shut up and read the thread.If you wish to elaborate more then please do so,,,
You give him too much credit. The boat and systems, the whole thing, has not been engineered. Loads, load paths, structure, weight, etc. are left to chance.I have followed this guy on youtube,,, but only became aware of this thread today. If I understand correctly, he built the boat, sailed it a little, found it to be tender, and then added weight to the bilge by pouring in lead. After that it was still too tender. we can assume it is tender because it has a high hull length to width ratio
My 2 cents worth is that he would be better off adding weight down as low as possible, by that I mean adding weight to the soles to the two bilge keels
Having an over sized propeller for the engine seems silly, are there not books that deal with all that? I am sure I read there is a formula,,, David Gerr(?) I am sure wrote something about this. If the propeller is too big, then maybe try a smaller propeller?
The placement of the tender at the stern is way too low,, assume he tends to fix that later?
Rake of the forward mast is just the way Chinese have always built junk rigs, there is a reason for it, sail balance or something,, IMHO it looks unusual but is a time tested way of setting the foremast
Well, he does like to learn on his own... the hard way.He has already added lead bricks to correct his bow down trim.
He put them inside fuel tanks. This is amazingly stupid because if he ever uses the tanks for diesel it can do bad things to the fuel.
clusterfuck factor.we can assume it is tender because it has a high
hull length to width ratio
Gentlemen, gentlemen please,Maybe a Spread sheet for the bets. Here’s my kick on da booty plus a bottle of Alaska vodka. Shipped to the winner.
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I'm sure that using a shiv that's 2.5x the line diameter won't ruin the line and contribute to catastrophic failures. That's just big pulley FUD to try and manipulate the weak minded into buying big expensive pulleys.How about a simpler prediction:
How many hoists will Dug’s jackassed “cheek block” survive under 650lb mainsail halyard weight?
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what the fuck would you do with it after salvage ???Best case failure mode is a freak 15kt gust on the beam knocks her down under full sail in 15' of water during one of his endless attempts to get the rigging sorted in light air. She down floods immediately and sinks to the bottom, and everyone kick-paddle kick-paddles to shore safely with no casualties. That's honestly what I'm hoping for. Still a messy salvage operation.
Salvage would mostly be about clearing the channel so it doesn't claim more victims. It is 70 tonnes of mostly steel and lead so there is some scrap value there.what the fuck would you do with it after salvage ???
WTF is a brix sextant
when she starts pitching about you’ll be on board? I am skeptical is all I’m saying enough so that I won’t be on board if offered. I never once said anything about mixed metals I think the boat will heel wildly under 25knts putting extreme strain on a modified design. His overall welds will become a test then. The house and his aluminum will all crack I know it. I can bet may of his square fitments he wire wheeled the mill sheen off and then started welding are already failed. The one thing g I still don’t know was what the hull Plating is?
Whatever the pros and cons of this guys adventure are, its clearly entertaining. You have inspired me to watch 1hour of his stuff… BRB…