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by lstyles
Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: outboard for D5
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Thanks for the responses and picture... I have a much better idea now of what I should do. I didnt think anyone would remember me from a year ago. As for buillding another boat, I looked over everything available and finally decided I didnt have the time (full time job, 3 kids, soccer coach, etc etc...
by lstyles
Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: outboard for D5
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

outboard for D5

Hi,
I built a sailing version D5 over a year ago and now want to add an outboard. I imagine that I will need to reinforce the transom to hold the outboard. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to do this and with what? Also any suggestions on what sort of engine to get?
thanks,
Lori
by lstyles
Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: AD16 - sailboat
Replies: 58
Views: 6756

Wow! A AD16 on the way...maybe my winter project. I dont suppose the AD16 will have a sit in cockpit????
Lori
by lstyles
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: AD16 - sailboat
Replies: 58
Views: 6756

I like the pictures on your link Jacques. Though I am a total amateur at building boats it seems to me that an AD16 would be simpler than a shortened VG. My vote is for a larger cabin and sit in cockpit. Yes I know all the reasons its safe but as you said you wont get your family out there sailing w...
by lstyles
Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: AD14 vs. Peep Hen
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

I have to admit that I have the same concerns about the lack of a real seat. It may be safer but comfortwise I cant see how it would be more comfortable. Also for guests the perception (whether right or wrong) is that it is safer sitting "inside" the cockpit not "on top". It would seem from quick lo...
by lstyles
Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New design, let's name it.
Replies: 90
Views: 18606

I am wondering about the seat backs too. The written info says the cockpit is deep and the seats comfortable but from the drawings it appears that there are no bench seats and that the lifelines serve as the seatbacks.
Lori
PS. Any chance this design could be lengthened to 16-18 feet?
by lstyles
Wed May 12, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: monterey bay, offshore?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

What do you think about the R550 in the bay?
lori
by lstyles
Wed May 12, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: monterey bay, offshore?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

To move this post a little off topic...what SAILboat would you recommend for SF Bay or coastal Monterey?
Lori :doh:
by lstyles
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Want to post pictures of recent d5 splash.
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Thanks for the comments. Thats my husband in the picture not me and he is about 6'4" weighs in at about 190 so we recognized the boat was a bit out of balance but my 7 yr old insisted he sail it that way. As for lifting the boat on the car, we did place it on the ground transom side down and then pu...
by lstyles
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Want to post pictures of recent d5 splash.
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

I figured it out myself. I posted two pictures of my new D5 in the photo gallery "beta". :D :D :D Does anyone have any good ideas about how a single person could get a D5 on top of an SUV by themselves? Any clever ways of doing this? I would like to take out my kids on the boat but cant see how I wi...