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  1. #31
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    interesting... I hope they don't get in the way of the main sheet.

    When does Kestrel splash???

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    that's a good point.
    What about putting a 'shelf' across the top?

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    Kestrel

    Joe figured it in one. The ears are to keep the rudder from jamming over ...

    I know what you mean about the mainsheet. The effect of the ears will be determined as the boat is sailed.

    The bottom has been sanded and is being readied for paint. More pictures as soon as I can get back down to visit.

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    Kestrel rudder stops

    Thanks Walberts for keeping us all posted on Ariel Numero Uno!!

    Do we get to see your baby?

    Maybe not that important here, but rudder limits have not been big in discussion in this Forum, why did John G feel they were necessary?

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    Kestrel

    A few more interior and exterior shots of Kestrel. The cradle has been removed and she is blocked up for transport. She could be launched this Friday. Bottom paint will go on Thursday.

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    Kestrel Pics

    OK ... trying again. This time, I hope the pictures accompany the text.
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    A few more shots

    Here are a few more. The rudder shoe repair and the new rudder as well as the hull work are shown. Bottom is being fared and painted this week. I'll take pictures of the launch.
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    The propeller aperture looks a bit taller than mine.. I'm curious, what size prop is A-1 using?

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    Also, what are the 3 through-hulls? One is obviously the exhaust...
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    Prop size and thru-hulls

    I asked John about the prop size this morning. He said he would measure it but doesn't remember its size off-hand. He replaced it with a larger prop because of the engine replacement and made the prop aperture larger when he built the new rudder.

    The thru-hulls are for exhaust and for bilge pumps. The larger is attached to a Whale Gusher pump operated from the cockpit. The small nipple John said he "left in" to be attached to an electric bilge pump. I assume that it was there to serve that punction in the original design.

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    Are the limit stops he built for the tiller required to prevent interference between enlarged prop and the rudder?

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    Rudder stops

    I think that is likely. I will ask him next time I see him. I'll get the prop info then as well.

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    Thumbs up Kestrel Launch

    On the topic of the propeller/aperture/and rudder-stops, all guesses were right on. The prop is larger because the engine (a Yanmar 12 hp) turns a lot slower than the original engine. The larger aperture was obviously necessary to accomodate that, and the rudder stops were necessary as well.

    Tomorrow, Friday September 7, Kestrel is to be launched. The bottom is painted and the interior re-varnished, and she is due to be splashed in the afternoon. I'm going down to take pictures and will post them.

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    Thanks for all the pics and keeping us posted, Bill. Looking forward to seeing A-1 splashed again!
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    She is certainly looking sharp. It is so nice knowing #1 will be in the water soon.

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