SibLim - the setup

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  • 02 Apr 2020 21:35
    Reply # 8875594 on 3520497

    Hi Scott.  I'm sorry,  I can't share the secret, for the simple and sufficient reason that I haven't yet worked it out for myself.  Indeed,  I was starting to think that I'd probably never make use of the tabernacle for its intended purpose, it all seemed too daunting.  Thn Shirley and Julie lowered Speedwell's mast so quickly that it was all over before I got there!  So now I'm excited about the idea again.  As soon as I know what I'm doing, I shall put it in my blog,  even if I forget about posting here.

  • 31 Mar 2020 18:47
    Reply # 8870383 on 3520497

    I am looking for an appropriate thread to ask a question about the SibLim tabernacle design. I hope this is the right one!

    The descriptions I have seen say that the pivot to hinge the round mast in the mostly square tabernacle is yet to be designed. I can see that fairly small rectangular cut outs were made at the top of the tabernacle.

    These cut outs lead me to believe that the goal is something different than the hinge described by Pete Hill in JRA magazine issue 61 on page 32.

    Can the secret plans be shared yet?

  • 31 Mar 2020 16:17
    Reply # 8869873 on 3520497

    Hello Toni,

    You're right, there was something wrong with the link. Try this:

    That should take you to the folder containing the working drawings. I see that some of them need updating, and I'll do that if you're interested.

  • 31 Mar 2020 16:03
    Reply # 8869835 on 3547637
    Anonymous wrote:

    For those who can read a dxf file, here are the working drawings we're using to make the bulkheads and temporary moulds. There’s a certain element of the time-honoured practice of “make it first, design it later” in what we’re doing. For example, we keep changing little things as we find out how things work out most economically with our sheets of plywood and the yellow cedar that we’re going to be using for framing. So I'll add finished drawings after we've used them to make the components, not before.

    Hi there...for the last few months I've been trying to download or at least to take a look at these files without any success. I get some funny French blog that does not take me anywhere. I even downloaded a DXF file down loader program but to no avail.

    Any suggestion or help from any of the would be greatly appreciated.

    thank tou in advance...please come back to

  • 15 Jan 2016 01:12
    Reply # 3759712 on 3520497

    I remember when I was building Redwing it would seem like not much was happening for several days and then all of a sudden there would be a big change. It's because there is so much preparation, measuring, cutting, sanding, assembly, sanding, epoxy coating, sanding, painting, sanding, fitting, refitting, sanding and finally installing of whatever it is you are working on.

  • 05 Jan 2016 20:56
    Reply # 3741335 on 3520497
    Glenn, thank you for that.  At times progress seems glacial.

    The SibLim Club has two new members, JRA members Phil and Mark (Icebreaker).  They helped fit the skegs and started planing the lower chine log.

    However, this threw up an issue: for some reason, station 2 is incorrect and will need quite a bit of adjustment around the bilge panel.  But it also caused the chine logs to land in the wrong place.  I was a bit concerned when I was fitting them, because they needed a lot of force to put them in place, but it was Phil who made me realise that Something Was Wrong, when he was trying to mark a fair line along the log.  So we tried fitting the pre-cut plywood for the bottom and found that the logs didn't even touch it! 

    To cut a long story short, I widened the notch at this station and cut the logs free. They jumped about 12mm inboard with a shout of relief!  However, they were still a bit shy of the bottom panel, so I've had to laminate a new length of wood along their inboard edge.  This is what comes of being the first builder of a new design!  Visitors who have built their own boat, have reassured me by recounting similar experiences.

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  • 05 Jan 2016 03:20
    Reply # 3739775 on 3520497

    Hi Annie and David,

    I too have been following your build since you began and as a retired boat builder myself I admire your work and the rapidity of progress. Love the pictures, keep em coming.


  • 19 Dec 2015 22:55
    Reply # 3710682 on 3520497
    More photos here.  Progress may appear to be slow, but notching for stringers and fairing bulkheads for the planking is a slow and painstaking process.  It would have been a lot slower without Bertrand, who has been putting in the hours and using clever shortcuts to make things a bit easier.

    Both Bertrand and David will soon be sailing, and I'll be left very much to my own devices, but I'm sure there will be help when I need it.

  • 10 Dec 2015 08:32
    Reply # 3691618 on 3520497
    Oh dear: is the engine that bad.  I thought you had it fixed! 
  • 10 Dec 2015 03:46
    Reply # 3691152 on 3520497
    Deleted user

    Hi Annie, must apologise for our delay. We are now contemplating sailing to Norsand and using our engine to lay a mooring. Be there soon.

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