Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Solitarry
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 10/7/2007, 8:27 AM


Hulls are not quite finished, lee hull needs the mast step, deck bearing and beam mounts, will weigh under 200 kgs/440 lbs when all this is on.  Now that we kjnoe how it is done, the next one will be lighter.     ww hull needs the cantilevered bunks and decks glued on.  These are complete and have deck edge radii, which makes the joining very simple.  No idea of the weight, should be 140 kgs308 lbs complete.

ww hull is 450 db glass either side of 10mm foam, lee hull similar with extra glass where required.

Vacuuming onto male moulds would be possible, but first you have to build the male moulds, which have to be fair and airtight.  The core has to be bogged on to the cured inner laminate and the outer laminate needs fairing and painting.  It is not possible with just stations.  I have built hulls using pretty much every technique in common use, and KSS is by far the quickest, especially if you already have the table.

I would give a lot for a sail off between any two harrys.  We do not own Rare Bird, so cannot sail it, and I am not sure what is happening with Aroha.   Blind Date is apparently sailing regularly and taking the partially sighted sailing, but that is not much help for a sail off.  



On 10/5/07, Todd <> wrote:

Whats the weight of the finished hulls?
What was the build up of outer skin?
Why not vacuum form the hull onto male molds? Is that possible with
just stations? Wouldn't this be easier all together?

When do we get to see a sail off visionary against haragami Aroha?

--- In, "Rob Denney" <harryproa@...>
> G'day,
> The hulls are more or less completed (see photos in the photo
section), but
> cannot be finished until we know the mast and beam specs. The
> shafts are built. The rig and beams are waiting for the
engineering to be
> completed and for the carbon to arrive. The carbon has been
delayed and
> will not be here till next month. October launching won't happen,
nor will
> Sydney Hobart this year. Still aiming for solo Transpac next
year, but I
> have some ill family in the UK which may necessitate a month there
> Xmas, which is prime building time.
> So, unusually for me :-) the schedule has been blown away, and i
am not sure
> what will happen, nor when.
> regards,
> Rob
> On 10/2/07, pkeck2 <pkeck2@...> wrote:
> >
> > Rob,
> >
> > Any updates on Soliatarry?
> >
> > Phil
> >
> >
> >

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