Tuesday, April 14, 2009
here she is and she sails great still. just added battery and receiver pot and elastic that runs from mainsheet post thru block in stern and then to control sheet to tension the sheets so they do not get caught up inside on sail arm. All needed now is new "blackmagic" sails and mast ram to make perfect. Love to see how she does against other IOM's but none around here.... oh well.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Took her out on her maiden voyage with my recycled sails. Installed new mast ram. Boat sailed great. In the light air, 3-5 knots, match racing my "triple crown", she was slightly faster with a lower point. When breeze built and came up to 8-12ish she was way faster and pointed as high or higher. Wasn't expecting this as the "triple crown" is 7 inches wide vs 9" for the "vektor". Even more surprising was that even with crap sails, the boat was faster. On a reach, forget it. On a run, forget it, upwind virtually the same. Ordered new turning blocks for smoother trimming, and recessed pot to store batteries and receiver. Will order sails and rigging as soon as $ come in. May not even need to though as this test sail was way beyond what I expected. I wish there were a few racing IOM's to match race against other than my other build. If anyone comes to Eastern LI and you own and IOM, let me know. Or if your close, I'll take a daytrip within reason
All-in-all, a great success.... Will try and get pics and a video soon....
Monday, March 30, 2009
found a 1/2 inch pvc pipe holder in hardware store and fit it to be a new mast ram with a 3/16 inc SS bolt and two nuts. one nut will hold pvc ram into the molded piece that stabilizes mast.
Cut down a 7/32" brass tube to about 1/2 inch and drilled ans set it through bulkhead. Set tube with wood epoxy inside and flush with outside bulkhead. Mast ram will sit inside this once set and i'll be able to adjust mast rake and fine tune better with other bolt. I also took some more detailed pics of insides where recessed pot will go to hold battery and receiver
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Going to pretty up and add a few more things including, new sails/mast rigging, mast ram, recessed battery/receiver pot, turning blocks instead of screw eyes, pretty up deck with paint and clear coat,. Recycled old AC boat parts including sails, mast, rigging.
Right now only need to add bow bumper (AKA cut up flip flop) in order to sail.....