Glaz in Thailand, Phuket mooring

Glaz in Thailand,  Phuket mooring
Just add some video clip at the end of the blog , scroll down..

The Project

Following the gorgeous 62' Maggie B for Franck Blair( http://schoonermaggieb.net/ ) designed by Nigel Irens( http://www.nigelirens.com/FRAMEcruising.htm ) Look at some picture below !!
I decide to built a smallest version of this " fusion schooner",
I ask Nigel to reduce at 50' long the same desing, on this first version it will be only one large owner cabin, but other accomodation can be arranged.
For all engineering, It's my friend Simon Jupe involved, he do all structural details and calculations, he his a real professional naval architect ( and seasoned sailor) you can find this very competent and pragmatic naval architect at : Email : simon@hys-yachts.com Web. : http://www.hys-yachts.com/
for the carbon masts, it's the hight tech composite specialist Julian Smith who are in charge... you can find him at : http://www.appliedstructuralanalysis.com/


For many reason, I decide to built this boat in Philippines, where i find skilled boat builder, at reasonable cost, abundant and diverse wood specie, and great location( http://www.boatshop.com.ph/about/ )

Special thanks to Tim Wright an Frank Blair for right of use the beautifull pictures of the MaggieB look also at http://www.photoaction.com/.

General arrangement 50'

General arrangement 50'

Deck plan

Deck plan

sail plan

sail plan

50' view

50' view

internal view

internal view
Simon Jupe, from phuket, work hard to calculate and prepare the work here

Specifications


Fusion Schooner 50’

Actual march 2015

Design : Nigel Irens

Cruising sailing boat

Hull type : long keel/centerboard

Rigging type : schooner gaff rig

LOA : 14.97 meter

Beam : 4.2 meter

Draft : 1.68 meter ( 3.2meter centerboard down)

Displ. : 21 metric ton

Hull Construction:

As per Lloyd’s regulation hull will be 40mm thickness, in strip-planking/cold molded epoxy, with yellow meranti for the strip and two layer in diagonal of Philippine mahogany wood (red dark Luan) kiln dry, all the hull is completely encapsulated with bi-directional fiberglass, we use local epoxy type PRC#7 who was formulated by the U.S. Navy many years ago when they still had bases in the Philippines.

Bulkhead are marine sandwich Plywood/red Luan , all plywood are BS1088 standard, floor frame in massive red dark Luan, with epoxy lamination

Hull have a epoxy faring and final painting with polyurethane paint on Dupont hard built epoxy primer.

Ballast:

8100 kg of lead/antimony, fastening with Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) bolt 20mm

nuts are SS316 .

Centerboard:

Laminated wood in monolytic epoxy box, hydraulic lifting system.

Steering system:

Wooden wheel with SS chain and SS cable on bronze sector.

Emergency helm in galvanized steel

Deck :

Marine plywood with epoxy lamination , non slip polyurethane paint

All beam in laminated red dark luan.

Roof in marine plywood BS 1088 with external lamination and polyurethane painting

Hatch : 6 portholes, tempered glass 8mm , 4 opening hatch on the roof SS 316, Mandeck

Propulsion:

New 2015 Kubota V3300, 3.3 liter, 65 HP rating @ 2600 rpm , 4 cylinders diesel naturally aspired,

New 2015 gearbox Twin disck TMC 260 ratio 1.56 :1

Flexible mounting, wet exhaust, PSS gland

SS304 shaft, bronze tube

feathering prop type propeller darglow , SS blades

Accommodation:

All in Philippine mahogany, door with woven Rotan canvas sealed with epoxy varnish

All internal looker painted white color with polyurethane paint

Toilette

Separate bathroom with shower, sink and head

Head electric

Kitchen

4 Burner + oven, gas

Fridge& Freezer compartment top opening.

12 volt compressor danfoss new 2015

Diesel Fuel tank

2 Vinyl Esther laminated tank total 650 liters

Daily tank 120 liters

Raccord type filter/water separator.

