Thursday, 29 December 2016

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 Please note

The mold for these hulls was taken from an original hull and therefore have slight imperfections that will require filling or buffing down or they can be left to add character to your yacht. 
These slight imperfections will not effect the performance of the hull. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

The second run of hulls.

The second run of hulls have a lip for easy fitting of the deck and built in rigidity.
All round lip for ease of deck fitting.

The following pictures show the hull with 1/4 inch wood strips fitted for the deck to be fixed to. If you have the new hull with the deck flange as above you will not need to fit these. You will need to fit cross members to support the deck.

Current build progress

With the lead glued in place using 30 minute epoxy and an aluminum carry handle screwed firmly  into the lead plates, the build is progressing . The keel requires 8.4Kg of lead.

 Aluminum handle screwed into the lead plates with an lead cap.
This should be sealed using epoxy and glass cloth.

 The mast box sealed with yacht varnish.
This will most likely be sitting proud of the deck so sanding will be required.

 first test fit of mast.
A test fit of the mast is optional but not necessary.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Mast Box Measurements.

The mast box and trays should be built up outside the hull. The finished piece should then be placed in the hull and positioned so the top of the mast box in flush with the hull sides, this can be sanded flush if slightly protruding when it comes to fitting a deck.
The centre of the mast box should be 68cm from the bow tip.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The hull needs to be fitted with a mast box and RC trays. This is easily made from 3.5mm hardwood ply then sealed. The pictures below show the fitting out of a hull.

The image above shows the sheets of lead flashing in the keel recess. the total weight of lead required is 8.4Kg
The total weight of the bare hull should be 11.7Kg with lead.

The picture above shows the mast box in place with the cenre measuring 68cm from the bow tip.
The mast box, RC trays and deck can be made from 3.6mm ply.

The finished mast box and RC trays.
The mast box is constructed then placed in the hull, supports are added as in the picture above.
If the top of the mast box is sitting proud of the deck it can be sanded flush.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Original "Abel" Dolphins

 My original "Dolphin" a Tony Abel yacht.

Two original Dolphins sailing in sync, Aislinn and Helen.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The hull as it comes.

The hull is only available in a white gel coat finish.

The "Dolphin" MK 1 hull was popular in the 1980s and 1990s and are still popular as a leisure model yacht.  New designs and lighter construction materials means the popular racers of today are faster and slimmer but these developments mean longer keel fins and bulbs which require deeper water than the average city pond. The "Dolphin" design offers a robust sleek and beautiful six meter yacht that can sail in just two feet of water and cut through weed with its swept back classic keel.
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