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  1. Artemis?

    + a trilion!!!!!
  2. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    +1 This is a GP26 thread!!!!! Please post all other maters to another thread NOT in this one.......
  3. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Some very dodgy rigging going on there could of at least used a spreader bar for the lift. pretty cool boat btw Boat & cradle weighs very little - very little compression load on those straps Glad you like the boat :)/> Jim I love your boat it looks awesome I am now based in southernwest if Norway and I plan to go to the expo to see the little beast face to face! Please allow me to say that the slings are always in tension.... (It is the structural engineer inside me that talks ...) but I might be wrong in what you meant!
  4. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Nice I can put these days into my calender and pop up to the expo....
  5. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Windseeker are you gonna have sailing demo's in Olso? Now I am based in the southern Norway (Kristiansand) and I would like to exploit the possibility of having a GP26 here in Norway. So when your coming to Oslo can we have meeting?
  6. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Jim are there any updates on the state of the little boat......Is it finished????
  7. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Guys in my opinion I think that glass/foam is the optimum solution for the amateur builder and for the richer ones the carbon/foam construction. Why not take andantage of the todays tech and the experience of Jim.....(I am following this thread from the start and I think that Jim demostrated to all of us most of the boat costruction in detail and all the possible points that must have the extra care) I am sure that his drawings and the construction guidelines will create no problem at all for the ammateur builder.... Jim can you give us an update on the status of your boat, have you managed to progress with it at all?
  8. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    You are correct, and I have always planned to have a large pin at the aft extent of the "base" that will take all the compressive and bending loads. I want to be able to pull this pin easily so I can remove the sprit without too much drama. Ok I thought it was going to be a permenant fixed sprit....I really like your project I check it every day for new posts and I think everybody that reads your this topic apreciates all the effort in educating us on boatbuilding technics.....
  9. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Jim I have been following the costruction of the little fella since it had started and the boat is really impressive but as a Structural-Bridge Engineer I am a bit worried about the loads and the bending moments that your sprit has to withstand and the resulting compressive-tensile loads on the stem. Why didn't you go for a pinned sprit solution (the sprint is fixed at the bow with one or two pins and a bobstay)as they do it on the TP52????