Fresh Water Tank.

2 Vinyl Esther laminated tanks total 650 liters

Pressure pump with HDP piping to bathroom/kitchen/deck shower.

Electrical

1 X 12 volts, 70 amp emergency starting batteries for the engine

2 X 12 volt 120 amp starter batteries for engine & anchoring winch

6 X 6 volts 200 amps deep cycle batteries for service 12volts 600amp

all wire marine type

electric panel with fuse breaker

all light LED type

alternator on main engine 45amp for starting batteries

alternator on main engine 130 amp for service and anchoring winch batteries charging

with sterling high power regulator, 3 stage charger

automatic 3 stage batteries charger 60 amp for the 3 bank

sinus converter 12/220volt 50htz 1000 watt

watermaker

Genset

5 kw Kubota marine diesel with 160 amp 12volt + external regulator

Electronic

GPS Seiwa

Deep sounder / fishfinder Seiwa on plotter screen

Deep sounder Nasa clipper

Wind indicator Nasa Clipper

Chart plotter Explorer 3 Seiwa

LCD/LED 12v screen 19 inch for plotter

Autopilot AP3 seiwa

Hydraulic drive octopus marine

Sail and Rigging

Mast :

Carbon fiber mast , boom, gaff.

Textile Dynex dux Stroud/running backstay with Dyneema lashing on bronze chain plate

All pulley from sweeden rutgerson

Sail

Main 69 sqmeter laminate Dimension

Fore 46.7 sqmeter Laminate Dimension

Stay 29 sqmeter Laminate Dimension

Asymmetric 69 sqmeter

All from Hydes Sail

Rope from robline

Winchs

2 self tailing winch 45 hutton bronze

2 self tailing winch 50 hutton bronze

1 self tailing winch 20 hutton bronze for the reefs

stopper, deck rail, deck pulley

Mooring

Anchoring winch, electric drive 12volt bronze Hutton

110 meter galvanized chain 11.35 mm

100 meter polyester mooring rope

1 anchor 45kg spade type

Spare anchor Delta 35 kg + 8 meter chain

Dinghy

3 meter, epoxy, sailing dinghy rigid hull

outboard 2.5 hp, Yamaha 2 stroke

2 lifting davit with pulley on the transom

Safety equipment

Set of parachute flare

Smoke flare

6 life jacket


The location, Carmen bay, Cebu island

The location, Carmen bay, Cebu island

the workshop !

the workshop !

17 march

17 march
we start the 11 march.. first pict six days laters

mold ready

mold ready

mold ready, we are scarfing the wood to laminate the backbone

mold ready, we are scarfing the wood to laminate the backbone

3 april

3 april

27 april

27 april
first strip started

gluing the first row, before removing the screw !!

planking progress 5 mai

10 may

10 may
strip ongoing

10 may

10 may
transmon trim

10 may

10 may
squeleton of the mold

13 may

13 may
going close !!

13 may

13 may

18 may

18 may
panoramique view from mike

18 may

18 may
close to close !! first fairing ongoing before the two veeners

25 may

25 may
first veener this afternoon...

27 may

27 may
laminating veener, we use plastic stapple !! no need to remove them, a great time saved !!

29 may

29 may
fairing first veneer

veneer detail stapple

veneer detail stapple

1 st june

1 st june
and again at 45 deg..

5 june

5 june
internal layer for the bulkheads, internal preparation.

ballast preparation

ballast preparation
delivery of the 8.2 tons of lead, and furnace construction

22 june

22 june
after fairing, we glue the last horizontal strip before fiberglass lamination, the planking is already 38mm

25 june

25 june
last strip wood layer..ready to glass !

1 july

1 july
fairing and keel deadwood

2 july

2 july
fairing done, smoth !! , laminating external keel and centerboard box

2 july

2 july
the panoramique from mike...

