Here’s a few shots of the folding boat my wife Anne, John (who sold me Waldo a WWP15) and I launched/lunched this AM. It was to only weigh #26, but on a high ice cream diet came in at #48. A bit of a disappointment. Maybe a foam version? More construction details later or requests.
Now on to other projects. Like growing older slower.
Here’s the latest pics of bones assembled and "strips" attached. Will likley staple/glue the PVC on tomorrow, then on w/ trim. Two of the fotos show support strips and positioned suports. I’m wondering why they aren’t centered in the strips, instead of at the ends? One of life’s questions.
Being retired allows me lots of time to work on "Walda", the Origami 6.
This week the priming/painting finished and bottom panels got bolted to keel. I was only able to find a 1 1/2" ss hinge, which seems to work out OK. Also used ss flat head machine screws 10/32 w/ nyloc nuts and ss fender washers where needed. No Chicago screws in ss or bronze available locally. Now I’m getting ready for attaching strips and then PVC cloth.
asloth is building a 6′ Origami Dinghy. I learned about his efforts on the Duckworks mailing list and have been chatting with him some. He was kind enough to forward some pictures and give me permission to post them, showing his progress (which is MUCH faster than mine) – Bruce
I received Origami plans two weeks ago. Made a cardboard model first to learn metric measurements and see how it goes together. Covered cardboard w/ ripstop nylon which turned out a bit baggy. But I learned a lot building a model.
I’ve gathered all wood and plywood. 7/8’s doug-fir for keel-knee-stem, and 3/8’s marine ply for most of rest. 1/4 ply for trim pieces. Glued, w/ PL Premium, keel assembly today, and butt joint for one side of bottom, as I got all pieces out of one 4×8 sheet of 3/8’s.
Recieved 3 yds. of 18 oz. black vinyl from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics a couple days ago. Around $8 bucks a yd. I can’t find stainless or bronze/brass chicago screws so will use stainless machine screws and nuts. I plan to glue vinyl to frame w/ PL Permium as above on wood. Will prime wood w/ UMA primer from X-I-M and top coat w/ semi-gloss latex. Grey inside and bright yellow out.
Anyone else out there working on, or thinking of building an Origami?