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Sail Boats 15' and up. Please include the boat type in your question.
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Re: AD-14

Post by topwater » Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 am

Nothing wrong with that set :!:


Novi 23 finally launched !

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Re: AD-14

Post by bondo » Tue May 07, 2019 9:23 am

Hi guys.
If I added reef points to my mainsail
the boat would be ready for cruising.

A real bonus of building a Bateau sailboat are the high quality sails that have been designed and can be purchased. The bow-sprit is per plan, making the 15' boat effectively 20' long (for sail) = 220 sq ft of sail.

I will add that the boat does feel complete with mainsail alone. The plans say as much and it's true.

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Re: AD-14

Post by bondo » Fri May 10, 2019 10:53 pm

If you watch this video does the boat look bow heavy?

If a sailboat is level when at-rest and the weight distribution stays the same does the fore-aft trim change when underway? (When sailing upwind)
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Re: AD-14

Post by bondo » Fri May 10, 2019 11:56 pm

Here you can see the bow-entry/wave.

Is there a GPS phone app for sailing that people like?

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Re: AD-14

Post by terrulian » Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 am

No way I can tell from those shots but offhand I'd say she looks good.
If the boat is sitting on its lines at the dock, then it isn't down at the head unless you built it wrong or Jacques designed it wrong...so in other words, not likely. On race boats you always get the weight aft when sailing downwind to keep the boat from wanting to pitch forward, since the force driving the boat is leveraging the stern up and the bow down. If you see a race, watch where the crew is on the downwind legs. Upwind, since the force of the wind is leveraging the boat laterally, you need the weight on the windward rail.
Right now, I wouldn't worry about it, and would pay more attention to weather helm and lee helm.

As far as GPS apps go there is no shortage of choices but I like a real marine unit. They're waterproof--my handheld floats--and as the charts are installed in the unit you don't have to concern yourself with data usage and connectivity. The downside is they are a bit pricey, you can't show anyone pictures of your cat, and no one can call you. 8)
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