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by BigDreams
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

Thank you Jacques, that is a big help to me, especially about the sculling over the stern. I'm going to check into that. I really appreciate your input on these questions.
by BigDreams
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

So far so good. I stopped at HD on my way home, because I said I would be shopping tonight.... and Found a clean (no knots) douglas fir 2x12 - 12' long in the reject pile (forklift damage). So for $6 I think I have enough raw lumber to laminate up both oar handles. I will have to spend some time fi...
by BigDreams
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

D Frame: I had planned to do the same thing you are talking about. I thought it would've been nice to have a built in cooler on one side and a place for gas cans etc on the other. What changed my mind was a conversation I had with Jacques when visiting BBC to pick up supplies. Jacques said it could...
by BigDreams
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

Hi BigDreams! Welcome to the forum! A lot of good questions. I have been researching the Oars vs. Motor decision. At my primary lake if I don't have a motor my boat does not have to be inspected or licensed. So I am Really trying to make oars work! The beam on my AR15 is 72"-74". Which is just a co...
by BigDreams
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

Those are some great ideas, Karl, and I'm liking this boat better all the time. This boat will definitely be in salt water, but I bet I could rig up a pretty good yuloh if it doesn't have to be too long, maybe even come apart for storage. Let me know how your paddleboard paddle does when you splash;...
by BigDreams
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

Thanks for the information, Karl. I'm really going to have to give some thought about bulkhead D. I guess I could try it out solid first and then cut it if I needed to (or just cut one side). I've thought about a yuloh like you mentioned, but I wonder how long it would need to be and the storage for...
by BigDreams
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

Re: AD-14 Questions

Good questions which I'm no help on, but I also am curious on the tacking angle of this boat. I'd bet it's pretty normal; Jacques is not a beginner. But this is a little difficult to calibrate precisely, because of variables like current, sail trim, windspeed, and who's at the helm. Nevertheless, w...
by BigDreams
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14 Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15683

AD-14 Questions

Hello all, I really enjoy the building and sailing logs from all of the generous people here on this forum. I have built an Angus Rowcruiser (sold it) and, last year, a Prameke 78, but am interested in doing a little more exploration with something like the AD-14. I have some questions about the AD-...
by BigDreams
Mon May 25, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: AD16 19th November 2014
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: AD16 19th November 2014

Thanks! :wink:
by BigDreams
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: CAT22 Sailboat?
Replies: 49
Views: 9700

Re: CAT22 Sailboat?

With hulls that deep, couldn't you go with an unstayed (or stayed) biplane rig to reduce stresses on the main beam? The masts could go along the insides of the hulls to keep the inside cabin free and roomy.