I’m thing about getting some of this stuff for standing rigging on a trailer sailer. Anyone got any experience with it?
ive used Dynex Dux on a previous boat and was pretty happy with it, but only comes in 5mm + diameter.
From a financial and time perspective it's hard to justify building a boat at the moment. Second hand boats are relatively cheap whilst the cost for raw materials and fittings remain high.
Having said that, I'm currently building a boat. I am doing it because that's what I want to do. I can...
Putting some serious thought in to sailing down, depends a bit on the weather though. Will make a call on it closer to the date.
I love the look of your fat bottom Pogo. I'm building a smaller version at the moment. It's a new version of the 5.5m boats by Barry Colson. 2.5m wide. Built from...
They're not local, but do have a great international reputation. I'm in QLD and have ordered some custom foils from them before. All arrived as it should, when they said it would.
It sounds like the glass will be non-structural and only there to protect the ply. Given this the glass could be pretty lightweight say 200gm or potentially even lighter.
At 50:50 resin/glass = 400gm/ Sqm.
Say there is 24sqm of area on your boat that is less then 10kg for the whole job.
What sort of methods do people use to attach kite sheets to the kite? I do inside gybes, but particularly in the light breezes have dramas with clew catching on the forestay during gybes. At the moment I use bow lines taped up. Any suggestions to help prevent it getting caught up?