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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. A friend and I are building a 43' Dick Newick designed trimaran, and would like to build a spinnaker pole similar to the j105 or similar,, and I have a few questions on the construction. 1- the pole cannon ? is completely water tight inside the cabin, correct?... 2- How is the pole sealed off and how are the control lines deployed?. 3- Photos of the interior construction and pole would really help us, we are building the boat in Colorado and do not have boats of this size to look at locally Thanks
  2. A friend and I are building a 43' Dick Newick designed trimaran, and would like to build a spinnaker pole similar to the j105 or similar,, and I have a few questions on the construction. 1- the pole cannon ? is completely water tight inside the cabin, correct?... 2- How is the pole sealed off and how are the control lines deployed?. 3- Photos of the interior construction and pole would really help us, we are building the boat in Colorado and do not have boats of this size to look at locally Thanks
  3. VC performance epoxy is an excellant product.
  4. ...TURBO OPTION!!?? ......perhaps you should sail an i550 before you suggest it needs more sail area Yep,,, the boat has plenty of sail, we hit 9+ downwind with three people on board and lugging 400 pounds of water. This was a shot taken shortly before turtling.
  5. So,,,,, While launching the boat last Friday for a regatta, the keel dropped from full height and fractured the keel trunk (i did not realize the damage until later), I should have checked the air chamber under the cockpit but figured the fiberglass would be flexible enough to absorb the shock, in the first race the boat was lethargic at best, although we did hit 9+ downwind I couldn't figure out why we were not planing, in the second race we got hit by a 40+ MPH micro burst that turtled two other boats and broke another boats mast. Long story short, we had 2 1/2" to 3" of water inside the entire underside of the cockpit, my math puts the water in the hull at around 400 pounds which aided in our turtling. Lesson learned, don't drop your f#*king keel while launching.
  6. ...yah sad news. On a brighter note,, it seems 'sail lady' in Colorado, who posted above, is with her partner in their build It's pretty cool they are building their boat together. A really awesome couple, I can' wait to race them.
  7. "...this...^^. ...why are you guys so stubburn to stay with something that is proven to be highly dysfunctional and invites catastrophe in the event of a grounding?? :mellow:" Mine has a foam crush box around the sleeve in case of grounding, we have stumps in one of our lakes. FYI: I told you guys I would be out for a race in the Pacific Northwest this year but not going to make it, due to a not so fun, divorce after 28 years,,, so having to regroup this year. I would like to make Delta Ditch next year if the i550 attendance holds up.
  8. I am also using a 4 to 1 which doubles as my vang to pull my keel up. One thing that makes a big difference is having the boat balanced side to side (I do it with everyone off the boat) if the boat is heeled at all it will not want to be raised. For those of you building I would recommend making the sleeve by wrapping a thick 3/16 cardboard wrapped around your finished keel section, then lay your sleeve up around the cardboard, giving you a reasonable sized space for the keel to slide up and down. I made the last 6 inches or so tighter where the keel exited the hull (see photo)
  9. Contact the Melges 20 class association, when I was building the i550 I had considered using them,,, at the time there were a lot of sets for sail and very inexpensive.
  10. Did you do a fin keel?
  11. Having seen a bunch of start masts snap, I would be very hesitant to put one on an i550. I have the viper mast with the sleeve still in. anyone know exactly what that sleeve above weighs by itself?.
  12. Yes,,,,, post some pics and keep the info coming,,,, awesome looking boat.
  13. Awesome news..... Merry Christmas my friends!
  14. ........I wish ...just got the staples out of my knee......'' no swimming or soaking for another month'' Whats the down time Couch?,,,, I hope your better by the 55X Worlds, Aubigny should be done here in a few weeks, and sea trials were scheduled for some time in February. I have been hoping for some solid input from him RE: my new keel design.
  15. I got some info back from Kronas. Here is my thought. 1- Fill bottom 1/3 of hollow extrusion with a bird shot/epoxy slurry. 2- Build a much smaller, bulb that makes up the difference in class minimum weight. 3- Design bulb in a much smaller diameter profile then current design. Lets here some input/ideas.