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Old Mar 31, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Is Hans Berger related to Herman Berger that ran Pop Up Manufacturing out of Long Island for 20+ years? He had some really nice stuff and was very innovative.
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Kevin,
Thanks for doing this build log, this is a big help to us rookies. I learned a lot from Ed's and look forward to yours.
What kind of wood are you using to frame in all the deck support structure? King plank, Sheer strip, hatch frames, etc.
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Tom,

I'm using the wood kit that Hans sells for the boat. I'd guess the solid wood is bass or similar and the ply for the deck beams is probably birch? Maybe Hans will chime in. I'm using some birch lite ply for an additional deck beam and the servo mountings.

Kevin
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Didn't get nearly as much accomplished today as I had hoped. Got the rudder servo mounts made up and epoxied in and the servo mounted. Also made an additional deck beam for an aft hatch. Still need some final fitting before gluing the kingplank and deck beams in, but want to get the sail servo mounts finalized first. Sloooooooow and steady......

Kevin
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for that tip for making a boat stand, Islander51, that certainly makes things easier for proper shaping of the uprights.
Good job on your boat, Kevin. It looks like it is coming along nicely!

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Old Apr 02, 2012, 08:48 AM
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I like your design on the servo mount.

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Old Apr 06, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Nobody remembers Pop Up manufacturing and the cool boats they built? The self righting catamarans and cup boats were awesome. Hans has got to be related.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 07:49 PM
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I remember seeing the ads but don't think I've seen any of the boats in person. No idea whether Hans is related. Maybe he'll check in here and chime in.

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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Got the sail servo mounts fabricated and glued in Saturday, then moved on to final fitting of the deck beams and king plank. Had to modify the deck beams that Hans supplied because I moved the #4 beam forward to form the back edge of the smaller main hatch, and moved the #5 beam forward a bit to make the aft edge of the rudder hatch. Made my own beam out of lite ply for the forward edge of the rudder hatch. Not quite the quality of Hans' beams, but it'll have to do. Next need to frame the sides of the hatches and add the stern gussets and chainplate reinforcements.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Kevin,

That's an awesome looking servo mount for the sail servo.

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Old Apr 10, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Boy, that'll work! Good Job.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Got the hatches framed, as well as the chainplate reinforcements and stern sheer plates fitted and epoxied in place. Had to wait most of the day for the glue to dry, then was able to get the deck beams etc sanded down to make a fairly even shape for the deck to glue to.

Last week I picked up a sheet of 1mm aircraft ply. I think my plan is to stain it and cover it with a layer of thin glass cloth on each side, then glue it to the hull. My plan is to leave the deck ply a natural finish, so will probably use a similar procedure to how I did my Dumas Chris Craft kit. A layer of West and 1.45 oz glass cloth, then a few coats of straight West System to fill the cloth weave and smooth out the deck. Then spar varnish over the top for UV protection.

....that's the plan as of today.....subject to change on a whim...

Kevin
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:27 AM
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So, that's why you weren't at the lake yesterday. Actually it was a pretty nice day yesterday. Some nice breeze.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 11:18 AM
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So, that's why you weren't at the lake yesterday. Actually it was a pretty nice day yesterday. Some nice breeze.

Rich
Sorry I didn't make it out yesterday. If I don't take advantage of the days off that I have, I'll never get the CJ built! I'm using West epoxy for all the gluing, so the cure time really slows down the build. On my V32 and C-C I used a lot of CA glue. Time will tell if it makes any difference. Any pics from yesterday to whet my appetite???

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Kevin,

The boat is coming along great. I am looking forward to seeing it on the water.

I was planning on going to the lake yesterday, but my back has been giving me some trouble. Hope to be out there soon.

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