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57704Re: [bolger] Re: Folding schooner

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  • malcolmf
    May 22, 2008
      Great pics of the boat, but I would love to see pics of the expressions
      on the faces of dockside hangers-on when you launch, unfold and sail away.
      Calm seas & A Prosperous Voyage
      Malcolm

      Peter Kortlucke wrote:
      >
      > Hi Mike
      >
      > I've added a couple of photos taken during construction- these may
      > explain the hinges and chine cleats.
      > Re the hinge mechanism, the aluminium tangs are longer than designed
      > as we added some camber to the deck (purely for aesthetic reasons)
      > and are connected simply with stainless bolts as the pivot pins.
      > Re the lower connection, spectra line is wrapped around the chine
      > cleats for a few turns and then taken to another cleat with a heavy
      > shockcord- you can just see it in one of the sailing photos (titled
      > 15 knots etc)
      >
      > Peter
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Michael Walther <michawalth3@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Peter, Ditto everything everybody has said, it's a beautiful
      > boat and seeing deployment was fascinating. When you decide to take
      > pictures again please remember the hinges & connections, I personally
      > can't picture what you've written here (my failing) it takes pictures
      > for my brain to get some things:) Thanks for posting
      > the pix, Mike
      > >
      > >
      > > --- On Wed, 5/21/08, Peter Kortlucke <pkortlucke@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > From: Peter Kortlucke <pkortlucke@...>
      > > > Subject: [bolger] Re: Folding schooner
      > > > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 8:37 PM
      > > > Chris
      > > >
      > > > I don't have any photos but the chine connection is
      > > > simply spectra
      > > > line wrapped around aluminium "cleats" and then
      > > > held under tension
      > > > with a thick rubber shockcord (?bungee in the US)
      > > > It self tensions and after a couple of waves is completely
      > > > taut.
      > > > We also had to add some bolts at the deck to take the
      > > > stress off the
      > > > hinges. We push it pretty hard.
      > > >
      > > > Peter
      > > >
      > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > "Christopher C.
      > > > Wetherill"
      > > > <wetherillc@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Peter,
      > > > >
      > > > > Very nice sequence of the unfolding processes. I would
      > > > be curious
      > > > to see
      > > > > detail pics of the latch.
      > > > >
      > > > > V/R
      > > > > Chris
      > > > >
      > > > > Peter Kortlucke wrote:
      > > > > > Hello everyone
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I've recently joined this group and noticed
      > > > in the archives some
      > > > > > discussion of photos of my folding schooner-
      > > > actually co-owned
      > > > with my
      > > > > > brother. I've added a few extra photos in my
      > > > album if anyone is
      > > > > > interested.
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
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