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Developing A Chameleon Sailing Dinghy | Sawing Her In Fifty percent – #four





When constructing a selfmade nesting dinghy, you get to a position when you must basically saw it in half.

That time is now.

So with the enable of my beautiful assistant, I reluctantly just take a saw to the object that I have, up to this position, invested more than 139 hrs into.

Right after an hour of sawing, I was capable to different the 2 halves – but not with out a little bit of a battle. You see, I designed the dinghy so properly that even while it was basically sawn in 2, it still refused to element with itself.

From there I continue on with the build approach by building a seriously silly oversight that I must correct.

I will show you the oversight, and how I went about building it proper.

Many thanks for looking at!!

Ben, Tambi, & Molly | S/V Sandflea | “SAILBOATSTORY”

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48 comments

  1. So, what is the purpose of the opening on the back of the daggerboard trunk? Nice job by the way, it looks amazing.

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  2. and we wonder why you would make a cretin like trump president????

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  3. Just saw you at WallyMarket and already a new Vid. In your words "Pretty Darned Good". Bob Wallace

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  4. looking very good

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  5. She looks very stout and study. Good job. Wow.

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  6. Boy do you know how to build suspense on the separation part!!!  GREAT job…  Did you follow a plan or come up with it on your own?  NICE

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  7. Numbered thoughts: 1.- A magician on stage at the beginning. 2.- Great bargain for the divorced couple. 3. You made the mistake on purpose just to show off your expertise. 4.- So many comments were weighty, I thought I should bring buoyance. 5.-Next episode?

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  8. And what color will it be?

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  9. dammit boy , are we related? off by 1 deg ,lol the cure ,ac/dc , chain smokers , bob marley, and Alice in chains! wow!!
    great work !
    p.s. I know you've hear the saying " we aint building a space shuttle "

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  10. everyone should check out their facebook page; Ben and the girls do a great job on there as well!

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  11. My god! Your such a perfectionist and I love it. This baby is dialed. Snow…what!!?? Must be nice. Better take Molly sledding on the Chameleon.

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  12. Really nice job Ben. Looking forward to the launch 😏 will you call her "SV Molly" Thanks and best from HKG 🇭🇰

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  13. I've been following this build since the beginning and man, your doing a fantastic job! Don't blame you for redoing the dagger board. I'm the same way about things like that. No one else may notice, but I sure do. Your editing skills are getting fantastic as well. Just wondering, have you been pinged yet for the music? Love the music, but I know how those music police are lol 😉

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  14. Could I be so bold as to ask your hourly shop rate Ben?
    IF you moved here to the Philippines you could save handsomely on your labor rate! (same hours same employee less $$$) lol
    Just a thought? (buang)
    Don Jenny & Asia

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  15. Execellent ! I would have done the same. It would have bugged me all my life. Attention to detail is  not always technical,  ( for a mm or a degree  ) but moral. It is the perfectionist in the man ! Great job Ben!

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  16. Did you say “meow”?

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  17. The first boat always takes more time ,even a for a pro boat builder .
    So don’t be afraid to try build.

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  18. Good, I'm not the only one who does stuff like that. Great video.

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  19. Ben, talking about brain cells…You have quite a few. Your a very capable, smart guy and you are blessed with a great sense of humor. Maybe not as cute as Molly, but smart.

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  20. Once again, the most entertaining and informative channel, on here.

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  21. "That's what she said" heh!

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  22. You know, before watching these videos I kind of wanted to build a chameleon. Watching that hour count go up, I'm not so sure anymore! Lol. I like watching the videos though! Quick question, will this fit nested under the boom behind the mast?

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  23. Is this where we say "I can't tell the difference" or do we say…."Oh my, it looks much better!"

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  24. You're now a certified expert on building Chameleon daggerboard/slot/trunk sections. When's the paint going on?

