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by gonandkarl
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Carbon mast extention mounting question
Replies: 3
Views: 10363

Re: Carbon mast extention mounting question

Hi, Thank you so much Joe2700. I will adhere to all your advises. You are right the expensive pipe is clear coated, but this is exactly the pipe which I will use as the inside connection, only the 20 cm at the masthead I do not have to paint. I will paint the whole mast white the same as I did with ...
by gonandkarl
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Carbon mast extention mounting question
Replies: 3
Views: 10363

Re: Carbon mast extention mounting question

Is there anybody out there with experience in painting a carbon mast ?

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by gonandkarl
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5292
Views: 374858

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Just beautiful and I envy you also of the cleaned up shed which I have not done for a long time.
by gonandkarl
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1130
Views: 116851

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hallo Michael, Yes the boom and yard I already made a long time ago and they turned out perfect. In hindsight I could have made them with a smaller than 50 mm diameter but they work fine and weigh only around 900 gram each. On one I used peel ply and it weighs a bit less than the other. Here a pictu...
by gonandkarl
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1130
Views: 116851

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, The size of the carbon tube was determined by my aluminium mast which is a standard mast of 55 by 60 mm. I wanted something as strong as that and I did not want to have a bigger hole at the mast partner and foot and then there was the consideration to have a mast like the windsurfers who have a ...
by gonandkarl
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1130
Views: 116851

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Thanks George and Bogie for the information. As there is nothing as boring as a finished boat I am busy to get my new 3,5 KG Carbon mast together. It cost quite a bit but I will be able to raise it by myself with this small weight. Here the first picture of it where I put the 4 pieces together f...
by gonandkarl
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1890
Views: 120074

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hi Bogey, I agree with Tony about the pin of the centreboard. It is actually easier to put a Delrin square into the place with the correct hole drilled in its middle. The sleeve of the pin will work its way eventually up through epoxy and wood glue because there is a weight of at least half of the c...
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1890
Views: 120074

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hi, You still got lots of time to think about the swing keel, but I think it is difficult to drop the 60 kg beast down the slot on top of the boat because you cannot grip it no matter how many hands you got to help. If you built it exactly per plan it needs to be inserted at an angle otherwise you d...
by gonandkarl
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1890
Views: 120074

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hi Bogey, This is a lot of help for the flip. Does that mean it was all done by your friends manually without any crane whatsoever. Congratulations for this big step in boat building. After the next flip they have to just lift it up shoulder high and hold it there while 2 of them lie underneath inse...
by gonandkarl
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Carbon mast extention mounting question
Replies: 3
Views: 10363

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...