6 july

6 july
cutting lost foam for the ballast casting, carving the shape for the deadwood, gluing bulkheads inside

9 july

9 july
Centerboard box system inserted on the keel, shiny hull saturated with epoxy

10 july

10 july
start the hull lamination with fiberglass today !!

12 july

12 july
mold of the ballast shaped in foam, will be buried into the green sand and we will get the same part in lead...polystyrene foam cut with hot wire and sanded.

18 july

18 july
fiber lamination almost completed, deadwood completed, will start fairing and undercoat next week !!

20 july

20 july
check the shape of the foam... much more easy to manipulate and adjust 15kg of foam than 8200kg of lead !!

21 july

21 july
mold a little bit longer for the shrink during casting..

21 july

21 july
start the first rought fairing

23 july

23 july
crews discover the long board !!, call also "torture" board....

29 july

29 july
first primer...going smooth !

3 august

3 august
centerboard and rudder shape in plywood, when the fairing on the hull still ongoing...

9 august

9 august
sanding, fairing, primer, sanding, fairing, ....going grey smoooth!

11 august

11 august
300kg of carbon fiber just arrived..another story begin..

16 august

16 august
casting bronze fitting , ready for assembly

16 aug

16 aug
will be ready to turn the hull soon !

18 aug

18 aug
internal inside the rudder blade

19 aug mold ballast casting preparation

19 aug mold  ballast casting preparation
this long coffin is for my foam pattern ...

22aug

22aug
inside empty now, look like...upsidedown..!

25 aug

25 aug
pattern and bronze casting parts for centerboard Iifting system

26 aug

26 aug
rudder in position

28 aug

28 aug
sharp edge !! & rigging for turning ongoing..

29 aug start turning

29 aug start turning
some stress for roIIing the huII..sIowIy..

1 sept

1 sept
huII fIying, and me..sweeting...

1 sept

1 sept
Iook much better now !!!

2 sept

2 sept
et voiIa..!!.

5 sept

5 sept
a Iot of work inside now!!!

9 sept ..casting the Iead

9 sept ..casting the Iead
cooking for 4 hours with wood charcoaI and a smaII bIower, turn the two pouring pipes, meIt the Iead inside the pipes to open, here we go.. 8 minutes after, aII the Iead is inside the moId, burning the remaining foam..

11 sept

11 sept
smaII hoIe..but one meter deep inside....

8 october

8 october
laminated beam & secondary bulkhead ongoing

11 oct

11 oct
beams cutting

14 october

14 october
removing the ballast from the hard..green sand , and easy work onboard, secondary bulkhead and beams on the deck

16 oct

16 oct
internal structure ongoing, cleanning the ballast from foundry sand, all beams on the main deck

18 oct

18 oct
ballast bolts, nickel aluminium bronze and stainless 316 nuts& washers, including local import taxes, they become in gold and silver!!!

23 october

23 october
ballast clean moving now, engine paint, roof and deck pattern ongoing

27 october

27 october
beams and deck on-going, painting internal wood, cockpit take shape

30 october

30 october
first varnish, ballast coming close , small stanchions raising al around...

10 nov

10 nov
ready for painting! front storage and mizaine mast step

10 nov

10 nov
start painting before deck installation engine bed and mast step

12 nov

12 nov
painting ongoing

15 november

15 november
engine just fit, tanks lamination in vinylesther, all white inside..

27 nov

27 nov
deck is definitively on place, two layers for a total of 36mm, floors, accomodations ongoing, the roof will be installed at the end

3 december

3 december
strat the epoxy lamination on the deck, front peak acces, stanchions, accomodations, and drilling the ballast....

8 december

8 december
cockpit storage acces, deck lamination,

10 december

10 december
ballast drilling finish, remaining the counterbore, cockpit details and accomodation ongoing...

12 december

12 december
almost finish drilling the ballast..with custom special tools.!! work ongoing everywhere.!!...

20 december

20 december
can walk in ! kitchen fridge,looking for some veneer, engine air intake "dorade box"

21 december

21 december
ballast bolted !! YESSS ! and front roof ready go!

