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by ArizonaBuilder
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 in Arizona..SPLASHED..
Replies: 1070
Views: 84703

Re: OD18 in Arizona..SPLASHED..

Hey Larry, sweet looking boat. You did one fantastic job.
Maybe I will see at the lake next weekend. Happy boating.
by ArizonaBuilder
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

What would we do without Wikipedia. A gennaker is a sail that was developed around 1990. Used when sailing downwind, it is a cross between a genoa and a spinnaker. It is asymmetric like a genoa, but the gennaker is not attached to the forestay like a jib or genoa. The gennaker is rigged like a spinn...
by ArizonaBuilder
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

He is going to ask you what type of sail you want: cruising chute, asymmetrical spi, drifter or? What kind of sail should I use with the spi pole.. a gennaker? What did you have in mind when you showed the gennaker on the study plans. Sorry, I just don't know which sail would be correct. I just want...
by ArizonaBuilder
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

I think I should be good with the mounted motor, it is only a 2 hp and the bracket is rated for a 5hp, max 124 lbs. I just need to make sure the motor mounting screws don't come loose. :) and the bracket attachment to the transom has a backer plate inside the bench seat.. so well secured. gk108: Wha...
by ArizonaBuilder
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

My next challenge is to figure out how to cut down the time to rig from travel mode to sail mode and back to travel mode so less time is spent rigging and derigging in the parking lot of the boat ramp. :) My first question. I have a small 2 hp 4 stroke nissan which sits on a adjustable bracket that ...
by ArizonaBuilder
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

Could you get away with only one lever on the forestay? Also, how did you resolve the sail track problem? It is possible that maybe I can get away with a single lever. I will try that first. So as we know the delrin tube which acted as the sail track pulled away from the fiberglass and collapsed ma...
by ArizonaBuilder
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

She loves the boat. She is actually pushing to get something larger in the upper 20's. She would love to try some coastal sailing from cabo to vancouver.
by ArizonaBuilder
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

During todays sail I decided to take some of the slack out of the downwind shrouds. So I had my wife handle the boat on different tacks while I took out some of the slack. This was fine on the lake but when trying to disconnect the shrouds from the chain plates later was near impossible now to the e...
by ArizonaBuilder
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

Now the fun began when I decided to haul in the main sheet all the way. I could feel the boat picking up speed and heeling over between 20- 25 degrees. I was in my glory. The wife was a little intimidated when we were heeled over as she was on the high side and was worried about sliding off the seat...
by ArizonaBuilder
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 - Cool Change
Replies: 273
Views: 77554

Re: AD16 - Cool Change

Well one month short of two years and the repairs to the mast have been done and tested. Today was what I would call a perfect sailing day. The temperature was 90 degrees sunny and the wind was blowing from 7 mph to 18. I had forgotten how much fun it is to sail Cool Change when the wind is blowing....