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  1. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    In this video you can see that the bow and stern panels are joined with a butt block. I also place 2 backing pads for the beam lashings. First I determine the location of the butt block and the backing pads, then the surface is sanded with 80 grit sandpaper and cleaned. Then I mix some epoxy and apply it on one side of the butt block and backing pad. I let it stay for a couple of minutes so the plywood can soak in the epoxy. Meanwhile I am adding a cotton fibre adhesive filler to the epoxy mix and thicken it to a "mayonnaise" consistency. Then I apply it to the surfaces and place the parts on the spot where I want them. In the case of the butt block I use some brass panel pins to hold the butt block in position while epoxy and cotton fibre glue sets. Later these brass panel pins will be removed.
  2. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    In the project I need battens with dimensions of 9mm x 19mm. Almost all the wood that I have ordered is already cut exactly to size, but for this one the 9mm x 19mm I have 10mm x 25.4mm, so I will use the planer to get it at that thickness. After doing that I marked the positions on the inner faces of one set of the sterns & bow panels.
  3. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    Soon I am going to stitch the panels together with copper wire. I have never done that before so today I did a little test with 2 small pieces of plywood.
  4. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    On this day I went to the furniture makers area of Bangkok to find some copper or brass screws and nails. I had to go in and ask more than 15 shops before I found a shop that sold those. I bought a selection for my workshop. After that I went home and ate dinner with my son. It was already night. I was tired, but decided to go to the workshop anyway to epoxy coat the backside of the 4 bulkheads that I epoxy coated yesterday. I first moved all parts that were laying curing on the floor to another room on another floor. Then I decided to epoxy coat more than I initially planned and layed down the panels for the other hull on the floor too.
  5. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    Thank you for the advice StreetCowboy I am going to look in the Klong Thoey area.
  6. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    Thank you Esso49. I searched in Bangkok, but I could not find it. I went to large wood sellers near "Wood Street" (Soi Pracha Rat 24), but most of these businesses seem to cater to furniture makers and they did not have marine plywood. I bought the marine grade plywood at Phuket Siam Timber. I am using 12mm marine grade plywood BS1088, for the 4mm they did not have marine grade BS1088, but it is waterproof. I am satisfied about the quality, but I can say that in Belgium I was using Bruynzeel Hechthout marine grade plywood BS1088 and that was even better quality, but also triple the price per sheet of what I paid now. . Thank you for your interest.
  7. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    Today I used epoxy for the first time in Thailand. There is a difference between using epoxy in Belgium at temperatures below 15 degrees celcius and in Thailand with temperatures above 30 degrees celcius. In Belgium I was using West System's fast hardener (205), in Thailand I am using West System's slow hardener (206). Even with the slow hardener I can very clearly notice that the epoxy is curing much faster. Today I applied 2 coats of epoxy on the inner faces of the deck and side panels and on one side of the bulkheads.
  8. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    On this day I only had 2 hours of time, because I needed to go to a parents meeting at my son's school in the afternoon. I wanted to put 2 coats of epoxy on the inner faces of the deck and side panels and both faces of the bulkheads, but while I was preparing I decided to lay down some sheets of plywood on the floor to protect it against epoxy spills. Tomorrow I will start applying the coats of epoxy.
  9. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    On this day I was only for about 3 hours in the workshop. I made the details at the end of the mid platforms and the tongue stiffeners. After that I had to leave to go to Thai Watsadu, this is a DIY store chain. I had to go there because I needed to buy paint rollers for upcoming epoxy work later this week. All the local small hardware stores in my area do not have the type of rollers that I need. At Thai Watsadu they had 37 rolls and I took them all. I asked for 100 pieces, but they did not have more in stock.
  10. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    And here we are again on Monday, after a 2 day break in the weekend. On weekends I spend time with my family and I do not work on the boat. On this Monday I did a little bit of everything. Cutting with the jigsaw, sanding, drawing and unpacking deliveries. One of the deliveries was West System epoxy supplies that I ordered from East Marine Asia.
  11. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    In this video I start by putting the parts that I already cut on a new sheet of plywood and draw the shapes on it. The building instructions provide drawings on how to get the most out of a sheet by drawing/placing the parts at certain locations on the sheet of plywood. I feel very happy and relaxed when I am working in my workshop.
  12. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    Today I am cutting parts out of the thicker 12mm marine grade plywood. I change the blade on the jigsaw. I also sand smooth some of the sides of the parts. I am starting to realise the usefulness of a band saw in a work shop.
  13. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    In this video I am cutting pieces out of the plywood with the jigsaw. I connect the jigsaw with the vacuum cleaner so that I need to clean up less and there is not too much fine dust in the air. Normally I also wear a respirator, but I am waiting for it to be delivered.
  14. SV Satoshi

    Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    On this new day I continued with drawing on the plywood. I am really taking my time here to make sure I am doing this correct. It's very warm in my workspace. I have a ceiling fan, but I ordered another ventilator. In my workplace in Belgium it was too cold and here it is too warm. But anyway I prefer the warmer climate here in Thailand.
  15. Hello everybody. My name is Marcel. I recently moved to Bangkok, Thailand. My hobby is sailing and many different things related to sailing and the sea. I am now building a Wharram Hitia 14. Finished it will look like this: If you are interested to follow the build, you can watch my YouTube videos in this forum thread. Please feel free to ask questions and I will do my very best to answer them. Here is my first Building Wharram Hitia 14 video: This is episode 1 of the Building a Wharram Hitia 14 series. I receive and check the delivery of wood and I start drawing on the waterproof 4mm plywood. Two children from the neighbourhood come to check what I am doing and talk with me while I am drawing lines on the 4mm plywood. Since my last building video I moved to Bangkok, Thailand. This has always been on my mind, I imagined it in detail and now it is current reality. I am very happy. But with that move I had to make the decision to stop working on the Wharram Tiki 38 build, I miss my beautiful large workspace in Belgium. I also miss my friends in Belgium. I have made the decision to restart building Wharrams in Thailand and begin with a smaller Wharram, the Hitia 14, in order for me to learn techniques on a smaller scale and also have a small boat to sail with on the weekends.
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