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  1. #281
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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Moin Max,
    congratulations for a further step forward. I hope there will be some warmer days the next time for the epoxywork. Saturday we had -2C at the morning :-(
    And now its mostly not over 10C at daytime.
    All the best!
    Snke

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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Hey Max,

    Great job. Got a question on the foredeck. Is it one layer of strip with cloth top and bottom? And, it looks like there is a space between the deck and the hull in the inside. Is that right?
    Love the boat and your solutions to getting the details right.

    Lemme know - Dan

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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Hi Dan
    Yes my foredeck is other than in the plans one layer of strip, glassed on both sides with bidiagonal glass and west system epoxy.
    Have a look at the build of my friend Hans too. He build it the way it is designed.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/128353409@N06/
    Yes, there is roughly 10cm space between the hull und the inside of the deck.
    cheers Max

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    Hi folks
    The North German TV gave me a visit and made a mini-reportage.
    Out of the sudden my neighbours called me while I was working on a new rudder design for my Sooty Tern at my warm work place.
    A TV team was in our village and got crazy as they heard about the Cape Henry build.
    So I had to drive home and gave them a little tour.
    Here it is https://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Schle...entId=58085576
    Have fun
    Max

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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Excellent views of the excellent boat and excellent bow shed! And now we all know what you sound like .

    I remember being drivien (very fast!) through Northern German landscape looking exactly like that, in September/October (1982), very green and grey with clumps of tall poplars...

    Cheers,
    Alex.
    Last edited by Alex1N; 12-01-2018 at 06:10 PM.
    You can never have too many clamps

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    Congratulations Max. Now you're a TV star! That's a very nice report. It made me smile. Interesting village too.
    Cheers,
    Ian
    Old Joke: A bench fitter works to the nearest thousandth of an inch. A loco fitter (steam) works to the nearest inch. A shipwright works to the nearest ship.
    Alan Byde, Canoe Design and Construction, Pelham Books, 1978

    ...old maxim, 'A fair line supersedes any given measurement'.
    Allan H. Vaitses, Lofting, International Marine, 1980

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    Moin Max.
    Congratulations for the next Oscar!
    i wish you a warm winter so that you can sail in 2 years…
    Regards
    Snke

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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Thanks guys
    Not much is happening in the shed at the moment. Cold an humid as it is.
    But meanwhile I got some huge foamblocks and a big roll of carbonfibre. Soon well be routing half molds out of the foam with a cnc.router.
    Space age for me, but itll be surely very interesting.
    In the meantime I build a new rudder blade for my Sooty Tern. Very different from the original one.
    Im not sure if it will work as I expect, but it is good fun to build and nice to try out new ideas.
    Max

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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    I’ll be very interested to see what you come up with regarding the Sooty Tern rudder, as I am yet to make mine (no doubt a long way off, though).

    Also very curious about the foam blocks - hull supports?

    Cheers,
    Alex.
    Last edited by Alex1N; 12-04-2018 at 07:46 PM.
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    Hey Alex
    I will soon post some pictures
    I only redo the rudder blade, making one tilted more forward to get it more balanced.
    In more wind there is usually quite some pressure on the tiller
    The original works well, but made out of oak it got every year more cracks. So I would stick to the plan.
    If mine wont work I still have the original one.
    The foam is for the keel half negative-molds which will be shaped with the cnc router.
    Ill post pictures as soon as we begin with it.

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    Default Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Interesting both as regards rudder and foam. I will tuck the rudder idea away for further thought. Oak really sems to be the bte noir o' boat-building: people seem to love the idea of using it, but the reality seems to come back to bite 'em .

    I built a CNC box for my TAIG micro-mill once - which worked, but a friend got involved in the project, sort of took it over and we had a falling-out over it, wicked bad alex wot I am. So I have abandoned it, which is a bit stupid really, as I put a lot of work into it, and it did function. Maybe I'll revive the project one day, but not at the moment!.

    I'm looking forward very much to pictures of both the rudder and foam keel half -ve moulds and their use.

    Cheers,
    Alex.
    You can never have too many clamps

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