That's always good. (currently hunting down why my keelboat makes noises, or well, have a professional do so)Other big plus, boat has not groaned or cracked or bent.
With which you mean the strangely wavy effects with the reflections but it's all sealed up and usable?Plus foils now have a good enough surface to go sailing.
With webbing straps, same as the 18teens. I will get you a photo later today. It's a good system.Carbon Plate Clewboard too. How is it attached to the fabric? I made one once and between the carbon plate, carbon sails, and SS rivets, it disintegrated quickly in the saltwater.
That looks quite a bit tidier than on (my old) 49er clews and lighter, very nice to simply use notches. Now if only carbon sheets weren't pricey... I suppose glass would be heavier but okay...Lots of notches to be able to adjust possitioning, pretty happy with the system, pretty std on the 18teens.
Too slippery? That makes sense, but somehow I expected it to still work considering that's how splices are made... So you simply went to an equivalent covered rope up to the reef?Constrictor dose not like Dynema,
Just a test, sure.Probably pull the main up, cut some ropes, yad yad yad. Just a dry run.
Is it as much of an issue with foam? Sure, it does get warmer than white, but I usually found it alright since unlike metal it conducts heat poorly. Then again I am living in colder? climates at the Baltic waters.That deck will be hot up at Airlie
Makes sense, 150mm is way too much no matter how one slices it.Std 6mm braid seems superior.
mainsheet will take a while to get use to (I have a 2:1 corse that automatically goes to 4:1 once you get towards hard on
are you planning ASBA nats in Feb Vivace is entering.
What is the logic used to determine the spreader heights? It might be a bit of an illusion in the photo but the lower spreader looks relatively high? I guess the d1s mean it can be set higher?Big day, try and keep it in order.
Few request re the D1 anchor, I really like KISS, and it dose not get much more KISS than this, Ti milling with 3 x M5 Ti MT into Ti backing packing plates. Works a treat.
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Owed a Jib sheet photo of the jib sheet. This is the #2 jib, still amazed at Andy/Doyles comitment, really exceptional (and no they are not paying me)
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Just prior to hitting the water for the first time.
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Boat actually floats, we needed to make sure the fin went down, rudder fitted. That's Darcy hanging on, a GT photo, me looking fit. It's very stable, very sure now we can reduce the Bulb Weight, but a month of sailing first!
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GT playing with the Main, looks great, Cap shroud adjustment really works well, vang, outhaul, downhaul all work, mainsheet will take a while to get use to (I have a 2:1 corse that automatically goes to 4:1 once you get towards hard on, I will do a photo of that, but you need to get your head around the switch over, but it also works. Nicky says it's a game changer.
But we can go from full to flat easily, whole thing works, credit to Andy.
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#2 jib all set up, few wrinkles, but they will blow out.
So the plan, Saturady is fresh, but there is a 3 hr gap in the morning were it gose from 10 knts to 16knts, so we are targeting that. Also allows Deidre (my far better 1/2) to sprinkle some yellow stuff on the bow, (very little, why waste it). GT is on the case of crew, Alex (my son) will be one, but hopefully we will do more than just get it wet for 10 mins.
Very happy boy, it floats, truly amazing!
Even going to stick the boat rego number on, 42AN, aint that a treat!