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by gonandkarl
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5913
Views: 514918

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Hi, I love your feather pram already and cannot wait to see progress pictures. I have one question : Will you be using epoxy wood flour glue at the lap connections and where they meet transom and bow only and no epoxy coating on the 4 mm Okoume planks just oil ? It interests me because I built child...
by gonandkarl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Wood grab bar
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Wood grab bar

Hi Richard, I have seen it before but never so well documented from scratch. You know I build a grab bar for my FS13 which looks ugly as sin. But this post of You made me decide what to do this coming Winter and hopefully I can get near your perfect grab bar. I will give it even a separate name to t...
by gonandkarl
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat
Replies: 33
Views: 22037

Re: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat

As you want a trailerable boat what about this : You look down south for a suitable boat and trailer it to Alaska. Good testing for trailering or am I an idiot and know nothing of the Panamerican Highway except the name and it does not even reach as far as Alaska.
by gonandkarl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1148
Views: 133921

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Yes the rudder modification will be a great help as I fiddled on the wabbly water for minutes until I had it hung, now it takes 10 seconds. It is a pity that such small detail is not mentioned on the boat plans and you only find out whilst using the boat. This is a picture of the changed Gudgeon...
by gonandkarl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1148
Views: 133921

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, Today I installed my outboard motor bracket which I bought 4 months ago. It had to swallow my pride to drill 4 holes into my lily white transom which I never wanted to have any holes. But this stainless steel bracket is a big improvement on my self made concoction which was just tied with lines ...
by gonandkarl
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1148
Views: 133921

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Hi, At last I can post again about my sailboat. I was busy this whole summer making 2 beds and 2 carry cots for my new grandchildren Rosa and Joseph who are 5 weeks today already and now it is time for me to turn to my sailboat again. I built a 3 metre long extension bar for the trailer for slipping...
by gonandkarl
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: PX14 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: PX14 Question

Thank you Hank I appreciate your advise and if I build it I definitely will leave the hulls empty. I think I was really waiting for such an answer because I doubted my foam idea right from the start.
by gonandkarl
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Adelie 14 trailer question
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Adelie 14 trailer question

Hi, It takes me quite a while to dress the mast after I arrived at the lake and therefore my question. Can I trailer the boat with the mast dressed and the lines taped to it at 1 metre intervals and the ends of it stashed away in a secured bag in the cockpit ? http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userp...
by gonandkarl
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: PX14 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 709

PX14 Question

Hi, Do you think it is a good idea after epoxying the inside of the 2 hulls to fill them with foam before gluing on the decks so they are sealed completely and definitely unsinkable or would this add too much weight and it is overkill for such a small sailboat ? Here a picture of one of the hulls ou...
by gonandkarl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Solo flats skiff 13 vs SK14
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Solo flats skiff 13 vs SK14

Hi, The designed weight is 85 lbs but I think even that Jeff raised my status to a Bateau builder I am not so sure if I stand up to it with the weight of my built boats. I did not weigh my FS13 but I think I am about 10 percent above the designed weight because I always put on too much fairing and e...