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by ks8
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Little Hickman Sea Sled
Replies: 177
Views: 33441

Re: Little Hickman Sea Sled

If you have any in a bateau gallery now, or in photobucket that are now showing up, would you post an updated link here to make it a bit easier for new comers to this thread to take a look? :)
by ks8
Sat May 26, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Little Hickman Sea Sled
Replies: 177
Views: 33441

Re: Little Hickman Sea Sled

Nice on the wee one sheet kayak. Looking forward to those pictures too, with happy paddler! :D I started boat building after watching some PBS boat building special where the builder made a simple little one sheet dinghy for his grand-daughter, in a day, no paint at all. She got in and away she went...
by ks8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 841
Views: 45620

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Happy balancing :)
by ks8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 841
Views: 45620

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

I used the typical available hardware used for mounting bunks, purchased at the local marine store -- the galvanized steel uprights and the 90 degree mounting angles and galvanized bolts, washers and nuts. I did not make anything metal myself. The only thing I 'made' were the custom shaped bunks the...
by ks8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 841
Views: 45620

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

I did something like that fitting my boat and custom made bunks to the trailer, but it would be too long to detail here. I was fortunate. The final solution and fitting was barely enough to get the boat to launch at most ramps, but enough. whew! Some shallow descent ramps require a push off to launc...
by ks8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 841
Views: 45620

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Nice progress Karl. :) My CV16 centerboard also rests on a pad when on the trailer so that there is not much weight on the pivot bolt when trailering, including during several 750 mile road trips. No problem with the bolt or the mount holes in the centerboard case (trunk). That same CB pad on the tr...
by ks8
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 841
Views: 45620

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Yes, do tell us about it Karl.. :)

And I hope your back improves soon.
by ks8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 841
Views: 45620

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

At just the right moment too! :D 8)
by ks8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Little Hickman Sea Sled
Replies: 177
Views: 33441

Re: Little Hickman Sea Sled

it is good to know that despite no pictures right now, the boat is floating, and certainly catches the attention. :D 8)
by ks8
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 105
Views: 2640

Re: D5 Build

And... if you ever flip in the water (may it never be), the skeg is something to grab hold of for a grip and for leverage to correct the situation. At the leisurely displacement speed of a D5, you want that skeg. You may find that the vee isn't deep enough to adequately stabilize the tracking of a s...