VIDEO ON EXLEX 2020 IN PORTO SANTO

Here is a video shoving many details on Exlex 2020

 

Enjoy

The idea is to return to Porto Santo and my friends there. Load her up with food and water sail out into the Sargosso sea, the only ocean without shores and spend the summer there enjoying myself and thinking about Exlex the Canoe Yawl.

The return is planned to be in May when I am vaccinated. I got one shot thursday 18 this month. Next and final shot will be 16 of April. 22 April I be 82 years old. Beginning of May 2021 the plan is to return to Porto santo and Exlex. Peter just promised to drive me to the airport.

Thats the plan.

Regards Yrevind

DOORS

I am mocking up the doors between the inner and outer compartments. The idea of the inner compartments is that they shall stay dray at al times whatever the outside conditions. The outside compartments is for manouvering, tending sails, anchoring, oarwork and such. Those activities will be done from the hatch like the man in the kayak. The inner compartments are for sleeping reading writing navigating deigning and such also the saloon for eating and leasure with a 360° from the deckshouse.

Picture and video.

The bulkhead to the front compartment with centerboard and the side by side masts. First I made a door on the starboard side. Then I realised that the it interfered with the masts. Then I made one traverse with a dropping door. Then I realised that I could make it smaller and lower. I have reduced its size by 5 centimeter less up and down distance and 10 cm vide. It is also 10 cm lower down. I decided to lower the whole deck masts and everything by 10 cm. Now I have found a good balance. Byrålådseffekten is what we call a drawer when it gets stuck because its wider than long. I solved that problem. realising that the stucking is caused by it not moving parallell but twisting and that a diagonal thus making it longer. There is one geometrical figure that do not get vider by rotating, the circel. I thuse made the short ends part of a circel and the problem is solved. I used that idea on previus boats. Its failproof. The door is opened by lowering it. Keeping the door high up also creates a partial bulkhead. Good for preventing water from entering the inner dry compartments.

A video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp_GRucd_ps&t=109s
To be continued…
Regards Yrvind…

BOW CENTERBOARD AND RUDDER.

Peter have helped me filming a video showing the rudder and bow centerboard.

The idea was to have a centerboard in the rudder as well and the control lines coming up thrugh the rudder axis. To make it simpler I have increased the depth of the near vertical ballasted chinerunners to 20 cm under the hull. The hull will draw 23 cm at one ton. So total draft will be 43 cm just guessing. That leaves the rudder 3 cm abouve the ground.

Its a spade rudder with a 60+ mm diameter stainless pipe as axis. That axis and its bearings should be more strong than a normal skeg.

The bow centerboard also comes along well. I have found an arrangement for the control lines.

I would have liked to have a deeper rudder. But its a balance between dept and simplicity. Hopefully it will work. If not I change it.

Below two pictures.

The bow centerboard at maximum draft
The rudder. I would like to have more draft to it but if it works it be fine. The way to find out is to try. I must find a balance between draft and simplicity.

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To be continued…

Regards Yrvind.

EXLEX the CANOE YAWL on video

Hi friends. Peter have this afternoon helped me doing a video explaining some features of Exlex the Canoe Yawl

youtube lets you do comments if I promise not to show the boat for children, they could get ideas. So here it is and it lets you comment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tpILI1kJPI

To be contineud…

Regards Yrvind.

HULL WEIGHT

Today I remowed the last mold and weighed Exlex the Canoe Yawl. As the hull now stand with three bulkheads she is 11o kilos. The hull surface is about 17 square meters. Headroom is about 98 cm in the middle of the boat. She have negative sheer by 10 cm.

Below two photos

Aft end facing camera
Closest to camera compartment for rudder and main hatch, mowing forward sleping room, mowing foreward saloon, mowing foreward centerbord and hatch to controol the two 3.6 square meter side by side balnced lug sails.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind

THE NEAR VERTICALBALLASTED CHINERUNNERS

First. I hypothesize that chinerunners work as deflectors, not as hydrofoils. Deflectors are concave surfaces that redirect what hits them. According to Newtons third law the more water the chine runner deflects to lee the more the boat gets pushed to windward. When the boat is heeled, the hullside together with the chinerunners creates a lot of lateral area.  Unlike the ordinary keel I think the Bernoulli effect plays no significeint role here. This may explain the chinerunners remarkable efficiency and why they are so misunderstood.