24 december

24 december
fairng and painting the ballast...and hull will be completed !

27 DEC

27 DEC
elle est pas " mal la barre" ? steering wheel test..

29 december

29 december
painting...cutting for the decks hatches, a rudder quadran we will not broke!!,, and a tricky tank shape..going under the seat

4 january 2010 !!! already !!

4 january 2010 !!! already !!
prefabrication parts, varnish outside, ready for assembly ! , plug for the masts mold started today !!

9 january

9 january
partial plug for the half mast mold, centerboard fairing

16 january

16 january
faitng the ballast,complicated internal of tank... closing the coachroof

20 january

20 january
deck small bulwark, mast mold partial plug, almost 1/2 round !

22 january

22 january
close to close...

22 january

22 january
painting soon... white? grey? off white?

28 january

28 january
the box is closed...!! we are also close to acheive all wooden work..!! systems ongoing now, mast molds, painting outside soon... !

4 february

4 february
almost ready for the antifooling ! and mold for the mast ongoing

6 february

6 february
gunwale lamination ongoing, fitout joinery

10 february

10 february
painting ongoing, laminated the last wooden part ! start antifooling on the centerboard, ready for installation, mold for the mast in progress, first extention now, still have 3 other to do the complete mold, the resin for the mats under custom in cebu..harg...! ..

15 february

15 february
extending the mold mast again... fairng the deck and roof for painting..

17 february

17 february
centerboard in ! mold for the mast already 15 meters long, still 3 meters to do, still fairing preparation on the deck/roof, enfin, en flux tendu.., order 7 months ago, the resine for the mast finally here

20 february

20 february
painting, sanding, fairing,painting again.. ready to turn up the mast mold..

22 february

22 february
mast mold ready 18 meters, deck painting ongoing.

3 march

3 march
mats sample for dimensional test, it's almost round !! start molding small spar to do the training here...

5 march

5 march
carbon gaff ready for assembly... chainplates, waiting for the mast.. painting & dust still ongoing...

5 march

5 march
painting/fairing/painting...

9 march

9 march
60 ft and 100 kg of carbon under vacuum.....

10 march

10 march
first half main mast...three more to go

12 march 2010 ! champagne !

12 march 2010 ! champagne !
first ( and hope the last !) building project birthday ! we start cutting the first plank for this schooner just one year ago !! still a lot to do, but work still ongoing...two half main mast ready for assembly on the floor...

17 march 2010

17 march 2010
half fore mast ready for cleaning, internal reinforcement, and final assembly, hull "almost"ready for final painting...and mold for the last carbon part, the boom, ongoing!

24 march 2010

24 march 2010
fore mast assembly ongoing, round and strait stick !! hull paint almost...

26 march 2010

26 march 2010
carbon mast factory ! all are there..

1st april 2010

1st april 2010
2 mast, 2 gaffs, 1 boom. shiny chainplates

9 april 2010

9 april 2010
nice to smell antifooling here...

16 april 2010

16 april 2010
will need a dinghy as well (sailing dinghy..)....and painting the fore mast

27 april 2010

27 april 2010
roof molding, final paint for the fore mast and all dynex dux dyneema for the standing rigging..15 kg all together ! will start the splicing now.

1st may 2010

1st may 2010
shopping at the scrapp yard! will make the Glaz rolling! all slices on the dynex dux ready..

6 may 2010

6 may 2010
foot block 5 inch are too expensive..I made a prototype with tufnol, delrin needle bearing, look ok ! I can add ball also both side around the sheave... assembling a rolling system, not to wide, but the workshop is nicely flat, and still working on the rigging

15 may 2010

15 may 2010
THE compass ! main mast painted, waiting for winch and block delivery to rig.., dinghy ready for seatrial ! and Glaz waiting for splash in the hight tide mid june !

28 may 2010

28 may 2010
place going free for moving out !

31 may 2010

31 may 2010
rock, and roll ! ready to steps the mast now...going close to the water as well !!

