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TMS-20 Update - Laying foam at last! #177071
05/04/09 10:49 PM
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It has been a few weeks so I thought Id check in with an update. It has been an interesting few weeks. Congratulations to those who did the Florida races - it was rough weather and high winds. Nice to see a boat I worked on; Team CyberSpeed, win a race. Ill be at Craigs party for the Tybee group it will be great to meet those of you that will be at there.

I went to the DC area on a business trip last week and had a chance to meet a couple of very interesting fellow sailor / boat builders Jim Ryan and Kevin Cook of Maryland through connections of this website. Thanks to all who helped with the introductions and information - FastDamit and Undecided. I ended buying a 31 carbon fiber mast for the TMS-20. For those tornado fans Kevin mentioned he has a tornado for sell it looks to be in good shape. Jim is a N/A and very handy at inventing things and building molds. He was working on a rigging solution for his Star.

Im still nursing my shoulder and elbow along waiting for injury comp to get things going. I may decide to just go to my private orthopedic doc to get it done. I have two tears in the rotor cuff, not sure what is going on with the elbow except that if I move it wrong - POW. Ive ridden this pony before and it is a bitch. Just got to get it done.

Enough rambling back to the TMS-20 I started laying foam late Sunday. The West Six10 was great to work with on the smallest bead I got 88 feet. I figured Id need 5 tubes for just the main hull so Im going back to mixing West 105 205 and a powder such as 404 to make my own paste. Here is the link to website for those that want to follow along:

http://www.themanshed.net/tms-20-trimaran/?g2_page=8

I should have the foam laid on or before this weekend. Still looking for a vacuum pump system if you know of any for sale. Thinking about building an autoclave Kevin Cook planted the thought in my head.

Clear Seas!

Mike Shappell
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Mike Shappell
www.themanshed.com
TMS-20 Builder
G-Cat 5.7 - Current Boat
NACRA 5.2 - early 70's

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Re: TMS-20 Update - Laying foam at last! [Re: TheManShed] #177088
05/05/09 06:35 AM
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vacuum pump,

I have a 2 stage 3cfm pump that works wonders for everything I do. I recommend the 2 stage for what you're doing so you get a reasonably high rate of air moving at low pressure so you can evacuate the bag with some speed. Harbor Freight has several different models - and they're really economical...I have one very similar to those listed there.


Jake Kohl
Re: TMS-20 Update - Laying foam at last! [Re: Jake] #177199
05/05/09 06:31 PM
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Looking good, Mike.

I think it is going to be very quick. Good luck w/ the personal reconstruction.


Race cheap, race faster, Damnit!

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24' ULDB

18HT hulls plus Gcat 5.7 rig = 18GT!
Re: TMS-20 Update - Laying foam at last! [Re: FasterDamnit] #177204
05/05/09 06:52 PM
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Recent Actual Phone Call....

Hello Jim,

My name is Mike ad I'm a friend of well, uh, not sure of his name, I know him as FasterDamnit, and his friend, oh uh well, I don't know his name either any way.......

Thanks for the wish for luck on my rotor cuff now I'm just fighting with Injury Comp they are try to send me to a 3rd world doc that has mal prac history.....

They don't know it but they are gettin my Southern up.....They also don't know I won a reverse discrim against the US Gov - White Male over 40.

I've got two boats in my target finder:
1) Craig in the SuperCat 20, he passed me some 10 years ago.
2) Randy in the USA23, Because he is Randy and the boat is not made in the US
3) Why Not? Oh this is not a boat but why not dream big have have fun



Mike Shappell
www.themanshed.com
TMS-20 Builder
G-Cat 5.7 - Current Boat
NACRA 5.2 - early 70's

Re: TMS-20 Update - Laying foam at last! [Re: TheManShed] #177207
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Jake...

Several weeks since I've been to Harbor Freight does 3cfm seem like enough for what I'm doing?

Looking forward to meeting you at Craig's Gumbo Bash!


Mike Shappell
www.themanshed.com
TMS-20 Builder
G-Cat 5.7 - Current Boat
NACRA 5.2 - early 70's


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