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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

2nd episode Vaka Build

Moving well, looks pretty balanced, I feel good! Low windage and very roomy....    Keep Shunting guys. Balkan Shipyards…Continue

Started May 29

2nd episode Vaka Build
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Moving well, looks pretty balanced, I feel good! Low windage and very roomy....    …Continue

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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
rael dobkins posted discussions
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
rael dobkins posted discussions
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
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards
Mar 29
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards
"Correct Utube Link"
Mar 28
rael dobkins posted a discussion

HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards

BOAT DESIGN from Balkan Shipyards. Our NEW BUILD. The HAVAYA 30/25.The VIDEO below tells OUR STORY, from START to FINISH. Starting with a drawing, then a cardboard model. FINALLY a HULL is BORN....Keep Shunting, BSYhttps://youtu.be/6eM4MQUG46wSee More
Mar 10
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion New Workshop, before starting our next build.... Balkan Shipyards
"Interesting man, moving is the way of travelers, I suppose... I know those sprit square rigs, though reefing is the most important feature on a Proa, in my opinion.... So we gonna Junk Rig her, or to put it perfectly We gonna LaSHuNK her.... Best…"
Dec 1, 2020
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion New Workshop, before starting our next build.... Balkan Shipyards
"There is a model of an Oru with the rig on the Maritime Museum Greenwich website; https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/7022.html"
Dec 1, 2020
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion New Workshop, before starting our next build.... Balkan Shipyards
"I started off as a joiner, having taught myself everything I knew  -after graduating with a Cambridge degree I never used (hated Cambridge University as well), gradually did more and more carpentry, it always paid better for one thing. Later I…"
Dec 1, 2020

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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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