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by jaleel_da_sheik
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Sailing Techniques
Topic: Bi-rig tips for newbies. . .
Replies: 1
Views: 5807

Bi-rig tips for newbies. . .

I've yet to find a good post for basic techniques on sailing with a bi-rigged cat. I know that each boat/bi-rig will handle differently, but am curious as to how you go about sailing your bi-rig.

Possible topics: tacking, gybing, reefing, heaving to, sailing off of anchor/dock, etc.

- shiek
by jaleel_da_sheik
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Window Tinting
Replies: 51
Views: 62485

Re: Window Tinting

based on your findings that film installed on either the outside or the inside will reflect the same amount of heat, it sounds like it comes down to replacement cost/lifespan. will it be cheaper to replace the film installed on the exterior every 3-5 years or replace the windows with film installed ...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Easy Redesign
Replies: 10
Views: 11971

Re: Easy Redesign

An update regarding this thread. . . I contacted Craig at Spirited Designs regarding the Synergy 38. For those of you who haven't checked it out, this is a very nice looking cat with very sweet lines. A definite "looker", especially coming from flat panel construction. I shared my wishlist...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Building, Timber and Joinery
Topic: Easy Ply Thickness Question. . .
Replies: 3
Views: 7737

Re: Easy Ply Thickness Question. . .

Yup. Several factors are pushing me in the direction of designing my own cat. I run 3-D CAD software for a living and am putting some of my ideas into a 3-D model. There will be a little bit of all sorts of current designs with some of my own ideas thrown in as well. It might turn into one big train...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Building, Timber and Joinery
Topic: Easy Ply Thickness Question. . .
Replies: 3
Views: 7737

Easy Ply Thickness Question. . .

Easy Sarah plans call out for several thicknesses of ply:

13 sheets of 12mm
80 sheets of 9mm
15 sheets of 6mm
1 sheet of 18 mm

What general areas of the boat do each of these thicknesses go into? Bridgedeck? Bulkheads? Hull? Keels? Deck?

- sheik
by jaleel_da_sheik
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Steering and Autopilots
Topic: Center Helm Location?
Replies: 2
Views: 6645

Center Helm Location?

Spirited designs has a new model called the "Synergy" that is a flat panel build. Craig has emailed me the study plans for the boat - as expected, quite stylish and some different design features I had not seen before. Most notably was the center helm position on the Synergy compared to th...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Easy Redesign
Replies: 10
Views: 11971

Re: Easy Redesign

Thanks for the replies so far. Looks like if I want to stick with Easys, I'm going to need to track down some outside assistance. Is there any marine engineering firms that you would suggest? The more I look into things the more I have been drawn to the bi-rigged cat. On top of that, I've been looki...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Easy Redesign
Replies: 10
Views: 11971

Re: Easy Redesign

Finances were not mentioned by either of us in my initial inquiry. Below is the text of my question and Peter's answer: Q: "I am also interested in the concept of bi-rigged sailing catamarans. Has this been done on any of the Easy boats? Is it possible?" A: "Yes someone did it -looked...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Easy Redesign
Replies: 10
Views: 11971

Easy Redesign

Wondering how one would go about getting a set of Easy plans redesigned for a different rig than the one in the stock plans. I've contacted Peter in the past regarding different rig types and he came back basically against the idea of redesign. I'm interested in the Easy for sake of cost, material, ...
by jaleel_da_sheik
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Yacht cad service
Replies: 6
Views: 7191

Re: Yacht cad service

I design in SolidEdge (rival to Solidworks) for a living and when the time comes, I will be building my cat first in digital 3-D before constructing in real 3-D. I'll probably try and use the CAD files with a plywood build to get most of the panels CNC routed. A plywood boat (Easy) should be the eas...