Second like bilgekeels they protect the boats bottom at low tide.

Third they let me put the lead ballast a bit lower.

Forth they keep the lateral resistance high up those decreasing the heeling moment. Everyone realizes that a sail center high up heels the boat more than a low one. Not every one realizes that a lateral area high up heels a boat more than a lateral area deeper down.

Fifth the chinerunners reduces rolling.

Sixt It is likely that they prevent that turbulence a nd vortices are created along the chines thus reducing resistance.

Seventh. As the boat heels so much that the windward chinerunner lifts out of water the volyme of the windward chinerummers now mowes to lee and becomes boyancy in the lee side thuse creating extra rightning moment kind of like a submerged trimaran that lifts its windward float. The effect is not big but it helps.

Its the combined advantages of the many small advantages that makes me chose them. If at all time you can increase your efficiency even by a small bit, in the end you be doing good.

A wave deflector for a kayak. It keeps the paddler more dry in waves.
Dravings of a seawall wave deflector. The wave deflector keeps the land more dry. The wave runs up the sloop and is returned to the sea.
Drawing from my notebook. The chinerunners be 10 – 15 cm deep and each will have maybee 40 kilo lead.
The chinerunners be about 1.2 meters long. They will supplement the bow centerbord.
A photo from today. Aft end clos to the me. The hull is symmetrical.

To be continued…
Regards Yrvind.

CUTTING THE SHEER LINE

I did the line with the help of a laser beam. I heeled the boat 22.5°. That is easy on a small boat especially if you have 6 chain hoists above.
Finding sheer with the help of an inclined plane is nothing new. I guess its been don for thousands of years with the help of a string and a stick on the stem and stern. Just angle the sticks to the desired degree. This has the advantage that on a bigger boat you do not have to heel her.
At the same time I did a sheered waterline.

Below are pictures.

Marking the sheer with the help of my laser beam. Exlex is heeled 22.5° The laserline is weak in the good workshop light. Click once or twice to enlarge.
The pice on the floor is the cut of. Exlex now have a more nautical look. With less freeboard it is also more easy to work on her inside from the outside.
The bow of Exlex photographed from my book archive.
With the boat on even keel I have made some small adjustment to my drawing. The mizzenmast is mowed 30 cm aft. The bow compartment is 10 cm longer to 2.5 meter. The aft compartment is 10 cm shorter to 1.9 meter. The bow centerbord is changed. In the main she is as planned.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind

THE HULL ON EVEN KEEL

The hull is now on even keel. I know that the result of the operation might as planned because the hull was only fastened to the molds at the bottom. I did the lifting by the molds as can be seen in the first picture if you click to enlarge.  I did shape the hull by eye to get a good shape did not follow the molds to closely.

In some places there is distances of several centimeters between hull and mold. The hull have to my eye nice harmonic shape. I liked to have a look inside before commiting myself. But it is not strong very wiggly. It will be strong later.

To get more controol and increase my chanches of a positive outcome I bought 2 more chainhoists.  I now have six in total.  3 on each side. When I turn the boat left becomes right and I have to change attachment points. Now with 3 on each side I can take the load on the middle or the outer when I shift. The boat is now 2 meter longer and many times she will have to be turned around. It have never been soo easy as today. I good investment I think.

2 pictures below.

It is difficult to see the shape due to the many molds still in the hull.
The idea of this picture is to show the space between the molds and the planking. The molds are only attached to the bottom of the hull. All went well. Still I do not know how close I was to dropping the hull.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind

CLEAT ???

Cleat maybee not but a device for securing a rope. It started as a handhold on Exlex but soon due to its increadible strenght was also often used as a device for securing ropes.

Now on the Exlex the Canoe Yawl it will replace the stainless fittings. Its a fraction of the cost, a fraction of the weighrt, takes a fraction of the time to make and it distributes more easily the forces over a wider area the basic idea of strenght.

Below a few pictures of how its made.

This is an enlargement of a bigger picture showing Exlex in Porto Santo Madeira
Exlex in her workshop. The picture shows several handhold around the main hatch.
How its made. First a rope in NM-epoxy. After its cured wrap a string around it and saturate with NM-epoxy. Pieces of carbon fiber anchors it strongly to where ever you like to have it.
An even stronger cleat with four legs spread out. Very strong, very light, very cheap, very fast to make.

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To  be continued…

Regards Yrvind