No need to apolgise.We are all "weighted" down with other things at the moment. Don't know about everyone else but I absolutely loathe Winter. Hate to get up in the morning.More thanks to you for your help in even considering the calc's.
I found that link last night too from another post ( replating a 40 ft hull
in construction ).It was from Morgan
I will get back to you with your query on the motor
torque as soon as I can if it is in the manual.Weight of 9-9.5 tonne was correct I think but that was with a lot of crap stripped out but still with the Yanmar
in it and deck
, timber ,tanks,flooring etc.But now I can measure up the exisiting structure and add in the 5mm plate and other steel components I will be rebuilding with and hopefully use the calc's myself to work it out.
Would like to see if we can coax a few of those "lurking" engineers out of their shells re the motor
query .Your an exfisho- what bait do we use.? lol.!!
hi and thanks for your info.Sounds like you have a real nice project
.Like yourself I am reasonably lucky tradewise too.Being a plumber drainer,gasfitter ( advanced lpg ) and having specialised in bathroom/kitchen reno's fro 20 years I have a bit of an edge.won't be scared to tackle other areas like elec's etc with the right advice.Also picking up bits and pieces as I go through ebay,auctions and word of mouth.Amazing what transpires when you put out there what you want to do.People come out of the woodwork to help most times.Wonderful world we live in-most times.
PS. About 20 years ago when I first got interested in sailing I came across a book written by an american guy who knew nil about sailing but he built a tri (I think in Michigan ) and just plain sailed it down the river,out to sea and never went back.He was if I remember correctly a clothes designer-go figure.!! It was called the " Queequeg Voyage ".
great reading if you could get your hands on it.
Oh -I quickly moved past the questioning of my sanity.I already knew I was mad taking on this project
.Cant lose any more of it so no worries there.
Post some photos of your tri-would like to see them.
Cheers and thanks to all.
Hi ,good to hear from you "neighbour".Wil try the chandlery
guys over in Texas
if you have the name.Great other advice too.Sounds like you me and Cooper should start up a new recycling business.We all seem to trawl the tips etc.We can call it "Bower Birds inc "
now I think about it.Over the last 20 years looking after around 1800 properties for a real estate agent arranging all the renovations and trades I kept lots of things instead of taking it to the tip at times.They called me the Bower Bird and used to laugh at me piling it up into my truck to take home..It stuck so I registered a company called Bower Bird Second Hand building supplies.All the " rubbish " I took out to replace with new stuff I put up for sale
.Guess who had the last laugh.
Building a yacht has the same prospect too in ways.?Amazing what people throw out even when they are doing a refit