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VOLVO 65 FARR YACHT DESIGN By Pete48 Scale : 1/4" = 1' - 0" Completed

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Thank you Patrick, the hardest part is now being home ( we got in last night ) and getting everything cleaned up, and making a list of the things that I will need for the Boat. ( I would love to have a smaller jib & a 130% Genoa to complete my Sail inventory )

 

Thank you Michael, Here are a few more Sailing pics , Next I will have to set up the Shipyard and get this Volvo buttoned up

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Pete,

 

I am glad I ran across this thread.  I'm a wee bit of a sailing nut and I love the speedsters. :)  You've done a great job on this build!

 

Can't wait to see the finished product.

 

Julie

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Thank you, Julie, I have to get some of the dust off this one, and get back to work on it,( I should be starting on the Mast next )  I am currently obsessed with Building the Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14. ( the link is in my signature )  I will get back to this one soon, I would like to see it finished as well. The Volvo Boats are Amazing  

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Here is a small progress report, But progress none the less, I started by looking for the box containing the parts that I had made, I then brushed off the Dust from the Deck, then cleaned up and Dry fit the parts. Next I located the sheet containing the Logos cut them out and applied them to the Bow ( I know that the year is wrong, these were the ones that fit best, so I went with it ) Next, Hopefully, this Weekend I will get the Mast and Boom made. Here are the results

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Thank You, Patrick, I started making the Mast today ( I will do a build log later today ) 

 

Thank You, Steen, I greatly appreciate it 

 

Hello Julie Mo, I am always looking for crew, I obtained the Plans on the internet ( The plans I am using are on page one of this build log ) The images for the Decals were also found on the internet ( google search ) and I had left over decals from the Volvo  Open 70 that I had built earlier this year 

 

Best Regards,

Pete

 

 

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Today, I actually stayed Home from work, So I decided to start on making the Mast, First I took 1/4" square by 2' length of Bass wood and laid out the taper. I first mark what will be the Sail side of the mast ( marking out the spreaders and where the stays will be ) Next I cut the Front side of the Mast the taper wich is 1/8" to 0 over 2 feet. Next I did the same on both sides of the Mast ( Port and Starboard ).Next I rounded off the front side of the Mast giving the mast a foil profile. I then cut out the Boom as per plan and made the Gooseneck out of brass. I then installed the Gooseneck and dry fit it into the Boat. Next I marked out the Deck for the fore stay and side stays I then made the spreaders,( all the same size and length ) Drilled the holes for all the Stays, dry fit the eyes for the stays and glued the spreaders on the mast. next will be to sand the front of the spreaders to match the Mast and shorten the length of the top spreaders. Here are the results

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Hi Julie Mo, To cut out the Mast, I used a large X-ACTO knife with a #22 Blade ( it is pictured in the mast only shot with the Red handle ) I then used a few different wood files, followed by Sandpaper starting with 180 grit working my way up to 320 grit. The key is to take your time 

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Thanks, Pete.  I've been envisioning using a plane to get the rough shape then use different length pieces of MDF with PSA sandpaper attached to finish it off.  For my guitar necks I start with a spokeshave but I think a plane would be better on a mast.  We'll see...

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Nice work on the mast Pete. I am always surprised by your skills with the x-acto knives, I would have used a block plane.

 

A trick I learned recently is to have a sub sheet covered with some 120 grit paper then place my wood to be planed on it so that I can plane fine strips and tapers. the grit holds the piece without any fuss and doesn't seem to create any issues with the side facing the sandpaper. Also the set on the plane needs to be very fine.

 

Michael 

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When you see the mast, it's amazing to see how small the keel area is in relation to it, I suppose it's possible because their likely minimum speed is quite fast compared to a traditional yacht - or do they have dagger boards?

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Hi Julie Mo, I think a block plane would work better than a spokeshave in this application,

 

Thank you, Michael, I have used X-acto knives since I was a kid,  I was about 10 years old when I got my first set for Christmas, ( I still use that wood box to house the knives, its 40 years old ) On the Mast tapering, I will have to try the trick you learned ( perhaps on the Buzzards Bay Mast ) 

 

Hello, Mark, There are Dagger boards ( port and starboard ) and the Keel swings and acts as a counter balance. its a very interesting design

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Nice work on the Mast Pete.  Yeah, I kinda like to rough my small tapers first with an x-acto followed with sandpaper.  On the VOC ship I did use a mini block plane first, then in the drill press and sandpaper.  It all depends on the diameter.

 

Cheers,

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After a Busy week, it was nice to get back in the shipyard, Today, I started by spraying the first coat of flat black to the Mast and boom. I then marked out and painted the Yellow triangle in front of the Mast step. I then cut out the forward hatch and started making the Primary winches, Next will be to finish making the winches and deck hardware, Nothing in the Cockpit including the forward hatch has been installed and is dry fit. Here are the results

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Good to see you back at the VOLVO yacht Pete, very nice progress. I still marvel at the design of these boats and you capture the essence of it beautifully. 

 

Cheers,

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Hi Piet

 

Very nice, Pete!  It's great that you're able to get back into this ship, especially as you've still got your Herreshoff's on the go.  

 

I'm looking forward to your next update.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Thank You, Piet, It is nice to get back to work on this one ( it's been a while ) The design of these modern racing yachts is very impressive and the performance and speed is Amazing 

 

Thank You, Patrick, I have been wanting to get back to this one for a while, I can't believe that it had been a couple of months since the last time I worked on her. Working on the Volvo has got me thinking about building a cup yacht next ( perhaps a Larger scale Australia II ) We'll see 

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Today, I got started by getting the second coat of paint on the Mast and Boom. I then finished making the winches. I started cutting out some of the Logos for the boat, None of the winches or graphics have been applied, except for the logos on the Boom. Next will be to make the Boom vang and finish up the Cockpit details. Here are the results

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