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Vincent DePillis

Member Since 19 Jan 2005
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In Topic: My newest project

31 December 2015 - 05:56 AM

That respirator set up is pretty trick-- any body know the brand?

In Topic: something for DDW to get seriously theoretical about1.

23 November 2015 - 10:02 PM

Whoa!  That is cool, but no, I was just thinking having a nicely faired mast head fitting,  and a square top that is flat and even with the top of the mast.  Did not occur to me to try to take the sail above the masthead...

In Topic: something for DDW to get seriously theoretical about1.

23 November 2015 - 08:01 PM

Thks for thoughts. 


To Tucky-- boomless not in cards for me given traveler location.


To Shu-- interesting point.  Does reducing compression on lower battens (by having less leech curve) result in an increase in compression on the gaff batten?   I guess in any case, the bitter the square head, the more compression.


I have the ability to handle a fair amount of compression because I retrofitted the mast with an Antal track a couple of years ago.

In Topic: My newest project

19 November 2015 - 04:06 AM

On the taping-- Do they bond and tape the bulkhead in in one shot, or do they bond, and then then tape?


Also-- no bag on the taping, right?

In Topic: My newest project

30 October 2015 - 01:37 PM


Most of the workers at the yard are busy building the carbon parts for four boats. Things like hatch surrounds and hatch lids, watertight doors etc. Boring shit.



Not boring to me.   Pix of jigs, molds, plugs, workbench set ups, processes-- they can all be suggestive and informative.   The hull pix are spectacular, but the bits and pieces are interesting too.