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Old Mar 02, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Another option is to look for some clear cedar. Cedar is light and has the advantage of resisting rot.

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Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:41 PM
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IIRC, Guz used Paulownia to build his Monarch Marblehead. I seem to recall him saying that, though it was heavier than most balsa, pound for pound, it's a stronger wood. The Wiki page even mentions that one of it's uses is for surf boards, though it's used when one doesn't want to glass the board. That might help the process along, considering who'll be doing the molding.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 05:28 PM
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IIRC, Guz used Paulownia to build his Monarch Marblehead. I seem to recall him saying that, though it was heavier than most balsa, pound for pound, it's a stronger wood. The Wiki page even mentions that one of it's uses is for surf boards, though it's used when one doesn't want to glass the board. That might help the process along, considering who'll be doing the molding.
It's funny you should mention Paulownia.

Actually, My surfboard glasser who will be glassing these hulls recently glassed a full-custom Paulownia surfboard for me.

I'm not sure if it will work, but it's worth looking into, since I can have a truck-load of Paulonia scraps for free. My surfboard guys don't even want to keep it for burning... since it goes up so fast like a pine.

Pawlonia is really, really, really amazing wood. I wish more people knew about it.

You can Not-glass a Pawlonia board as mentioned.. Boards built in that style are typically called Alaia's and have no fins. They are usually sealed with linseed oil. My board is a regular longboard with fins and is fiberglassed.



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How does thinly scarfed pawlonia bend to the contours in a hull? That which I've known is very stiff.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Hull/deck joint

We used a strip of 1-inch wide kevlartape folded at the corner and wetted out with epoxy and set against a metal flange that bolted to the hull mold.

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Old Mar 03, 2013, 10:15 AM
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These boats could still be competitive, particularly with keel upgrades.
Do you know of any accurately priced long-keels? 660mm range
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 10:18 AM
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Do you know of any accurately priced long-keels? 660mm range
Accurately priced? Worth's were a good value, but a little shorter IIRC. I used to make my own. In some fit of cleaning up the shop and lightening the load, I threw away my mold. It was only a 20" blade, though.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 10:20 AM
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How does thinly scarfed pawlonia bend to the contours in a hull? That which I've known is very stiff.
Scarf it in the right way, and it will follow the contours quite nicely.
Weight wise, it's like heavy Balsa from the hobby shop, strength quite a bit more. It lets screws bite in nicely without stripping.

Remember, I built this in Paulownia wood:


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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Brighton Boat Works Slated to carry the new Frank Russell designed Goth Marblehead !!
This new Marblehead is designed by Frank Russell the tooling has been prepared by our friends at MX components Italy. The design will feature a dual mast post configuration to allow a mix of conventional and swing rigs.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:37 PM
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Build a Zip Marblehead.
http://modelyacht.blogspot.com/2013/03/build-zip.html
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Vintage M on fleabay, pickup only located in Florida.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-contro...item3a7f042843
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 11:27 PM
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Vintage M on fleabay, pickup only located in Florida.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-contro...item3a7f042843
Great contributions!

That boat on ebay is actually a Soling 50/M for those that may not know...
Actually one of the one-designs within a developmental class that we discussed previously.

That boat looks like it could be picked up pretty cheap, gutted and sailed for a not a major investment. The key being if the sail winch inside works.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:06 AM
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Great contributions!

That boat on ebay is actually a Soling 50/M for those that may not know...
Actually one of the one-designs within a developmental class that we discussed previously.

That boat looks like it could be picked up pretty cheap, gutted and sailed for a not a major investment. The key being if the sail winch inside works.
A Vortex Soling 50
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A Vortex Soling 50
In all of it's origional glory with original parts in tact,we used to sail them here as a class so i am very familiar with the boat.I'll bet the guys in So Cal would love to know about that.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Boat For Sale

The Marblehead Model Yacht Club owns a "Archer" Design that was donated to the club and re-built.

The boat is now being offered for sale.
With one caveat. The boat will ONLY be sold to someone who will show-up and sail it. Anywhere. Otherwise the price-tag will be astronomical
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Boat was re-built in the winter of 2012/2013. Here is a schedule of work performed:

-Removed broken rudder tube, Re-seated with 3m 4200.
-Discarded frozen rudder servo, Purchased and installed Hitec HS-645Mg (Same as the rudder servo I have in my boats)
-Removed and replaced frozen sail-servo winch with Vigor VSD-11YMB/18743
-Removed Backstay tensioning servo.... Installed backstay hook.
-Installed "Orange" compatible 2.4ghz receiver.
-Cut custom Carbon Fiber winch/Rudder servo mount from scrap carbon fiber plate.
-Discarded old rudder servo linkage, and built new linkage at correct rudder throw length.
-Sharpie-Marked the jib sail with number 03.
-Sharpie marked old faded numbers.
-Patched one small hole in the very, very thin mylar sails.
-Installed 15grain jib-boom counterbalance.
-Built Wooden Carry cradle.
-Changed all dacron sheeting lines on booms with fresh lines, and split-ring terminals on the boom.
-installed stainless wire Jib Topping lift with retention bungie.
-Installed Monokote decking.
-installed Dacron sheeting lines from winch.
-Adjusted throw and dry-sailed. Boat looks damn good in the house, but needs to get wet!

The boat is for-sale to someone who would like to sail with us.
The boat has not been sailed since it was re-built.
I plan on sailing the boat in the spring, and working any bugs out, although it is for-sale at anytime.

Incentive Pricing:

$5,000 if someone wants to just buy it (yeah right!)
$2,500 if purchased after first club-race sail. (yeah right)
$1,250 if purchased after two consecutive sails. (grey area)
$625 if purchased after three consecutive sails. (Maybe zone)
$312.50 if purchased after four consecutive sails. (who would turn this down?)
$250 minimum price, available after fifth consecutive sail. (We've got a new skipper hooked)

** Everything included with a ready-to-sail boat except for a 2.4ghz transmitter****
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 06:40 PM
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The Archer was a great boat. And all Probar fittings! What winch is in it?
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