70's san juan single fin after that to do.



You also have to walk to the post office


knew there was something else to do.

olskool
QLD, 1445 posts
25 May 2019 2:40PM
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Formula, 8 sheets of 6mm Agrade ply. 2 layers of 200gm cloth. 50-60kg. Guess its all about the coving n lightweight neat glassin. Think ive got it covered.
As light or lighter than same sized tinny. Quiet on the water. Exceeds Australian commercial flotation requirements..
Heres the last tinny i made a few years back. Plan is to sell this one. Fund a few other projects.

Mark _australia
WA, 19324 posts
25 May 2019 4:26PM
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beautiful work mate

Imax1
VIC, 2118 posts
25 May 2019 6:41PM
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olskool said..
Formula, 8 sheets of 6mm Agrade ply. 2 layers of 200gm cloth. 50-60kg. Guess its all about the coving n lightweight neat glassin. Think ive got it covered.
As light or lighter than same sized tinny. Quiet on the water. Exceeds Australian commercial flotation requirements..
Heres the last tinny i made a few years back. Plan is to sell this one. Fund a few other projects.


Check out the size of the garage your boat lives in , I'm totally jealous .
No wonder how u can collect so many boards

FormulaNova
NSW, 9024 posts
25 May 2019 7:25PM
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olskool said..
Formula, 8 sheets of 6mm Agrade ply. 2 layers of 200gm cloth. 50-60kg. Guess its all about the coving n lightweight neat glassin. Think ive got it covered.
As light or lighter than same sized tinny. Quiet on the water. Exceeds Australian commercial flotation requirements..
Heres the last tinny i made a few years back. Plan is to sell this one. Fund a few other projects.


Are there any plans around for these sort of composite boats? That weight is impressive.

My father built a polyester fibreglass canoe many years ago. I think he didn't quite understand that the formwork was meant to be removed after the glass was laid, because it was HEAVY. I think he thought that there was no way that fibreglass could be more than strong enough so he left the timber in. It was heavy and would have been a lot better if it was lighter.

I still think he doesn't understand that some things can be lighter than steel yet stronger, and always reverts to 'why don't you just use thinner steel'. I once tried to explain to him that bike frames are better using composites and he just thought that thinner steel would have been just as good.

Tardy
3058 posts
25 May 2019 5:27PM
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I love winter it blows its arse off here .other wise its SUPing for me .

but great ,to see you guys are keeping busy ..what great set up mark ,I'm calling in for repairs or beers next january .

olskool
QLD, 1445 posts
25 May 2019 11:37PM
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Formula, check out Bowdidge Marine Designs. Mark is an Australian Naval Architect. Pretty impressive line up of diy boats from 10ft-56ft. After seeing his designs i just HAD to build one.

olskool
QLD, 1445 posts
25 May 2019 11:41PM
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Imax1, not my shed bro. Its my mates. Im a peasant.. Ive got 2 x 3m garden sheds! Bahaha!!! But yes, lots of toys.

FormulaNova
NSW, 9024 posts
26 May 2019 9:26AM
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olskool said..
Formula, check out Bowdidge Marine Designs. Mark is an Australian Naval Architect. Pretty impressive line up of diy boats from 10ft-56ft. After seeing his designs i just HAD to build one.


Thanks. It looks good. At least the plans take out the uncertainty of things.

R1DER
WA, 1211 posts
26 May 2019 8:18PM
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I've replaced 6 footstraps screws with new ones. (They were 3 years old)

hoop
WA, 1646 posts
26 May 2019 8:44PM
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R1DER said..
I've replaced 6 footstraps screws with new ones. (They were 3 years old)


Build a board will ya Rider? No more excuses, get to work!!

normster
NSW, 173 posts
31 May 2019 8:53AM
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i need to make racking system - thinking of aluminium uprights with round or square sections welded at right angles to slide boards on.

anyone done something similar

main reason for alloy is it will be undercover but outside

evlPanda
NSW, 8750 posts
31 May 2019 9:21AM
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Mark _australia said..
New shaping room :



(apparently its actually a cubby house. And sideways too grrr)




It's because of the latitude.

Check mate flat earthers

Maddlad
WA, 332 posts
31 May 2019 1:29PM
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Going foiling...



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