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by Gilad
Sun May 18, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Cost to launch the Caravelle
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

If you are trying to calculate the costs, some additonal things, although not very expensive, but still mount up to a nice sum, have to be taken into account: Pintles and gudgeons for the tiller (Dwyer has at a resonable price). A pivot axis for the centerboard (you'll have to improvize your own acc...
by Gilad
Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Why do Yall Only ever consider WEST or System 3?
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Why do Yall Only ever consider WEST or System 3?

I guess if I lived in the US I would go for S3 (I find the price for WEST very high, even in the US).<BR>However, being outside the US, where S3 or any other boatbuilding specific epoxy are either not available or very pricy, I have worked with geneic epoxies from Ciba-Geigy, Shell and Henckel.<BR>A...
by Gilad
Tue Feb 04, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Circular Saw vs. Jig Saw for cutting plywood?
Replies: 14
Views: 2593

Circular Saw vs. Jig Saw for cutting plywood?

I know most people prefer the circular saw.<BR>I prefer the jigsaw. I have a powerful Bosch jigsaw so thickness posed no problem (even 3/4") when using the appropriate blades.<BR>I like its lightness and ability to make tight curves. <BR>I use the circular saw for long straight lines only.<BR>I gues...
by Gilad
Sat Oct 12, 2002 2:14 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: A learning sailboat?
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

A learning sailboat?

The Caravelle is the best choice if you don´t mind a trailer. Very large (5-6 people without any problem) and stable.<BR>for 3-4 people V12 may also do the job, although I would go for a different sailplan then the suggested sprit.
by Gilad
Mon Sep 09, 2002 3:16 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Stiching/fiberglass part of it seams
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Stiching/fiberglass part of it seams

I second the advice to spot weld at first. Although you can go over the stitches and even leave them there if they are plastic wraps, spot welding is "cleaner". I did it on my second boat (which is not a bateau design) and it went better than on my Caravelle, which was the first boat.<BR>After doing...