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by gonandkarl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1390
Views: 40579

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hi Bogey,
You are making fast progress. I love your pictures. Is the plastic 1 1/4 inch ring a bit big for the pivot point and is the plastic thick walled and as hard as Delrin ? How thick is your SS sleeve at the pivot ? It should fit into the 1 1/4 inch ring closely.
Greetings from Karl
by gonandkarl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wouter's PH18 Namibia
Replies: 667
Views: 41963

Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Congratulations to splashing your boat. It is beautiful and the video clip is perfect. All the hard work you did on this boat is visible. You got a really fantastic boat.
by gonandkarl
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Adelie Builders Question
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Adelie Builders Question

Hi, Thank you George for your information that it does not heel very much. But I would like to know if you installed and used such a toe strap or because of your backrest you forgot to install it altogether. Most probably Tony is right one must sail a lot then I find out if I need a toe strap or not...
by gonandkarl
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Adelie Builders Question
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Adelie Builders Question

Hi, Now that I start sailing my Wilde Qualle I am not sure if I should mount 2 toe straps in the cockpit from the companionway towards the transom. Have you all mounted these toe straps as mentioned in the building notes ? Have you been in a situation that your Adelie was heeling so much to need the...
by gonandkarl
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 68194

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

You are so right when I was 5 years old my mother went up a lower mountain right next to this one and all the way up I feared that the big one ( Traunstein ) will fall on us. Must have been the perception of a five year old.
by gonandkarl
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4651
Views: 262345

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Hi, You really have to think about a lot of things just because the boat has an engine. I am already a bit out of my depth arranging my lines for halyard, the topping lifts, mast lift, burgee halyard, yard and luff hauling parrels. But every time I dress the mast I get it done quicker. I am looking ...
by gonandkarl
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 68194

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, My carbon mast is finished and and my son suggested we should go for a sail on Saturday. Getting the boat ready at the slip was very fast with his strong help and he raised the mast in 15 seconds and then he insisted to make the following picture: Me in front of the boat just before we put it in...
by gonandkarl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 68194

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Today after 2 sleepless nights because of thoughts about glueing my carbon mast pieces I did it at last and it took very little time. I think building my boat has taught me preparation for any task is the key to easy execution. I first stuck on the 2 inserts lots of plastic tape around it like o...
by gonandkarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Carbon mast extention mounting question
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Carbon mast extention mounting question

Hi, Thank you so much Joe2700. I will adhere to all your advises. You are right the expensive pipe is clear coated, but this is exactly the pipe which I will use as the inside connection, only the 20 cm at the masthead I do not have to paint. I will paint the whole mast white the same as I did with ...
by gonandkarl
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Carbon mast extention mounting question
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Carbon mast extention mounting question

Is there anybody out there with experience in painting a carbon mast ?

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