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Captain Tim

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  1. Pete McCrary what am I missing? Doesn't it take more inches of tape to go around the 2" tube than 1 1/2" tube? It would seem if you used 29" to go around the 2" tube to make up an 1/8" bushing, 90" around the 1 1/2" tube would be way too much for the 11/2" tubes bushing. I figure half of 3/8" = 3/16 and that's only a 1/6" more than 1/8" Also, what did you do/use to clean up the ends after the epoxy set?
  2. You could use a double block.
  3. I think the biggest draw back with the fir ply in weight.
  4. If you go to Dinghies and Tenders - Spindrift Dinghy - B&B Yacht Designs (bandbyachtdesigns.com) Then click on nesting you will see that the bow sits higher than the transom like Dave said.
  5. Good choice. I would recommend you think about the 24" model instead of the 36" model. You may find the 24" is easier to use in your boat because you will be able to stay seated while pumping. I have both sizes and use the small pump in most cases.
  6. Google optimist bailer or Anderson bailer. These will give you two options for when you are sailing.
  7. Alan are you saying that one thick coat of epoxy is as good as a few thin coats that equal the same thickness?
  8. Does the noodle fendering add flotation that would help just at the point of a capsize and maybe prevent it?
  9. I had B & B send mast tubes to me for my Spindrift 11'. Three section mast.
  10. Rob, I would be happy to sell you the Spindrift 10' sail. If you let me know where I would be sending it, I can check the price of shipping. I would have you mail me a check for the total. Tim
  11. I have a used B and B Spindrift sail for sale $150. I built a Spindrift 11' so have no need of this sail. I bought a new sail from B and B.
  12. I have a used Spindrift sail from B and B for sale. $150. I built a Spindrift 11' and bought a new sail so I will not be needing this one.
  13. Roam, Is the sail for the Spindrift 11 still for sale? you can call me 603-770-8378 or answer here. Thanks, Tim
  14. What Don said, "I don't think the ABYC would endorse your solution". Fire in the hole is the first thing that comes to mind. Resistance = heat
  15. Padre said, "Maybe ignore the larger sail". If this is the case, I would be interested in the sail. I have built a Spindrift 11' and 62 sq ft sail could work well for me. I still have hopes of a furling system and it would be fun to experiment with. Please let me know, Tim
  16. Totally agree a steaming light shows 225 degrees and a stern light fills in the other 135 degrees. A vessel under 40' can use an all around white light in place of a steaming light and a stern light. I also agree with hanging an anchor light lower than the mast head on a large sail boat. I did not think the CS 20 masts were too tall for a mast head anchor light. I've had people tell me that my "anchor light" hanging from my boom was illegal because the mast blocked the light from bring 360 degrees. I told them no one was looking for my anchor light 55' feet in the sky.
  17. Could you put it on a removable bracket with a quick electrical disconnect? An all around LED white could be used while anchored or steaming.
  18. I told my wife the most important part of the build was sanding, therefore she should do it. After that I picked myself up off the garage floor and went back to work.
  19. I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger ride today. That's a sweet looking ride.
  20. Everything to do with boats is a tradeoff. One of the biggest trades is money for time. If you can make accurate cuts and have some patience you will be able to build a boat with B&B plans. I built my Spindrift 11 with plans and the templates that B&B provided. When I got into a bind I just called them up and they put me back on track. Have fun whichever way you go.
  21. I found this on the Torqeedo web site. Please don't ask me what it says. To what depth must the propeller be immersed under water? The immersion depth of a propeller has a major influence on the efficiency of the drive. Measurements performed by Torqeedo have revealed differences of up to 10 % in overall efficiency, of up to 20 % in range and of up to 5 % in top speed depending on the immersion depth of the propeller. The reason for the significant influence of the immersion depth of the propeller can be found in the importance of the boat's wake for the propeller. Generally speaking, propellers can achieve optimum levels of efficiency when they make best use of the boat's wake. The best position for this varies from boat to boat. A propeller usually achieves very good levels of efficiency at extremely slight immersion depths (as close to the water's surface as possible but deep enough to avoid drawing air). The general rule of thumb is that the top of the propeller should be 3-5 cm below the bottom of the boat. Irrespective of this, we recommend determining an efficient depth of immersion through trial and error. The easiest way to do this is to determine the maximum speed for various depths of immersion using our GPS-based on-board computer.
  22. I understand not wanting to catch your skin on anything sharp. Maybe something like this under the gunnel and you could sew a boltrope into your tent. With a break in the channel in the middle of the boat you could slide the tent on from the middle. You could have a few breaks in the channel so you have the option of only setting part of the tent. Taco Marine V25-9720WHC20 Canvas / Upholstery Track, White, 5/8"W x 9/ (boatandrvaccessories.com)
  23. Would something like this be of any use? Sea-Dog Stainless Steel Hammock Hook (go2marine.com)
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