Tempest

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  1. Tempest

    R2AK spotted!

    Drinkin' beer at the Dingy Dock Pub in Nanaimo and spotted this fine vessel.
  2. So my centreboard has finally given up the ghost. I knew the day I would have to rebuild it was coming but I was hoping I could put the job off until next year. Unfortunately the lift cable pulled out of the centreboard for this job has been pushed up in the queue. Here's a guys blog with an E25. Pretty much the same boat but with a bigger CB. He measured his CB and made a duplicate which is as close to the original as possible. http://www.ericson25.com/2013/01/centerboard-construction-part-1.html?showComment=1532472780127#c1882537458077530083 So my question is: How close does a new board have to match the original and can I get away with updating to a more modern NACA profile? If I do this, I may also want to slightly reshape my rudder to a NACA profile and I'm concerned that screwing with these things may upset the performance of my boat. Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill or should I be concerned and try to stick to the factory profiles? The reason I ask is because if I can redesign the CB with a NACA profile I can do the whole thing in CAD and I don't even need to get my hands dirty until it's time to install the board.
  3. That's a very good point and one I hadn't considered. The CB will be VERY close to the same planform but I may change the rudder a bit.... or not... maybe I'll just try to fair it.
  4. I'm not concerned with cutting weather helm I'm worried about increasing lee helm. But otherwise, those seem like valid points.
  5. I guess my concern is that I'm going to change the position of my centre of lateral resistance by changing to foils that generate more lift. Moving it forward will increase my weather helm and moving it back will increase my lee helm, right? I doubt that improving the CB profile will change much but my rudder is pretty big. The rudder is also the one I worry about as it could potentially move the CLR rear because it's a large surface area and it has leverage on it's side.... but perhaps I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill...
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    Found the Worst Boat Ever?

