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  1. Hunky

    Transom ladder conundrum

    Trying to figure out a boarding ladder in case someone falls in the water or otherwise goes for a swim. Living up by latitude 64.5 so probably not a lot of use of a ladder, but I need something. I've considered a rope ladder and am aware of its disadvantages. This transom is on a catamaran and...
  2. Hunky

    Source for j-bolts? (L-bolts, really)

    I'm building a mast head and since I am not able to weld aluminum - thought I would attach the head via bolts like in the picture. Been googling, but maybe some yard has some used ones around. I do have a buddy that can weld, but I think it would be easiest to fabricate the head for use with...
  3. Hunky

    Mast for KHSD 30' cat

    Way back in the 1900's when I started this 30' (9m) cat build, and before I knew really much about anything, I purchased a used mast (came off a monohull) that was "about" the right length for the Kurt specified mast. Since, he has updated his drawings and the mast now is over a foot shorter. It...
  4. Hunky

    Grounding my smallish cat electrically

    I have a 30' cat with outboards, so wondering if/how to ground for lightning. Been reading a few links and some suggest a copper rod on top of mast and the aluminum mast grounded to a copper plate outside the hull. I understand this may or may not work. But also some of my electrical panels have...
  5. Hunky

    newbie electrical build questions

    I've wired a lot of houses when building them but never a boat. This is a 30' cat I picture the use of as coastal cruising - though don't want to limit it too much. So electrical demands are fairly light at this point. What I will have is all LED lighting, a lithium battery around 200-280...
  6. Hunky

    layout for headsail track- sm. cruising cat

    I'm building a 30' catamaran and am starting to lay out the deck hardware. I'm a beginner when it comes to sailing.. have spent some time on monohulls - but don't have a good understanding of the fine points of sailing, yet. This boat is a KHSD design and I've modified it by putting a cabin on...
  7. Hunky

    building a wood/glass hollow boom - need gooesneck help

    I need a gooseneck for this boom I'm building - the boom has plywood sides with carbon and glass reinforcing. I don't know if there's an off-the-shelf gooseneck I can adapt or if I should have someone build one. The mast is aluminum - an older Isomat mast that has an old ring style gooseneck...
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