ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

To help other builders, please list the boat you are building in the Thread Subject -- and to conserve space, please limit your posting to one thread per boat.

Please feel free to use the gallery to display multiple images of your progress.
User avatar
glossieblack
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 3545
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:28 pm
Location: Australia

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack »

Every now and then you get lucky. Managed to locally purchase a used Festool Rotex 150 RO sander and Festool 40 litre vacuum setup in top condition. Also included was a Festool RTS 400 EQ sanding head for corner work. My doctor, who's husband is a boat builder, has been advocating a Festool setup that filters sanding dust down to 0.3 microns. :)


Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

pee wee
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 1856
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 8:29 am
Location: Georgia

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by pee wee »

That's a good deal you found, it's hard to find good used Festool tools (and they never go on sale). Their abrasives are good, and the excellent dust collection makes the sandpaper last longer. Money well spent. 8)
Hank

User avatar
glossieblack
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 3545
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:28 pm
Location: Australia

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack »

Took the plunge and winged it to give expression to a deeply held aesthetic prejudice .... non planning-hulls look better with round chines above the waterline.

Image

Now to make the bow fair! :D
Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

Fuzz
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 7200
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:23 am
Location: Kasilof, Alaska

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz »

Man that took so nerve! It is going to look nice but I am not that brave :help:
fuzz

jacquesmm
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27742
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 1:00 am
Location: Florida USA
Contact:

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by jacquesmm »

That's not on the plans but well done.
I also like the way you faired the stem in profile, very nice.
Jacques Mertens - Designer
http://boatbuildercentral.com

User avatar
icelikkilinc
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 712
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:30 pm
Location: London / UK
Location: London / UK

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by icelikkilinc »

glossieblack wrote:non planning-hulls look better with round chines above the waterline.
Well said..nice job on the hull so far..
Ilker

TW28 launch: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23369

User avatar
BarraMan
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 1654
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:44 pm
Location: Australia

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by BarraMan »

Go Michael! Good to see a man with no fear! :lol:

User avatar
peter-curacao
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 7607
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:29 pm
Location: Curaçao Dutch Caribbean

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by peter-curacao »

Wow very nice 8) 8) do you have a before shot?

blueflood
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 819
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:06 am
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by blueflood »

Hi Michael,

I am jealous. That hull looks like tons of fun to fair. Great job so far 8) :wink:

Marc

CaptainAB
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:35 pm
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by CaptainAB »

JoshuaAhab wrote:Hi Captain AB,

Is that you, "Rhapsody In Glue"?

I haven't given too much thought to my hull protection at this stage. I am interested in the experts on this forum comparing your suggestion to graphite/epoxy mixtures, aluminum powders, etc..

Hi Joshua - Yes, that certainly is Rhapsody in Glue - thanks for the introduction/referral!

Captain AB

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests