SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > Danica 16 owners Unite!
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Danica 16 owners Unite! Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-08-2014 04:42 AM
truewin
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Windkiller,

Do you know if your deck is cored or solid glass? It would seem that such a small deck would be glass. Have you had any reason to dig in and find out?

Thanks.
08-19-2013 03:48 AM
truewin
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Thanks - I found it - interesting - I want to do it - and add some lapstrake type lines like on a Flicka or Mariah - and make the keel a little deeper with some heavier lead ballast - and call it an Island Passage - and put on a bowsprit - and make it a cutter - and . . . must go to bed and stop dreaming.
08-19-2013 03:06 AM
Windkiller
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

I should've said the Nordica 16 yahoo site
I think you have to be a member to view it (easy to do, though it might take a day) Tonnes of photos or Nordicas and Danicas. It's about the third or 4th page of photos in,called 'Danica 16 and it shows several photos of a (get this!) 2 porthole Danica being built.They're old scanned photos. but still it's interesting.
08-19-2013 02:52 AM
truewin
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

I couldn't find any pictures of a Danica being made. Maybe I'm on the wrong site? Do you have a link to the picture page?

Thanks again.
08-19-2013 02:00 AM
Windkiller
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

I think you're right about the molds . regardless either boat is just under 14' on deck not including the rudder so the 16' thing is a slight exaggeration. On the Nordica 16 site (which includes us Danica owners) There's a set of pictures of a Danica being made.
THe Danica has some good weather helm (the Nordicas and Danicas are known for it)and if I did make a sprit it would be a short one. First I wanted a nice wooden sprit, Then I decided I wanted a retractable aluminum one with a furler jib(which would entail some interesting forestay adjusting??!!. Still haven't done it yet though. I have a furler unit from a Chrysler Mutineer I used to have. I used to use it, it's handy and tidy but you do get a fair amount of luff sag to leeward, Mostly I just use a downhaul to bring down the jib on the foredeck.
With the Danica (because of the full keel) tacking in light winds it helps to let the jib backwind as you cross the wind to help push the boat around and then uncleat it and pull it over to the new side.
08-19-2013 01:35 AM
truewin
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

The Eel looks good. How does it sail?

About a mold . . . I would think he used a Nordica to make a mold that he then used to layup the glass for the Danica hulls. How did he use a Nordica hull as a mold? Did he pull apart a Nordica and layup the glass inside of the Nordica's pieces? Is a Danica thus a little smaller than a Nordica; smaller by the width of the Nordica's glass and gelcoat? Or am I not understanding something?

A bowsprit would look cool, but I would worry about maybe putting the center of effort too far forward and creating lee helm. I have a bowsprit on my boat and that's what it seemed to do, but a few weeks ago I was out in about 25 knots and managed to break off a metal bowsprit support when a gust yanked the jib pretty hard (also put a little rip in the mainsail). I couldn't reach the metal support's screws without tearing apart the inside of the boat and taking out the forward bulkhead, so I just put a stainless eye into the glass behind the sprit and stuck the forestay on it. Hope it works, and cures the leehelm. I've only been out in about 5 knots since and couldn't even tack very well, too slow, had to jibe sometimes.
08-19-2013 12:59 AM
Windkiller
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

If you go to this wooden boat forum thread and scroll down to the 10th, 11th or 12th posting there's a picture:
George Holmes' Eel comes out of the shed at Iron Wharf, Faversham

If you send your email I'll send you a few more.
That was an interesting article. I think I've read something similar before. For me aesthetics are very important in a sailboat. Older traditional stylings are much more pleasing and double enders have a very lovely roundness to them.
I'm just selling a Nordica 20 right now. It's a very cool boat but not as cute as my Danica and it requires a bigger trailer and truck to tow it. Not currently in my budget. I might use some of the money from the sale to get a new mainsail for the Danica (or I'll get a sailrite kit and save a few hundred sewing it myself)

I heard tell Peter Hahn used a Nordica 16 as a mold. The Danicas keel is about 8 inches deeper as well as having a deeper forefoot, the combings are higher, as is the cabin and the cockpit is smaller because there's a lazarette.
Don't tell my Danica but I kind of think the Nordica 16s are a little cooler looking, a little more sleek and rakish whilst the Danica looks a little like a duck. i also like the old knockabout style boats and almost anything with a gaff rigg. I've thought of putting a bowsprit on the Danica and with a new mast making it a gaff rig...or a tiny yawl with a sailboard mast and a little boomkin. I keep thinking about it and then tink...why make more holes in the boat it does pretty well as is.
08-19-2013 12:26 AM
truewin
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Yes, I'm considering a Nordica 16/20, Halman 20, and Skipper 20 - embarrassing, but I like the Guppy 13 too!
08-19-2013 12:22 AM
truewin
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Sounds like you're having fun! Do you have a link to some pictures?

As you know, I really like double enders and found this Bob Perry blog quite interesting:

Sail Far Live Free - Sailboats, Sailing News, and Gear: Double Enders According to Perry (Guest Post by Bob Perry)


You mentioned you talked with Peter Hahn. I was wondering how he made the Danica. I assume he made a mold from a Nordica and altered it slightly. Do you know what he did with the Danica molds?
08-02-2013 02:21 AM
Windkiller
Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!

Ahhh THis site won't let me post pictures despit using the proper procedures, The wooden boat site does the same thing..THey both used to let me post pictures, Some sort of 'upgrade' no doubt.
I'll try again
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.