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  25. All that work and it wasn't crocked to start with. You just didn't have the boat level. See it was only your perspective that was off by one degree… All that work could have been avoided if you would have gotten another person perspective on it… LOL,LOL

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  26. Ben, Ben, Ben, you really are a perfectionist! I would bet that your sock drawer is neat and orderly as well, yes? The "Fix" turned out good, but were those extra 20+ hours really worth it? In your mind I'm sure it was. Nice to see Tambi once again, but where was the "Star of the Show" Miss Molly? Looking forward to the completion of this project and how/what the finish will be.

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  27. Hey Ben. Just had a close look at the video again. It's hard to see clearly, but the daggerboard is actually bent slightly to one side. Case looked OK to me…..:-)

    Great job, and great job on the video again, and top music again too.

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  28. Your dingy is looking darn spiffy!

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  29. Hey there Ben ,, Looking real good ..being your first time in all.. I was wondering if you were happy with the blueprints / information provided.. and if you are happy…who did you order them from ?? Cheers

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  30. Gee…..I thought I was fussy…..but in this instance, I would have said 1.5° off was good enough! That was a bunch of extra work but now you know that little discrepancy is no longer going to bother you…..good job!!

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  31. Ben, 

    I thought of this when I watched you criticize your dagger board. This is one of my favorite literary pieces and was also a favorite of JFK. It is written by one of my other favorite war heroes, Teddy Roosevelt, who along with JFK became our president. 

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Teddy Roosevelt. 

    With Respect,

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  32. Molly make sure you have a life vest on first go in the new boat, just in case dad forgot something.

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  33. You did the right thing! Even though nobody else would have ever noticed it, it would have bothered you and drove you crazy. Better to take a little extra time now and fix it right than later when she's all painted and it's even more work.. You do excellent work. Watching you build it and all the time and effort you put into this boat, you can see why a new dinghy sells for so much. Wish you lived around me, I'd hire you to build one for me you do such outstanding work.

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  34. As a person that has those same things happen to me, I would have handled it a little differently, I would have said, ah heck, then convinced myself that it was "close enough" and it would still work the same, then later, 6 months to a year, after I could no longer handle it, I would have rip it off and done the same thing! 🙂 Great episode! #ProbablyTheRightThingToDo

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  35. Why must the daggerboard trunk be open at the aft end, seems that you would only need the bottom open to use, that would make the transom on the forward hull stronger.

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  36. Good job on the trunk. Exactly the right thing to do. Very entertaining videos. Looking forward to the sailing videos.

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  37. "That's what she said." and then I snorted tea all over my keyboard.

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  38. Am i the only one who wanted to kick the brick out right after you lined it up? haha! Keep the imperfections, you know its yours!

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  39. Great work as always Ben! Just ordered more fiberglass for our refit so I foresee more of the sanding, glassing sanding process in our future for sure.

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  40. Hi Ben great job on the dinghy so far! We built ours too (it folds down to 4 inches wide – there is a short video about the build on our channel) and building that little boat is honestly one of the most satisfying things I've done in my whole life! When you get yours launched and start using her all the hard work will instantly be worth it! P.S. Well done for rectifying the daggerboard angle: a little thing like that can drive you nuts if you let it go! Fair winds, Chris (& Rossella) 👍

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  41. Didn't see glassing the outside that used to be inside the saw joint. Trusting it gets well sealed too….

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  42. More Ben! MORE! Glad I read and saw your photos on Facebook also. You could have given us 200 hours of dinghy video and we'd still watching it.

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  43. I'm impressed. I'm a little OCD but I couldn't have tackled an addition twenty hours to correct a one degree tilt. Where are you working on the boat; I thought you sold your house? Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to us all.

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  44. Oh man what a bummer having to re-do the dagger board, it had to be done though, it would have drove you nuts.

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  45. Very nice job! At 11:50s where you repair the bottom of the hull… is that thickened epoxy you are using? If so, how do you keep those temporary sacrificial pieces of wood from being glued to the hull?

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  46. She's looking good, looking more like a small ship….

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  47. Awww, the things we do for our daughters, so sweet. So much hard work & love in this DIY. Thanks for sharing, mistakes and all, excellent Ben.

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  48. LOL love your adlib commentary.

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