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by Zonie
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:41 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78 Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: PK78 Seats

. . . will it weaken the boat? No, I don't think so. As a PK78 builder (and now frequent user), my impression is that the seats don't add much to the structural strength of the boat. The frames and transoms supply the strength. Use what ever you want for the seat tops, as long as it will hold you u...
by Zonie
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK-78 first timer
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: PK-78 first timer

It could probably hold four medium-sized adults in perfectly calm water, but . . . . . . but only if all four are holding still! I don't think you should plan on four people fishing from the PK78, for example. My son (8 yrs. old) and I (5' 7", 160 lbs.) are quite comfortable sharing our PK78, eithe...
by Zonie
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17, any builders out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Now don't get in a hurry and jump right to the C17.. build the D5 first as it is a great way to build the knowledge and techniques required to produce a top quality looking boat. Let me join that comment. I completed my PK78 (similar to the D5) in February. The project inspired me to drag out a set...
by Zonie
Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D4 Sprit rigging
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Yes -- at least the line I call the "halyard" is what I assume was also called the "downhaul": the line (on my boat) is secured to the lower end of the sprit, and goes up from there to a small block (aka pulley) mounted on the mast (a few inches above the point where the sprit crosses the mast), whi...
by Zonie
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D4 Sprit rigging
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

The sprit halyard on my PK78 goes to a v-type jamb cleat mounted directly on the mast, just above the front seat top/mast partner. This lets me adjust the tension when sailing, and makes it easy to drop the sprit when its time to furl the sail -- easing the line lets the mast end of the sprit down t...
by Zonie
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Rub rails- laminated vs. solid
Replies: 18
Views: 2907

I laminated the rubrails for my PK78 from two layers of 3/8 ply. The ply was easy to bend to the horizontal curvature (port to starboard) of the sides, but could not be bent to comply with the verticle curvature. I scribed the strip for the first of the four layers (two layers per side) to match the...
by Zonie
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Caravelle spar kit: parts list?
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Caravelle spar kit: parts list?

Is there a list available of the the specific items which make up the spar kit for the Caravelle? With shipping to my address (in Arizona) adding 25% to the cost of the kit, I would like to try getting a quote from a west coast spar maker for comparison. I'm assuiming shipping would be less, and I'm...
by Zonie
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D4/5 Rig Option
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Here is the thread:

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by Zonie
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D4/5 Rig Option
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

The drawing looks impressive, but far more complicated than the sprit rig. I built a PK78, with the hope of using it more for sailing than rowing, and have been very pleased with the performance of the sprit rig shown on the plans. The PK78 is very similar in size and shape to the D5, and uses the s...
by Zonie
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78: Sailing to windward
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Yes, the longer dagger board has a some what better foil shape, but I think the length is still the biggest factor. While its only 5+ inches added in over-all length, it results in about a 35% increase in depth below the hull -- given that about the top 16 inches of the board are in the case and cle...