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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-19-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 34,363
Posted By Kater
Thanks for all the advise. We'll definetely go...

Thanks for all the advise. We'll definetely go for the cut out - weld in, I think.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-16-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 34,363
Posted By Kater
Too true Valiente, imperceptable is...

Too true Valiente,

imperceptable is something else, but that's not the goal on this boat. :o
In fact we are still seriously thinking about just doubling the area: welding a plate on the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-16-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 34,363
Posted By Kater
For what it's worth, here is my experience with...

For what it's worth, here is my experience with steel boats:

My father build a Van de Stadt Carribean 40' in steel, launched in 1993. He is handy but not professional and he certainly isn't very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By Kater
AGM or GEL batteries?

Hi all,

I know there are several other threads more or less related and that most of your wisdom on this topic is already in some of them, but I would like your advise on this specific choice:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 6,212
Posted By Kater
Thanks for all the replies so far! It's...

Thanks for all the replies so far!

It's good to hear that many have good experiences with compasses relatively close to a steel deck. This weekend I'll go and try to measure with a hand compass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 6,212
Posted By Kater
compass for autopilot on a steel boat

Hi all,

For a while i've been reading about problems and solutions on this forum and now it's finally my turn to be in trouble. A good excuse for a first post! ;)

The situation: I have a 40 ft...
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