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The HAVAYA 30/25 and the LOGIC behind the DESIGN...

PROA 'One Force 213' design details and costs, VIDEO below.Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardshttps://youtu.be/eESOtRHco60Continue

Started Aug 28

5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
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I'm tired of sanding epoxy.... So I'm quitting that.The video below, is a good reason.Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyard…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rael dobkins Jul 31.

STOP sanding EPOXY

STOP sanding EPOXY! At Balkan Shipyards we PAINT IT WET, then sand the paint.... Aggressive ADHESION TEST in the VIDEO, proves a very STRONG BOND!!!…Continue

Started Jul 8

Modeling, is everything! If u can't build a model, u can't build a boat.

Vaka Build, Leepod design, the hows and whys....Proa design, safety first! The rest will follow.....  Click VIDEO LINK BelowKeep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards…Continue

Started Jun 26

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The HAVAYA 30/25 and the LOGIC behind the DESIGN...

PROA 'One Force 213' design details and costs, VIDEO below.Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardshttps://youtu.be/eESOtRHco60See More
Aug 28
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion 5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
"Interesting stuff Dean, Thanx 4 d instructions and example..... The final bit of your post pretty much describes the problem. It's a mechanical world where time is money and mechanics is such an amazing product, that it can generate money for…"
Jul 31
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion 5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
"Rael:     When you enter the world of computers, you are entering a world controlled and shaped by geeks.  It's like entering an asylum controlled by the inmates, or going from a world designed and controlled by men to one…"
Jul 31
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion 5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
" Dean, I press the chain icon and I paste the link.... I think this site is screwed up to be honest..... This is a problem  that's been happening for about a year now. Before then I never had a problem. All the best! Thanx man, Keep…"
Jul 30
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion 5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
"Rael:     You completely screwed up the link.  Here's the proper link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXCrgI02Frs"
Jul 30
rael dobkins posted a discussion

5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards

I'm tired of sanding epoxy.... So I'm quitting that.The video below, is a good reason.Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardhttp://https://youtu.be/oXCrgI02FrsSee More
Jul 27
rael dobkins posted a discussion

STOP sanding EPOXY

STOP sanding EPOXY! At Balkan Shipyards we PAINT IT WET, then sand the paint.... Aggressive ADHESION TEST in the VIDEO, proves a very STRONG BOND!!!http://https://youtu.be/FDkkE-A3WJoSee More
Jul 8
rael dobkins posted a discussion

Modeling, is everything! If u can't build a model, u can't build a boat.

Vaka Build, Leepod design, the hows and whys....Proa design, safety first! The rest will follow.....  Click VIDEO LINK BelowKeep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardshttps://youtu.be/lUR532OwxzISee More
Jun 26
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion 2nd episode Vaka Build
"Thank you very much Dean. I understand what u did, I will try this next time. All the best man, Keep Shunting.... Rael"
May 29
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion 2nd episode Vaka Build
"Rael:      Your link didn't work.... Here is the correct one I think:     Vaka Build, HAVAYA 30/25 Episode…"
May 29
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May 29
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion What's a PROA?
"Thanks Ian. So you agree that Okoume one encapsulated lasts, since we know for a fact it does..... Let's see what Poplar can do then!? All the best. Rael"
May 17
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion What's a PROA?
"Thanks for your video, love your videos. I will be interested to see how the poplar ply performs. I have some huge poplar in my wood and know it rots pretty quick, but as you say, okoume isn't the most durable of woods, in fact the heartwood…"
May 17
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May 17
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards
"  I always knew that sinking a model in water won't really work... It was just a feeling I had.... now I understand why I had that feeling. Thanks for the input, we will just keep on doing it the way we do. Keep Shunting,  rael"
Mar 31
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards
"I rather enjoyed the video.... particularly as I use a virtually identical technique and have a cardboard ama I made a year ago sitting on my desk.   If it wasn't for the surface tension of water, one could do it by weight. …"
Mar 30

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I am:
Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
pacific proa, ocean cruiser
Country, City, and State?
bulgaria tryavna
About me or us?
sailed monohulls, always wanted a multi, could never afford one.... so building my dream proa.
Looking to?
revive the pacific proa!
Website:
http://balkanshipyards.com

Rael dobkins's Blog

A pacific proa, with a wharram soul....

 

     Hi, first time here.

So, just wondering what is blogging????

Anyway Crystal Clear is the boat, she's cool and is Bulgarian, as all her spruce and ply are 100% from here.

On Youtube she got a bunch o'films..... Been recording for over 2 years.

  Live in Bulgaria with my wife Jenia, She's the best sailor I know (for me)...

Your success is as Great as your dreams..... That's what i learned here, with the Wharram gang.

  Anyway…

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Posted on January 6, 2016 at 3:23pm

Balkan Shipyards in the UK looking to help you build...

  Hi all, anyway we are spending the winter in the UK

left Bulgaria and our almost finished pacific proa Crystal Clear.....

if you need a hand with your build anywhere in the UK we will be happy to come and give you a push.

below is my last clip, check her out she's a sweet boat.... got a car full of tools too....

  We both got what it takes, and we love Wharrams!!!

hope to hear from someone in need, as we are too.....

  all the best from Balkan…

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Posted on November 12, 2015 at 3:00pm

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