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by gonandkarl
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

Hi, Earlier on you wrote I have a removable, battery L.E.D. tri- masthead ligh . How do you operate it ? Do you tape it to the masthead before you raise the mast and has it a remote control to switch it on or is it just mounted at the mast as high as you can reach and then switched on? I would like ...
by gonandkarl
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1020
Views: 52547

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi Salvatore, I hope you are doing fine now and I was shocked when I read your lines. As it happened last December I am sure you have made it for good and a long sailing life is ahead of you. I actually thought a fat guy like me is a candidate for a heart attack and not someone like you who moved so...
by gonandkarl
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

Hi, Do you mean storing the round fenders under the cockpit which I have seen each side of the boat behind frame C on top of the benches ? Do you store them inflated or deflated ? They look huge. When I first saw it on your boat I ordered one 43 cm diameter fender and six small longish fenders all o...
by gonandkarl
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

Hi, Thanks Glen for being back posting it is a big benefit for all Adelie builders to see what she sails like. As you know I only experienced motoring with my little electric outboard and hope to sail in spring for sure. I agree with you our boats can carry a lot of weight which was so great for me ...
by gonandkarl
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

Is the Suzuki 2,5 he uses not strong enough ?
by gonandkarl
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Battery Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: GF16 Battery Mount

Hi, Thank you guys for this battery mount discussion. I juggled my battery ideas only in my head and did not come to a conclusion until I read your thread. I have a nice plastic battery box which I screwed to a wooden platform with 4 trolley wheels because I have to take the battery out of the boat ...
by gonandkarl
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1020
Views: 52547

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Thank you all for the wishes, I had a very nice day with my kids and grandchildren and now I must go on a diet again which gives me more time to work on things for the boat. All 3 boats are stored for a few months and Winter can come. The new hatch I will make in my cellar workshop after first c...
by gonandkarl
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Question for sail boat guys!
Replies: 43
Views: 943

Re: Question for sail boat guys!

Hi, I would use something a cam cleat like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ0pnE525b4tZsyVX_-U--1-uuIfcLN091C889QOrpubBet1WXh1oGktJacWKGKrBGB_CXLD7yQtSY&usqp=CAc and you can use it for rope from 3 - 12 mm diameter and you naturally can bolt screw it right through the dec...
by gonandkarl
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: My daughter wants a boat.
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: My daughter wants a boat.

Hi, Your daughter is still small but a boat like the RB14 would be something really nice. Have a look at the thread of https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=63028&p=422822&hilit=RB14+By+Kyla#p422822 and their building thread https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62658 In her case...
by gonandkarl
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1020
Views: 52547

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Thanks Michael,
I wish you and your wife lots more nice cruising in The Whitsundays Islands and no more ground contact.
Still looking forward to a nice lunch with my family while you are most probably at a sundowner.
Greetings from Karl