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    US1 meter, lockdown build #4.......
    by Joe727 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ( Commander)
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    πŸ“ Hatch with Servos mounted
    5 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Photos show the sail and rudder servos mounted. Power switch as well. Sail Servo will get a 6" long servo arm which I will build next.

    The RX will be mounted next between the servos, along with power leads that will connect to the battery. The battery will be placed in the bottom of the hull to keep center of gravity low.

    More to come.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ US1Meter's only Hatch!
    7 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    This is the freshly painted Hatch. It's designed to hold the Sail Servo, Rudder Servo, RX and Power Switch. The arched element on top with a hole in it is a sheet guide for the Main Sail.

    Servo arms and all sheeting, rudder control arm will be above deck. Shown on hull which is soon to be prepped for paint! Still having fun....πŸ˜‰
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter's only Hatch!
    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Keep up the good work Joe.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Back in the shop.....
    16 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    My two builds have been on hold due to a heat wave and poor air quality from our California Wildfires - keeping me out of my garage shop.

    On the US1Meter boat, I sanded the fiberglassed deck and then laid out the main hatch opening on the deck. Using a thin razor saw I was able to make some clean cuts, cutting the opening turned out to be quick and simple. Started glueing up the opening sides and will fit the hatch cover to ensure a watertight seal.

    Hopefully I can get some more work done on the boats before more heat is due next week.

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ Aft Deck Trimming & Glassing
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Removed all of the rubber bands and clamps after a 24 hour glue cure. The 1/16" plywood overlap was trimmed back to the hull using my small plane. I can't say enough good things about these old vintage wood planes. They stay sharp and work so well, I enjoy using them as they were passed down from my father and grandfather.

    Set the 3/4 oz glass cloth and trimmed a bit. Applied West System 105 resin and will apply a second coat while the first coat is still green, usually about 3 hours with the 206 slow hardener. I use the slow hardener as it is semi-arid along the southern Pacific coast here and usually warm as well. Gives me more work time than the 205 would.

    I'm enjoying this build again after about a 10 day break due the hot weather.

    Stay safe,
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft Deck Trimming & Glassing
    4 days ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    That's becoming a really nice looking hull, very well executed.
    I'm glad your enjoying the build, I find it one of the most relaxing hobbies, and I've got a lot of different ones but this is the best.
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    πŸ“ US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    It cooled off in the garage shop so I was able to get some work done. First time in many days due to heat wave here.

    Placing and glueing the aft deck. Cut a piece of 1 /16" plywood , 1/2" oversized all the way around. Using Titebond, I glued it the the hull, then got out my prized bucket of rubber bands. As you can see if you use enough rubber bands it will stay in place. The deck is arched slightly to help keep the deck cleared of water, not much of a problem with this boat as it is always tacking and heeling over.

    Once cured I will cover with my light weight glass cloth and fiberglass it. I am looking forward to getting past the itchy fiberglass sanding phase.

    Joe😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Not only the itching but also the need to wear a mask as the fibers are not good for the lungs.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Rick,
    "Not only the itching but also the need to wear a mask as the fibers are not good for the lungs" πŸ‘

    You bet, I have gotten in the habit of wearing long sleeves, safety glasses, mask and lightweight gloves when I fiberglass or sand it. Really helps.

    Joe😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    15 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Looks really good. Do you have an elastic band factory?😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    4 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Peter,
    "Do you have an elastic band factory? "

    Just noticed your amusing comment....I bought these rubber bands from the local Wally's mart. Good bargain, bags are pretty cheap.

    Need to buy some more for my next build!
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    4 days ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    You can't beat rubber bands
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    πŸ“ US1M Build - Deck Curve Cut, Mast Step, Glassed deck
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    The plywood for deck was trimmed at the edges and a curve cut at the rear of this deck. Glassed with some .75oz fiberglass using West System resin.

