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by terrulian
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cannonball's FS18
Replies: 275
Views: 31627

Re: Cannonball's FS18

Not sure I understand the question. You find a licensed marine surveyor, he inspects your boat and gives you the result for the insurance and you write him a check. They do it all the time for all kinds of boats, self-made or not. The surveyors range from very strict and thorough to, give me a beer ...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14, rigging advice
Replies: 63
Views: 6614

Re: AD 14, rigging advice

Don't you want to be able to hoist a regular jib? You can't sail upwind with a spinnaker. I'm just asking, I don't know what the plans say.
by terrulian
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14, rigging advice
Replies: 63
Views: 6614

Re: AD 14, rigging advice

I think you'll find that your three-part purchase is plenty adequate. And you've designed it so that should you decide later you want the downhaul run aft, all you have to do is extend the line through deck blocks back to the cockpit. Like Jacques says, allow for the boom vang but I think you have p...
by terrulian
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14, rigging advice
Replies: 63
Views: 6614

Re: AD 14, rigging advice

Hey...where's the rest of the mast?
by terrulian
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14, rigging advice
Replies: 63
Views: 6614

Re: AD 14, rigging advice

I raced large sail boats in the North Sea mostly and my nickname was "Balancine". -Jacques The best place to see the North Sea is from land. You are a wild man. Bondo: That setup looks great and will give you plenty of purchase on a boat this size. I think you'll be very happy with your idea of lea...
by terrulian
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: clear epoxy seal before prime?
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: clear epoxy seal before prime?

I have this very same question...and how many coats of epoxy?
by terrulian
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 242487

Re: A Cracker Built GF18

OK, understood. You are a man among men, even not considering the skill and patience involved in your projects.
by terrulian
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 242487

Re: A Cracker Built GF18

I really hesitate to suggest anything as it smacks of coals to Newcastle, but I recently broke down and bought a full face 3M mask and it's like magic. I can see, and basically forget it's there. Nothing in the eyes, no coughing. But I assume it's so hot where you are that this option would not work...
by terrulian
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14, rigging advice
Replies: 63
Views: 6614

Re: AD 14, rigging advice

Jacques, It goes without saying that I would defer to you here so Bondo, listen to Jacques. I am properly convinced that his knowledge of boats is on a different level from mine. I do not understand, however, why a fixed topping lift, if properly adjusted, would prevent dousing the sail in any condi...
by terrulian
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14, rigging advice
Replies: 63
Views: 6614

Re: AD 14, rigging advice

Now, the topping lift. Your boom comes with two attachment points at the end, one above, one below. The sheet can go to the lower one, and you can run a line from the upper one to a padeye at the top of the mast. Make sure to rig it so that it doesn't chafe the halyard up there. I wouldn't use anyth...