Keel Mould for 1m Racing Sparrow

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JPD1973
Joined: 10 Apr 2015, 02:17

19 Aug 2015, 09:33 #1

Hi Team,

Just thinking about the mould for the 1m boat we are building. I had a go at hand carving the bulb and it turn out . . . . well, it's in the bin :D

Is there anyone out there that has a mould or could turn a plug for me?

Cheers

Jamie

(NZ based)
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sarnian
Joined: 06 Sep 2012, 08:19

19 Aug 2015, 14:37 #2

I'm in the UK so a bit far for practical help!

If you can't carve the plug successfully, you could use a different technique by moulding the plug from modelling clay.
You can always stiffen it up to keep it straight by moulding it around a piece of dowel.
I once made a plug from wood which resulted in an underweight lead so I covered the plug with modelling clay and rolled it on a board to get the right shape and size.
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m-o-t-
Joined: 27 May 2014, 05:58

20 Aug 2015, 07:39 #3

You could google wood lathe with a power drill. You will find some simple set ups to match what you have around and with a bulb it would be easy to shape,especially being a one off.........

Well thats my 2 cents worth.....
Maker Of Things
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malfor
Joined: 11 Sep 2015, 21:29

18 Sep 2015, 06:03 #4

hi,
I live in Orewa Auckland and have plugs and moulds for both the 750 sparrow and 2 plugs and moulds for a 1 meter version of the 650. They are 2 kgs and 2.4 kgs in weight. Also have access to a mould for the 1 meter sparrow.
If anyone is interested I have two fibreglass yacht moulds for the 750 with deck moulds. Another fibreglass mould for a 1meter version of the sparrow 650 which I sail regularly. Sails great.
Also available is my sail making jig. Using mylar from Australia it makes great sails.
If you live nearby I am happy to share my info.
Cheers
Mal
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B norte1
Joined: 01 Oct 2015, 20:42

01 Oct 2015, 20:54 #5

Hi Malfor. I have built a 750 Sparrow and race it with great success, now I would like to build a 1mtr. to keep up with the big yachts. how do I get in touch with you?
cheers,
Barry,
Whangarei,
NZ
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JPD1973
Joined: 10 Apr 2015, 02:17

03 Oct 2015, 18:42 #6

HI MAL,

Do you have mould for the keel bulb? I live in Greenhithe.

Cheers

Jamie
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malfor
Joined: 11 Sep 2015, 21:29

29 Dec 2015, 08:11 #7

Hi Barry and Jamie,
sorry not to have replied earlier but have not been on line.
I can be contacted at maljac284@gmail.com and if you send your phone numbers I will contact you.
cheers
Mal
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Paul r talbot
Joined: 10 Jul 2016, 15:10

10 Jul 2016, 15:14 #8

I have a bulb and a mould I could ship to someone. Paul T.
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JPD1973
Joined: 10 Apr 2015, 02:17

02 Aug 2016, 22:51 #9

Hi Paul,

What size bulb is it? For a 1m?

If it is I would be dead keen.

Thanks

Jamie
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racingSparrow
Site Admin
Joined: 06 Sep 2012, 03:27

03 Aug 2016, 01:31 #10

It looks like he has bulbs for a 750 and a 1 meter, I'd email him with the address above.
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Paul r talbot
Joined: 10 Jul 2016, 15:10

04 Aug 2016, 12:37 #11

It is for a 750. Paul T.
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