Adelie16 from a land down under

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Re: Adelie16 from a land down under

Post by Salvatore » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:36 pm

G,day Karl, My Table is fixed, The AD16 has that extra cabin space to do that. I think that if you plan to sleep in your AD14 you might look at having it removable/fold-away.
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Post by jacquesmm » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:41 pm

Thank you for posting all that information.
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Re: Adelie16 from a land down under

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:47 am

Hallo Salvatore,
I know you have got a small ss winch to pull up the centreboard and you have given me lots of info with good pictures how you installed this winch. I would like to ask you if you installed it from the word go or only installed it after you have sailed a couple of times and maybe found out that lifting it with a rope is too strenuous. I am still not sure if I should mount such a winch or not. Seeing that I have the centreboard still in the garage I will try lift it on one end with a rope maybe that helps me to decide if I need it or not.
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Re: Adelie16 from a land down under

Post by Salvatore » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Hi Karl, I designed it that way from the start. I had a sailing boat many years ago that used a winch I liked the control it gave me when setting how deep in the water it was, I decided to do the same with my AD16. It takes up a tiny amount of space and I am happy I did. The question is will the loss of space be a issue for you in your AD14? The boat was designed without a winch, so lifting it should not be an issue. Also my first boat had a solid galvaned SB, my AD16 has a solid SS CB. From a previous post (I did do a little cheat when I was building my boat my CB is a solid slab of Stainless Steel, it weighs 70 kg, I got that idea from another boat design. I used a small 3to1 SS winch (cost AU $99) I crimped the cable at the right depth so I did not let the CB go down to far. it has worked extremely well for me. The winch does not get in my way and is a reminder not to forget to lift the CB when cumming ashore. I only have the winch handle on when using the winch.) from page 23 of this post.

To have an idea about space in your AD14 check out this youtube vid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoZXpav52D8

There are more like this one in my Liked vids on my youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK7N0Z ... w/featured

Pros:
easy to use
use sitting down
full control over how deep it goes

Con:
uses cockpit space
extra thing that needs maintenance

Regards
Salvatore Nizeti

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