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by pmnfernando
Sat Apr 13, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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i can only hope what i did will hold up in the future. if this metal work gets bent....i will be thinking that this boat is untamable! ahah i had "fun" at times.....epoxy coming from all places, both hands full, heavy pieces, bolts to insert, things wading and slipping as you pushed on the...
by pmnfernando
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Lastly, i drilled the hole in the metal piece with a hole saw. that was a bit of a fight and i need a new hole saw to finish the second vent hole- i was able to have the pilot hole done so it will be pretty easy to do. vent hole.jpg this project is almost done, i still need to do one more applicatio...
by pmnfernando
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Mast compression works Since the very begining this was an area in need of work seeing how the existing arrangement has failed. It was comprised of a goal poste in the aft face of the main bullkhead and a simple metal angle piece (6mm thick) on the fwd face. both were bent. Going back a couple of pa...
by pmnfernando
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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"spring clean" i dont think i will have time to do much more on the boat as its already warming up "Asia style" in this place. this means that its impossible to work inside until october (fingers crossed for this year, because in 2023 one could swear we were in July, mid November...
by pmnfernando
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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STB cabinet works some post ago i showed the facade of the STB cabinet in place, mentioning that i still had a lot of work to do before that happens. and all that work starts with epoxying the poltruded grp corner piece to the inside of the cabnet piece i chose to get a full run as it is much easier...
by pmnfernando
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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building the drawers ive started to build them by doing the bottom one first. building this one first will enable to set up a base where i can then lay the foundation for the top one tabbing the bottom to the sides i have used a 9mm plywood spacer to build the recess for the sliders, but i chose to ...
by pmnfernando
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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in case you are left wondering what are those 2 holes to port below the big one for the hatch compartment, ive bought some neat polypropilene cam fittings. These are watertight and will be used to enable a water line at the bow and as a way of pumping water out since i will have a permanent roving b...
by pmnfernando
Sat Mar 30, 2024 2:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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A couple of posts ago i couldnt get around a spoiler by showing yet another hole ive done in my stb bow. That opening is for a new compartment being built inside the anchor locker. The idea came about because i realized i would need a tool to help me unscrew that shinning stainless access hatch ive ...
by pmnfernando
Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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"AC cabinet" works This cabinet is one of the few features from the original design i havent completely altered. I say completely because it used to be a "full" height cabinet and i decided i wanted a shelf, so it meant i would reduce the height, making it suitable - i hope - to ...
by pmnfernando
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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starting the drawers build having established those 3 lines (see previous post) i now knew where to start, so i templated the top shelf ,the bottoms and sides of the 2 drawers tabbing the top shelf top shelf.jpg having cut the drawers side panels, it was time to create space for the sliders im insta...
by pmnfernando
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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new bow hatch since i made the decision of installing a watertight anchor locker/collision bulkhead, it always made sense to make that space accessible from the deck rather than opening the bulkhead (which will be held in place by a decent amount of bolts) After all, the only stuff it will house is ...
by pmnfernando
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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keeping on other jobs got the grinder with a 40grit flap disk and went thru the aft deck and around the aft hatch before aft deck before grinding.jpg after grinding and rinsing aft deck after grinding 1.jpg on the interior im trying to square the available internal volume since its much easier to bu...
by pmnfernando
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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"change of plans" initially i thought about making this stb cabinet into 2 halves. you can see the divider was yet to be finished as i had to laminate another piece of G10. change of plans 1.jpg a few months ago i was using a tool - either the grinder or the driller with a large hole saw -...
by pmnfernando
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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reinforcing the stem when i first started the refit i had bought a couple of solid grp round corner rectangular section to use in the main cabin for a specific project (not spoiling it, i will mentioned it when the time comes for that), but then i thought some more and ended up getting a different s...
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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isolating the engine room from the rest of the cabin due to the way i built the water tank - with an inbuilt semi circle molding to make space for the ballvalves - that meant the engine rooam wasnt isolated from the main cabin. i plugged those semi circles with cork layers and laminated over them to...
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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birthing a new locker after some time having a look inside and out, i thought that an extra self draining cockpit locker to starboard was a possibility given that i have the space for in internally installing the locker fwd wall locer fwd wall.jpg tabbing the bottom wall and keeping it level you wil...
by pmnfernando
Sun Jan 28, 2024 3:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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not much done this weekend but prepped some things for the coming one trimmed the excess pvc pipe running thru the swtb cabinets. cutting the excess pipe.jpg installed a T section which will enable running cables thru the inside of the water tank (Ie the battery bank and from here to everywhere on t...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 20, 2024 5:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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closing the water tank lining the fwd section with the epoxy coating product epoxy lining fwd section.jpg laminating both lids i dont actually use thickedned epoxy in between the contouring supporting lips and the lids, as that would create interior squeeze out which would then contact the water you...
by pmnfernando
Sun Jan 14, 2024 1:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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from research i knew the cork would take epoxy based products, so i knew the products would stick. there is some inherent porosity (lacking a better term) to its surface, so this test was to see if the products would somehow fill those minute spots. i will have to return to the boat and observe that...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 13, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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V berth Portside Fwd Locker dry fitting the piano hinge installing hinge.jpg dry fitting the lid lid open.jpg lid closed there is a bit of spring back on the lid which tells me the piano hinge might be bowing a little. i dont thin this will be a problem and the lid will have locks to keep it closed ...
by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 08, 2024 5:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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pushing forward on some other jobs epoxy lining the inside of the water tank lids epoxy lining the intside of wate tank.jpg glueing the supporting lip for the fwd lid gluinf the lip.jpg trying out an epoxy putty from a taiwanese brand called Rainbow. really thick stuff to mix and apply but cures pre...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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hi atom the memory foam matress is a great tip. ive just checked my order and my sample is actually 4 inch and not 6 as i previsouly mentioned. the density is 50kg/110pounds. i guess im defo slimming that to 3 or even 2 inch plus that memory foam to make it comfortable. on he plus side it means less...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 02, 2024 4:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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a lapse into the future months ago i got my cad drawings plotted and so now i could do the cut outs and transfer them to the G10 sheets trasnfering to G10.jpg i then cut the long lines with the grinder and did the round sections with a jigsaw. those cut are far from perfect, some can be tuned up and...
by pmnfernando
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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hi! i noticed it like a couple of weeks ago what do you mean about alibaba hitting you guys? i buy stuff there all the time i post some sporadic photos on facebook, on a small Van de Stadt owners group, and also on boat design and PBO. i always tell ppl to come here for more info and photos, but ive...
by pmnfernando
Fri Dec 29, 2023 11:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Hello to all Im not really sure what has been happening to all this views numbers, they shot up to plus 100k in a matter of weeks. Surely something has gone sideways and they dont reflect the true views. Not that i am complaining, if more ppl are getting interested in the refit its all fine with me ...
by pmnfernando
Sat Dec 23, 2023 5:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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i then inserted the 316 metal insert onto which the screws will fasten metal inserts inserted.jpg after all this i was ready to epoxy and laminate both lids laminating diesel top lids.jpg lid after priming the tank is actually painted white with a polyurethane paint but i have to take a photo of it ...
by pmnfernando
Sat Dec 23, 2023 5:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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diesel tank works first thing was to decide where to locate the new integral diesel tank. it was decided a long time that it would be placed portside under a newly created locker (done by cutting into the cockpit seats) then i decided on the max height of the tank. i go about these things a lot by e...
by pmnfernando
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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water tank area works these are jobs that are easier to do before i close the water tank, hence the title. this is the former quarter berth area so it is directly below the stbside cockpit seats. It had been previously made smaller by the inclusion of a bulkhead which also performs as the aft water ...
by pmnfernando
Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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V Berth works some posts ago i showed a couple of photos with some lines scribbled, which represented a 3D volume for a new stbside locker. for that to happen i needed to epoxy another small wall to enable a surface onto which the locked could be tied to this is said small wall in 6mm G10 dry fit of...
by pmnfernando
Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

