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by Rob Myran
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L Sails for the Minuet specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

I am used to having a range of sails for my Precision 21: a main with one set of reef points, a 110% working jib, a 155% genoa, a 45% storm sail and the newest addition a 200 sq foot asym spinnaker. For that boat I like piston hanks on the headsails and slugs in the main. I would really like to stic...
by Rob Myran
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: I'm building a trailer for the Minuet. Any of you done that?
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Razopp, I bought the axle/spring/hub assembly from Northern Tool. It was reasonably priced and shipping was not even too bad. I have all the channel iron and have cut two 3' long angle iron pieces that the spring assembly will be welded to. Those will be clamped to the trailer bed and can be moved f...
by Rob Myran
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bingham
Replies: 6
Views: 7734

There has been some discussion on the Trailer Sailor BB (TSBB) by Gene Kobick - a friend of Bruce Bingham's, that he has been designing an updated version of the Flicka. Who knows if that will see the light of day or it will be offered to the public or to a commercial builder. I have spent a fair am...
by Rob Myran
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L Sails for the Minuet specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Glen-L Sails for the Minuet specs?

I only have 2 kits to get from Glen-L at this point. One is the rigging kit, the other is the sails. The sails are ones I am not so sure about. The hardware kit and other things I have bought were all quite satisfactory. I am wondering what those sails are like. What weight of cloth? What kind of ha...
by Rob Myran
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: Who's Coming?
Replies: 81
Views: 28138

My plan had been to trailer a newly finished Minuet to the gathering this year. Alas, I have not gotten nearly far enough in my building this year. So, I hope to join you all next time.

I hope everyone has a great time.

- Rob in Western Wisconsin.
by Rob Myran
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: I'm building a trailer for the Minuet. Any of you done that?
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

The 5 foot length of square tube could have a slightly smaller square tube telescope out from it if you want to build a tongue extension. If you use a 7 foot long tube and drill some holes for bolts though both parts you could easily extend 4 feet without strssing anything. You just have to remember...
by Rob Myran
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: I'm building a trailer for the Minuet. Any of you done that?
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Nobody?

I picked up the steel for the trailer yesterday. As soon as I move the minuet away from where it sits now for winter storage, I will begin working on the trailer. - Probabbly this weekend. I guess I will be keeping you guys informed how it goes. Note: #1 I spent $211 for 3 sticks of 16' long 3" chan...
by Rob Myran
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: I'm building a trailer for the Minuet. Any of you done that?
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

I'm building a trailer for the Minuet. Any of you done that?

I am wondering what dimensions people have built their trailers. I have Glen-L plans and book. I would like to make a trailer that truly fits the boat. Winter is coming and I can no longer work with epoxy outdoors, so I thought I might as well tackle building the trailer. Since boat building is an a...
by Rob Myran
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Transom Set-Up Level?
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

I measured the transom on the plans to be about 10 to 11 inches off the floor at the centerline (Your actual measurement may vary based on how you put together your strongback) and about 9 inches above the strongback measured on the plywood at the centerline. I drew a pencil centerline on the plywoo...
by Rob Myran
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet: any tips for building bottom front sections?
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

Re: bottom, steaming, CB trunk

The towels and hot water worked well on the mahogany sheer and chines I did not break even one. I did reinforece these beams wit some thinner laminates to stiffen them up afterwards. I cut some mahogany about 1/2 inch thick and epoxied and clamped - as far back as the 1st frame. I was also able to b...
by Rob Myran
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet: any tips for building bottom front sections?
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

Thanks for the input. I guess I have 1/2 inch ply for the bottom because that was what was available when I bought it. I guess I felt that a little extra weight on the bottom will help stability and rough treatment. But you did clue me in to why I would have more trouble bending the plywood. I think...
by Rob Myran
Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet: any tips for building bottom front sections?
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

Minuet: any tips for building bottom front sections?

This is my 1st post. I started my Minuet in the Spring of this year. My building progress has been much slower than I had hoped due to too much work/too little time. My biggest error was to not take a week off to just work on my boat during good summer weather. I am at the point where I am trying to...

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