PocketShip in Russia

Welcome to PocketShip.net! This bulletin board is for builders of the Chesapeake Light Craft-John C. Harris "PocketShip" design, a 15-foot micro cruiser sailboat built from a kit or plans.

For more information on PocketShip, click here: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship

This site gathers PocketShip builders in one place. Here you can share photos, tips, questions, and---eventually---your sailing adventures in PocketShip! CLC will also post design updates and tips here as they come up.

We'll try to knock down spam as quickly as possible.

UPDATE: An intermittent glitch is rejecting longtime users' attempts to log in, with a message saying the IP is banned. These users have NOT been banned; the solution is to try logging in again (several times if necessary). If that doesn't work, let us know and we will force a reactivation of your account. Thank you for your patience.

Moderator: John C. Harris

Forum rules
Spam or commercial posts will be deleted.
This is a civil forum: no flames or drunken tirades.
Please stay on-topic.
PocketShip's Web Page: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship
If you need CLC customer service: http://www.clcboats.com/forms/contact_us.html
We'll try to delete spam as soon as it appears.

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:00 am

My construction is progressing slowly again. I'm waiting for a shipment of epoxy, delivery is delayed.
I sanded the aft and forward compartment, which I cover with fiberglass.
We've got beach-friendly weather, not work-friendly weather. It often rains and the sun is hot, resulting in very high humidity. The temperature in my garage is 30-33 Celsius. Any work generates rivers of sweat. I use portable air dehumidifier, but air conditioner will be better in this conditions.
Attachments
Screenshot_20220806-155543_Chrome.jpg
Screenshot_20220806-155543_Chrome.jpg (250.88 KiB) Viewed 22638 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:31 am

Today I finished a big stage - fiberglass inside the hull. Some areas have already been sanded.
I wanted to do a lot of fiberglass work before the cold weather hit, and I did. The garage keeps a stable 25 degrees, although it is already cooler outside, especially at night. I suppose that in about a month it will be necessary to do heating. I think it will be electric heaters.
Attachments
20220904_212620.jpg
20220904_212620.jpg (117.65 KiB) Viewed 22624 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:19 am

It's sanding time.
"Sanding here, sanding there, sanding and sanding everywhere. Hundreds of sanding, thousands of sanding, millions and billions and trillions of sanding" - that's words today in my mind.
When I was a little schoolboy, we learned this fairy tale about millions of cats in English lessons :)
In order not to go crazy from the monotonous work, I alternate these works with gluing cleats in the rear compartments.
Attachments
20220915_203926.jpg
20220915_203926.jpg (185.47 KiB) Viewed 22563 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:40 am

Hello everybody!
I'll tell you a little about my progress.
At the moment I have finished fitting the floorboards. I use spruce floorboards 95 and 105 mm wide. It's terrible, but it took me a month and a half to work with floorboards. Although, all this work can be done in a couple of days.
The unstable world situation is also very depressing and knocks down the working mood.

My original plan to assemble the hull before winter is failed. Now I want to try to equip my garage to work in the winter time. I closed all the vents and built an additional foam wall with a small door where the gate was. The size of the gate is 2 * 3 meters, in winter it is superfluous, I left the door 60 cm wide. It doesn't look very nice, but it's just frost protection for one winter.

For heating, I use an electric heater with a 1.5 kW power. Now it's about 6-10 Celsius outside and it's enough to keep about 18 inside.
To prevent a fire, I installed 2 self-activating powder fire extinguishers and a smoke sensor with a GSM channel.

My wires will allow me to connect another heater the same when it gets colder, in total I will be able to have 3 kW of heat. I understand that this will still not be enough to keep +20 inside at a time when the outsude will be -20. Therefore, I am considering the possibility of purchasing a diesel air heater with a power of about 5 kW.
I hope that my efforts will allow me to work with the boat longer than it would be without heating.
Attachments
20221027_220511.jpg
heater and extingushers
20221027_220511.jpg (121.58 KiB) Viewed 22478 times
20221027_203611.jpg
foam wall
20221027_203611.jpg (117.5 KiB) Viewed 22467 times
20221027_220608.jpg
floorboards
20221027_220608.jpg (113.72 KiB) Viewed 22479 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Creekboater on Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:29 am

Hang in there Dmitriy. Your floorboards look great. That’s a stage I’m very excited to get to!
http://sisterspocketship.com
* Jimmy Skiff II
* amateur for sure (builder/sailor)
* impossible to insult my intelligence
Creekboater
 
Posts: 118
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:58 pm

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:44 am

Thanks for the good vibe, Martin!