    lol, epic. I bet he was so high he thought he was sailin' while glassin'
  7. Yep, that is definitely part of the design criteria. This one actually looks like it has some shape to it though and isn't just a flat plate. Well a 4 digit NACA profile was what I was thinking. I didn't know the NACA profile was that old. Should I just use a profile that fits the max width & length (depth) of the trunk (probably 4"-5" wide and 8" deep)? I would of course match the profile to the water direction; I think the CB hangs at around a 45° angle. At this point I just don't want the profile to have any negative impact on the sailing performance/stability. Any improvement in performance is gravy.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Here are some photos of my first time single handing with both sails up. That autopilot is incredible, it totally changes sailing for me. I was actually giggling to myself while sitting on the head while under way Photos shot in Queen Charlotte Channel heading from Horseshoe Bay out to the Strait of Georgia. Unfortunately the wind died on me as soon as I hit the strait but I had fun motoring around in the sun.
  9. So a local guy is selling a Catalina 22 and I went to take a look at it the other day. I wasn't super impressed but perhaps that's because I'm unsure of whether or not it's a good buy. 1974 and it's a little dirty from sitting outside. Rigging looks OK but the surface of the fiber glass needs love. It has spider cracks in the gel coat in certain areas and overall needs a cut and polish. Lots of little spots where things have rubbed through the gel coat. One spot about halfway up the bow clearly has been repaired (probably from hitting something) and not repaired well (lumpy, not blended in). I asked him when he last serviced the swing keel and he didn't know what I was talking about. The winch and cable look OK but I would definitely repair/service stuff before using the boat. There is some obvious home-brew glass work at the front of the keel trunk which makes me cringe. I think I saw spray foam which made me puke in my mouth a little. It would be easy for me to cut that stuff out and repair the glass myself but are there other issues that can arise from cracks to the keel trunk? The other big issue that concerned me is that he said the fore-deck separated from the hull right at the bow. I'm guessing this is from the bow chainplate/shroud. He said he glassed it back together and he installed a turnbuckle on the inside of the hull that runs from the underside of the chainplate to the bow eye (where the trailer winch attaches). Is this a common problem with these boats? Is this a problem from which is should steer away from? Otherwise, the bilge looks clean, the interior looks like that of a boat from the 1970s, the motor is pretty new and the trailer looks good aside from needing new tires. He's asking $5500 CAD. Thoughts? Starboard side of cockpit looking aft can't remember what this is. Somewhere around the keel trunk, I believe
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Thanks. Ya, hopefully the thread info saves someone else some trouble but I'm guessing it will soon be lost in the bowels of the internet. I looked at all of the other attachment options and I was trying to avoid filling my cockpit with a bunch of obtrusive crap. I think this installation was the best way to go. Technically it already has an electrical leash so I should be fine. Also, that back end socket has pretty tight tolerances so it actually holds onto the TP pretty well via suction. Uhg, ended up bailing on the Ericson meet. The high wind warnings totally screwed up my plans and there wasn't enough wind to sail over on Friday so I would have just been motoring. I had a bunch of friends and family on Keats so I just hung out around there. The sailing on Sunday was awesome though! Nice, consistent wind from the North West. The weather is starting to look a lot better and I think I have everything pretty much in ship shape so I'll be planning to head to Squampton for SOAR. I'll sail to the island at some point but there's no hurry now. thanks Ugh, I knew it was too good to be true. Should have made a template! Oh well. Hopefully rot will be a problem of the past now that I have everything sealed up. Guess I didn't post a photo before but in the photo with the new bulkhead you can see the rubber boot I made for the CB trunk. Having that thing on there has eliminated a massive amount of water from gushing up and into the compression post Thanks.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    I ended up buying a Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot. Seems to work OK but it definitely isn't worth $800. They don't make an extension for it that's longer than 6" so I had a buddy machine up a 9-5/8" extension for it. They used a custom, 19TPI thread to try to force you to buy their proprietary parts . Just in case anyone needs to know.... 0.680" major diameter standard 60° V-threads, 19TPI but most machines won't cut 19TPI so he cut it using a 1.375mm metric thread pitch and it seems to work fine. Would be nice if it had limit switches as opposed to just binding up at the end of it's travel.... Anyway, aside from waiting for the weather, all is good. Might sail over to Horseshoe Bay this afternoon just for the helluvit.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Otherwise, I resealed my though hulls for the head and now my bilge isn't filling up with so much water! Awesome! Apparently the through hulls were leaking.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Made up some 1/16" stainless plates to replace the overlapping washers on the 1/2" fasteners. Why they thought 1/2" fasteners were necessary is beyond me. The plates allow me to crank everything down without deforming the wood. Before the plates the washers were crushing the wood and the spring lock washers weren't even compressing all the way. Think that's part of the reason everything was creaking and moving around. The deck was rotten under the starboard chainplate so I had to dig the crap out and fill it with some epoxy putty. Didn't seem too bad though and hopefully this will keep the water out. Everything has been resealed with a healthy dose of 3M 4000UV. Another awesome design feature.... the knuckleheads at Ericson cut the holes too big for the window and then just plastered it with silicone. No wonder the window was leaking. I had to make a flange out of aluminum to cover the gaps and then resealed it all with 4000. Actually turned out OK and I don't think it looks that bad.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    One of my port windows was leaking along with my chain plates so I wanted to get them sealed up. When I went to remove the port chain plate I realized that I needed to remove the bulkhead because some genius though it would be a good idea to have one of the bolt heads behind some protruding fiberglass . The bulkhead was rotten and needed to be replaced anyway but it wasn't a job I had planned on doing this past weekend so that was a bit of an irritation. On the up side, everything is super solid now and nothing was creaking or cracking on the boat last night! Everything sounded super solid. No idea why the starboard chainplate is bolted to a thick hunk of wood that's glassed directly into the hull and then the port chain plate is bolted to a flimsy, 1/2" sheet of plywood that is fastened to the cabin liner in the worst way imaginable. Friggen idiots. I ground down the nut on the top of the port chain plate, cut the bolt and flipped the whole thing around so that it can be removed the next time the chain plates need servicing. It's too bad the wood doesn't match but finding pre-finished birch ply saved me a bunch of time. Unfortunately I wasn't able to save the capping/trim. Some dummy did a home repair and used the wrong glue to reattach a delaminated section so it came apart in one section as I was trying to remove it.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Alright, Gents, I finally got all of the work done. Slept on the boat in Gibsons last night. Trying to sail across to Genoa Bay for the Ericson meetup but I've been getting fucked by the weather. There have been strong wind warnings in effect for yesterday and today. Looks like it's supposed to be 5-15 variable all day tomorrow so I think that's my weather window. I pulled my head out because some idiot used non-stainless screws to hold it in and the back corner was broken. They also had it plumbed incorrectly so the anti-siphun valve was in the intake hose and not the output (to the bowl) hose. I epoxied the thing back together and added FG cloth on the inside and outside. That aughta hold it.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    resealing through hulls, fixing toilet and resealing chainplates has turned into replacing the port side bulkhead ffuuucccckk my life! So much for sailing this weekend.
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    R2AK spotted!

