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Old Aug 25, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Tim,
You are obviously (from your posts so far and from your armor work) a superb and planful craftsman.
So it's with some temerity that I offer any suggestions....
Your inclusion of sweep ports indicates a super build coming. What balance of scale detail and sailing operability are you shooting for? If both are high priorities, I'm sure you can achieve that.
A suggestion at this point,,,,the differential S to P brace tension issue is probably best dealt with under deck. I've tried a variety of rigging approaches (trolleying blocks, etc) that were late/post construction fixes. At this stage, you can consider a variety of options. My best thought to date(considering many sources....Jerry T, Jpop, Brooks and others) is mounting drum servos to laterally pivot to compensate for the brace differential. Just one approach, but whatever appraoch you choose, now may be the time to address that detail of the operational aspect of the build.
Humbly offered,
Dan
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