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by terrulian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107726

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

In the third world they use anything they can, like tarps and old bed sheets.
by terrulian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Bonding to cured epoxy fibreglass
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Bonding to cured epoxy fibreglass

If I understand your question, the difference is between a chemical and physical bond. Although the chemical bond, wet-on-wet, laying the next layer while the underlying layer is still curing, is preferable, it is often not possible. In those cases where the epoxy has cured, you merely sand for toot...
by terrulian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

simply throwing money at a problem via purchased gear
Ahhhh, and then buying it again when it fails! Such fond memories! Be still my heart!
by terrulian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

I’m working on fuelless/windless/sunless generation already
So...a perpetual motion machine? When you get that put together, you'll be so rich you can hire someone else to sail around the world for you.
by terrulian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

Yes, being able to fix it is a point in favor of this plan, which is why I said I'd have a complete set of backup parts. No matter what you do you need a plan B. And as I mentioned, my Monitor broke so even getting a name brand is no guarantee but by that time it had about 25000 miles on it. We had ...
by terrulian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

The problem is not going to be resolved by a short-term test. Practical Sailor's tests are about as clever as you can get but I don't trust them. How are you going to test something that has to work 24 hours a day for three weeks or more in a wide variety of wind speeds and directions, and from 1-2 ...
by terrulian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107726

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

What Jeff said. :D
by terrulian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

It is not as easy to construct sea-proof gear as one would like. That strikes me as being kind of an odd comment coming from a boat builder It is not uncommon for reputable professionals to design gear that is undone by the sea. For example, our roller furling system made by Hood had parts that wer...
by terrulian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

Blondie Hasler is the guy I remember coming up with the trim-tab design, which I believe was the first. Slocum had a system involving the jib sheet as I recall, of course much earlier. I'm not questioning the design, just the construction. Don't know if I'd trust my own construction over one that ha...
by terrulian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: DIY Windvane Steering
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: DIY Windvane Steering

This guy is the bizness...thanks, netpackrat. We used a Monitor which we had to rebuild a couple of times, and it failed in the middle of the Atlantic in a way that could not be jury-rigged. Of course it had a lot of miles on it by then. Not sure what I'd choose if I did this again. I would probably...