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    Default JW Sherpa build

    Log progress of Sherpa design build. Really handy little boat capable of many functions. Sail model will be built.
    All frames have been cut and prepared. Fitting some onto frame as can be seen here:

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    Always looks messy when ply is partly covered with epoxy. Used to it by now. This is the centercase all glued up after last layer of unfilled epoxy (4 in total) inside the case.


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    Fitted the stem-frame assy to the bottom plank/board. Stringers are next.


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    Default Re: JW Sherpa build

    Looking good. What is the design? Do you have a pic of the boat ...plan shot ?
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    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/sherpa/index.htm

    This the sherpa design page on John Welsford website.

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    This is a nice example of the final goal:

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    I am starting to change my mind about selling this little boat when done. Dont know because I really like her or because the future use of her as a tender for the next boat...

    Or both.

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    Next boat? Looks like you need JW to draw up plans for a 30 footer!

    Your build may look a little messy now but we all know she'll be beautiful when you're done. Thanks for sharing!

    Kenny
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    He already drew them for a 19ft full keel sailboat...

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    Dry fit upper and lower stringers. Will laminate two layers in situ.


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    Great wee boat, at that awkward size too big to car top single handed, and if on a trailer, might aswell go larger. Ace boat for its intended purpose though. Theres a video of one in the Texas 200 (i think), moves well in a good wind.

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    It is the Texas 200 yes, cool shot. Looks to be very stable and the high feeboard and centerboard case make for high load capacity. Will come in handy when getting water jugs to the Pelegrin on anchor...

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    Doing fillets now before fitting first stringers in.
    Had to enlarge 4" holes for 4" deckplates... should have listened to the little voice in my head.

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    Default Re: JW Sherpa build

    looks like a sweet little boat. sure will be following. did you cut the ply yourself or have a machine (cnc) do it? looks like a kit.

    jim

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    Thanks Jim, u r too kind. Cut it all meself. Had some practice and try to be as neat as possible. Even though this is not a trad build i still try to show my respect to wood.

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    Rik,
    Good to see you back to your addiction to JW builds!!


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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    LOL....even the sun has Corona......

    Out of interest, how deep is she from midships floor to gunwhale?
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    The old people here say it is a sign of the Gods, hoping to affect some humbleness for their works.

    From midship floor to gunwhale she measures 47cm.
    From midship floor to top of centerboard trunk she measures 30cm.
    She should carry a very good load according to JW; 6 persons was the design brief's requirement. This will be a very strong and capable little boat.

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    Thanks Rik....i was thinking of a seating arrangement that keeps my butt off the floor but allowing the knees to stretch, without resorting to sitting on a sidedeck.
    Ian. AKA RusBot.....for some unknown reason.

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    FWIW I have never read anything that might lead me to suspect Skara as a troll, Russian or otherwise.

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    It is weird; how for months there is no desire at all to even clean up the workspace, let alone do any work on the little Sherpa ship.

    But somehow yesterday and today it was there. The feeling inside, the elephant we cannot control: the "must work on little ship" feeling.

    So the shop was "cleaned" and organized a bit first. Then today the starboard and port (half) stringers were fitted and glued into place.



    As you can see the second stringers are half stringers; i cut 1x1 cm stringers and let them soak in water and formed the curve (instead of letting it flat). The little ship has a very bendy hull so to prevent snapping and splinters flying around I opted for a pre-bend of the pitch-pine. I also hope to make the fitting of the other half easier because they will already have something to clamp to.

    The stringers hanging from the ceiling will have to be patient...
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    The second stringer consists of two smaller stringer of 1x1cm. In the past I have done this to enable better twisting and bending. But it does take more time in total. Thinking of making the 3rd stringer of one piece and wet it before bending. This will save time and make the finishing a whole lot easier.

    Not much progress to be seen but small steps are still steps forward:


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    Hi Rik:

    Your build is coming along! I'm presently building a skiff of similar size - 9 feet - that I designed to be a tender for our sailboat. Like Sherpa I wanted a small boat that could carry a big load - and it had to fit between the mast and the windlass. The imagined maximum load was four adults, a propane tank, groceries and too much booze (in bottles, not in the people). This boat is designed for oars only. I just put the skeg on. Seat ledgers are next. If I can figure out how to attach some photos I'll try to send a few along if you're interested.

    Sean
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    Hi Sean,
    Wow, nice lines. How is she built? Stitch and glue? Or stringers on frames? Can you show a top view? And of your build?
    Thanks,
    Rik

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