Re: Introducing Katie-J

hi Atomvoyager You mention exactly what i was fearing most. The thinner the sheet the worse the handling of it. Ideally i would have a small vaccum pump and use that to keep them in place whislt the adhesive cures, but i think im going to buy some cheap 3mm plywood and make "backing plates"...
by pmnfernando
Sun Dec 03, 2023 5:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Insulation ive decided a long time ago to insulate the boat a bit better, which is code for: giver her a little something since she has none, and being solid glass we all know how easy is for condensation to happen. ive chosen to go with cork, not the best material R value wise, not the lightest als...
by pmnfernando
Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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the Bimini I had been researching for bimini shapes for hours on end, looking for a solution that wouldnt compro mise the boat's lines. It was when i was peeling the cabin top that i had an epiphany: why not use the cabin top as a mould for the bimini?! the asnwer had been there in front of my eyes ...
by pmnfernando
Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Solar Charging dual 12 volt and 48 volt lithium batteries
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Re: Solar Charging dual 12 volt and 48 volt lithium batteries

Admittedly, electrics is my achilles heel, so far. From research ive come te see that there are 2 big areas. The switched and unswitched one. The unswitched one deals with all power coming into the vessel, ie, anything that charges the batteries. Solar panels fall onto this area. Usually batteries a...
by pmnfernando
Wed Nov 29, 2023 6:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

