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In collaboration with:

Chan Yat Hei (Jack)

Li Shuk Wun (Sharon)

Lam Chun Long (Travis)

THE DREAM TO SAIL AWAY

- or: "HOW TO BUILD A BOAT IN HONG KONG"

MATERIALS

- learning from local craftsmen and using local techniques

$=HKD

Wood $520

(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$

PROCESS

- the design is based on modified plans of the Graefin-10 by Will Graef

Collection of the wood with a local driver.

Sewing of the sheets

Collecting professional advice concerning the sealing materials from a helpful boatbuilder at Hong Kong harbor (see map)

PROBLEM

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.

SOLUTION

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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