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Old 05-05-2011, 00:57   #1
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Good Morning - Boat Build in South Africa

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greetings from africa. Just joined yesterday and a quick hello and check my photo album and check my yacht i am building in south africa

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:19   #2
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Hey Colin....welcome to the forum.
I had a look at your pictures...can you give us more details.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:31   #3
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hi james

Thanks for welcome. She is a russian designed boat wich i got plans online at boatdesing.net. I started building her in june 2009 and i am hoping to be complete next year march. so far it has been quite easy considering it my first build and there are a lot of photos available. my main concern is the keel and mast.

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:37   #4
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Cool...whats the design Length...Beam....Displacement...Keel type....Rig type.
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greetings from africa. Just joined yesterday and a quick hello and check my photo album and check my yacht i am building in south africa

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Hi Colin, there is not a lot of info around on your boat and what there is can be confusing; She's either 26 Feet or 30 Feet, or someplace in between, the LOA is either identical to the LWL (Or not) and just about every dimensional reference has more options than you can shake a stick at. The Russian designer may well be the next Robert Perry but it would seem that the builders of his designs take free licence with their interpretations of them. SO, a couple of questions for you: First, do you plan to stay true to the design plan or are you, like many others just using the plans as a "General Postcard"? And, if you don't mind me asking, what was it about this particular design that prompted you to go for it rather than any of the other proven designs out there?. I'm not being negative in any way, I'm just being curious. Regards, James
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Old 08-05-2011, 23:33   #6
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hi james

am pretty much sticking to design only changes i am making is on the bow . Design shows a flat bow but changed to a pointed bow witch adds about 2ft . most of the dimesions worked well have done all 15 bulkheads and everything lines up true and correct.one of my concerns is the water tanks but fortunately have a few experts here in sa who have been very helpfull.interesting question is why i choose to build this design its the lines of this design just appealed to me and i think it was a bit of a challange with some of the dimensions as well.
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hi welcome to cf.
i thought every one had left sa,we built a boat in kyalami in the late 80's
lots of good info on boatbuilding here on cf.
make sure you turn the lights off when you leave sa.............
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HI ATOLL

Thanks for welcome.There are still a few of us diehards here but thats reason why i am building boat then i can sail away . Were you born in sa ?Am currently working in kyalami

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hi lived there for 12 years,as a uk immigrant,but saw the writing on the wall,having traveled extensively in africa during that time.

cruised extensively over the last 25 years, 2 circumnavigations!!

there are a few other japies on cf,check members,biltong,springbok,virtual vagabond
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Welcome to CF, Colin, best of luck with your build!
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Thanks for welcome mike
Atoll : you made right move to get out things are going from bad to worse at this moment. As I aaid earlyer I need to get myself and family gone here and what better way than to sail away

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you here. There are many folks who have built or rebuilt their own boats on the forum so if you do have questions then maybe someone can help.
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hi john

thanks for the welcome . Have found a lot of information on this site already .You are a lucky man to be out in hawaie always wanted to get over there and who knows i may soon do it.

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