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.  

1 comment:

  1. What a great project for the kid! My dad was not a sailor, but for some reason he had my brother and me to carve sailboats out of balsa and put on sails. I wish I had that little model today! Gone in the haste of moving around the world I guess. You have a terrific agenda set for the cold winter days.


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