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  1. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    The Top photo is showing all the waste we have had to date. Very Very little. Bulkheads came out a lot better this time. Little corner pieces are to do with the way the two shell halves are blind joined. will become clearer once laminated.
  2. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    U are too late, in the bin !
  3. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Plus 50 psi inside the autoclave at the time. Minus 14.7 psi inside the vacuum bag. The wind is generated by two large fans, one at each end. This circulates the air, and the air current passes over the heater elements. The clave produces remarkably even heat throughout. This time we were curing at 110 °c
  4. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Well we fitted a new fan to the autoclave that creates more wind. The whole vacuum bag is around 13m long and only weighed about 25kg. Even though the bag was glued down all over to the bed, and taped every 600mm, the wind got under the bag and flogged it round like a rag doll. The bulkheads must have still been "wet" when that happened because they cured in nice little circly shaped things.
  5. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Squid whats the first photo? Did you get mixed up, as it looks I you are trying to bring contraband in to the country. $4k worth of Carbon and Nomex that was laid up as the Bulkheads but got wrecked in the autoclave
  6. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    A 9m class, that's a great idea. Lets have a height restriction on the rig We aren't 9m anyway, we are 9.2m, and despite appearances our LWL is still going to be 9.2m. But you guys are all such great detectives Anyway had a HUGE hands up with the bulkheads, they are all ruined in the autoclave, and are unusable and unsavable.
  7. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    You are right Sam, it is a shame. Dan is welcome to use our mould if he wants (so is anyone else for that matter). But getting on with the job was the name of the game so we can get it sailing again. I'm hoping Dan will use our Centrecase, Foils and bearings on his new amas. But really if all you 8.5 guys were truly sensible, you would all be building a Dirty Deeds, because then you would all have the equal fastest boats and your class would get some tight racing. But we all know what Kiwi's are like, eh Sam ?
  8. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    So actually its still just vertical stripped but the strips are 1200 wide (and presumably a little less at bow/stern if needed to achieve a tighter curvature). Eamon - sounds like your putting in 'whole' sheets - ie. 2400 lengthwise? If so I'm thinking wastage is a little worse with Eamon's - though you could use it up in bunks, furniture etc. It looks as though putting in the foam at 600mm wide strips is going to work out the best. Wider strips do go in but it bows in the middle of the sheet.
  9. MrWolf

    Nicky Cruz 7.6

    Great, so i'm going to help you polish your boat on Saturday so you can sell it and buy a multi ?
  10. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Fair enough. Will there be any photos of the foil construction? or is that the said details? we are going to be building a curved foil case mould as well as female moulds for the foils them selves. This way if others want a set we can sell them some. I will be making the foils and cases at Hall Spars.
  11. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Foam is softened with a Infrared heat lamp then bent in , in sheet form. Then sewn in place. I understand this is the way Dragon was done as well as Dirty Deeds. http://www.bobfishermarine.com/Dirty%20 ... 0Pics.html I think DD was vertically stripped. Id be surprised if you could get a whole sheet in there in one hit even with the infrared. maybe you could take a vid for the interested people? The shape of the new amas has really very few tight curves in it. Sure, in some places the sheet width has to be reduced. And there will be a join at the deck line. In most plac
  12. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Sorry guys, I'm gonna keep putting up photo's. I don't really like Gary to get too many distractions and there are details I would like to keep confidential just at this stage.
  13. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Foam is softened with a Infrared heat lamp then bent in , in sheet form. Then sewn in place. I understand this is the way Dragon was done as well as Dirty Deeds.
  14. I've been having a chat with a few fellow Crew.orgers, and I'd suggest there is something in this. Just as a reason some people get put off.
  15. I'm really sorry that this site is not what it once was and I really am quite worried about it. It seems to me lately that pretty much all I do is quickly glance through the Topic headings then hit the Mark forum's read button. I've been avoiding small talk for a while, but even in marine talk, race talk and multi talk the clutter just gets very tiresome. The stalwarts of the site seem to be spending less time on here as well. As a source of news and information Crew can just be fantastic, and some of the Tech Talk advice is brilliant. There have been some terrific Rules/Handic
  16. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    in conjunction with the old Cochrane design, and looking at every picture of BMW Oracle we could find, the new Amas are designed by Tim Clissold of TC Design.
  17. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Amas are slightly longer than before. same beams. Buoyancy now at 220%, as in Yes it can fly the main hull, and the ama won't be totally under water (or very nearly anyway), so more importantly it can fly the main hull efficiently. Should have a higher topspeed.
  18. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    So no problems with mid leach control and therefore no pointing problems with your rig the way it is ? That is good news ! All those punters must be wrong. Stereo sounds great...... mine used to as well but then they gave it a bath !
  19. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    That's funny cos people keep coming up to me after looking at TWU's diamonds saying Gawd there's something wrong there I bet they don't get any mid leach tension with that set up. Did they fail at Physics 101 ? But what can you say to that ?
  20. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    But I thought XT is a white elephant ? My boats green !
  21. Even though we are from completely different ends of the sailing spectrum, that is something I can completely agree upon
  22. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Perhaps Sallyproa, or Garryproa or maybe Barryproa. was a fun day on Saturday, not at all depressing. and ## said I was stupid and I don't listen, tut tut !
  23. MrWolf

    timberwolf

    Come down to okahu in the weekend, I'll explain. Damage is caused by righting it, you can see in the usd photo's everything is all sweet.
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