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by terrulian
Wed May 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AR15 Denver
Replies: 160
Views: 3682

Re: AR15 Denver

Yep. I remember when Bezos started his weird online book sales site and everyone wondered how it would work.
by terrulian
Wed May 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AR15 Denver
Replies: 160
Views: 3682

Re: AR15 Denver

This is my favorite kind of posting on our great forum. One of our previous builders--I'll have to look for it--made a lathe by attaching a hand drill to his mast and then strapping the drill to some plywood on the floor. He supported the length using dolly wheels and tooled it just like you would o...
by terrulian
Tue May 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1111
Views: 25642

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Looking great, Bogie!
I see you, like me, found that in some areas nothing is better than hand sanding with a big dollop of elbow grease.
by terrulian
Tue May 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mike Smith's TW28 build
Replies: 100
Views: 2234

Re: Mike Smith's TW28 build

Aha!! Another plan to avoid fairing!! I see your diabolical design! What you may gain in convenience you will lose in structural integrity...but again, I defer to Jacques. He has been doing this a very long time and if he thought that was a good idea, or if other builders--some of which are wizards-...
by terrulian
Mon May 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mike Smith's TW28 build
Replies: 100
Views: 2234

Re: Mike Smith's TW28 build

Mike, not sure I follow. You say "after the sides and bottom are glassed..." Do the construction notes instruct you to glass these panels before you assemble them? As far as the rabbet goes, I don't think you want hard contact between the sides and bottom. Builders often put spacers between the pane...
by terrulian
Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2249
Views: 190326

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Yes, I get that. Gray water is water from showering, dishwashing, clothes washers, etc. But why keep it aboard? People have gray water systems to keep plants watered during droughts. I don't know about inland lakes but no body of water around here requires that, and we like to think we're pretty gre...
by terrulian
Sun May 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2249
Views: 190326

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

What the heck is a "gray-water" tank?
by terrulian
Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2249
Views: 190326

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Rick, two things: One, what is "basalt?" Two, I think it's pretty funny that you warn us about noise and then don't put on any ear protection. I have found in my dotage that the lack of safety gear when younger has begun to take its toll...so I wouldn't want to be one to give advice but I'd say, be ...
by terrulian
Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Transducer Cable
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Transducer Cable

Why not simply use sealant?
by terrulian
Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 84
Views: 3375

Re: AD-14

No way I can tell from those shots but offhand I'd say she looks good. If the boat is sitting on its lines at the dock, then it isn't down at the head unless you built it wrong or Jacques designed it wrong...so in other words, not likely. On race boats you always get the weight aft when sailing down...