Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Typhoon Half Hull and Dumas Pond Yachts
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.
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