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  1. wasserboot

    oil and epoxy

    Acetone and/or brake-cleaner and some papertowel will remove the last oil out of the wood...
  2. wasserboot

    upwind sailing

    i simply would play with the sheets so that you get the feeling for the right position in that the sails got the most bite and speed...
  3. wasserboot

    Advice on motor mount CS17

    There are a lot of options... sliding or folding I think they are available on your side of the big pond too... https://www.bootsbedarf-nord.de/AussenbordmotorZubehoer/Motor-Halterung/Halterung-fuer-Hilfsmotoren:::251_66_2704.html https://www.bootsbedarf-nord.de/AussenbordmotorZubehoer/Motor-Halterung/Motorhalter-von-30-bis-40kg:::251_66_2694.html
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    Princess Sharpie 28

    Hello Peter, your boat would be perfect for our waters here in the waddensea and the German bight. May be it would need all ballast as deep down as possible. Unfortunately the order situation in my job is quite weak the last 2 years. So i wait for better times to start building my PS 26... Enjoy your boat Peter! Sönke
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    Princess Sharpie 28

    ...what a wonderful boat! I wish you wonderfull moments on it. Please post further pictures of it....
  6. I have not used it yet. Because i have a German manufacturer near by. But on their homepage is written, that they produce Lloyd´s, BS1088 and CE certificated Plywood. So it should be good material. But you should take care, that your Hardwood Store sells you the right plywood for your project and not plywood for indoor use. http://de.plywood.mourikis.gr/εφαρμογεσ.html read the last column it is German but you see the certificates...
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    Ashcroft planking

    well known Paul Gartside uses thickened epoxy in some of his double or triple planked designs. I would first saturate the planks with unthickened epoxi and screw them a little bit later with thickened after the unthickened is in the still sticky state. that will provide starvation of the gluejoints. Some interesting pictures, is this the Ashcroft way of planking?: http://www.gartsideboats.com/custom-boatbuilding/24-ft-cutter-design-ila-98.html
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    Princess Sharpie builders

    Yes, an experienced sailmaker needs the dimensions, shape of the roach, the location of the reefing cringles and a photo of an p22 sail, that he can notice, that it is a sprit not a classic marconi-boom that gives the shape. He must know, that the sprit is poked through the cringle at the clew for beefing up the corner of the sail a little bit. It will be good to give him information what kind of masttrack you will use. This link may help him for understanding your needs better: http://bandbyachtdesigns.com/why-a-cat-ketch/ Perhaps, before you can talk with Graham about if battens or not?
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    Princess Sharpie builders

    Greg, i think every sailmaker could make a pair of p26 sails if you give him Grahams plan and the dimensions of the sails. Show him some photos of the arrangement of the "boom" and the snotter and he will know what to do... It is more an oldtimer sail than a modern "hightech laminate thing" that every skilled sailmaker could make for you ... regards Sönke
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    Princess 26

    Hull speed will be about 6.7 knots calculated by V=2,43x √LWL (metric formula, the imperial is 1.34 instead of 2.43) I think a P26 will plane if a powerfull motor is installed. Graham can calculate it more exactly i think...
  11. wasserboot

    Princess 26

    Your 5hp Motor will be enough on a lake with no strong currents. It is a sailboat at first ;-) Here on the river Elbe, the Northsea and the waddensea with strong tidal currents of 5-6 knots i would go with a 8-10hp motor. So it depends on the water you intend to sail. All the sum of costs is what let me hesitate to start building yet. I would have to pay rent for a workshop. So i can not make a break for a year or so if my business does not bring in the needed money for building materials. A shed or workshop is very expensive here to rent. So better i would build a shed on my ground. But a building permisson is not easy to get by local authorities. Its all not as easy as it should be ...... Good luck and a prospering business for your project ! All the best Sönke
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    Princess Sharpie builders

    Beatifull boat your Pilgrim! I ordered the P26 plans 3 Years ago. it would be the perfect boat for our Waddensea here in northern Germany. Unfortunately my job does not allow me to do some boatbuilding. I hope the economy will rise a little bit in future and i can spend more time and money for that nice boat...
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    Hurricane Matthew spares B&B

    Here in northern Germany and the Netherlands we had some worse floods in the past. So i wish to all of you, living at the coastline , good luck and may your dykes stay strong and sturdy!!! The Sealevels will rise the next decades and i think our dykes today are not high enough to stand the floods that may come in future caused by the climate change. So it is a important to invest in buildings to protect the coastlines and to avoid global warming if possible... All the best from northern Germany Sönke I hope it will become not as worse like this : https://halligblog.wordpress.com/category/wetter/landunter/ http://bc03.rp-online.de/polopoly_fs/fischmarkt-hamburgstadtteil-altona-elbstrasse-hochwasssturmflut-ueberschwemmt-1.1904514.1315885153!httpImage/4102448792.jpg_gen/derivatives/dx510/4102448792.jpg http://www.lauritzen-hamburg.de/fotos_emma/hochwasser_morsum1_gross.jpg
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    drones with cameras

    Amazing video! Nice boat in nice landscape.. I guess they now where to go... ;-)
  15. wasserboot

    Which saw?

    Fortunately a friend of mine is a professional carpenter. I can borrow his Mafell Handsaw if i need it. It is small but powerfull. It makes wunderful curved cuts because of his small 120 mm Ø blade. And because of its powerfull motor he uses his bigger Handsaw really seldom. It is very handy in its box and for straight cuts the guide is very helpfull. The qualtiy is top class.

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