THE DREAM TO SAIL AWAY
- or: "HOW TO BUILD A BOAT IN HONG KONG"
- learning from local craftsmen and using local techniques
(Transport from wood shop to school $95)
Glue $20*5 = $100
Sika (putty) $77*3 = $231
Fiberglass/Resin $75*3 = $225
Canvas = $390
Aluminum tube = $160
Varnish = $365
Paint + brushes = $450
Transportation to beach ( $320 single trip) = $ 640
Hinges/Screws/Pivot Bolts/Grommets etc. = $50
Rope = $100
String to fix boat/sail 50$
- the design is based on modified plans of the Graefin-10 by Will Graef
Collection of the wood with a local driver.
Collecting professional advice concerning the sealing materials from a helpful boatbuilder at Hong Kong harbor (see map)
An aluminum tube in the size of a mast is very expensive and creating a boom out of solid wood is more complicated than necessary.
Use bamboo that is laying on the streets “for free” next to almost every construction site.
Choosing the size of bamboo with a short aluminum tube serving as the connection between mast step and mast.
Cutting the bamboo to the rough size with the help of a local handyman in a hardware store nearby.
Transportation to the beach with a very helpful local driver
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