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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Almost got it all together. Just need to clamp the ends.

    Not sure if using cable ties was a good idea? It did allow for tightening slowly over time.



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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    don't stop now...

    you're on a roll

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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Cable ties are fine. I learned from someone that they can be released by lifting the little tab that engages the strip. I use a tiny flathead screwdriver.

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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    in addition to amish rob's comment they wont pull out of 4mm ply as easily as will twisted wire

    just remember to tack the panels together prior to removing them and before running your fillets

    using a bit of thickened pox tack the seams between the stitches w/ very small fillets(best applied w/ a nitrile gloved finger) that end up covered w/ the finish fillets n cloth

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    once the tacks have cured remove/snip the ties and goto normal filleting and taping

    note... once the tacks are cured the hull can be GENTLY turned downside upwards to check for fairness

    in the event you find unfair seams the tiny tacks can easily be disarmed and reconfigured as you see fit

    BON CHANCE

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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Thanks. I was literally standing in front of it thinking how best to proceed. As I realised the cable ties would be in the way.

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    Finally convince the last of it in place.
    It feels quite strong already.

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    Just ignore the dirty PVC being used to hold it open.

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    I'm glad to be seeing a build thread on one of these - I have been considering an ultralight version.

    I have a place on an island with no dock or anything; I live there sometimes. I have a nice wooden dinghy I use to get out to the commuter boat but it's set up to sail and must weigh seventy pounds; last year I carried it up and down the beach hundreds of times and got tired of it. It'll hold 3 adults, but I rarely need that.

    Now I kind of want a 20lb micro-tender, so I can really easily haul it around and this is my current favourite.

    I'll be following this one closely!

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    one of Jim Michalak's instructions that is in every set of his plans in my library is

    MARK CENTERLINES BOLDLY

    as i look at the last posted pic i am seeing some potential for making her a bit lopsided

    this can happen when folks install the wales one side at a time

    marking the measured centerlines and maintaining the string will help keep track

    the other thing that is coming to mind at this point is that you need to install both wales at the same time

    w/ a plank across the other end to hold the wale tails up as you work you do one screw/clamp at a time... one side then the other... back n forth from side to side working down the length of the sheabr />
    all the while keeping an eye on the centerline

    FUN BUILD ;-)

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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Still waiting for the glass I ordered about 3 weeks ago. But hope to be finished before next weekend. It's a bit of a mess I learned a lot of what not to do.
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    The fiberglass didn't end up very nice. It didn't go completely clear. The glass I used on the joints went Cristal clear but I think I used glass that was to tight or heavy not sure what to do I was thinking of sanding away the top half and just using a dark varnish on the bottom half any ideas I had planned to go out on the river this weekend but not sure now.
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    Finnished!
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    Probably should have cleaned the yard before taking the photo

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    floats!
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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Congratulations!
    Is it tippy when getting in and out?

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    It was the scariest half second of my life the first time I stepped in but then it was quite stable every other time I got in and out. The high walls help lots. I was able to sit all the way at one end. The other end stuck out of the water at 45 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeyfox View Post
    Congratulations!
    Is it tippy when getting in and out?
    I wanted to ask the same question as I know that it can be tricky to get in and out. Good for you that you didn't go for an unintended swim.

    Congrats on your build.

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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Thanks Flo-mo. It was definitely a fun one to build. And lots of fun to use. We use it with 2 people and small single paddles. The aim is less to get some place and more just have fun.

    I have been working on my next baby boat build. I was going for less maximum use of the sheet and more for easy to build. I would like it to be skinny so can paddle with single or double paddle Instead of row. Almost like half a canoe.
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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    I'm making some small paddles just from left over materials. The size of the paddles was down to the size of the leftover wood.

    They still need some sanding and shaping.

    I will varnish or epoxy the paddle end but can I oil the handle end or will it need to be sealed because I used plywood and glue?
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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    This boat is grate fun. I can't resist grabbing it when ever I go for a dip in the pool. It's got me wanting to make some tiny versions of other boats that are more toys for the pool then practical boats.
    I would like to make basically the same boat as this but have it look more like a old boat. But I am struggling to make something that looks right. I tryed just squashing Flo-Mo's version of the Gokstad Faering
    but that didn't work out correctly.

    I am thinking something like a scale version to fit a single sheet might work but I have no idea if it will be buoyant enough for me (I'm 65kg).
    any ideas or suggestions on plans or thoughts as to if this will float me. And can I make it even smaller? And the ends more up pointing
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    Mini-Oselvar (scaled down Onarheim Faering; X x 0.42, YZ x 0.64)

    LAO: 244 cm
    Beam: 103.9 cm
    Depth: 32.2 cm
    Draft @90 kg: 15.3 cm
    LWL: 209 cm
    BWL: 80.1cm









    Mini-Faering (scaled down version my design from post #34 http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...mini-faering):

    LAO: 240 cm
    Beam: 100.5 cm
    Depth: 36.4 cm
    Draft @90 kg: 16.3 cm
    LWL: 213.3 cm
    BWL: 71.7 cm







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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Wow nice!
    Ask and Flo-mo delivers.
    I'll have to make some models of these.

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    Flo-mo,
    As always, I'm interested to see what you are working on. I have a concern about the nesting for the Faering. Alternating the grain orientation at the ends of the boat will drastically change the bending characteristics of the panels. I found this out the hard way not very long ago and thought I should mention it.

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    Thank you Russell for pointing out that flaw. It is certainly something that could cause a problem.


    Once I get started it is hard to constrain myself. So I want to add another of these water toys for the Iain Oughtred fans.

    Here is the Mini-Elf, a scaled version (X x 0.512, YZ x 0.8) of the Elf plywood faering.








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    Very nice this has to be one of my favorites so far. Keep going!

    Can I get a higher resolution of this design.
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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    PDFs for the panel layout and the aligned panels:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vXT...ew?usp=sharing


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vLq...ew?usp=sharing


    The program for converting the Rhino-drawings to PDFs does some funky stuff (bumpy curves)which only gets apparent if you zoom in very closely. At least the quality is better compared to the images I posted previously.

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    Default Re: FLO-MO One Sheet Baby Boat Build in Perth Australia

    Made a few models of these different boats. I will definitely be making the one sheet mini elf.

    But first I have this plywood sitting in my hallway. It was going to be used for a different design so it already has been cut but I am going to use it to make a mini mini elf.

    For this mini mini elf as it's just a pool toy I don't really want to use fiber glass and epoxy on it what's some cheap options for making this water proof?
    Just varnish? I was also just going to join it with liquid nails and sikaflex?
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    Sneak peak of the build so far
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    I some how got the frunt and back swaped around I had intended for the other end with the grain to be the front but I guess it will still float the same.
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    Added a small strip and filled in behind it with epoxy. it still wants to spring back I'm hoping that after adding something around the edges it will hold its shape a little better.

    Very happy with this tiny boat so far.
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    Added more but not sure if I like the black lines I was going to stain the inside darker but Ill geuss I'll see what happens. I'm looking forward to doing some more work on it this weekend.

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    trying to use only the one sheet for the full build.

    I should probably get some more clamps.
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    So I have 2 other boats that are not quite finished and I plan to start another this weekend. I like to test a bunch of designs at the same time. I have found its worth trying the one you think won't work to see what happens sometimes they surprise.

    I'll post the rest as I make them up they don't always work out
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    This is the one from the top left. These are all just first tests if they look good then they get more effort put into making them line up and be more accurate. This is one I will definitely be taking further.
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