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  1. rogeriom

    Alternative build

    Hi Richard, You're more advanced with your Alternative than I am, I'm still fiddling around with the rigging. Regarding my mast ram problem of insufficient room between the mast and ram.The reason is because I positioned, by mistake, the fin/mast box 5 mm further forward than the plan so I hope this dosen't affect the balance too much. I notice your ram takes up less space but doesn't provide lateral support, this may be my only option. I also have the same problem as you with the kicker strut fouling the winch line. One reason is that the SAILSetc plastic compression strut has a very large knurled adjustment in line with the edge of the cockpit. Also initially I used the SAILSetc fixing point on the boom instead of Brad's position which is much closer to the mast so I shortened the wire and repositioned it, this gives more clearance however it didn't cure the problem completely so I have ordered a SAILSetc reverse strut which has the adjusting screw nearer the boom. Can you tell me what the final total weight of your boat was before correctors were added and does the boat feel balanced? Also how much rake have you set? Regards, Roger.
  2. rogeriom

    Alternative build

    Hi Richard, I've just finished building my Alternative and I am in the process of rigging it. I have used a planked balsa wood contruction sheathed both sides in fibre glass mat using light weight epoxy resin. Weight of painted hull with winch, servo,pot, battery and receiver is 855 gm's. I wanted a total weight under 4 Kg. In a test tank the boat floats perfectly on her waterline. I am having a problem fitting a mast ram at the moment, there isn't enough room between the bulkhead and the mast. I have attached 3 photos but the resolution is greatly reduced in order to send them. Roger
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