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by sunflounder
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bullseye 11 foot
Replies: 2
Views: 2782

Re: Bullseye 11 foot

oops repost Tipppy did someone say tippy? Photo taken from embarrasing video of me flipping my Bulls Eye on first day out in a breeze on small lake. Wonderful combo of fluky winds and some idiot trying to sail such a craft with a spring cleat on the mainsheet. Upside; easy self rescue, turn upright ...
by sunflounder
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17
Replies: 10
Views: 5042

Re: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17

Jester; I built the Bulls Eye and finally launched it last year with an eye towards gaining skills for the 'big one'. It was a great introduction to stitch and glue construction and was built in one of those garage tents. I had zero woodworking skills or tools and spent more time and money aquiring ...
by sunflounder
Sat May 21, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ready To Replace Your Shop's Lights?
Replies: 18
Views: 3791

Re: Ready To Replace Your Shop's Lights?

I just replaced some curly 60watters with a pair of high output T8 4x4' units (pricy at ~$50ea) at Home Depot for new shop and they are worth it, instant on in 40degree F weather, no buzz and make my old T12s i hung nearby look like an eclipse is in progress.

DaveA
by sunflounder
Sat May 21, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bow Eye Installation on Bull's Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

Re: Bow Eye Installation on Bull's Eye

Bob; The bow eye was perhaps the most traumatic part of the build for me. The 'how to build with stitch and glue' pamplet that came with the plans show a screw left "in the position of the boweye block" during initial glue up ... yea right. Figuring out just where this critical piece should be was h...
by sunflounder
Mon May 16, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

Re: Foam and seat ventilation

Bob; Well. sort of a towing package. The Curtis tow hitch people make a bolt on unit for the Prius II and I think for the III. No modifications required beyond a slit in the plastic shielding, works great. There is also an easy electrical set up. If you are interested check out the Prius trailer yah...
by sunflounder
Mon May 16, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

Re: Foam and seat ventilation

Rhenig; They are called deck plates in the west marine catalog, many different types and brands. Yep used smaller versions of bulkhead plate on the seats. I think Mark used them on the top of his seats. His well documented build was my inspiration and background screen during my build. Mine is still...
by sunflounder
Sun May 15, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

Re: Foam and seat ventilation

Nice work. I decided against foam and put in some extra large ports backed with another layer of ply to allow access to the underseat area for storage and/or stuffing full of pool noodles if required. I did the same for the front bulkhead port and it came out ok. I cut the holes with a zip saw thing...
by sunflounder
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GPS/ navigation app for a android based phone
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: GPS/ navigation app for a android based phone

Warren;

I have been using the Navionics App for the iPhone and it is fantastic (once you click on the 'this is worthless for navigation' button : ). I belive they have one for Android.

http://www.navionics.com/MobileMarineFe ... pe=Android

Hope this helps

DaveA
by sunflounder
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Composite Staples & Nails
Replies: 33
Views: 27209

Re: Composite Staples & Nails

I recently took the plunge for one of the pricey guns and sample set of brads. Not actually using them yet but found one of the advertised weaknesses to be something of a strength. The Raptor folks say the pulling max load on the staples is greater than most brads but the shear strength is pretty we...
by sunflounder
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Mast construction on Saboteer
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: Mast construction on Saboteer

Francois; On my much smaller BullsEye mast I glued up my 3 laminations, hollowing out the middle one (a huge waste of time as the weight savings was miniscule), using thickened epoxy with pegs to keep the slippery mess aligned. I glued up the joined planks and shaped the mast with band saw, planer, ...
by sunflounder
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: finishing plywood edge
Replies: 6
Views: 3787

Re: finishing plywood edge

Steve; I used a cheapo Harbor Freight planer then belt sander and finally hand sanding and final couple of epoxy coats. There was some filling of holes after the first planing and a couple coats of System 3 clear topcoat after it was all done (after picture). All told it was one of those satisfying ...
by sunflounder
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: finishing plywood edge
Replies: 6
Views: 3787

Re: finishing plywood edge

On my bullseye I made an attempt to hide various blunders while sealing the sheer gap with this here fancy stuff (strips of ceder and teak) with lots of epoxy filler to account for the tearouts from a bad router job trying to even out the gap between inner and outer rails. Came out ok thought follow...
by sunflounder
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: port orford Cedar for framing material?
Replies: 10
Views: 3933

Re: port orford Cedar for framing material?

I used some Port Orford I got a fairly good deal on for gluing up my little mast with some VG Fir instead of the unobtainable Sitka spurce. It was great, sweet smelling, forgivingly grained wood. It was softer than the DF but not bad, light, stiff and easy to drill. I used guide dowels in the glue u...
by sunflounder
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Bunks or Keel forms
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

Re: Bunks or Keel forms

Well I finally got the job done. I went with the hull forms for support since the bunks I dry fitted only provided a few square inches of support at the 2x4s simply didn't flex with the light and curvy hull. I hotglued 1/2" of polyethylene foam under the carpet and it seemed to conform to the hull p...
by sunflounder
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Bunks or Keel forms
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

Re: Bunks or Keel forms

Pirate; Oops forgot that. Capacity of the trailer is 250lbs can get heavy duty shocks to get up to 300lb capacity. The shock/spring has adjustments to tighten up spring as in motorcycle suspension. The frame of the trailer has top and bottom T channels for mounting things to it. Here's another pictu...

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