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#130525 - 02/05/08 10:15 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics ***** [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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The slits in the bottom panel are so the panel can be curved into shape in the jig. After its in place and tabbed to the other panels, you fill the slits and glass over it. A grinder disk on edge was used to make the slits.

Thats it for now, with luck we will be able to show the finished half shells by next week sometime.
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#130526 - 02/06/08 06:31 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Looks like you are doing the Kelsall KISS procedure. Seems like a great way to do a set of foam/fiber hulls fast!

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Very interesting. I had never heard of the guy, yet he lives just 30 minutes up the road from my parents.

http://www.kelsall.com/methods.html

#130528 - 02/06/08 10:36 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: MarkMT]  
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Kelsall is one of the big ones in larger multihull designs. Been at it for a long time!

#130529 - 02/10/08 12:47 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: Rolf_Nilsen]  
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A couple of pics of the first 2 hull halves done, no bulkheads yet, just the hull panels tabbed together in the jig. We are shooting to have all 4 boats finished/launched at the same time.

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#130530 - 02/10/08 12:52 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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All the cores for the other 3 boats.
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#130531 - 02/28/08 05:42 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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How are things going? What are the latest on buying the plans?

#130532 - 03/02/08 01:28 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: Gato]  
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Hi,
are there any pics of a complete hull finished?
Looks like an interesting design.

William


#130533 - 03/02/08 09:33 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: wildtoy]  
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Update:
Billy & Grahame now have 4 half shells done (1 boat) and perhaps 1/3rd of the panels laid up for the other 3 boats they are doing. There are 12 panels plus bulkheads per boat, so when you can only layup 4 at a time, it tends to slow things down a bit.
With luck, Billy will post a pic of them holding a couple of hull halves together, thats about as close as you'll get to a finished hull pic.
Gato, apart from the Class fee of $50, the plans are free.

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#130534 - 03/03/08 12:08 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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I like very much.

william


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That is a very generous offer! Join the class club and get the plans..

How about foils, crossbeams, mast, rudder system, trampoline, sails etc? The illustrations shows curved mainbeam, curved traveller track etc. Homebuildt, or can those be sourced on the cheap somewhere?

#130536 - 03/03/08 07:12 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: Rolf_Nilsen]  
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As soon as I get out of the mess with all the different buildingprojects on hand for the moment, I will give this one a try.

#130537 - 03/03/08 09:21 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Great to see something actually being built instead of just talked about...but one question comes to mind that begs an answer: Wouldn't logic lead one to believe that building a single boat and testing it on the water would have been a better method of pursuing this?....rather than building four, without testing, that might share a common problem?

Never the less....Wishing much success with your project....

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Bob

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Hi there, with a bit of experience and liking the comcept we decided that testing two was better than one, then setting up for two just as easy to do four so more people can experience them and we can make more of an impact when we launch.
Here's a picture of the two halfs together for those interested.

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Here's a photo of one hull being held together.

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How about foils, crossbeams, mast, rudder system, trampoline, sails etc? The illustrations shows curved mainbeam, curved traveller track etc. Homebuildt, or can those be sourced on the cheap somewhere?


The foils can be sourced from Billy or John Lindahl in the States (cut down versions of the LR2 boards and rudders), cross beams we just got priced at bending the beams at approximately $40 per set, travellers can be purchased pre-bent, sails & tramp we give you a plan for whatever sailmaker you wish to use, and rudder stocks can be made from aluminium, although we will probably go for molded ones for these boats.

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RG

#130541 - 03/04/08 12:19 AM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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Well, I guess that the last post outrules the boat for me, it will be too expensive to get the things here...

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....apart from the Class fee of $50, the plans are free.

Cheers
RG


RG,
If possible, I would also like to have the plans.
Thanks!


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#130543 - 04/04/08 07:19 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: Gato]  
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Well, I guess that the last post outrules the boat for me, it will be too expensive to get the things here...


Gato, boards etc can be made and plans are included if you wish to make them yourself
cheers
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#130544 - 04/04/08 07:25 PM Re: Kiwi F12 Build Pics [Re: RetiredGeek]  
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This is a pic of the kids checking out their new boat. So far Billy and Grahame have built enough hull shells for 2.5 boats.
The boat now has a name .... Vudu 3.8 and we'll have a website up sometime soon at vuducats.com where anyone can pay their class fee and download the plans in the desired format they want.
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