    I'd love to but I have no idea how I'd get it home. I also don't want to be drilling holes and mounting oars to it. I'd love to do the race though!
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    R2AK spotted!

    Ha, later on that evening we ended up at The Nanaimo Bar. Some random dude rolled up beside us at the bar. Started talking to him and it turns out it was Peter O’Donoghue from Team HOA 5.2. We had a few beers with him before he ducked out and left us to our alcohol fueled insanity. I got a photo with him that I was going to post but I forgot my fucking cell phone in my buddies car as I was jumping the ferry last Wednesday. My buddy mailed it to me and it's supposed to be here today so I'll post the photo when I get my phone. Unfortunately it looks like Pete may have dropped out of the race or has been swept up by the chase boat as I don't see him on the race tracker. Hell of a nice guy though. I was having the bartender mix the dunkelweizen and the raspberry ale from Longwood Brewing. It was fucking delicious. We got pretty fucking drunk! Didn't really have the opportunity to look around as we took the little Dingy Dock shuttle over. I was on the island buying a TIG welder so I didn't have my sailboat. I'll be heading over to victoria on the 2nd or 3rd (depending on the weather). Maybe we can link up for a beer. The Ericson meetup is the weekend of the 7th-8th.
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    These guys are higher then Rick James

    Flaming: You're doing it wrong. The appropriate burn would be a play on the fact that he used "then" instead of "than".
  20. Tempest

    How to sail close hauled

    You're trying to flatten out a big triangle. If your leads are too far forward your foot is loose, allowing the sail to balloon out and generate a lot of power. If you put your leads too far aft you flatten out the foot but your leech could flog and if you have noobs on the boat then grommets could start getting ripped out of sails by people trying to trim with the foot singin' tight. If you're trying to depower your sail you need to put the cars in the position where both your foot and leech are able to be tensioned with slightly less tension on the foot. Halyard tension will also play a roll and you can further depower by tightening it up.
  21. Tempest

    The world needs more 69, snowflake time

    There's something about sailing that naturally attracts dickheads. I don't know why that is but as soon as you put sails on a boat the dickheads start coming out of the woodwork. I dunno what that says about me but I hang out on SA because there seems to be a lack of dickheads here. Maybe the dickheads can't handle the disorder? Anyway, I sailed in a regatta 2 weeks ago and the people I sailed with were enough to make me not want to sail in a regatta again. Lots of awesome people at the club but by the time the Sunday dinner came around I had to get the hell out of there. I ate dinner quickly and headed for the door. The amount of gossip was absolutely astounding. Come to think of it, there may be a parallel in golf.... maybe it has something to do with having lots of money and belonging to a private, exclusive club that makes people feel superior. All I know is that I'm getting to the point where I want to sail for fun and with friends and avoid the YCs.
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    Best glue for upholstery?

    So I have to glue new vinyl into my cubby pockets along my v-birth. The old stuff was foam backed and was held to the rough, unfinished fiberglass (no gel coat) with silicone calking. Silicone is a good backup plan but, because it needs to be glued to the sides and roof I would like something high tack that won't need to be held in place. I was thinking possibly contact cement but contact cement has it's own limitations. Any recommendations for a thick, sticky glue I can use to hold this stuff in place without having to cobble together an awkward support system?
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    Best glue for upholstery?

    Awesome, thanks, will do.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Well for $6-700, landed at my door, I demand something better than "OK". There should be at least a basic level of electronic robustness and water resistance. Not only that but they've been making these things for YEARS. It's not like they're not aware of the problems with them as the internet tells me they have received BOAT LOADS of feedback. The displacement on my boat is only 3200lbs (maybe 4000lbs with water food and a couple of bodies) so I'd be well within the specs of the 1000/10. I just want something that will point the boat while I raise/lower sails and/or go below for a drink or a BM. That convenience is worth $600 to me.... but not if it only lasts 2 years... and if out of those 2 years I'm without the unit for 6 months while they fix/replace it. I guess if it shits the bed I'd at least have the guts to play with. I agree. I think RPi might even be overkill. This is something that's well within the capability of an arduino. Check this guys unit out. Friggen awesome. Was looking around all night last night to see if I could find and off-the-shelf linear actuator that was weather proof/corrosion resistant to save myself the hassle of building one. So far I haven't found much for reasonable prices.
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    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    True, although designing, developing and manufacturing commercial and consumer products is what I do for a living so I might be able to pull it off That Pelagic system would be expensive by the time it landed at my door (considering the state of the Kanadian Kopek) but it might be worth it. Wondering how corrosion resistant their actuator is.