Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Typhoon Half Hull and Dumas Pond Yachts

So I have decided to start the half hull project.  The boom tent is still in the back of my head.  I just keep thinking I will need to get on and off the boat to take a few more measurements as I sew that up and with it under the winter cover that could be tricky.

In the mean time the half hull is a good thing to play with troughout the on coming winter months.  ... Wonder if winter will ever get here it's looking like a green Christmas.
Here I am starting to lay out the chines.  The line drawings came from Todd Dunn link here

Upon getting all the chines laid out I scored them all out with a utility knife and razor blade.

I used my dremel to rough cut out the chines and I'll go back with a sanding bit to form them up later.  

Myles needed something to do so we decided to pull apart my old Dumas Gee Gee sailing sloop.  This is an old pond yacht. My uncle and I built when I was a kid.  My brothers and I spent many summers swimming across lakes after these boats.  No radio controls for us if you got off course you swam. "Probably our parents were trying to wear us out." Myles inherited this model and it has been back and forth to beaches, pools and our bath tub all summer. 
Original box with plans. 

The balsa deck is pretty broke up so we unrigged it and pulled the deck off.  We have a little structural work to do on the inside but it looks like a good project for a little one.  It was still wet from the last bath so hopefully we will get it all reassembled and sealed up.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Not Dead just Christmas shopping.

I know it has been a while since I've posted.  Just checking in before Christmas.

 I stopped down and checked out the boat today.  Cover is still on and things are looking good inside and out.  A few people have asked about the boom tent project.  I took a look at it but have not started it yet.  It has been pretty crazy at work so it is on the back burner for now.  I'm hopping to get the material and get started in January.  Well that or the half hull project will get started in January just depends on my mood I guess.  That's about it for now, back to finishing up that Christmas shopping.  Merry Christmas to all you reading.  I'll likely not blog again until after Christmas unless I get out on the ice boat.  

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Packing it up for winter

Sailing has been non-existent this September. With school back in session, I have time for very little else. The weekend weather has also b...