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Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #285816
02/15/17 10:19 AM
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can you just strap the ginny pole to the boom while storing/sailing? Do the "ears" obstruct free movement of the boom?


Jay

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Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #285925
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Hey Phil, I'm researching DIY CNC router tables. Can you make any recommendations? The purpose of the table would be for my F-85 build.

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #285988
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Your best bet would be to talk to Mark. He built his own CNC machine and did all my CNC work.I'll send you a message with his email address.


I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286004
02/21/17 01:44 AM
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I have sent you a message with Mark's email address.


I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286020
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Thanks. I got the PM. A question on your hull paint. Did you end up covering the 2 pack paint with an epoxy barrier coat below the water line? I'm trying to determine if I will apply barrier coat on top of my paint. My boat is trailer sailed, but may end up in the water for up to a week at a time.

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286049
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No I didn't. A week in the water isn't a problem if you give the bottom a scrub before you pull it out of the water. Not much boat in the water so it is pretty easy.


I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286056
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That's music to my ears. I determined I'd be OK, but there are a lot of "experts" on the forums that spoke otherwise.

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: F-25c] #286067
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Phill,

As I understand from the main forum, this catsailor site/board may soon close or become defunct as Rick's family has very little interest in continuing it.

Is all of this wonderful build information available elsewhere in case that happens? Your work on the boat (and documentation here) is a veritable gold mine (and eye candy) of information


Jay

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286077
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Jay,

I have a backup of everything that I have posted including the missing photos that were lost when this site's photo albumn stopped working. I also have many hundreds of other photos.

If this site goes down I will most likely edit what I have adding in the missing photos plus any others that I think may help and put it all somewhere else.


I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286190
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You can save up to 7kg by using dyneema netting as opposed to vinyl coated fablock type of netting. You can also save a lot of money because it is very easy to finish the edges without sewing. I finished the edges of my nets and fitted them for a cost of around $100 ea. I got a really good deal on the dyneema netting from ebay. For anyone looking at replacing their nets it could be worth a check of ebay first. Look for Golf practice nets. Mine are dyneema SK75.

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I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #286213
02/26/17 03:01 PM
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Here is a pic of the net. It still needs to be taken off so the wing net rail can be painted.
When I do that I'll redo the edges and trim the excess netting now it has stopped creeping.

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I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #287944
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[quote][/quote]

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I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #288030
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We sailed the Mad Hatter from Lake Macquarie to Gosford and back last weekend.
I finally had a chance to try out the Go Pro that the kids gave me.
The video goes for 5 mins. Take note it is 5mins you won't get back if you don't like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dUDIktAsCY&feature=youtu.be

Last edited by phill; 11/02/17 08:44 PM.

I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #288031
11/03/17 01:14 PM
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Nice video Phill. Thanks for sharing

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #288179
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Hi Phil,
can you ,eave a little information about your nets? How thick (mm) are your strings and how wide are your mashes?

Thanks, Michel


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Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #288183
01/22/18 10:47 PM
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Michel,
The mesh size is 22mm and the woven thread width is either 3mm or 3.5mm.
The edging is just the mesh wrapped around 8mm double braid polyester rope with a 3mm cord zig zagged through the squares in 3 rows.
This is then lashed on with 6mm double braid.
Initially I was concerned about the mesh size as I wanted it smaller but having used it I think it is perfect. I find it reasonably comfortable and even my better half says it is comfortable. The added bonus is it is just the right size to get a good hand hold when needed as ones fingers can fit through the mesh .
I hope this helps.


I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: F85SR Concept Boat [Re: phill] #288269
02/02/18 06:34 AM
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I've posted another video on youtube of last Sundays race.

https://youtu.be/pEiLQ4z8e8A


I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

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