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by gonandkarl
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1030
Views: 53632

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Yes George I am very happy with the boat as it is now and I did notice the cross wind pushing the boat easily sideways especially when my electric cable to the motor gave up completely and my son in law and me had to make the last 50 metres to the shore with paddling on each side me with a long ...
by gonandkarl
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1030
Views: 53632

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi George, Yes the little motor did work fine with the exception that I made an extension cable of 6 foot to the battery in the cabin and I did not solder the plugs and the plugs got rather hot and we had a few cases where the motor stopped because it did not get power. Now I have solved the problem...
by gonandkarl
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Vintage Briggs and Stratton engine
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: Vintage Briggs and Stratton engine

Hi, Maybe you want something like this Dispro16 design which is meant for rowing and an electric drive sitting behind the bench where it can be lifted out of the water when one wants to row. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/87433/Screenshot-2017-10-5_Albumarchiv281529.png http://gallery.ba...
by gonandkarl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1030
Views: 53632

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Now you make me nosy what was the reason you dont make them anymore ? Running out of time ?
by gonandkarl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1030
Views: 53632

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, An eye splice is easy if you have Splicing Modern Ropes A practical Handbook by Jan Willem Polman lying on the dining room table, the PC running with your favorite eye splice video running in a loop and lots of time and three strand ropes to throw away when the outcome is unsatisfactory. I will ...
by gonandkarl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Teardrop trailer - first images
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Teardrop trailer - first images

Hi, I like this design and when living in South Africa I always wanted to have such a caravan. You could buy them from a trailer shop which made them fold away as they called them. This might be an idea for your design to make the 4 walls that lift up out of canvas and have just 4 corner struts whic...
by gonandkarl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1030
Views: 53632

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, The last few days I made small progress because of the extreme heat here. And whatever I started like attaching the plastic rails at the deck for the new hatch I battled first with too long screws and then when I had it half way finished I had to exchange the normal nuts with round headed ones s...
by gonandkarl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: D5; Anchorage, AK
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: D5; Anchorage, AK

Hi, Love your finished boat and yes a picture of the sailing would be nice. I learned something from your slip attachments which I can change on mine. You use very big hand wheels on the threaded bars where the wooden poles are held together while I battled with a spanner and a normal nut always thi...
by gonandkarl
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More
Replies: 34
Views: 972

Re: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More

Yes I was commenting on your planned system.
by gonandkarl
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More
Replies: 34
Views: 972

Re: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More

Hi, All the best for the build of the SB18. I am looking forward to the coming pictures. The discussion about your new boat brought me the ideal answer to the questions I had in my mind when Tony answered them like this: Electronics don't have to be much. All you need is a handheld vhf, handheld GPS...