Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tarawa, Out of the Shed

I'm working out how much 4mm Spectra line I'll need for the stays and the shunting lines.  I'm going to set up a "spinnaclaw" rig and as far as I know, no one has published anything about using it. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Foam Core Ulua From A Female Mold

 Matthew Rigby and friends are building a 20' carbon/glass Ulua in Florida using a female mold.

 Stringers are installed to support the foam panels.

First foam panel in place.

12 oz Cofab glass laminated in place.  Stringers and bulkheads will be installed before the hull is removed from the mold.  This insures that the shape will remain unchanged when it is removed from the mold for laminating the exterior.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stretched Ulua in Brazil

A stretched Ulua built by Tom Raiss in Brazil.  The ama is foam/glass from the Va'a Motu design.