    For the mast location I cut a 2" dia brass disk with a 5/8" hole. This hole accepts a 1/2" ID rubber grommet. The mast is tapered carbon fiber shaft salvaged from a fishing rod. Base is 1/2" OD. This brass disk will have several holes drilled into it to accept brass screws for securing it in place. Intent is to allow adjustment of mast location. Shown mocked up.

    Mast set itemporarily in place for to allow for coordination of the sail servo arm and hatch location. Need to make sure that there will be no conflict between the boom vang and the sail arm.

    Next step will be to cut away some cross bracing for the hatch framing members.

    More to come, slow going as my shop is very HOT 😠 due to current heat wave here.

    Joe 😎😎😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Deck Curve Cut, Mast Step, Glassed deck
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Too hot to work in the shop 😠😠😠.

    So now I'm inside the house thinking up πŸ™„ some more new projects, probably stick with another sailboat. 😁

    (Maybe all wood with clear finish to keep Doug happy....)

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Deck Curve Cut, Mast Step, Glassed deck
    15 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Fantastic wood working Joe. The hull looks so sleak. Super job.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ US1M Build - Decking
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Placing forward deck which is curved. Lots of rubber bands and some elastic cords hold the bent 1/16" plywood in place until the glue dries. Nothing fancy but it works! Will stay clamped for 24hrs minimum.

    Hatch cover being built out of styrene plastic, it is very stiff and will hold the sail servo, rudder servo and rx beneath it. This design will become clearer in the near future.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ US1M Rudder build
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Yes, I know it's just one photo, but at least I remembered to take a photo before I glassed this rudder. I had laminated multiple layers of 1/8" plywood, now I am shaving and shaping with my small plane. I like the wood pattern that shows up!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Rudder build
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Gonna look very pretty JoeπŸ‘
    Esp on that super hull.
    Hope you're not going to paint it😠
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Rudder build
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Doug,
    Thanks for the note. Paint πŸ€” we will see......
    Cheers,
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Rudder build
    15 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I suffer the same Joe. I finish a step and then realise that I didn`t take a picture.☹️
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    πŸ“ US1M - Removed from building board
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Hull has been removed from the building board. Working on rudder support, keel and mast steps.
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    πŸ“ US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Glassed the hull using the very light .75oz cloth. Using West Systems 105/206, I was able to get the initial coat plus a 2nd resin coat done during the same day.

    Next, I plan to cut the stern to create a reverse rake transom. In addition, I am debating the deck design - flat vs curved vs combination of both. Since I have time I may have some fun with it and add some complexity.

    Stay safe.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Joe,

    I just wanted to say that.
    I admire a man that can work with wood as you do!
    Your boats turn out fantastic!

    And I will keep on reading your blog!
    As it is really interesting!


    Regards, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I'll second that Ed.
    Good stuff JoeπŸ‘
    Enjoy your debate. looking forward to the outcome.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice job Joe, something very satisfying about glassing a hull!
    JB
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Ed,
    Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate your interest. Glad that we all have this hobby to keep us busy during these times!

    Good luck with that 3d printer!
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Thanks JB!
    It's always a bit of a challenge when pulling a boat off the building board, this went well.
    Thanks for your interest.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Doug,
    " Enjoy your debate. looking forward to the outcome."

    Okay Doug you got me! What debate? πŸ™‰

    Joe
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    He He!😁
    The one you are having with yourself about the deck design Joe.
    At least you are in a win-win situation debating with yourselfπŸ˜‰
    Hmm! Or is that a Lose-Lose?πŸ€”
    Hope it turns out all right for one of you!
    Doug😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Doug,
    You are so right! THAT debate has been raging for 4 days.....to compound curve or not to curve.....some flat, some compound? πŸ€•

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    You've done a beautiful job of glassing your boat Joe, well impressedπŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Pete,
    Thanks for the comment, each hull gets a little better, I just need to keep building/practicing.....
    Joe 😎
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