HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Well it's starting to look like the drawing my former self had planned for the case......

Started drizzling last night but I think the thickened epoxy was set enough it hopefully won't have too much affect on it.... Will see if it gets nice enough today to dry the plywood so I can glass it.
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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Monday was last day before school started so even though there wasn't much wind we took the freshly repaired boat out for a sail.

By the time we got out the channel to the main lake it had pretty much died completely. The sail didn't even rattle.... I had to paddle periodically to keep us pointed the right direction and we just hung out enjoying a beautiful evening going nowhere....

After an hour or so of paddle drifting out neighbors pulled up in a boat to say hi and we invited their son to finish the 'sail' with us. Kind of a fun operation, me doing the splits between the canoe and one outrigger holding the gunnel of their boat and then his hand as he stepped on the outrigger and then stabilized him as he walked across the front beam into the canoe. Then I got to realize how old I was trying to go from doing the splits over open water to somehow getting back in the canoe myself.....

About that time the breeze picked up slightly and we sailed out to the middle of the lake and then back in around the island and home. We scraped bottom a couple of times but the fiberglass reinforced leading edge corners were not affected at our slow speeds.

Back into the bay the wind died down again so we paddled back to the ramp.

All in all a very slow but enjoyable afternoon.

Back on the cart and pulled it home, I hit a tree in our driveway with the starboard rudder and ripped it off :(

Back to the manufacturer for warentee work....

Just when I thought I was ready to dig out the plane project again another boat repair :p

No damage to the hull side of the hinge, just tore the rudder side off, so can repair it on the table.
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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Tough luck Narfi. Is it worth considering using some type of shear pin to avoid rudder damage?
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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Maybe.... But not often it would ever see forces like that. I can't blame the design, hitting something solid when being towed will end in something breaking. I'm lucky it didn't do more damage.

The pins I am using are plastic and I wondered if they would be strong enough... Obviously they were.

What kind of pin could I use that would be strong and slick enough for normal usage, yet break under impact?

To be fair I don't seem too opposed to dragging on the bottom from time to time. So they need to be able to withstand those forces without disabling the boat.

Current plan is to repair back to what it was as it was *"hangar rash" not normal use that damaged it.

*what we call it when we push a plane into another plane or wall or toolbox or run a ground vehicle into an aircraft causing some sort of damage.

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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Picture for Jayson. Was hoping for another nice afternoon to take the sailboat out before it got too cold...... But might be time to unbolt the canoe and flip it over. :(
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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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Wow Narfi, way too early for snow!!!! Jeff

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You all really need to move someplace where the precipitation is always liquid.
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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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No snow yet but it was 22f here this morning on this side of the mountain so it is not far away.

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Wow Fuzz!! Too cold up there!! You and Narfi take good care of yourselves!! Jeff

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Re: HC14 to Sailing Trimaran!

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I guess I know who to blame for the unacceptable cold this morning. Went outside for my run. 64f
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