Re: Introducing Katie-J

cockpit floor works this is a sequence of small jobs which needed done before i glass in the cockpit floor. first i needed to install some flooring in between those stringers. leaving it like that would create a spot where water would pool, so the goal was to avoid that. it also meant that, by glass...
by pmnfernando
Wed Nov 29, 2023 6:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Bilge keel bolt This project has been in the works since i changed the keel bolts. The goal was to isolate the aft most keel bolt from water inside the bilge compartment. for that i needed to build some partitions out of 3 mm G10. isolating the aft keel bolt.jpg Then i glassed them with 3 oz woven r...
by pmnfernando
Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 2238

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

i understand the difficulties with the owner being tall, and the need for higher hoisting points, those really impose on the final solution. on my boat im going to use the cabin top as a anchoring site for the panel. shading will be an issue as it always is at this location. since im running the lin...
by pmnfernando
Sun Oct 29, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 2238

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

i reckon you can get a 200 watt semi flexible solar panel on top of the coach roof. if you bring the arch height down to in between the boom and the existing dodger you get yourself at a height for a solid bimini whose width may indeed follow the sheerline countour (top view) of the hull for the len...
by pmnfernando
Thu Oct 26, 2023 1:19 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 2238

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

looking very good!!

the only thing i really cant get onboard with is the arch. it ruins the boat lines imo.
by pmnfernando
Tue Aug 15, 2023 10:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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initial look at the new fwd hatch in situ hatch looking aft.jpg fwd hatch initial fit.jpg from the next photo is clear what im doing next: i shall cut the ring where the hatch sits, in order to bolt it flush to the deck riser moulding hatch too proud of surface.jpg leaving it like that not only look...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jul 29, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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too hot to work but not hot enough to not make progress on other smaller projects. i say i progressed....and i did.... but only after 3 hours + and some bits of G10 later. since the boat is being design for solo handling it makes sense having the lines led aft to the cockpit. i know this is a big to...
by pmnfernando
Wed Jul 19, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Hi Atomvoyager thanks for joining in on the discussion and bringing some experience. good to know that Jeffa's model suits the purpose. Its not that i wanted it to be bigger. Its just that when there is such a difference in a given dimension, and keepig in mind that more often than not, there is a r...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jul 18, 2023 10:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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slept on the tiller arm overall size and after using some of Jeffa's drawings i decided that the square sectio was indeed way to big for whats needed. i resized it to a 100mm square section and drop the bolts from M12 to M8 this is just a 3D model of the new size,it does feel more adequate in the en...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jul 18, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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in the meanwhile got some answers from the raymarine tech. what a nice guy. gave me a very nice tip about splitting the 13 degree angle in half in order to educe the effort for the AP. This can be done by offsetting the fixed pin of the tiller on its initial position. easily done. great news, it mea...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jul 18, 2023 3:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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i think i got the tiller arm and shaft designed. just waiting for the ppl at jefa rudders to clear a few questions and dimensions so i can go and order their tiller head Shaft max diameter is 60mm tapers to 40mm towards tiller head tapers to 30mm inside the rudder small (yellow)angled piece max diam...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jul 15, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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also got time to move forward about designing the shaft and playing with the flanged UHMWPE bearing i draw a couple of weeks ago. Upon imposing the bearing on the shaft arrangement it was visible that, to maintain the flange would force me to drop everything down to make space for it, plus some clea...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jul 15, 2023 9:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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Managed to pass by the marina and took some measurements and angles from the rudder grp halves I was then possible to use autocad and easily determine the rudder area. Since i was able to pinpoint, as precisely as i could, the entry point of the rudder shaft i could also determine the rudder area fo...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jul 15, 2023 6:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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got some answers from Raymarine. gotta say the fella that has been talking to me as been great. been pestering him for the last 2 days with questions back and forth. He doesnt seem keen on working around the 460 mm distance between the rudder axis and autopilot, and suggested a different AP model, w...
by pmnfernando
Fri Jul 14, 2023 3:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

Re: Introducing Katie-J

for sure im making the good folks at Raymarine swear at me : "why is this guy complicating stuff that we've made easier", only with much more savoury language. all this because i want the tiller AP drive unit below decks and as much out of the way as possible. raymarine states a 460mm dist...
by pmnfernando
Wed Jul 12, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

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New chainplates redesign Since they have vanished also, it would be really stupid to not improve upon what´ve done almost 2 years ago. Its the same basic concept with a slightly different shape for all of them. I decided to reinforce the small chainplate by making a taper from the bottom to top, as ...
by pmnfernando
Wed Jul 12, 2023 12:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 378
Views: 179134

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Hello CapnK Thanks for the support man, appreciated. It has been hard these past few days and despite the fact im trying to regroup and even redesigning stuff, it will take some time to fully recover from this in its entirety. If you know anyone wanting to buy Yanmar spares for a 2GM20, i have 3000 ...