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Melanesia plans question
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Hi All,I'm wondering if anyone can clarify: Should the bow end of the bottom panels have a radius in the indicated area, or be cut to an angle such as the side panels (clearly an angle at the station…Continue

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Nathan Stanley replied to Nathan Stanley's discussion Melanesia plans question
"I decided to modify the lofting slightly. The sheet 3 diagram is 1:10. I drew the bow to the centerline 10mm forward of the station line. The plans indicate the bow approaches the centerline 1mm forward of the station line."
Feb 5
Nathan Stanley replied to Nathan Stanley's discussion Melanesia plans question
"Simon, Thanks for the suggestion; it makes more sense! I have looked at a few builders' blogs and the photos show about 50/50 for either method. I do think leaving an angle will also make it easier to taper the leading edge down a bit,…"
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Simon Caro replied to Nathan Stanley's discussion Melanesia plans question
"Hi Nathan, I'm building a Melanesia too. I have cut out the pieces but not yet glued them together. I made that cut without a radius - without actually having considered the idea of a radius in fact. As I haven't yet started the assembly…"
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Melanesia plans question

Hi All,I'm wondering if anyone can clarify: Should the bow end of the bottom panels have a radius in the indicated area, or be cut to an angle such as the side panels (clearly an angle at the station line)? The plans do not indicate one way or the other, and the detail of the area is just small enough to be unclear. TIA!NateSee More
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Nathan Stanley replied to Rich Young's discussion Error on Melanesia Plans
"Thanks for the info. Just got my plans, 752. The error is on sheet number 2. Here's a picture for the newer folks, like myself."
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Nathan Stanley replied to Johnny's discussion Tips on Boil Bake test for plywood
"That's great! I'll have to find some."
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"I see the bottom paint is different... Is it still silicone-based, or did you switch to a biocide? How long did the silicone bottom paint last and how did it perform? Cheers Nathan"
Jul 23, 2016
Nathan Stanley replied to Johnny's discussion Tips on Boil Bake test for plywood
"Any luck finding marine plywood in Oki yet? I'm also looking to build a Hitia 14, but I haven't bought plans yet since it's tough to find the materials here. Make-man only has so much! "
Jul 16, 2016
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A home builder, Just Looking
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Building Melanesia w/sail.
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Okinawa, Japan
About me or us?
Working for Uncle Sam for a few more years until I can retire.
Looking to?
Build a small wharram to experience the building style and understand the plans. Large Tiki or Pahi down the road, build or buy.

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