I want to tell a little more about the floorboards. I made a mistake in my previous post. The floorboards are pine, not spruce.
Why 95 and 105 mm? Boards of this size are sold in our shop for builders. These boards already have rounded sides, so all you have to do is cut them to length. I used 95mm in the middle and 105mm around the edges where the rounding needed to be done.
I also decided to expand the floor a bit and made the edges of the floorboards follow the profile of the bottom. This gives a few centimeters on each side. Therefore, my floorboards do not look as rounded as everyone in the top view photo.
The only feature I'm worried about is the small gap between the bottom and the floorboards. I'm afraid that sand or other dirt can get into this gap and work like sandpaper. I plan to stick a special film in this place, which protects the headlights of the car, so that it protects the bottom from sand damage from the inside.
The photo shows the floorboard profile.
Attachments
20221029_102633.jpg
20221029_102633.jpg (192.31 KiB) Viewed 22442 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Hooky on Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:39 am

G’Day Dmitriy,
Your build is coming along well, I’m so jealous that you have soared so far ahead of me. (Well done).
Mate don’t get bogged down with what’s happening in the world, there are many things we can’t control and may or may not agree with BUT we are part of a big family that shares the love of working with wood and building a beautiful little yacht that we will share with our family and friends. So keep that goal in sight and keep motivated.
I’m always amazed by the challenges that climate causes builders over the globe. You are preparing for -20 deg whereas I’m working in +30 deg, (mind you I have never experienced -20 deg in Australia) but it does create different challenges with our builds when it comes to planing around epoxy curing times.
Look forward to your future posts.

Cheers mate Terry from down under

https://hookypocketship.blogspot.com
Hooky
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:49 am
Location: Australia

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:53 am

Pre New Year's post.

To all forum members, I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish success to those who build and interesting adventures to those who already use the boat on the water!

Terry, thanks for the support in the previous post!

My project is moving slowly again. This time I plunged into the choice of materials for interior decoration. I have never chosen paint and varnish so carefully, it has become a real challenge for me to study all the characteristics and many offers on the market. I wanted it to be eco-friendly and durable.

First, I painted the aft compartment with the most affordable and popular paint we have. This is alkyd enamel. It turned out to be a very smelly paint and I did not paint the living compartment with it. Then I decided to try water-based paint. It was acrylic polyurethane enamel. Strange combination. I painted a small piece and waited a week for it to gain its strength. It turned out well, but there was a problem - this paint was damaged if rubbed hard with wet clothes. I had to re-sand the area covered with this paint.
As a result, I chose Tikkurila Miranol alkyd enamel.
Now I have painted the interior in 3 layers and I am satisfied with this paint. It covers well and doesn't have a strong smell.

Since I work indoors, I use a 3M respirator and #6051 filters with pre-filters.

I have a similar situation with floorboards. Unfortunately, I can't get Danish Oil, so I have to choose from what is available in local shops. First I found an oil similar in composition to Danish Oil. I painted a test board with this composition. I didn't like the result. Now I'm thinking about varnish. I look in the direction of Tikkurila Unica Super 20 or 60. However, it seems to me that oil would be more practical for these purposes.

Summary - I spend too much time choosing materials and experimenting.

As for the temperature in the garage. November was quite warm, the temperature outside was about 0 Celsius during the day and up to -10 at night. I use two 1500 watt electric heaters and have been able to keep the temperature in the garage up to 18 Celsius.
Winter came on November 30 - it got colder. Now we have a temperature of -12...-15 Celsius during the day and -20...-25 Celsius at night. In the garage I have +12...+15. This is sufficient for comfortable work with paint, plywood and epoxy, but not enough for covering with fiberglass. If I have to work with resin, I put the resin canister on the heater and warm it up a bit to make it more fluid. At the moment there is no work with fiberglass, I am satisfied with the temperature and I do not plan to increase the heating. The average electricity consumption is 2...2.5 kW/h.
Attachments
20221219_224247_1.jpg
20221219_224247_1.jpg (142.37 KiB) Viewed 22179 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:36 am

Hmm... looks cold. Looks like you should wear a hat and gloves :)

Screenshot_20230123-171947_Weather rp5 (2022).jpg
Screenshot_20230123-171947_Weather rp5 (2022).jpg (176.99 KiB) Viewed 22195 times


Despite the weather, work continues. The floorboards are screwed into place. Footwell sides and bottom are glued in. The front compartment is half filled with foam.

As for the floorboards, I chose varnish. Two coats of Tikkurila Unica Super 60. Before that I tried local oil for wood and ZAR Clear Wood Sealer. I didn't like the result. Also, the CLC team gave me good advice on oil selection, but... I didn't want to experiment and just bought varnish.

20230123_233216.jpg
20230123_233216.jpg (157.97 KiB) Viewed 22164 times
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

Re: PocketShip in Russia

Postby Dmitriy on Sat Feb 25, 2023 10:13 am

Hello builders!
A small progress report for the month.
Forward deck and cockpit deck are glued in. Seatback frames are also glued in.
20230220_131716_11.jpg
20230220_131716_11.jpg (74.11 KiB) Viewed 22043 times


I made an addition in the bow - I glued a cleat in the center at the top between BH 2 and 1. This helped to make the flatness of BH 2 as well as additional support for the front deck.
Also added cleats on the sides between BH 2 and 1, where the manual says to make just a fillet. I have seen this with some builders.
20230205_215502_1.jpg
20230205_215502_1.jpg (36.63 KiB) Viewed 21938 times


I want to say a few words about footwell. I expanded it by 2 cm on each side. When I saw the result with my own eyes, I realized that it really takes up space in the cabin and creates an unnecessary obstacle.
20230212_174513_1 (2).jpg
20230212_174513_1 (2).jpg (66.05 KiB) Viewed 21984 times


Now I really understand that the option that Brent described will be much more practical and beautiful. Widening the footwell
I advise everyone to listen to this.
Dmitriy
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

PreviousNext

Return to PocketShip Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron