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new public boat ramp in South Florida

Hi "Collier Boat Park" has a new paved 83x36ft - max depth 9ft- boat ramp where you can stay overnite or longer for $8/day. I envision a catamaran using cross-laid steel pipes and a rented pick up…Continue

Started Sep 16, 2012

I will exchange room & board in Florida for help on my catamaran....
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Hi! Anyone with some carpentry skills is invited to stay free in an apartment at my waterfront home on Marco Island ( have Hobie Wave, Sunfish, windsurfers, kayak, fishing, sailing, biking etc.) in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dennis schneider Jul 25, 2012.

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dennis schneider replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Bottom line: its inefficient, way more expensive, and painful, to  glue a wooden boat with epoxy in 2016; save the epoxy for where it is uniquely suited - as a sheathing and laminating resin. Amen"
Aug 25, 2016
dennis schneider replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Hallo everyone the topic of epoxy prices is never outdated, so I will add my 30 yrs of experience using a 10 gal kit of resin & hardener for $280 here in Florida. Hypoallergenic, and very little blush, but I always sand if it has set up more…"
Aug 25, 2016
dennis schneider left a comment for Jo
"Jo; Hi: there used to be a large Wharram builders group in Groningen; have you heard of Nico Boon - since died, I believe? Although we built a Tangaroa not too far from Groningen, and sailed it for two yrs in the North Sea/Atllantic/Caribbean, I…"
Aug 24, 2016
dennis schneider replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Tangaroa Wingsail Schooner & Sloop pros & cons?
"Hi again Allan;; I see that I did not address your preference for a schooner rig. I have no experience with a schooner rig, but I have read that the aft mast/sail doesnt draw very well on a beat or close reach; that is why the ketch was given as the…"
Aug 24, 2016
dennis schneider replied to john james's discussion Deciding on a mast
"(opps, I didnt see that you did get some good advice from our experts! So tell us what you ended up doing?"
Aug 24, 2016
dennis schneider replied to john james's discussion Deciding on a mast
"dear john I am sorry no one has responded to your query; I would definitely go with the mast, etc for a $k! Since it is now  6 months later, what did you decide to do?"
Aug 24, 2016
dennis schneider replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Tangaroa Wingsail Schooner & Sloop pros & cons?
"Hi Allan, I built and sailed a Tangaroa Mk 1 for 2 yrs in all kinds of conditions; it had a ketch rig, which had these characteristics: PRO; it balanced very well, and would tack quickly in all conditions (rudders got a lot of extra fairing…"
Aug 24, 2016
dennis schneider replied to boatsmith's discussion Wire Runs
Dec 5, 2015
dennis schneider commented on wakataitea's album
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"Thanks, Hans I'll let you know when its done. dennis"
Sep 17, 2015
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Sep 16, 2015
dennis schneider commented on wakataitea's group sailing dingy for tiki46
"vielen Dank! Wo in Brasilien? Mensch, kein Lebenszeichen von Euch seit zig Wochen...Habt ihr irgendwelche serioeze Interessenten? toi, toi, toi. Wie geht es Euch gesundheitlich?"
Sep 13, 2015
dennis schneider commented on wakataitea's group sailing dingy for tiki46
"Hans I want to build one like it for my 46ft cat; would you give me enuf details so I can einen Entwurf anfertigen? Laenge, Breite, Schot? (um die Sperrholzseiten in die richtige Kurvatur anzubringen, usw)...  Uebrigens; ich habe nichts von…"
Sep 11, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Oh, I wanted to share this Chinese source with you: Ningbo Seawell Marine, Zhejiang, China, contact: "Lily", tel; 0086-18094544332. They have a large boat assessories catalogue; ex. ABS rectangular portholes, $27(you could do much better…"
May 27, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Plywood, again: Red Cedar face and Poplar core can be Marine grade?
"Eric: having built a Tangaroa 35 yrs ago with insufficient epoxy, but Brunzeel ply I can tell you that you do not need to buy a fancy marine grade ply, IF you sheathe underwater with 18 oz biaxial cloth and epoxy. The topsides (i.e. sides, not deck)…"
May 27, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Hi; when you get to that point, consider the cheaper - and simpler - solution which Hans used: metal strips (I  used stainless 304, 2cmx3mm) encased in a couple layers of epoxy/cloth). Kevlar doesn't protect against impact...Oh, and yeah,…"
May 27, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Hi Pat: What Hans means by "collision shoot" is the German word for 'bulkhead' (schott)."
May 26, 2015

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I am:
A home builder, Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
have built a Tangoroa; am building now (summer 2012) my own 45ft live=aboard ply catamaran.
Country, City, and State?
Collier, Goodland, Florida
About me or us?
built in Germany in 1976-9; sailed for two years with wife across to Caribean, arrived in Florida in 1981, have 20 ft wide boat ramp here, open to Wharram owners, have big shop. call 239 389 6729

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At 2:31pm on October 2, 2012, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hello Denis

The biplane rig of my previous Tiki30 don't need foresails and its windward performance were the same as a cruiser mono-hull.

Bertrand

At 6:57pm on October 2, 2012, dennis schneider said…

Hi Bertrand.  Your English is AWESOME!!!!    I  am sorry that I had not informed myself about what was going on in your world before launching my naive inquiry (a few days ago) about your Swing Wing rig: NOW I know that you launched your PHA  46 ft , (after 13 years work) in the meantime : Congratulations!!! I know how it feels, having done the same for my Tangaroa in 1978. The pictures of the wishbone intimidate me: what will you do in a hurricane? It's too complicated for a cruising boat.       If you ever come to the Caribbean let me know; I can help.. dennis schneider

At 3:15pm on December 1, 2012, Ernie wisner said…

Hi Dennis

we haven't started building yet since i am slated to stat after we return from AU and NZ which should be around july or so. i do have a mill set to cut the dimensional i will need and we have the ply and epoxy lined up. its just a money making game at this time. this is not my first go round with boat building so things should go pretty well. we are almost done with my fathers 26 foot fishing boat for alaska so the next in the hopper is ours. should be fun.

At 3:25pm on September 16, 2015, wakataitea said…

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