Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Seabattical proa sketches?
From: George Kuck
Date: 5/5/2008, 10:24 AM

Hello Herb,
You may want to just make some test panels to start with if you have never done any resin infusion.   I have made some 16" x24" foam core panels just to test out resin infusion and different laminates.  I found this to be vary worthwhile even though I have built a number of boats (plywood with epoxy glass sheathing).  It would also help to have a digital scale to weigh materials and test panels. You can make a hand laminate for comparison and then do a vacum bag or infused panel to test you setup and get the process down.  This will help you in deciding how to proceed with a a small boat project and give you some experience working with fiberglass and foam core or other core materials.
 I am going to get some Nida core H8PP to test just to see how it works.  I would also like to get some polycore for comparison, does anyone know of a source in the US ? I contacted Polycore corp. but they  said that they have no distributors in the US. 
George Kuck
Chestertown, MD   

Herb Desson <> wrote:

I am very interested in your Seabatticle renderings, but to save you
replying to a lot of emails, perhaps it would be easier to upload them
the files section.

BTW I have finally moved to Thailand and this year will have the time
and space to begin building - starting with a minimal rowboat to prove
to the boss that I can do it at all, followed by a schooner
elementarry, followed by a schooner visionarry. I am hoping that
spending extra time making mistakes on a small scale will reduce the
overall time by reducing mistakes on a large scale.

I had been intending to build a wave dancer dory to start, but John
Holtrop hasn't been responding to my emails,%2012,%2014/wave_dancer_12.htm
Any suggestions for something similarly simple to learn infusion on?

Best regards

--- In, "Rob Denney" <harryproa@...> wrote:
> G'day,
> Have not had time to sort out the web page, so nothihng posted. I
> have sent you some renderings so you know what it is about. Can do
> the same to anyone else who is interested.
> The single deck is pretty simple. The cockpit and bunk floor is
> carried all the way across to the windward side of the windward hull.
> Needs to be a fairly long boat to stop it looking too boxy, but it
> certainly works on the 18m/60'ter. The floor extends half way across
> the bridgedeck so there is room for two big cabins, each with en suite
> toilet and shower and island beds. The galley is also pretty huge.
> The walkway across to the lee hull (2 nmore doubles, with ensuites) is
> covered, and with roll down clears becomes an extension of the saloon
> area.
> Any questions, please ask.
> regards,
> Rob
> On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 10:15 PM, rattus32 <mike@...> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Rob,
> >
> > Did you ever publish any sketches of the 60' charter proa? I'm
intrigued by
> > some of the
> > concepts but am having difficulty visualizing the single level
deck, etc.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >

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