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by Rob Myran
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Minuet changes

Here is a test picture of the cockpit on my Minuet "Double Nickel"
by Rob Myran
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Calling Rob Myran
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: Calling Rob Myran

See above post. It was supposed to be under yours
by Rob Myran
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Minuet changes

I have made the changes and they look like they will work well. I had to stop work at the end of September, though I really planned to finish all the construction this Fall. That would have left painting and rigging and incidentals for the Spring. Oh well! By the way, I sew sails, so I made the loos...
by Rob Myran
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: epoxy
Replies: 28
Views: 4617

Re: epoxy

I looked around a bit. It looks to me like Glen-L's store is pretty darned price competitive. Given that, I always try to support them since I am building a Minuet, and want them to still be in business when I build an Amigo. The only cheaper epoxy I found was Marinepoxy, but I have no experience wi...
by Rob Myran
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Torn between plans.
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Torn between plans.

You have a lot to consider. My very first suggestion is to get everyone on a boat. Get someone to take you out on theirs, do a tourist day sail, do a captained charter. It does not matter what or what boat type or size. What you want to find out is if the squeal-o-meter goes off and your wife or kid...
by Rob Myran
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Torn between plans.
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Torn between plans.

Some things to consider. Is you family all into sailing now? How will you primarily sail the boat = long trips, day sailing and weekend stays?. These may determine the size and which boat you will want to build. For example, if most of your family turns out not to be too into sailing, you could end ...
by Rob Myran
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building Space
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: Building Space

Re Bow roofed shelters Try this site for plans and info
http://www.by-the-sea.com/stimsonmarine/bowroof.html
by Rob Myran
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Yet another epoxy question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Yet another epoxy question.

Just think how much you would go through if your were laying up a fiberglass boat. :shock: Epoxy is the magic that makes this all work so well for us. It is worth the outrageous prices. Glue, fillets, filling screw holes, and wetting out wood to cover with fiberglass. How marvelous! If you are worry...
by Rob Myran
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Diving fiber glass boat ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3395

Re: Diving fiber glass boat ?

While not long as you are thinking about, look at the 19 or 20 foot Chinnok design in the boat plans listings. It all depends on the waters you will be diving in and how rough it gets, but that boat is similar to dive boats I have been on on Bonaire Netherland Antillies, Florida Keys, and British Vi...
by Rob Myran
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: orientation of the eyeband--Tango
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: orientation of the eyeband--Tango

Your assumption is correct. A taper in the shaft and a step at the rear of the taper to match the outside diameter of the casting will make it look nice. To Trackhappy: The flat side of the casting is just that. When they removed the casting they cut the sprue and risers off and leave it like that f...
by Rob Myran
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: hoisting Tango mast single handed
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: hoisting Tango mast single handed

You may be interested in reading this web page: The Perfect Solo Mast-Raising System for Small Sailboats I have seen lots of different techniques and contraptions used to raise and lower the masts on small sailboats. All suffer from the same problems for solo sailors, and I recently came across a sy...
by Rob Myran
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Sailboat design/build culture question
Replies: 14
Views: 2036

Re: Sailboat design/build culture question

"the Gathering" is not a sponsored event. Sorry to have mis-spoke. I guess since the only place i hear about the gatherings is on this forum, and the fact that Gayle and some Glen-L folks come to the gatherings, made me thing there was sponsorship. I guess "approval and encouragement" would have be...
by Rob Myran
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Sailboat design/build culture question
Replies: 14
Views: 2036

Re: Sailboat design/build culture question

Hi, and welcome to the boat building community. I guess some of what you are concerned about is do to the nature of boat building and the dreamers who decide to do this. First, it is easier to buy a boat and maybe fix it up a bit than to build one. 2. Many people may want to build but don't have the...
by Rob Myran
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: minuet
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: minuet

Mike wrote: Tango is 18'-6", but I agree, it is a serious alternative to the Minuet. I was considering it, but since my build would only be used for local lakes, it didn't seem to make a lot of sense to crowd my building space. That is essentially why I also went with a Minuet. I have a Precision 2...
by Rob Myran
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: minuet
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: minuet

size of the sail for the Tango A good site to look at for sizes of sails is Sailrite.com They list the Tango on their sail quoting page. Note: you can build these sails yourself (they supply a kit of materials and lay out the panels with the broadseaming printed on) or they will build it for you, o...

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