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Old 06-21-2013, 07:29 AM
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To ake the washers out of lead sheet or brass rob would be expensive! Lead being the worst, a 1" length of copper rod [onlinemetals.com] would weigh ±1/4#
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:33 AM
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It's most defenatly an idea to work ok !
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:34 AM
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A 1" length of 1"OD copper rod would give you a 1/4# weight, if you have room for a 1-1/2"OD rod it will double that weight. Thought of lead, but you would have to sell the wife of kid to buy some!
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:37 AM
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If I use steel it won't cost anything lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:25 AM
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I suppose, steel would mean adding length i.e. 1" brass/1.125" steel, for 1/4# ballast slug!
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:48 AM
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Yeah it would need more material per kilo but cost wise would make a massive difference to the project budget
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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LOL!!! Would not want to have over runs, Congresss will be after you a..!
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:50 AM
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Sod congress it's the Missus that will be after me. If it was up to me this would be moulded carbon fibre !
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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Finished mounting the 'base' ballast weight, and also bunged the top of the mast and cut the winch arm so fr this week.

The ballast can be stacked with more plate to add weight and can easily add up to way over a kilo on each side but the lowest weight is around 100g.

the winch arm has several mounting hole and I might drill more too. It's steel so will take a huge amount if strain unlike the plastic ones.

i don't know if I will get time to sew the sails this weekend but I aum to start bringing home the yacht this week.
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Looking Good!! Getting closer and closer to the finished yacht!! Cool!
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Just lots of small jobs now, like countersinking mounting holes ect then clean up all the welds, I'm gonna look at just getting it etch primed at work and then doing the rest of the painting at home as I might do some nice designs on it which isn't possible at work
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Not much to report today, did a bit of fettling and countersunk the screws, also changed the brass screws for stainless ones for added strength. 

Started to ship all the parts home, I cycle to work so its not possible to being it all at once.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:43 AM
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LOL!! You should have assembled it and towed it!!! LOL!!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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I did think about doing that !!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:48 AM
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Well the Missus very kindly collected the yacht from work for me today so I can start the assembly ready for testing
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Cool, have fun, Good luck. When you say testing, dose this mean the sail is done and you are road testing?
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I mean testing the electrics and steering , sail isn't even started
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Looks great!
Make up a mount so you can put a motor with a prop on it for those days with no wind. lol
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When I have no wind the plane comes out lol
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Well I've got a sewing machine , starting first sail tonight, smaller than I could go but I'm keeping it simple for now
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Remember, "Measure twice, Cut once!" LOL!!!
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General idea of sail shape
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Are you going to make a pocket on the front of the sail and slide it onto the mast?
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Yeah, nice and simple
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