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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   19 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By noelex77
Re: Need suggestions for a wheelchair accessible catamaran

Here is a cruising monohull that was built by K&M specifically for wheel-chair access.

http://waltertje.nl/wp-content/uploads/Yachting-World-artikel.pdf

I know you were looking for a cat, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By noelex77
Re: Aluminum Anchors

With respect I disagree. This is not an interpretation. It is a fundamental part of the test methodology.

The force recorded when an anchor is moving at 10 feet per minute is not the information...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By noelex77
Re: Aluminum Anchors

During the Fortress test is that the anchors were always "dragging". This was part of the test criterion. The anchors were always moving at 10 feet per minute. At no time when the force was measured...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By noelex77
Re: Aluminum Anchors

I agree completely with Maine Sail. The steel Spade is an excellent anchor. The aluminium version while still good has unfortunately lost some ability to penetrate hard substrates in the transition...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Is is great to see a boat constructed of much better materials than usual. The hull construction costs are only a relatively small percentage of the total costs and it is a pity more options are not...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob, I am currently considering the specifications of a new cruising yacht. A strong rudder is an important part of the design so I am trying to educate myself.

What do you sleeve the CF with? If...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Damn. The fabric weight was one of the factors I was most interested in :). The skin thickness is a critical element.

We cannot compare different models if we don't have some of these basic...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob interesting project.
What is the typical hull layup?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-22-2015
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

You are right they are bloody expensive :).
You can see some of the prices on their website here:

The yard / KM Yachtbuilders (http://www.kmy.nl/info/km.html)

I do have a lot of empathy with...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-21-2015
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

When is your birthday?






Nah, sorry, just kidding:devil.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-21-2015
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

It is K&M, a Dutch yard.

This a photograph I too at their yard. I think it is a large Dykstra designed Bestevaer under construction.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-21-2015
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Some aluminium boat porn, just to get the juices flowing :).

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag188/Sailing71/image.jpg1_zpsvle60qux.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 5,738
Posted By noelex77
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

I think that is an optical rather than a laser rangefinder.

The advantage of the laser models is they will give a distance readout without any knowledge of the size of the object.

Not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,122
Posted By noelex77
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

A big danger with the electrical system is shorting out large cables. These carry enough current to start fires.

One of the first things I would do is secure those large cables with some cable...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2015
Replies: 740
Views: 29,320
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Nice designs Bob.
I have seen the other two, but not the first white boat. Any details?

Sorry for the thread hijack, but aluminium is a bit between fibreglass and steel. So perhaps it is not a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By noelex77
Re: Fortress Anchor--Does anyone set it to the 45 degree mud angle?

The 45 degree setting gives the highest holding power in very soft substrates. It is important to realise that if you try and use the 45 degree setting in a substrate that is firmer, the anchor will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,471
Posted By noelex77
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

The chain is often fed to the mast by an channel in the roof, so the deck is not effected and need not be a flush design. On aluminium yachts that most commonly feature this arrangment (Boreal,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,471
Posted By noelex77
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

I found this schematic showing the position of the underwater deployment of the anchor. It is not close to keel as I suspected from the photo showing the wind angle, but is significantly back from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,471
Posted By noelex77
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

Retractable bow sprits and anchors are becoming more common. Here you can see the bowsprit in carbon fibre. The whole anchor and bowsprit folds back when not in use. Very high tech, but a bit flimsy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By noelex77
Re: Rocna vs. CQR dimensions

Technology has fortunately moved on since the 1930's when the CQR was developed.

Yes, many of us managed for a long time, but these days there are much better alternatives.

Here are some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By noelex77
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

There is a lot of misunderstanding about true wind. True wind is the wind referenced to water. If there is current this will influence true wind. It is not the wind you would feel while stationary.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,886
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel

I think we are all in agreement that applying antifouling paint just before water immersion is not ideal. The paint manufacturers make this clear.

The important question is "Is it satisfactory?"
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

3/8 G7 is stronger than 1/2 G30 or BBB chain and a little weaker than 1/2 G40 HT chain. With G7 chain the normal procedure is for the chain maker to incorporate a larger link on each end. So...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

Well, I was simply answering the OP's question. :)

He obviously feels chain with a WL of 5400 lb is inadequate. The 3/8 G30 BBB you are recomending usually has a listed WL of 2650 lbs

I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

You can get G7 chain which is considerably stronger than G4. G7 has WL of 6600 lb in 3/8 size. I think it available in the same link size as regular HT but check. I use metric 10mm G7.

Aqua is...
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