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by DanBerger
October 16th, 2018, 5:59 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 11153

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

I think the boats are so wet and there really isn't a lot of room for batteries or a tank, you would have to get very creative. A friend gave me an old 2 hp motor with a tank on the top, but it is a little too big for my liking. I was going to install port holes on the deck of my 19, anyway, so I th...
by DanBerger
October 12th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 11153

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

I have a cheetah motor mount I can part with. I got it on a Supercat 19 and thought I would use the platform as a committee boat, but... that aint gonna happen..
by DanBerger
June 28th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Sc15 hull repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Sc15 hull repair

I tried to buy that boat, but missed it-- I have a replacement hull down in Norfolk, VA! I think it even has the same stripes on it.

I would love to get it out of the yard..
by DanBerger
March 27th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: One more Squaretop vs pinhead question
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: One more Squaretop vs pinhead question

Again, Dang, Bill!!?? OK, so I get that glider wings are good, but we can't have THAT much of a high aspect ratio on our boats. My observations were from A cat and F18HT sailing. The A cats are very light and have high aspect ratio mains (like the Spitfire). It was my understanding that they didn't ...
by DanBerger
March 27th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Interesting repair
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: Interesting repair

dang, Bill!?

That was a small hole near the stern in a low stress area. I understand that fiberglass is all about the continuous fibers and all that, but in a simple hole repair like this... You don't have to go after it with a hand grenade when a pea shooter will do.
by DanBerger
March 19th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: One more Squaretop vs pinhead question
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

One more Squaretop vs pinhead question

Bill, I read the articles on the square tops--very informative! My question is about the sail shape difference on the leech. My pinhead has a huge roach in the middle of the sail and it tapers a little to the foot. That, to me, is like a bomber wing, which gives a lot of power in the middle of the s...
by DanBerger
September 22nd, 2017, 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving an SC15!
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

Driving an SC15!

Apparently, Hobie sailors don't understand why I sail my 15 like I do--I trap out in front of the front beam and bury the leeward bow. They say it looks funny, but they usually see it from behind! In this race, I was fighting a nasty current and I had to rely on the bow for 'lift'. Now, I know in th...
by DanBerger
August 24th, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC 19 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Re: SC 19 for sale

I have a 19 that I am refurbishing and selling. I'm in Norfolk, VA.

Dan
danberger@mindspring.com
757-589-6920
by DanBerger
April 26th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Need repair advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Re: Need repair advice

I was thinking about that through the crack thing, too. I'm just not sure how I can get the resin to coat the inside of the hull, much less cleaning the inside of the hull. So, what I'm thinking--I'm pretty sure there is a crack in the inner layer. I can do Matt's trick of making a patch and getting...
by DanBerger
April 20th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Need repair advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Re: Need repair advice

I'm not sure, I didn't dig out any of the foam. I have a feeling, though, that it is probably delaminated on the back side. I'm thinking that I could make a much larger hole, dig out all the foam, then lay a few sheets of glass onto the back side glass and then fill the area with filling and then la...
by DanBerger
April 19th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Need repair advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Re: Need repair advice

Close-up
by DanBerger
April 19th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Need repair advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Re: Need repair advice

ground out area and close-up:
by DanBerger
April 19th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Need repair advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Re: Need repair advice

Closeup of old repair:
by DanBerger
April 19th, 2017, 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Need repair advice
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Need repair advice

One of our local SC sailors picked up a 1981 Boston Whaler built 15 a few years ago and the previous owner had made some not-so-pretty repairs. One of the sterns looked like it was ripped off and patched back on and never finished. It looks like a good repair, but it needed a LOT of work. I have spe...
by DanBerger
April 19th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Interesting repair
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: Interesting repair

new Hole fitted back in old hole