No need to shape the edges, especially as there is
a fair bit of taper on a lot of them.
Polycore is indeed fascinating. It has a
fluffy scrim bonded to the surface which resin sticks to, far better than to
foam or wood.
Your attitude to knowledge is sound. By the
time you have finished, you will be as big an expert as any of the pro
guys. Keep the questions coming. Better to ask before you make a
mistake than after.
Completely understand your wife's attitude to
Australia (more precisely, Australians), but the ones in the harryproa shed are
pretty nice guys. ;-) Well worth a visit to see Bain's
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 12:36
Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Materials
Part of the problem is to know whether you are
comparing apples with
orangutans. That price for paulonia is raw planks,
need to be dressed and cut.
Don't know whether the planks are to be
cambered on the edges. Poly sounds
fascinating, lots of unanswered
questions, how does anything bond to it? can
an amateur work it
Speaking of amateur I started off thinking I knew something
about this boat
stuff, but the deeper I dig the less I know.
isn't somebody else nearby who was thinking of building a Harry.
talk my wife into a trip to Aus when Bain's boat hits the
(presumptive of me isn't it?), she doesn't think much of Aus, but she
given the project the green light if the funding
------ Original Message ------
Received: Wed, 01 Mar
2006 06:26:30 PM MST
From: "Robert" <email@example.com>
Subject: [harryproa] Re: Materials
I couldn't get near that price for Poulonia. Suspect rob can get
better prices on glass and carbon. Probably worth the freight. May
to wait on carbon till the shortage is overcome and prices
manufacturing costs rather than scarcity. Can you give areas
materials to allow comparisons?
My calculations for polycore are
with no ply, larger cockpit/saloon and
a cockpit cover like
Overall calculations are not that different. I get in the order of
sailaway with schooner rig, including consumables. only $10k for
> OK it's in files
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