AD16 - Cool Change

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AD16 - Cool Change

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Well tonight marks the start of "Cool Change".

I spent my first couple of hours drawing out the bottom and side panels.
Since space is limited in my garage, I will spend most of my time now cutting out all the panels and building my FG splices. I will also precoat the wood with it first coat of epoxy before building my basket mold and assembling the cut panels.

The name I have choosen is from a song by the group Little River Band.

COOL CHANGE
Little River Band

If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
Lots of those friendly people
And they're showing me ways to go
And I never want to lose their inspiration
It's time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

Well I was born in the sign of water
And it's there that I feel my best
The albatross and the whales they are my brothers
It's kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon, like a lover
Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

I've never been romantic
And sometimes I don't care
I know it may sound selfish
But let me breathe the air
Let me breathe the air...

If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
It's kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon, like a lover

Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

Now it's time it's time it's time it's time
For a cool change
MMM MMM I know it's time for a cool change
Well, now that my life is so prearranged
I know I know I know I know
That it's time for a cool change
Yes it is, yes it is yes it is
Time for a cool change..


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-- Benjamin Franklin

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Post by andrew lucking »

Congratulations Terry!

I'm looking forward to watching this boat come together.

Cheers,
A.

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Not as much as I am watching your boat. The VG23 is my next build in a couple of years from now. I have always loved the lines of the VG23 and that is the boat that brought me to this site.
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Post by Jonnas »

Hello Terry!

I'm pleased to see you've started a builder's thread. I'm looking forward to follow your progress and wish you all the best.

Best regards.
JG

PS: "Cool" name :D
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Post by ArizonaBuilder »

thanks Jonnas,

Tonight I will be starting my first cuts and splicing the bottom and side panels. After the splices are done, I will use the completed panels to cut out their sisters.

since space is limited in my garage, I will be cutting out all the pieces before I actually start assembly. It will seem like a slow start but will move very fast, once I start stitching everything together.
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Hi Terry !

I too wish you all the best !
ArizonaBuilder wrote:since space is limited in my garage, I will be cutting out all the pieces before I actually start assembly.
Same here: first kit mode then assembly mode.

I take this opportunity to compliment with you about your scaled model. Please keep us informed about the real thing.

TIA !!!

Angelo

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Congratulations Terry. I am sure you will have as much fun as the rest of us during construction. Good luck.

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Let the dust fly! (up the vacuum hose)

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thank you for all the good wishes. It is going to be a fun build.
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Progress Update Week Jan 10, 2005

Day 1: Cut out bottom panel, side panel and cabin side panel and used belt sander to cleanup the edges.
Day 2: Spliced the cut out panels with one layer of biaxial tape.
Day 3: Flipped panels and added biaxial splices to the other side.
Day 4: Smoothed out any rough edges on the splices.
Used spliced panels to cut out the second set of bottom, side panels.
Positioned new set of panels over first set for alignment and put on first set of biaxial splices.
Since I decided I am going to precoat the panels before assembly, I precoated this set of panels. I will have to go back and precoat the first set, which were only spliced.

I tried to take some pictures today, but the lighting is too dark for my cheap camera. I will see if I can get some pics later today, after the sun comes up.
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This weeks schedule.
Day1: Flip second set of panels and add biaxial splices and precoat with epoxy.
Day 2: Clean up splices and clamp panels together so I can use a belt sander on the edges to make the panels the exact same size and shape. I made the second set of panels a little larger so I could use the belt sander to bring the second set down to the right size.
Precoat first set of panels.
Day3:
Flip panels and precoat other side.
Day 4:
Remove blush and sand all panels.
Day5:
Cut out deck panel and keel shoes from the 1/4" ply.
Last edited by ArizonaBuilder on Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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