Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Except for the seats, all the plywood pieces are cut and ready to assemble. I may go a little out of order from what the plans say, assemble the deck next, for example. I will probably build the fin and skeg from Paul Riccelli's stem/keel/rudder design after that, then the hull bottom and back to the plans from there.
Posted by Gill Bahnsen at 7:19 PM
Monday, November 9, 2015
This link, to be specific My imagination has been captured ever since. I've already changed some decisions I had made previously in order to now make Kingsfold's hull stronger, and increase the seating area in the cockpit. Talk about "things that make you go 'hmmm'"! Those decisions include: eliminating the lazarette/extending the seats all the way to the transom in order to maximize cockpit space, keep space on the cockpit floor for adding some sort of pedal drive, fiberglassing the insides of the hull and transom (while using Xynole on the exterior hull, deck and cockpit), modifying my keel and rudder/tiller per Paul Riccelli's designs, making sure to fillet all the edges/joints of the 1/4" hull side panels, and a couple other things as well.
Posted by Gill Bahnsen at 8:23 PM
Posted by Gill Bahnsen at 8:04 PM
On the videos that I purchased with my copy of the plans, the Stevensons talk about "first-cut fever." That was never a problem for me. "First epoxying" was. Notice the use of the past tense in that last sentence of mine. My cure for this fever was to purchase the sample kit from System Three, and then cut some pieces of material that represent pretty much all the uses of epoxy in building Kingsfold. Three layers of 3/4" thick boards like the keel, a stringer, and two pieces of plywood to represent the hull bottom and a hull side.
Posted by Gill Bahnsen at 7:47 PM