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by Redreuben
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: So, i'm close to boat time. give me some advice.
Replies: 21
Views: 28390

Re: So, i'm close to boat time. give me some advice.

If you haven't owned a catamaran or a yacht before then building one first up is not a good plan because it won't be long before you realise you should have done this or that differently. Buy something close to what you think you might need and when you have some miles under your belt sell it off an...
by Redreuben
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 116393

Re: BIPOLAR

David Tyler is reporting on his latest iteration of his soft wing junk type wingsail over at BD.
http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-d ... 25-13.html
by Redreuben
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 116393

Re: BIPOLAR

Why? The more I look at them the more complicated they seem. They also look extremely expensive once you consider a full size cruising sail for a +40ft cruising cat instead of a toy day sailer... I'm not suggesting that this is where all cruisers will end up I'm just saying this is the obvious (to ...
by Redreuben
Sat May 31, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 116393

Re: BIPOLAR

mahnamahna,

This thread may interest you;

http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-d ... 49425.html

The more I see and read, the more I think this is the way forward for cruisers.
by Redreuben
Thu May 29, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 116393

Re: BIPOLAR

That soft wing sure looks powerful ! But to my eye, the internal view upwards looks complex and fragile, not sure if that fits well with cruising offshore away from a parts supply. Early days, I think future developments may simplify things. While the wingsail I posted does use a stayed rig, two luf...
by Redreuben
Mon May 26, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 116393

Re: BIPOLAR

Here is a simpler version/system that may be of interest.

http://www.advancedwingsystems.com
by Redreuben
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Spray equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 42432

Re: Spray equipment

If you have good quality air coming out of your compressor get an air wash or air supplied respirator.
by Redreuben
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Anyone built a carbon mast?
Replies: 5
Views: 9285

Re: Anyone built a carbon mast?

What about Dyneema AND a carbon mast ! lol.

Never done it but this link will give you something to think about.

http://www.aes.net.nz/comment19.html

Cheers and good luck.
by Redreuben
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Waeco CR110 Fridge Wiring - Food for thought
Replies: 21
Views: 27417

Re: Waeco CR110 Fridge Wiring - Food for thought

Convective airflow is what most household chest freezers rely on... that is, they radiate heat from all 3 sides (some just the rear) as the condensing coil is routed around the perimeter of the shell. They dont have a fan, they just radiate the heat from the sides of the shell. This heat will rise ...
by Redreuben
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: To tape, or not to tape...?
Replies: 14
Views: 17041

Re: To tape, or not to tape...?

Here is a lightweight fit out ply you may wish to consider.

http://www.goldcorelight.com/index.htm