Is it possible that Kamanu is 30 now? I did the working drawings in ’84 I remember. Am pretty sure it was launched by Schooner Creek Boatworks in ’85. http://kamanu.com
Cylinder molded developed plywood/epoxy. My first USCG certified passenger cat. Am sure Derek will froth if he hears about a 30 year old CM cat still going out every day.
Non-Metallic PEX Fittings
Pex piping was one of the discoveries I made on the Lunar Lander project. It is used in place of PVC especially since it can survive freezing. The plumbers used metal joint fittings, which must be destroyed for the piping to be revised.
At the IBEX conference I found these non-metal pex clamps. www.flairit.com www.iplumb.tv .They can be installed with only pliers instead of a crimping machine that resembles bolt cutters. An improvement on an improvement. Made in Chile. There, better pic.
Its a very exciting time to be an innovating designer and builder.
Again Fiberlay classes.
Basic Composite & Mold Making Training Classes!
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9am – 3pm and again maybe you can get in for no cost if you note that you are one of my builders.
Fiberlay – Seattle
24 South Idaho Street, Seattle, WA 98134
Please see the links below for more information:
I get all my needed and possible fiberglass products here at McMaster-Carr. http://www.mcmaster.com/#
I mostly buy G-10 fiberglass sheets to fabricate into door flanges, winch bases and the like. My friends at CSR Marine buy reams of the stuff.
We finally get to see some pictures of Chris Anderson’s cat that he designed and is building. This is going on in New Zealand. North Island I think. This is a CM (cylinder molded) developed plywood vessel. Chris goes away back on the process. In fact he is in the original CM video.
If I may throw in a bit of bio: Chris led the team that designed the fly-by-wire controls for the Boeing 777. I’m surprised he has not also been interviewed by Wolf Blitzer this week.
Being from the antipodes, Chris did not know about Autocad, so he designed and used his own 3D modeling CADD software.
This unit will have 6 unstayed masts. I recall seeing the rig arrangement fastened to the top of his car; he was conducting tests.
Good stuff and great to see it move along.
Upgraded the video on this a bit: The layup on a 68′ cylinder molded hull currently under construction in Roatan: it’s speeded up quite a bit, this is about 25 minutes of real time. the half hull panels are approximately 11′ x 71′ – 4 layers of 3mm plywood and 33 gallons of epoxy.
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