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Offline Esparver

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MiniCP, building
« on: June 03, 2009, 18:17:37 PM »
Hi guys,

I begun building a MiniCP, plan Lucas, you can follow the whole process in my blog. First milestone is done: the jig.



I will keep you posted.

Cheers!

Jordi.

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 18:38:03 PM »
Good to see backyard builders active...

Oh, easy to miss the url of blog, here it is again,
http://gwaihir650.blogspot.com/

Let us know what points are difficult :)

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 21:43:14 PM »

Lucky to be in Spain, if you built it like that in my garden it'd just get rained on all the time :-(

Kev.

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 21:00:14 PM »
Can we (the "ignorants" :)) have a background on the design, building process, reference material and cost estimation?
sounds like a neat hobby :)

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 01:15:10 AM »
Thanks guys!!

Leo the most difficult point is to start, I will keep you posted in the blog as well as in your forum.

Kev, yes :) In any case I cover it when I am not working to avoid sun and rain exposition.

Drivingsouth, all, except cost estimation, is in my blog. Regarding the design there is also an article in Leo's home page, it is worthy to give it a look. It is a plan Lucas http://www.fr-lucas.com called "MiniCP" http://www.fr-lucas.com/siteus/realisations.asp?detail=27#liste a nice design for "amateur" construction; an also very important: Lucas has always been kind and fast in his replies and sharing his thoughs.

Now I am buying the Marine plywood for the hull and CNC'ed it. Stay in touch but be patient, LOL!!

Best regards,

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 22:04:59 PM »
Hi folks,

August it’s been very productive! All the frames are already at place; soon the whole internal structure will be finished and then… the hull!

This is a detail of the hull shape towards the bow:



And here a pic of the structure with all the frames installed:



As usual, more pics and info in my blog!

Regards,

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 11:36:45 AM »
Hi guys,

You can now keep your eyes off the Transat6,50 official regatta site for a while:



It is a picture of my miniCP, with all the internal structure installed and filleted.

My blog has been updated (http://gwaihir650.blogspot.com/) and now I am working with the carbon reinforcements and the red cedar stringers…

Cheers!

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009, 18:12:58 PM »
Jordi

Looks like a good project! What is the predicted all up weight? Are there any CP's actually sailing at the mo?

I shall watch with interest.

regards
Peter

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 09:37:59 AM »
Thanks Peter,

As fas as I know there is no one sailing yet, the estimated final weight is 850 Kg. I amb following the plans 100% except that I will add an extra Fibreglass layer in the hull and I added also extra reinforcement Carbon layer in the transom and rudders, so add approx 10 kg more.

Best,

Jordi.

 

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2009, 00:19:21 AM »
Hello again,

I am working on her, slowly due to Real Life (tm)... but constantly!

I did finish with the internal "C3" UD carbon reinforcements of the frames



Also red cedar stringers are at places and now she looks like that:



As usual more pics in my blog (http://www.gwaihir650en.blogspot.com/).

Best regards!!
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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2009, 02:08:51 AM »
She's looking really pretty Jordi!!!

 Regards

 Pedro

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009, 10:52:22 AM »
Verry good indeed too see a backyard project like this! For some it's an illusion and lucky for you it's a dream come true.
It sure looks professionel.

I am interested in the development of this project!

Good luck!

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 12:26:51 PM »
Hi again!

After the winter break I began to work on her again, I have just installed keel box, a very tricky but important part. As you can see it is reinforced with fibreglass in and out, while the forward half its all plywood and its where the mast lies. I have to install yet the cap piece of the keel box (take into account she is upside-down):



Second milestone is done !!!

Now its time for the hull: plywood skin reinforced with FG. In this picture the first hull plywood piece its being installed.



I hope I can update it soon. As usual more pictures in my blog: http://www.gwaihir650en.blogspot.com/

Greetings,

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010, 00:39:18 AM »
Hi,

Alter a while I update this post with more pictures:

Some more hull pieces installed:





And the keel box, completed:



I hope to finish the hull this month! will see…

Regards,

Offline Esparver

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Re: MiniCP, building
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2011, 22:50:16 PM »
Third milestone, the hull, is completed! :-)







Those wood strips are battens to help the hull pieces have a fair curve, I have to remove them.

Now I have to prepare the hull (sand, epoxi+FG+sand, sand, sand,…..) and turn her!

Regards,