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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    It's most defenatly an idea to work ok !

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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    If I use steel it won't cost anything lol

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    RE: Land yacht build.

    I suppose, steel would mean adding length i.e. 1" brass/1.125" steel, for 1/4# ballast slug!
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    Yeah it would need more material per kilo but cost wise would make a massive difference to the project budget

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    RE: Land yacht build.

    LOL!!! Would not want to have over runs, Congresss will be after you a..!
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    Looking Good!! Getting closer and closer to the finished yacht!! Cool!
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    LOL!! You should have assembled it and towed it!!! LOL!!!
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    I did think about doing that !!!

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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    I mean testing the electrics and steering , sail isn't even started

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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    When I have no wind the plane comes out lol

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    RE: Land yacht build.

    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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    RE: Land yacht build.

    Remember, "Measure twice, Cut once!" LOL!!!
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    General idea of sail shape
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    Are you going to make a pocket on the front of the sail and slide it onto the mast?
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    RE: Land yacht build.

    Yeah, nice and simple


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