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Old 01-06-2007, 08:45   #1
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Unhappy KnottyBuoyz III - The Project Update

After careful review of our present and future financial plans we've decided (89%) to delay the construction of our little trawler project for one more year. This will take a lot of pressure off of us as we've planned to build "out of pocket". Starting a year later means we won't "have" to sell our current boat. The downside is, things get more expensive every day. I've updated our project estimate and the worse case scenario has grown by $7K in 6 months.

What we've spent so far.....

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I know we'll do better than full retail prices but by how much, I don't know. Stay tuned!

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Old 01-06-2007, 09:14   #2
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Rick, are your figures for the 28' or 32'? By the way, exchange rate is now 1.06.

Thanks for posting this. It gives us dreamers a lot of information that may push some of us off our buts.

but...
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:39   #3
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Rick, are your figures for the 28' or 32'? By the way, exchange rate is now 1.06.

Thanks for posting this. It gives us dreamers a lot of information that may push some of us off our buts.

but...
Heya Frz

The basic design is 28' and we're dealing with the designer to stretch it 30" in length leaving the beam the same. The 32 probably comes from my previous 32' steel trawler project that got canned because of cost. Exchange rates fluctuate. I'll probably miss out on the higher rate when I'm ready to buy. Murphy's law.
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Old 01-06-2007, 14:10   #4
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Call me for financial advice - then do the opposite.
I'm infallable - I ALWAYS buy high & sell low.
Cruised South in early 90's & got about 75 - 80 cents.
Returned North in '01 and got about $1.10.
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Arrrr, your another that knows how to make a small fortune........by starting with a large one :-) I think I have to be the world expert on making small fortunes this way. Please feel free to ask advice from the best.
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Old 01-06-2007, 20:24   #6
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Yeah, I come to a boating forum for the financial advice! Thnx fella's.
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Arrrr, your another that knows how to make a small fortune........by starting with a large one :-) I think I have to be the world expert on making small fortunes this way. Please feel free to ask advice from the best.
I'd love some advice Alan. How did you get the large fortune to start with?
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And so it begins

We picked up 4 Lewmar portlights off of e-Bay. Item #230111692976 for $59US each. West Marine lists similar size for $240US. Have been scanning e-Bay looking for stuff we'll need that are bargains when we stumbled across these. They're good quality. They've got 6 left and started with 100 a couple of months ago.

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Thanks Rick,

Just what I needed on the cockpit sides for ventalation
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I have a wife that has a steady job, good pay and knows how to save. Me?? I'm the compleate opposite. Opposites attract.
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Thanks Rick,

Just what I needed on the cockpit sides for ventalation
I saw that Del! Maybe I should ask Minney's for a commission eh?
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I saw that Del! Maybe I should ask Minney's for a commission eh?
Fat chance! You know capitalism. That's part of your discount. Word of mouth makes better advertising.
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Question Rudder post

Do these need to be a solid shaft or is pipe ok?

Boat is a single diesel trawler, 40-50HP, 11,000 lbs.

Rudder will be NACA0012 profile, foam core composite. Inner structure will be 19.4oz per sq yd SAERMAX multiaxial carbon fiber and outer 1708 Biaxial F/G.

Heavily leaning towards bootlegging a design for an articulated rudder which might put a little more stress on the rudder post. Would a 1-1/4" 316L Sched 80 pipe work?
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I would go solid shaft on that one, the price is not that much different. The ratio between the rudder & shaft is too extreme . And hopefully it's supported at the base as well. If you were to go 2" SS pipe (2.5 OD) then I would think it OK. If the width were OK? But I'm no engineer either, just my opinion.

BTW My portlights came in yesterday. They'll work good!!
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Hey Del

I'm going to use a solid shaft for the upper portion above the flange and into the boat. New drawing attached.

I think the foil shape will only be about 2-1/4" at the widest part. Gotta check that. The articulated rudder can be support on the top and bottom and there's 2 attaching points each. The pictures I could find don't illustrate that very well and I can't seem to get AutoCad to draw a foil shape very well so I'm at a loss to be able to draw it myself.



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