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by gonandkarl
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Carbon mast extention mounting question
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Carbon mast extention mounting question

Hi, As you all know I am old and with this old age comes less strength and balance feeling and this is why I ordered a carbon mast weighing 3,4 KG. It consists of 2 three metre long round pipes with a inner diameter of 51 mm which I want to connect them with 60 cm of carbon pipe of 50 mm outer diame...
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Sintes 21 Rebuild
Replies: 1613
Views: 72920

Re: Sintes 21 Rebuild

Hi,
I cannot judge anything about power boats but yours turned out for me like a dream and did you put it to work ( fishing ) already ?
Congratulations
Greetings from Karl
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53257

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Nice progress Bogie, keep going and you still be in the water by the end of Summer
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4720
Views: 277655

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Just beautiful, I cannot wait to see it finished.
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD-14
Replies: 87
Views: 21513

Re: AD-14

Hi, Good that you mentioned these apps I will try using them on my next sailing outing. This will only be when my ordered carbon mast 3,2 kg will be here and I can raise it easily. Have installed Sail Free gps ( free of adverts ) and it works perfect, if I switch to map it shows my home the garage a...
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 77098

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi George, Did you sail all this distance or use the motor a lot ? Yes I lay the mast end exactly at the hole against my wooden contraption and tie a line from it to the mast shoe at the bottom of the boat in front of frame A. This makes sure that the mast end cannot get away from the hole. Here are...
by gonandkarl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 77098

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi,
Thank you John, I found another picture taken when I arrived at the lake for the first sail.

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Greetings from Karl
by gonandkarl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 77098

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Thanks to David Patty and Greig I love my sailboat and as I am still resting I am studying the How To's article of building a carbon fibre mast which I could lift by hand into the mast hole. I have made my 2 spars boom and yard according to this How To and they are as strong as steel bars. I am ...
by gonandkarl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: an aluminium mastCarbon Mast for my Adelie 14 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2432

an aluminium mastCarbon Mast for my Adelie 14 ?

Hi, I have an aluminium mast which weighs in at 10 KG with fittings and dressed with the lines at the mast head. I can raise and lower the mast with the also aluminium shear legs I made myself. On my first sail yesterday I found out that mounting the shear legs takes too long and is a bit awkward ev...
by gonandkarl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1124
Views: 77098

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Thank you fellow boatbuilders for the congratulations. I now know what you feel to move ones body on something you made yourself. In 45 years of being a computer guy producing software ( you would call it apps today ) like on a conveyor belt I missed this feeling because the pride was missing ha...