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by 44c
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: plans for a Cat, 35-45 feet?
Replies: 13
Views: 6563

Re: plans for a Cat, 35-45 feet?

Re two vs one daggerboards. For a racing boat, where you'll routinely fly a hull, you need two. For a cruising boat there are good arguments for one. If you'll never fly a hull, you don't need two. It's cheaper and quicker to just build one. You don't lose the space in both hulls. And tank testing h...
by 44c
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: plans for a Cat, 35-45 feet?
Replies: 13
Views: 6563

Re: plans for a Cat, 35-45 feet?

Duflex is many things..... mostly it's end grain balsa core, with multiaxial unidirectional fibreglass and epoxy skins. But you can also have foam cores and carbon fiber skins. Basically it comes in 1.2 X 2.4 metre sheets, with a variety of core thickness and laminate weights available. It can be bo...
by 44c
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsail single line reefing.
Replies: 5
Views: 4112

Re: Mainsail single line reefing.

I agree with Mick about having all the lines in one place. Reefing downwind, I take up on the reefing line, then ease the halyard, take up on the reefing line, ease the halyard, etc etc. Just letting the halyard go to a predetermined point would be messy, with battens wrapped around shrouds etc. Bei...
by 44c
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 94654

Re: SV

I ran tapes over them lengthwise down the boat. Make sense?
by 44c
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Finally Does It
Replies: 124
Views: 58881

Re: Finally Does It

It all looks awesome Dave, well done!
by 44c
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 198
Views: 69359

Re: Sarah 41

Looking good!

Just a suggestion, take the underwater primer to well above the waterline, like at least 100mm.
You want to antifoul well above the waterline because it's always wet due to waves, and green stuff will grow on ordinary paint. And chances are, you'll be a bit over design weight at times.
by 44c
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 94654

Re: SV

You have internet out there? Ours didn't work. We'll be around the area a bit longer. We're on the brand new mooring in Hook passage just now. Pretty nice snorkelling here too. We're going to be over at Airlie on Saturday for the fun race. Last one ever, they're saying. 20-30 knots forecast, should ...
by 44c
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 94654

Re: SV

Better than we expected. There's some damage, mostly to fragile corals like staghorn, but still lots of healthy coral too. Probably more of an issue is that quite a bit of the coral has a fine coating of sand or mud on it.
by 44c
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 94654

Re: SV

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Great weather, so BAck out at Hardy reef.
by 44c
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 94654

Re: SV

It has been cold! I hear it's been a pretty wet dry season up there.

Nice and sunny here at Keppel.