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by ks8
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

Keep us updated. :)

Maybe revisit the mast question to Jacques when the mast is finished and you have actual final numbers? His comments helped my confidence as I built.
by ks8
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

I am very glad to see you are working the numbers. I can't confirm them now, having just moved, with most of my books still packed away. Assuming that your construction produces a mast with the final weight(s) of your calculations, I am trying to put it into a way of looking at it in comparison to m...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

He's planning a birds mouth Jacques. Should look good on a CV16. :) What rig are you going to fly from the mast? Area? How tall? You need to stay aware of a wood mast becoming too top heavy for the boat. The CV16 has plenty reserve stability, but keep aware of the weight of the total mast and the up...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

Looking forward to it, when I'm back online here. I've been busy too, and sometimes that is very good. :D I started around 2000, I think making templates and laminating the transom and midframe in the basement, and now have done lots of floating around and fishing in the boat since its launch, and s...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Future CK17 - How difficult is brightwork?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Future CK17 - How difficult is brightwork?

Clear LPU with UV protection looks nice also and can last much longer. I put light glass over doug fir in some bright areas. It was fine in NY and NC. NC it slightly bubbled on the horizontals (not the verticals). In Florida sun and heat, it bubbled horribly under the glass. Doug fir can hold a lot ...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 pre build questions
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Caravelle 16 pre build questions

Oops. Sometimes posts are overlooked... I hope you are continuing in your build. I've been off the forum for awhile, but spotted this, so.. With the aluminum spar kit, there is a mast foot (shoe?) made of aluminum that gets screwed/bolted to the plywood mast step. The mainspar/mast then fits onto th...
by ks8
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Beginning stages of a VG 20+ build.
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Beginning stages of a VG 20+ build.

I realize I'm a little late to the game here...regarding transferring to plywood from any of the fullsize plans. The plans I have also have nested fullsize plans, or nested *tiling* of a single large part. Transferring to plywood is simple enough. My biggest decision was to poke holes in my plans, t...
by ks8
Mon May 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: A few words on paint
Replies: 50
Views: 31184

Re: A few words on paint

I don't know if you would get the best adhesion to a graphite epoxy layer. Primer is typically in part meant to stick well to a structural substrate and also provide good adhesion for the finish layer. So... The techies at the finish company will probably recommend their primer over the epoxy graphi...
by ks8
Mon May 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: A few words on paint
Replies: 50
Views: 31184

Re: A few words on paint

I think he's just working out the overlap procedure. :) I overlapped the lpu topsides with bottom paint. Sand prep the area of the overlap first and prep as required. Then i sand prepped both (cured) carefully, and painted the bootstripe over the meeting of the dissimilar paints. Topsides and bootst...
by ks8
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Karenina
Replies: 194
Views: 23682

Re: AD16 Karenina

Very handy. :)