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by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

You'd have to draw it out. You still have to secure the winder and you'd still have a stick in the middle.
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

You're talking about a Spanish Windlass https://s3.amazonaws.com/finehomebuilding.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/04/09124726/hb106tp01-01-main.jpg The winder has to be secured or it will just spin free. You're going to end up with a stick in the middle of your lifeline, no? I'm not getting how...
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Jaysen...you still have to tie a knot.
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

That's a pretty good notion, OQ, and then they'd be adjustable. But Bogie's using galvanized pipe. You might be able to drill a hole in and use your method but you'd want at least some silicone or Tef-gel and even then I'm thinking it'll get corroded and freeze. Nylon rope stretches a lot, too, so a...
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Won't work. To draw that knot tight, you pull on the standing part, putting slack in it, but that's the part you want tight.
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

I was even thinking of maybe tieing it to the cleat
Well, then you'll need another cleat to tie the boat up or else find a tangle every time you cast off.

Also, that wouldn't give any support to someone sitting in the back--for example, the guy running the engine!
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1714
Views: 100732

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

The lark's head like you have or even splicing the eye right to the cabin padeye works for one end. But the other end has to be tensioned and I'm a bit embarrassed to say I can't think of a pretty knot to use. A trucker's hitch would be too much junk. I guess a round turn and two half-hitches would ...
by terrulian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Beer barrel staves
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Beer barrel staves

Guys, this is great stuff!! I'm making birdhouses from an old redwood deck. Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt37doo4XxM There is a huge amount of free lumber around that will, quite unbelievably, end up as trash in a land fill!! It's still good stuff and tip of the hat to fallguy. I ...
by terrulian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Resources to learn more?
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Resources to learn more?

That's the right way to approach boats and the sea, and anything else for that matter.
by terrulian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Resources to learn more?
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Resources to learn more?

Masoric-- I can totally relate to this quest. Before I went cruising I spent a bit of time researching hull and rig design, primarily with regard to safety but I certainly didn't want a slow boat, either. Although the basics are kind of intuitive, and there are easily understood rules of thumb, I qu...