Building and sailing a 12 foot sailboat

Presented at ToorCamp 2018, June 22, 2018, 4 p.m. (50 minutes)

My journey to build and sail a 12 foot live aboard sailboat from a pile of CNC cut plywood, a few gallons of epoxy and a lot of stress. In August 2014, I lived in Port Townsend, WA with my 68yr old father and 18yr old sun. We turned a pile of CNC-cut plywood into a hull. Over the course of the next year and over 1000 hours later, I finished the boat in a garage. The talk will cover the construction and sailing techniques, including - plywood eggshell style construction - mixing and working with epoxy - sanding epoxy - filleting corners with epoxy - more sanding of epoxy - waterproofing plywood - construction and materials selection to avoid corrosive salt water - boat electrical wiring (complete with wiring diagram) - sail rigging - tent sewing - learning to sail again A friend of mine sailed a sister ship around Tierra del Fuego — some of the worst weather in the world — for 6 weeks.



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