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by terrulian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

With regard to cost: Your plan is a good one. It is also possible to buy a refurbished life raft, or buy a used one and have it serviced, as it will be one of the big expenses. I'm not sure that would satisfy the rules. I didn't have the nerve for that and bought a new one.
by terrulian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stainless Steel Rail Fabricator Reference
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Stainless Steel Rail Fabricator Reference

One possibility is to built a mock-up of the area to be fitted. I've done this before. If you make it very accurate and agree that as long as it fits the mock-up the mistakes are on you, you should be OK. But this of course depends on the individual shop. Jaysen, I don't!! The primary reason is that...
by terrulian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Does the $5000 count all gear? That seems unlikely.
by terrulian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

OK, I see they do require charts and a sextant, which I approve of of course. Don't know about the signal flags which I noticed somewhere else. I'm not sure who they are intended for. I had references aboard to look them up but we didn't carry a set. Be interesting what scenario they have in mind; I...
by terrulian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

I didn't realize this is not a non-stop race, which I find reassuring. It also skips the Horn, although the Cape of Good Hope can also be dangerous.
I couldn't find the class rules with my brief attempts.
Are you aware of Matt Rutherford? Another guy doing something I wouldn't attempt.
by terrulian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

OK, well, you're way beyond me on the electrical system, as I anticipated. I'll look at the class rules.
BTW, I found Don was extremely good about responding to messages during the GG race, and I had a couple of interesting exchanges. I don't know how the guy has time for all that he does.
by terrulian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

OK, so how do YOU plan to charge batteries?
by terrulian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

The list of gear is quite complete on first glance but as far as I can tell misses some things: 1) They show dividers and other nav gear but no charts, which brings up a related issue: You could theoretically get around the world with an inflatable globe--that is, until you have to close the coast. ...
by terrulian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Sounds like things are getting serious. 8)
by terrulian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 60
Views: 1017

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

You went sailing/boating in Alaska?