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by gonandkarl
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1100
Views: 25471

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hi, I have used the 2 compartments under the cockpit sole for storage and no foam and filled everything else up to the sole with foam. In the cabin I think you will need some more cleats along the sides otherwise it is difficult to get the sole down nice and flat especially if there is some air betw...
by gonandkarl
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1100
Views: 25471

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hi, I used to build with epoxy in cold weather and warmed my shed during the day to 12 degrees celsius ( 53F )with a coal stove in the corner and at night with an electric heater under the tarpaulin put over the boat with a thermostat also set to 12 - 15 ( 53 - 59F ) degrees. As epoxy should be kept...
by gonandkarl
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: TW 28
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: TW 28

Hi Wolfgang, As I am a bateau customer for a couple of years having built 2 boats from bateau plans here in Austria , I would advise you to find out the shipping costs for a TW28. One Norwegian builder I remember, mentioned that it cost approximately 1500 dollars to have the kit shipped to Oslo. It ...
by gonandkarl
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MI12 S Bateau Strip planking question
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: MI12 S Bateau Strip planking question

Hi,
Thank you Jacques and Fallguy. I did not know that there will be hardly any twist at the first strip from sheer to bow. I will be using plywood strips and Jacques suggestion of number one. It seems that I am thinking too far ahead on my build before I even purchased the plan.
Thanks anyway.
Karl
by gonandkarl
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MI12 S Bateau Strip planking question
Replies: 5
Views: 132

MI12 S Bateau Strip planking question

Hi, My MacInnis 12 S round chine plans are still in my head and while reading the book Building Strip-Planked Boats as preparation for the actual build my next question is the following: The bows of the MI 12 are raised by a few inches . Should I choose to overcome this with the Top-Down without She...
by gonandkarl
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD and VG ballast options
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: AD and VG ballast options

Hi, For the Catalina 24 our circumnavigator Terrulian can give you tips for sure he owns one and sails it regularly. I like the rest of your post because I also always play lotto and my wife holds thumbs that I do not win because of the permanent wish of sailing away into the sunset. Jokes aside I s...
by gonandkarl
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD and VG ballast options
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: AD and VG ballast options

Hi Jaysen ,
Have you started an AD or VG and not let us know with posts and pictures in a new building thread ? We are starving to see sail boats being built. Posting and reading is a must especially when there is snow outside. Please do not hide your new build for too long.
Greetings from Karl
by gonandkarl
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD and VG ballast options
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: AD and VG ballast options

Hi, I think Jacques designed the AD s and VG s with lead in the centre board and as static ballast because it does not take much space. In the centre board there are 3 plates of lead of which the 3 rd one is much bigger than the other two and that is the one when lowered brings the biggest weight fa...
by gonandkarl
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New Collapsing Camper Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: New Collapsing Camper Plans

Hi, I think this is the new thread after the Tear Drop Trailer First Images thread. Will there be a study plan with size weight plywood requirement and building notes ? There was talk of cheap plywood in the first thread why not okoume marine ply ? Will all the panels be covered with fibreglass and ...
by gonandkarl
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 Lolyboat
Replies: 188
Views: 4208

Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Hi, I forgot to tell you also that the doubler is mainly there to stand on and the 4 mm deck is a bit too thin for that and therefore I would not change the doubler to horizontal. The too thin I know because of my weight of 120 kg and whenever I was not on the doubler although on the water the deck ...