Mechanical bits

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Here are some of the mechanical bits for the folding arm mechanisms…       The aluminum bars and washers were water jet cut and all the holes were left undersized so that I can drill them later. The rods … Continued

Cat drive units

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I am replacing the drive unit frames along with the main frame. I was able to remove the BB shells from the other frames because they were only tacked in but that won’t be possible next time! Of course this … Continued

Scarab 650

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Well….I just purchased plans from Team Scarab for the Scarab 650 Sport. The plans appear to be very thorough and a lot of work so this will be a long process. Since I don’t have a proper place to work … Continued

Trimaran Beginnings

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This is the start of my next major project, a full sailing trimaran. Since I can only sit for so long it will also have some human power component. It may still require motorized assist and I will make provisions … Continued

Chameleon continued

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I have started work on a new frame for the boat. This will have the same flexibility as the initial version as far as number of riders/pedalers and the locations. Two separate drive units which operate independently. The main frame … Continued

First Recumbent

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This is my first venture into building recumbent bikes. It is a long wheel base under seat steering bike that looks somewhat like a Ryan Vanguard. The frame is aluminum 6061-T6 and the fork is from a kid’s bike. Wheel … Continued

Monohulls so far…….

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The first boat building experience was back when I was quite young and I put together a plywood kayak from a kit. I don’t remember too much about the process but I ended up with a beautiful orange boat. It’s … Continued