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#130505 - 02/02/08 09:52 PM Kiwi F12 Build Pics *****  
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Hi all,
sorry for being quiet for a while, as stuff crawls to a stop around Xmas, but things are picking up now.
The attached pic's are from Billy & Grahame's project in the North of NZ and they are building 4 boats, 2 for each of their kids. Pictures should be pretty self explanatory and are in sequence. The first boat should hit the water in about 6 weeks....we hope ?
For those not familiar with the project, we elected to make foam/e-glass panels that will then be tabbed together in the jig rather than make it from plywood.

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#130506 - 02/02/08 09:55 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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another shot of the jig
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#130507 - 02/02/08 09:57 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Cutting the foam cores using templates
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#130508 - 02/02/08 09:59 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Cores joined together

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#130509 - 02/02/08 10:03 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Peel Ply and 1 layer of e-glass on melamine board (waxed)
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wet out of first ply
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#130511 - 02/02/08 10:09 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Another ply added and resin applied
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Roll up the 2nd ply
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#130513 - 02/02/08 10:13 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Place the cores on the 1st ply
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#130514 - 02/02/08 10:16 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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roll out the 2nd ply
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#130515 - 02/02/08 10:18 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Add another layer of peel ply
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Breather layer added, plastic sheet over the top, vacuum lines inserted (one either end), all edges sealed.
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#130517 - 02/02/08 10:24 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Vacuum turned on and and then you wait till its cured.

Will post more as the job progresses.

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#130519 - 02/03/08 05:25 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: erice]  
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WOW, excellent pictures RG...<img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> Kudos and big thanks for the posting...


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Hope you have a really flat floor with no humps or bumps...

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Another Update:

Roughly speaking, it has taken 1 day to cut the foam templates, cut the foam cores and join them and get 4 panels laid up (3 people). It took another 2 nights of 2-3 hours for 2 people to lay up another 4 panels per night. To separate and trim the panels took 2 people 1 day and get them ready to be tabbed in the jig. In total it took 4.6 sheets of foam to do all twelve hull panels for 2 hulls.

First pic is adding the cleats to the frames, these are hard wood so we can staple the hull panels in place. Do not staple into the MDF frames as after 2-3 boats the frames will start to fall apart.
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Dry Fitting the panels....note the slits in the bottom panel....more on this later
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Dry Fitting the bow

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Be sure to tape the frames before you create a bog cove for the panel tapes, makes sure it comes out of the jig.

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