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Kyle H.

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  1. A good place to practice these techniques is away from a dock, using a buoy as your marker. Less stress on the boat vs. dock if you mess up I will look to employ some of these techniques when I get to sailing my Belhaven, since a cat ketch is a new rig to me. Thanks for all of the ideas.
  2. Edensaw is my choice. Good prices and great people to deal with. Bought mine in 2010. Okoume and Meranti ply and some excellent spruce lumber, all packaged well for shipping with very reasonable rates to Nevada, where I live.
  3. Did Scott mention that Dina is 6'8" ?
  4. http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/09/columns/guest/einhorn/index.htm
  5. Hi Rick ~ Glad to hear the The Yellow Peril is in a new and loving home. Congrats to you and we welcome any updates you have on her. Kyle #44
  6. Sniff, sniff... #44 already misses her.
  7. Some of us gals like gift certificates to hardware stores and boat supply stores. Glad to hear that the carbon paper is working. I had out my dressmaker's tracing paper to send to you, Scott, but it was pink...matches my doilies pretty well. Glad to see you are back in the building game, but sorry to see The Yellow Boat go before our match race... #3 vs. #44. Kyle
  8. Hi Mike ~ Great vid! If you ever head east to Tahoe, I'd be pleased to meet you and act as crew. I live just east of Tahoe in Nevada in the Carson Valley. Kyle (building Belhaven #44)
  9. Hope you have enough yellow paint left over from your Belhaven Kyle #44
  10. Awesome Scott! Thanks so much for sharing these videos with us all. Now that my boat is back right side up, I can pretend that I am sailing along with you. Your Belhaven is beautiful and really inspires me to do a good job on mine. Glad that the blender worked, Dina. ;-) Kyle #44
  11. Looks awesome! What a nice job. Have fun!!
  12. Good to hear from you and that the boat is living up to your expectations! Loved the photos, too. My Belhaven #44 is still in the works, but when I built my centerboard, Scott mentioned that he used around 35# of lead in his. I asked Graham about this, and it was felt that 35# is sufficient to weight the board down. Sounds like you have a good compromise with your winch. Kyle
  13. Scott told me he and Dina sleep in their Belhaven when on road trips. They just use it as an RV. I'm sure he will chime in here with particulars... Kyle
  14. Quote from above poster: "Chesapeake Light Craft is a bit flaky, and their website needs an overhaul, but Sailrite, Duckworks, and a host of others get the job done promptly." I have also had good luck with Sailrite and Duckworks, but have never had a problem with Chesapeake Light Craft. I have ordered three boat kits from them and they all came on the dates promised and packaged very nicely. I have always been impressed with how they put the customer first, even when a question I have does not pertain to a boat in their fleet. I have also ordered sundry supplies from them with the same great service. Kyle
  15. Guess you gotta trust me on this one. I tried to download a picture, but it said the file was too big. I am not too computer savvy, sorry! Kyle #44
  16. Am to the point of the build where I was able to flip the Belhaven hull today. Invited all the neighbors and fed them up well. They'll be back to do the reflip when the time comes! Kyle #44
  17. Thanks for taking the time to document this. It is interesting to see the unbiased results of a decade old boat. How nice that it has a new life now and is not trashed like so many other things in our society... Kyle
  18. Great news for you both! I'm sure he will have a memorable summer. Kyle
  19. Yea Scott! I know that you will do a bang up job on this boat. Now you can use your Belhaven as a tender. What color will this next boat be? Kyle
  20. Thanks Graham. Should I use Scott's setup as the ideal? What about a ratcheting block for the mainsheet? Just thinking of my weaker shoulder now... Kyle
  21. Hi All ~ Building progress marches on, even in spite of our "Juneuary" weather Two questions for the designer: is there a plan for the running rigging on the Belhaven? I have some questions answered from Scott, but wondered what options are out there... Also, what size plywood (6mm or 9mm) are the two little bulkheads located under the front V berth? Much thanks, Kyle #44
  22. When they return I'll go on another leak search. Might even use Howard's method, fill `er up with a garden hose look for wet spots. You might try using a soapy water solution on the hull to deck areas and also on any areas where hardware attaches to the hull. Swab some soapy water on, put the shop vac on blower where the removed plug goes in the hull, and Viola! if bubbles form, there is your leak. This is an old Hobie Cat trick. Kyle
  23. Jongo ~ So so very sorry for your setback, but as John said, better now than later. I sure hope that this has not soured you on the build, and you will progress much faster the second time around. Keep the faith!! Kyle
  24. Much thanks for taking the time to ponder this with me Graham, Ray and Scott. Looks like it will be best to leave it as is, so will do that. And thanks for the well wishes, Graham! It is nice to be able to bounce ideas off all ya'all and to see the different angles of looking at the specifics of the Belhaven. Kyle
  25. Scott and I spoke about the centerboard on the Belhaven. He thought that for his sailing, it would have been better to have it retract fully into the centerboard case. I plan to do about the same type of sailing with mine, so was wondering Graham's thoughts on making the centerboard fully retractable. I know that Ray is planning on having his build beachable with the huge tidal changes in his neck of the woods, but Nevada does not have those sailing conditions. Please let me know what you think, Graham, and what modifications I would need to do to make this work. Much thanks, Kyle #44
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