2 june 2010

2 june 2010
step the mast..

13 june 2010 J-1 !!!!

13 june 2010   J-1 !!!!
ready to launch tomorrow at hight tide.

14 june 2010 Glaz is Launch

14 june 2010 Glaz is Launch
10 cm above the water line, perfectly balanced, all is well !

launch pictures

launch pictures
not really in order... mike cutting the ombilical... first smoke from the engine, the spectators

19 june

19 june
rigging, loading, finishing, still one or two months..

7 july 2010

7 july 2010
big sails, small bags !

13 july 2010

13 july 2010
deck gear and rigging almost compelted, still working inside for electric and plumbing...

25 july 2010

25 july 2010
few under meters of rope later... look more complex now !! almost ready for sea trail

7 august 2010

7 august 2010
rainig here... sails cover, electricitity, painting, all almost finishing stage..

10 august 2010

10 august 2010
short stop along the wall in Zeke place to install the transmitters, and adjust the prop... almost ready to go now !

28 august 2010 working inside !

28 august 2010 working inside !
still loading .. organise the storages, finishing the ..details! mousoon still blowing here, will sail mid october to singapore and phuket.

Seal Trial Sulu Sea

Seal Trial Sulu Sea
Between two typhoon alert, we do sucessfull sea trial from Cebu to palawan, 400 nm, great sails from Hydes Sails, first guest for the night, and motoring watching relax....

19 november 2010

19 november 2010
from Palawan to Singapore

Sashimi !

Sashimi !

Glaz at king cup

Glaz at king cup
very light wind..

various

various
cute dupIex .. and worker here..

future pinoys sailors !

future pinoys sailors !

"bancas" spider fishing boat, pedalcab for 3 to 4 ,..

"bancas" spider fishing boat, pedalcab for 3 to 4 ,..

motor cab up to 8.. and jeepney is unlimited capacity..

motor cab up to 8.. and jeepney is unlimited capacity..

bancas fully loaded

bancas fully loaded

Name

To give a name for a boat is not always easy.. I need to see her/him almost completed before to do the right choice...

the name for this schooner will be " GLAZ"

word from my breton language (the Glazik country !) used for a special color and feeling, between the green and the blue, when you can't see difference between sea and sky, between land and sea, also used for some human feeling.....

How much ?

The basic cost for the 62' Maggie B was around 2 millions Canadian dollars 3 year ago...( but it's much bigger boat), the same shipyard said around 750.000 usd for a 50 ft...
our challenge is to produce a boat ready to sail from here for a fraction of this cost, with acceptable standard quality.
the carbon rigging is a important part of the final cost but also the base of this concept !
I try to find someone interrested to built a duplicate during the construction, we will have reduced both cost to re-use molds/study/templates/jig/foundry tools.worker training and so.. but this not happen, so the Glaz will remain a one-off !
equipment and molds still in Carmen , we can discuss If someone want to built a second unit !


Let me introduce myself !

My Name is Bertrand d'Alencon, french citizen, 50 year old, Ocean and Boat passionated !
To submarize my experience, after few year sailing from France to Caraibe, via Canada and newfoundland, i start to built boat and maritime project in 1983 until now... from fishing boat, french navy units to offshore gas platform project...
After now almost 10 year working and sailing in asia, I found my own boat was to big for me to be shorthandle! a heavy 74' gaff rig schooner !! ( http://www.schoonercortom.blogspot.com ) I sell her and start this new project..
go sailing now..


cantine/dormitory/office in the yard...

view from the other side of the bay

Contacts

email, the best way !
bertrand.dalencon@gmail.com
or
Telephones number...

Philippines+ 63 (0) 9089677027
Singapore+ 65 98650358
Thailande-Phuket+66 899721085
Malaisie+60175195640
Indonesie+62 81263957024

lundi 16 mars 2015

vendredi 13 mars 2015

video clip Glaz underway

video
video
short video Glaz sailing around 12 knt , fast and confortable .