OB19 in Ireland

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OB19 in Ireland

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Hello to the Boat building world.
I have just started last July and have finally logged on to this forum. I will add some photos of my progress soon and it has been enjoyable so far. It was always something i wanted to try and now here I am.
Good luck to all who are building or have built and stay safe out there on the water.

Good Luck
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Welcome and thanks :!: We would really like to see some pictures.
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Like Cracker, welcome to this site and the world of boatbuilding. We are all looking forward to your pictures. John

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Welcome to the site, looking forward to pictures of your build.
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Thanks guys i had an interesting trip to Orlando last week The weather was fantastic compared to Ireland it is cold here so i am building a plastic enclosure for the fibreglassing process That is turning out Ok and is necessary I am just applying the bi axial tape to the panels and then i am ready for laying of the main mat i will add the photos as well when complete
I have a question: have you any tips on how to shape a strake near the bow end. My plan is to run the strakes all the way from transom to bow but am still am amateur carpenter. Any tips or advice would be great. I was thinking of narrowing the strake from about three feet from the bow end and finish to a point or rounded finish. :help: I will use a one inch wood section cut along the diagonal for the strake profile.
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Where in Ireland? I've been working in Belfast for the last six weeks, I'd love to check out you're build if you're nearby, might stop me from drinking too much Guinness :help: .

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neilkelly wrote:have you any tips on how to shape a strake near the bow end. My plan is to run the strakes all the way from transom to bow but am still am amateur carpenter. Any tips or advice would be great. I was thinking of narrowing the strake from about three feet from the bow end and finish to a point or rounded finish. :help: I will use a one inch wood section cut along the diagonal for the strake profile.
NK
I spent a lot of time on that issue. I wound up making several different profiles out of scrap wood stuck them in place and decided on what I liked.

This is what I settled on
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Thanks for that. It looks really good. I finally get to add pictures of my progress. More to follow.
Keep safe out there.
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Little late but from me also welcome! 8) hope to see pics, here are some more idea's foe you strake's and a cheap home made tool to mark them :wink:
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That is a very good idea and definitely something to try. It was certainly a challenge to make the strakes turn out as you did on the hull. They look well finished and will do a good job. I am going to attach new photos of my progress so far to date.
Question,
Is it ok if you apply two layers of 300g fabric on the hull at the same time or is it better to apply one first and wait until curing ceases before applying the second?
I will be applying the first layer in a few weeks

Thanks again and stay safe on the water

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