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by mahnamahna
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Resin coat before high build
Replies: 21
Views: 20991

Re: Resin coat before high build

I had aimed in January this year to be launching now. That like all my timelines has blown out and I plan now to paint in late Jan. I reckon at least 2 more months to fit windows and bolt everything on and get systems like motors and rudders and basic electrics all working so launch say April? I am ...
by mahnamahna
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Resin coat before high build
Replies: 21
Views: 20991

Re: Resin coat before high build

Hey Sean. How awesome that we are at about the same stage considering how long its been. Life huh? I did the resin coat before highbuild on underwater up to 300mm above wl but applied highbuild over tacky resin to avoid sanding or peelply. Above waterline highbuild went straight over bog. I have san...
by mahnamahna
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Piston Broke
Replies: 134
Views: 107947

Re: Piston Broke

With a roof liner and that distance gap,I reckon you may have a natural insulation in just the air in between. Nice work by the way.
by mahnamahna
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: El Coyote
Replies: 48
Views: 39938

Re: El Coyote

Just a cut n paste mis-allignment Romeo, looks great. http://i67.tinypic.com/21l645j.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/15wj5sz.jpg Cant decide if all these launchings are motivating me or depressing me. If I dont launch this year I may just give up!!!! Just sanding first highbuild coat on hulls, I may make...
by mahnamahna
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 220
Views: 164082

Re: Sarah 41

I think that a boat can be deemed unseaworthy once on the water and there are regs here on safety gear that must be on board but as far as I know, laws only kick in once you launch and you can build and launch without ever being inspected or regulated until on water authority takes over. For a sailb...
by mahnamahna
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 220
Views: 164082

Re: Sarah 41

My insurance didn't ask me what the boat is built from/with, they just wanted to know how much cover I wanted. Do you mind tells me what the lisencing bureau require? If anything. Dean There are currently no laws (in Australia) that control or regulate how a boat is made. Anyone can design and buil...
by mahnamahna
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 220
Views: 164082

Re: Sarah 41

My insurance didn't ask me what the boat is built from/with, they just wanted to know how much cover I wanted.
by mahnamahna
Fri May 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: lifepo batteries
Replies: 32
Views: 50431

Re: lifepo batteries

I agree Allan, I dont think the item i showed controls cut off points for over or under charge, they just keep all the cells in the module at the same voltage as the others to prevent one cell going rogue. I too will have under and over charge cut outs but as I am yet to decide on solar controller I...
by mahnamahna
Fri May 27, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: lifepo batteries
Replies: 32
Views: 50431

Re: lifepo batteries

3.2v per cell is the nominal voltage of lifepo4 so 12.8 would be the ideal voltage wouldnt it? My understanding is they hold voltage until almost completely drained, under 5%. Interesting ability of lifepo4 is their ability to hold a steady "shelf" voltage. I have had mine sitting under the saloon s...