I think the quote was (from captions on video)"She's tender... I could do the stability tests, I haven't done that yet. But maybe we'll just go out and sail her, that's how to find out"
I seriously am struggling to believe;
1. that reading this thread has finally induced me to watch part of a video.
2. That in the 90 seconds of video I did watch, the above wasn't the stupidest thing I heard!
I have a 15 YO son who is trying to impress a girl. I need to tell him that against all expectations, he isn't responsible for the dumbest thing I've sen today
( @Zonker ) I am not a marine architect... and I know you are pretty smart... so is it true that the 'tenderness' is due to the twin keels?00:10:13.680 --> 00:10:17.200
every once in a while the wind
comes up a little bit she heals
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it's nice not much which is
really good she's not healing much
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that's surprising i thought she'd go over further
now because she is tender tinder means that the
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the boat rolls easily and a lot of that has to do
with the twin keels and we could do the stability
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test i haven't done them but you know what let
me just get out there and say that that's really
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the best way to figure out how tender she is well
the sails are coming along nicely we've got a lot
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more to do on them yet because there's just lots
of lines and everything but we're getting ready
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to go on down to lake kerr and that will give us
the ability to sail around a little bit and we can
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figure out where the sheets and things go because
really there's no plans this boat is it's a one
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of a kind and we're not building from any set
of plans it's being put together as we go along
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we built the whole thing like that from first
piece of steel on up and i think you know a lot
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of people forget that the best characteristic
we have of being humans is the ability to
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create something new and if that scares you then
keep watching us because we do it all the time
Attaching a sheetlet to each batten drastically reduces the load on the sail. (A sheetlet is a line that connects two or three battens.) But if you then want a single sheet that gathers the load from the sheetlets, then you need some space behind the leach. Doug has placed the sails too close for that, and so he needs double sheets. That is standard practice for closely spaced junk sails.I think he said it will have sheets attached to each batten on port and starboard so they make sure to not break the solar panels...
Yeah - my sails are double sheeted and I find them much more controllable than the single sheet setup off of the far ends of the battens as per the Hasler type rigs. I've sailed on both types.Attaching a sheetlet to each batten drastically reduces the load on the sail. (A sheetlet is a line that connects two or three battens.) But if you then want a single sheet that gathers the load from the sheetlets, then you need some space behind the leach. Doug has placed the sails too close for that, and so he needs double sheets. That is standard practice for closely spaced junk sails.
Attaching a sheetlet to each batten drastically reduces the load on the sail.
Yeah - my sails are double sheet.... <SNIP>
Doug's setup - no comment. Let's see that thing actually sailing...
ugh... I actually watched the raising sails vid.