Sabalo 14

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Post by Pirogue » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:50 pm

What an exceptional boat. The attention to detail is amazing.

I can't wait to see the finished product.

Your pictures are getting me motivated
Whats that smell?

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Post by CC TX » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:36 am

Installed the remainder of the cockpit floor, glassed the seat, started the cockpit front wall, made rudder support side brackets, and started the storage area behind the seat. http://www.picturetrail.com/tx-kayak
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Post by Pirogue » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:59 pm

Dare to venture to guess how much this will weigh when completed?
Whats that smell?

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Post by CC TX » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:37 am

It is currently at 51 pounds; and I expect that it will probably be in the 60's when completed. However; if I where to build it again, it could easily be 10 to 15 pounds lighter. There is a little excess weight in it due to design changes and this beginner boat builder.
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Post by CC TX » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:14 am

Started making a paddle, and made progress on the rudder. Also, modified the storage area just behind the seat. I needed more clearance for the seat so I sloped the top front the the storage area.
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Post by CC TX » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:32 pm

Added a couple of seal coats of epoxy and white pigment to the cockpit and tankwell. Also, made a little more progress on the rudder.
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Post by jem » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:05 am

wow! Excellent work on that rudder. I may be bugging you about that later.
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Post by hairymick » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:03 am

Hi David,

Nice job mate. Are you going to feather the blades on your paddle and are you going to laminate the shaft?

If so, How do you plan to ensure a uniform thickness of the shaft and how are you going to attach the blades please.
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Post by CC TX » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:13 am

Hi Mick,

Yes, I plan to feather the blades. The tang that you see on the blades will go inside of the shaft. I will then add a little more plywood for reinforcement and to fair out the joint. As far as the rest of your questions, I am still working on different alternatives.

One idea for the shaft that I am thinking of is to make a hollow hexagon of plywood strips and then cover with a glass sleeve.

Another option that I may try is to laminate glass and graphite. I will need to find a thin, lightweight core to mold this over. I have thought about using a shatter shield that they put over fluorescent bulbs. It is a little larger diameter than I want; however, I may be able to slit it and shrink it down. I am still looking for other core materials. I have also seen a shaft made this way with a removable core such as pipe or metal tubing. However, I am afraid that if I do this, my pipe may be stuck inside of the shaft that I am making.

I am also considering another alternative for the blade: Laminate two pieces of 3 mm plywood in a curved form.

With the Hobie drive, I will rarely use a paddle. However, for safety sake, I will always take a paddle with me. Ha! If the Hobie drive ever fails me, it could be a long, long paddle back.

To all, Thank you for all of the compliments!
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Post by cellmate » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:20 pm

David please HURRY UP and finish....the water is starting to warm up, and when the fish gets hot, I don't want to have to listen to you cry.

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