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  • #91
    Actually it was an enjoyable afternoon in the SHED - not the she; although, now that I come to think of it......

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    • #92
      Wobbly painting on the emergency buoys. Less drinking required.
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      • #93
        The sail dishing, excellent inlayed detailing, railing, and good part break-down. What can I say, but excellent work on display here.

        David
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #94
          Thanks Mate. That means a lot. It takes me a while to get it right and there is lots of refinishing. If I had my **** in one sock I would do all the hard stuff at the early stages and make it perfect before making the moulds, but I don't have enough experience to do that yet. For now it has to be the pigs ear, which may or may not turn out to be the silk purse. I'll send you one of these things if you're game - ie., if you've gotten over the horror of the Romeo.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
            What to say....think "I hate you" says it all.

            Grtz,
            Bignose
            Take a ticket and form an orderly line. There are lots of folks infroint of you!

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            • #96
              Originally posted by HardRock View Post
              Thanks Mate. That means a lot. It takes me a while to get it right and there is lots of refinishing. If I had my **** in one sock I would do all the hard stuff at the early stages and make it perfect before making the moulds, but I don't have enough experience to do that yet. For now it has to be the pigs ear, which may or may not turn out to be the silk purse. I'll send you one of these things if you're game - ie., if you've gotten over the horror of the Romeo.
              That horrible ROMEO of yours is in the queue of Frankenstein's ready for assembly. Send me one of those ZULU beasts, and let me know what SD to send in return.

              David
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #97
                Its a deal. I'll get over to the shed in a minuter and start slinging glass. The total weight of the above water bits is 5.25 Oz. If we add a 20% margin for safety that comes to 6.3 Oz of boyancy needed. This is a test fit of the 2.5 SD from my Alfa:
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                There is plenty of room to make the SD longer if necessary.

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                • #98
                  Can I also ask a favour - can we make the new SD gas only please. I don't need the extra bits; gas works just fine for me.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                    Its a deal. I'll get over to the shed in a minuter and start slinging glass. The total weight of the above water bits is 5.25 Oz. If we add a 20% margin for safety that comes to 6.3 Oz of boyancy needed. This is a test fit of the 2.5 SD from my Alfa:
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                    There is plenty of room to make the SD longer if necessary.
                    Can do. I'll pick up some 2.5" Lexan this week. Gas it is, sir.

                    David
                    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                    • "Gas only" The way the big 1:1 boy's do it !

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                      • Originally posted by vital.spark View Post
                        "Gas only" The way the big 1:1 boy's do it !
                        Well, actually ....

                        .... Normal practice is to leave the high pressure air-banks alone. The boat is planed up to broach the sail (where the main induction valve is); the air induction valve opened and the tanks are pressurized with the low pressure blower to get the water out. Gas is used to squirt some air into bow-buoyancy (old school), emergency blow, or just to get the boats main induction high in rough seas.

                        David
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • See; there ya go. No need to go to Wikipedia to get schooled. Hang around here long enough and you WILL learn something!

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                            Your beast has three screws. Perfect -- I have just the motor bulkhead for your SD

                            David

                            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                            • Far out. I'll be able to water ski behind this thing.

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                                Your beast has three screws. Perfect -- I have just the motor bulkhead for your SD

                                David
                                So you can't do it with a single motor.....with a gearbox and two clutches for the outer shafts.....
                                I'm taking cover now....running silent and deep...humbly working on the dive planes.

                                Grtz,
                                Bart



                                Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                                "Samuel Smiles"

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