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by terrulian
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

There is a corollary to this: If you're not beating the other guy, then of course you're just cruising.
by terrulian
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

I think I had to turn in my middle-aged cred when I turned 70, and that was pushing it.

"If you can see another boat, you're racing."
by terrulian
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

How do you operate it ? My question as well. Navisafe makes them but I can't see how you remotely turn them on and off. Navisafe Navilight Tricolor 2NM w/Navimount Base If you can't do that remotely then you'd have to pull down your mast to do it which is pretty impractical. Plus, I don't understan...
by terrulian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: D5 Build

Well done. It sure does look like you got the hang of fiberglass and epoxy quickly! And clearly, you have skills that are up to the job.
by terrulian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1020
Views: 52547

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Jeesh, Salvatore, very sorry to hear this!!
Apparently, you are now on the mend. Good for you. Keep us informed.
by terrulian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

I'm interested in the "won't sail flat" appraisal. I assume you mean when sailing to windward. You don't want perfectly flat. In light air you want to induce a bit of heel by sitting on the leeward side. Best angle of heel is what produces the best VMG and that differs from boat to boat in different...
by terrulian
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

The Catalina is still a small boat, but a lot bigger than the AD14. I haven't weighed the mast but perhaps 100 lbs. It can be just lifted up on the tabernacle by one person but this is dodgy and a gust of wind could cause you to lose it, tearing the tabernacle out of the cabin. So we have to set up ...
by terrulian
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

I'm a bit envious of your being able to rig the boat that quickly. I think it takes us at least a couple of hours to get in the water in the Catalina 22, including tuning the rig. :?
by terrulian
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

The boat seems fastest with the board about 2/3rds down. (when sailing to windward) However, you may have more leeway. This is hard or impossible to feel and the knotmeter won't show it. But if you have a gps, assuming steady wind, sail the same course with the board all the way down and part way d...
by terrulian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 61
Views: 1022

Re: AD-14

Nice!