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by Rick
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Teardrop trailer - first images
Replies: 20
Views: 1350

Re: Teardrop trailer - first images

Evan, looks like a Hi-Lo Trailer: http://www.hilotrailer.com/home

How about a "Tall" version for those of us over six feet? (I suppose you could just build it with taller lower walls, right?)
by Rick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Stitch and glue teardrops?
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Stitch and glue teardrops?

I've also been wondering if an ultralight travel trailer (like a teardrop) really needs a steel chassis? How about a torsion axle bolted to a glass/epoxy/core cross member that links to a composite trailer tongue? Steel (or even aluminum) utility trailers aren't really that expensive, but it has alw...
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Stitch and glue teardrops?
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Stitch and glue teardrops?

I've read with interest about European towing limits in the RV pages on the interweb. It seems that the EC's opinion is that a vehicle can tow its own weight (plus or minus a little) as long as the trailer has brakes of its own. Thinking back to my parents towing a 24-foot travel trailer with a big ...
by Rick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Stitch and glue teardrops?
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Stitch and glue teardrops?

Evan -- watching with interest. A lot of small SUVs (like my Mazda CX-5) have towing limits of 2,000 pounds, so an empty weight of 800-1,200 would be very attractive. Just a thought... :) Also, lots of designers of small travel trailers think that a bed length of 72-74 inches is plenty, but some of ...
by Rick
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: CV16 Caravelle - KS8 - more pictures added
Replies: 1590
Views: 192597

Re: CV16 Caravelle - KS8 - more pictures added

got anything new in the works Rick? :) I spent the last seven years working for a non-profit that sucked up every waking moment. I'm back in the real world again where people get weekends off, and am doing a house remodeling project (ceilings and floors mostly, finished the new kitchen in 2014). I'...
by Rick
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: CV16 Caravelle - KS8 - more pictures added
Replies: 1590
Views: 192597

Re: CV16 Caravelle - KS8 - more pictures added

I've been away for awhile. Isn't this boat finished yet? :D
by Rick
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: small sailboat
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: small sailboat

<snip>But I did do the "Sir Francis Chichester Memorial Circumnavigation of Alameda" a few times. This is a fifteen mile race around a large island in San Fracisco Bay near Oakland. You can choose clockwise or counterclockwise depending on how you read the tidebook, because there are four bridges y...
by Rick
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: v12 mast
Replies: 40
Views: 5179

Re: v12 mast

Spruce is any of a number of related conifers. Probably the most treasured for boat building is Sitka spruce or Picea sitchensis.
by Rick
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: I hope he's not stealing plans!
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: I hope he's not stealing plans!

Wasn't someone looking for a hull for a 120hp outboard? This might be just the thing!