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by lebos
Mon Oct 06, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Forward mid-seat frame on D4
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Hi, Of course its true that the dimensions change a bit. Easy and safe way to do it is to make a temporary frame exactly as in the plans. Use the temporary frame when assembling the bottom, sides and transoms as in the assembly instructions, but of course don't glue the temporary frame. Then take me...
by lebos
Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D4 breasthooks
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Then anything ergonomic would do, eg. cutting grip holes in the foremost bulkhead. On my D4 I cut a ca 2" diameter hole in the top of the bow transom. I tied a rope there which can be used for temporary mooring, lifting, towing, furling the sail etc. Looks nice too IMO. At the risk of sounding like ...
by lebos
Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Help! D4 won't sail upwind!
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Hi, Hard to tell whats wrong without seeing your setup. I am quite satisfied with the upwind performance of my own D4. Some things from my own experience you might consider. 1. With the sprit rig try using a sheeting point at the most leeward side of the stern transom. Thats the only way I can get a...
by lebos
Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D4 breasthooks
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Hi, You don't need breasthooks in the bow for the sailing version! The purpose of the breasthooks is to take bending loads in the joint between the side and the transom. The front seat (if properly attached of course) does this job *way* better than breasthooks. You should put breasthooks at the ste...