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Jul-17-2013 @ 2:09 PM                           Permalink
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Hi,
I started this, my first build just before the hacking problem last year... All of the data was lost so I was unable to respond to the helpful comments I received...
Things have moved on now and the next problem I have is
how to fit the inwales and gunwales... The brief instructions are ok but I cannot get the mahogany timber to follow the top line of the hull. I guess I may have to try my hand at steaming. Any help as to how to proceed would be appreciated...

Mick

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Jul-21-2013 @ 7:41 PM                           Permalink
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Ok, problem solved...
I have done the inwales with a softwood which I shaped
to a curve by soaking with water and dried in the sun
over a curved former of bricks... Worked fairly well.
A friend of mine has a wallpaper steamer so I will
steam the mahogony for the gunwales

Mick.

Regards,
Mick


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Jul-30-2013 @ 8:25 PM                           Permalink
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Here is a pic... Not concourse but I'm getting there...
Can't work out how to do multiple pictures.

Added P.S. I did the gunwales by leaving them bent over
bricks through a stormy night and then fitted them after
a morning in the hot sun...

Regards,
Mick


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Nice one Mick, she's looking good!
There's a very nice chap on the forum who has built two of these lovely little boats and there is a thread describing the various stages. I've seen both version and they are both well built.
I have the plans for both the 9 and 12 foot versions of the Stornoway and did intend to build one some time ago but with too many other restorations and work commitments have put it on hold for the time being.
Please keep us up to date with progress,
cheers
Mat

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Jul-31-2013 @ 8:54 PM                           Permalink
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Thanks, Mat,
i think I know who you mean... He was the inspiration for me to start this, my first build...
I had a lot of trouble with the bow at first and a lot of time was spent sorting it out.
Basicly, I started to stitch from the stern and I had lost the alignment by the time I reached the bow...
On a skimpy side elevation of the build I noticed a stem post. So I fashioned one with 18mm ply and this allowed me to trim the front edge of the planks and screw them in alternatly from the bottom plank. I received some helpful tips from forum members which has helped a lot...
At the same time, came the hacking crash and my posts and replies were lost...
The other thing which didn't help was the scarfing joints (actually half lap joints) were at the bow end where the twist is greatest. the epoxied joints make the planks less flexible at a point where they had to twist the most.
If I were to start again I would scarph at least the bottom two planks on each side at the stern end...

Regards,
Mick

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I can't think who you mean Mat! Blush

Mick, that's a proper workmanlike job. I particularly like the stem post. Keep us informed as you go along.

In case you have mislaid it, here is the link to my efforts:
http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=49&Topic=9822&keywords=stornoway



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Aug-04-2013 @ 10:13 PM                           Permalink
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Hi, John,
thanks for the kind comment.
I remember your fine thread and have reaquainted myself
with it. It was my inspiration to get started on this
build...
We did communicate briefly before but everything was
lost...
For economy, I purchased a rowing kit with the
intention of adding sails and dagger board etc late
The trasom seat is open underneath and I am in the
prosess of adding a front panel to it to convert it to
a bouyancy tank
I guess a purchase of plans from the designer would be
more comprehensive.
From guesstimates of Stornoway 9's,I have made a center
board and case and have an old miracle sail I can use
to make the Stornoway sail with.

The side elevation of my plans has two mast positions
marked. One 315mm back from the stem and the other
620mm back...
I wonder if either of them are anywhere near the
position of your masts john?




Regards,
Mick


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Mick,
Apologies, comms not great at the moment!
I've just measured one of mine and the front edge of the mast foot appears to be at 51cm from the stem. It may be that the basic rowing plans from SF don't have some of his later refinements. I will try and dig out my plans when I get home.
Thinking about buoyancy, if I was doing it again then I would not have boxed in as much as I did - there is a bit too much buoyancy and it creates a well forward that makes the boat unstable when partially swamped. I would create a tank forward and two side tanks aft which would also provide side seating when sailing. The side seats are a real boon and mean that there is much less grovelling around on the deck!
A PM hopefully went your way the other day, but my ones are available for viewing if you are around the Upper Thurne system in the next couple of weeks.

John

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Aug-14-2013 @ 7:12 AM                           Permalink
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Thanks for the info, John...
I am boxing in the transom seat but leaving the rest
open. I have two car inner tubes that I intend to use
as buoyancy at
the stem end. I wanted to keep the boat as open as
possible so I thought of putting rails along the sides
for seating. The way my son and I sail we would have
soggy bottoms most of the time, although, I am going to
fit the duckboard floor shown on the plans... I hadn't
thought about the capsize balance. Your comments
refering to buoyancy have got me thinking.

Regards,
Mick


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Aug-22-2013 @ 10:20 AM                           Permalink
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The progress continues intermittently.
I have just fitted the skeg.
After making the skeg up as suggested, I cut a hole for
the centreboard box...
My c/b box is narrower than the Keel strip supplied so
I am now remaking the box using 12mm ply...



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Regards,
Mick


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