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by ks8
Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: SO-DU-IT started
Replies: 14
Views: 9364

I hope to see photos soon when Bateau2 is fully up again

I am building a Caravelle which should be completed next year near Fall season. You mentioned not having a digital camera yet. If you want to take MANY pictures during construction, a digital camera easily pays for itself quickly. I spent hundreds on processing, and then had to scan also. I finally ...
by ks8
Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Moonfish hits the web
Replies: 12
Views: 3745

More meaty content is certainly appreciated

I began scanning this board hoping to beef up my knowledge of the latest developments Jacques has on his plate, and I find many people out there are cutups... It can be tough to digest no matter how you slice it. So if you've got more info on this moo-fish, fork it over. I seem to be pining about th...
by ks8
Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle Jib sheet rigging question
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Auxiliary for Caravelle?

I've almost completed the engine mounts for an aux for my Caravelle. Anyone know how much bouyancy foam I'll need to offset the weight of an old 442 with full Marine mods and a 20 gallon fuel tank? Think I'll be able to get up on plane with Mike's future Prop? Maybe with the help of the sails? Or wi...
by ks8
Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle shift of mast one inch - effect on balance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Rake it is - thank you

Thanks Jacques. You anticipated the next question perfectly. I will also get a vang on there to tighten up the leech abit... slightly more heel, redistribute cargo, all to get slightly more weather helm, etc. But first I will definitely, next year, put maybe four to six inches rake (at the top). I'd...
by ks8
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle shift of mast one inch - effect on balance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Caravelle shift of mast one inch - effect on balance?

Greetings fellow boat builder tinkerererers, I have sketched up some mods for a Caravelle in order to add a battery box on either side of the front of the CB case. This electrical system powers Nav lights and a couple of blinding spots aimed, thru a narrow *hood*, at the top of the sails (ghosting a...
by ks8
Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:29 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: To sand or not to sand
Replies: 21
Views: 3573

Sanding n fairing edges of tape

I've tried disc sanders, grinders, dremel, all of course with a very well fitting dual cartridge respirator (no compromises!), and though pleased with the grinder/sander with soft pad and 60 grit, I was very pleased when I developed the right technique for use with a belt sander with dust bag attach...