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by 44c
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Finally Does It
Replies: 124
Views: 58881

Re: Finally Does It

Looks good. I wish I had done that! Never even thought of it.
by 44c
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 198
Views: 69359

Re: Sarah 41

Littered? There are two forums I regularly post to. One other I very occasionally post to. I've met many people through these few forums, several have become good friends. I've also learned a fair bit, and I try to pass on some of that. I think that's why these forums exist. And please don't call me...
by 44c
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsail single line reefing.
Replies: 5
Views: 4112

Re: Mainsail single line reefing.

Hi David. You're possibly better to talk to owners of production cat's. Quite a lot of them have single line reefing. Our friends have on a Seawind 1250. AFAIK it works well for them. They did break a block in the system on the trip to Vanuatu though. I think because they cranked it down too far. FW...
by 44c
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 198
Views: 69359

Re: Sarah 41

Can't speak for anyone else, but I sure as hell didn't spend a year on fairing.

Anyway, you know best. You always do.
by 44c
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Watermakers
Replies: 33
Views: 20119

Re: Watermakers

I did a little experiment in the house kitchen sink, not really scientific but indicative, at full on I can fill a litre in 8 seconds. So that equates to 7.5 lpm or 450 liters per hour, so yes I guess the 25 liters per hour unit is about 1/20th the pressure of a house tap on full. 400ml per minute....
by 44c
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 198
Views: 69359

Re: Sarah 41

That boat wasn't an Oram. It was "Fantasia", owner designed and built. And in fact it was originally quite well finished. But years of very hard sailing, and LOTS of racing have taken a toll. ANyway, the standard of finish has little effect on either cheap, or fast, or comfortable... And my point in...
by 44c
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 198
Views: 69359

Re: Sarah 41

How warm does it need to be for the epoxy to cure? I'm guessing you'd be using a real fast hardener in the colder months, but still?
by 44c
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 198
Views: 69359

Re: Sarah 41

You are so right Allan. I guess all things are relative and I'll be wishing for cooler weather soon enough. This time away from boat building has replenished my boat fund $$. With the advances in solar technology I am still thinking about electric propulsion. I have received a quote from Ocean volt...
by 44c
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV "Somewhere"
Replies: 184
Views: 94654

Re: SV

Just mucking around with the assy in light wind on lake Macquarie, decided to try pointing a bit higher with it. Pretty surprised to get as high as 35' apparent. (around 60' true.) https://www.youtube.com/embed/kvOOYwxGs2c In reality the jib would have worked better, but it was an interesting exerci...