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  Topic: Shrouds
Christian

Replies: 1
Views: 101

PostForum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Fri 11 Aug 17, 7:35   Subject: Shrouds
Our shrouds/barberhaul are split in two lines when they reach the amas. The aft one is connected with a snap hook.

I have been told that this is for going down wind, easing the boom side and conne ...
  Topic: stiff lines
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 138

PostForum: General   Posted: Fri 11 Aug 17, 7:24   Subject: NaCl
Is this a salt problem?

Sea water drying and leaving salt on the lines?
  Topic: Sticking centreboard after beaching
Christian

Replies: 11
Views: 7297

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Thu 03 Aug 17, 8:29   Subject: Cool!
Love your prototype! That is really a danish way of thinking
  Topic: Sticking centreboard after beaching
Christian

Replies: 11
Views: 7297

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Thu 27 Jul 17, 20:50   Subject: Try the bottom way
Sounds like your problem is with the sheavers turning the lines from going down from the mast foot to horisontal in the trunk.

I have opened the trunk on a DF800 - and it is not much space there. ...
  Topic: Berth size front
Christian

Replies: 1
Views: 137

PostForum: DF920 General Topics   Posted: Sun 23 Jul 17, 12:34   Subject: In cm
Hi

Fot end 46 cm
Head end 138 cm
Length 212 cm

/C
  Topic: cleat replacement on 800
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 649

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Fri 26 May 17, 16:22   Subject: cleat replacement on 800
Nop, but action is low of some reason.
  Topic: cleat replacement on 800
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 649

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Fri 26 May 17, 16:22   Subject: cleat replacement on 800
Nop, but action is low of some reason.
  Topic: Amas folding Line
Christian

Replies: 1
Views: 156

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Fri 26 May 17, 16:21   Subject: Which end?
One end on the middle of the Ama. The other in the end of the aka. Only visible when folded.

So if you can figure out where - fold!

As long the rope is not broken in a bad place it easy to repl ...
  Topic: LIFTING EYES
Christian

Replies: 4
Views: 613

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Mon 05 Dec 16, 22:09   Subject: Age?
What year is yours from?

Think I have to double check my eyes and maybe replace them.
Current boat-club lift the boats a long way - and high.

A failure would be a disaster...
  Topic: LIFTING EYES
Christian

Replies: 4
Views: 613

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Mon 05 Dec 16, 17:28   Subject: Indicators?
Any waring signs? Bent? Rust? Age?

Maybe it is time to replace all eyes.

/ Christian
  Topic: Cabin height?
Christian

Replies: 3
Views: 591

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Mon 05 Dec 16, 17:10   Subject: 1.86
I'm 186 and find the cabin spacey! Well, I'm used to a 800.

One does not stand so much in cabin - mostly by the kitchen and there is it plenty of head space.

Do as Hein said, find one and test ...
  Topic: Winter project? - Rain cover for cabin entrance
Christian

Replies: 0
Views: 687

PostForum: HULL issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Sat 06 Aug 16, 15:31   Subject: Winter project? - Rain cover for cabin entrance
Sails in archipelago, and we have occasional rains. Don’t like to get it wet in cabin and the regular door is a bit awkward to use when sailing. Have tried to sail with spray-hood up, but it cuts too ...
  Topic: Lost centreboard
Christian

Replies: 0
Views: 560

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Mon 25 Jul 16, 12:18   Subject: Lost centreboard
Made a gibb and the boat become uncontrollable. Had to find an emergency anchoring point. Found that centreboard was lose, hanging in up and down haul lines. The board was swirling below! That’s why w ...
  Topic: Mastbase broken
Christian

Replies: 9
Views: 3329

PostForum: DF920 Rig/Sails   Posted: Sat 02 Apr 16, 16:50   Subject: Remount mast base
Hi
Have just removed my mast base, to me it looks like there was a layer of 1 mm silicon between base and boat. To my surprise it looks like the holes where filled with silicon to. And the screws wh ...
  Topic: Hauling her out for bottom paint and resealing cabin
Christian

Replies: 13
Views: 1790

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Thu 18 Feb 16, 19:38   Subject: The mast rotation arm
Rad

The mast rotation arm is supposed to have a rope connected to the boom. There should be a connector point at the boom just above. (you got a block there) The end of the rope should go aft on th ...
  Topic: Hauling her out for bottom paint and resealing cabin
Christian

Replies: 13
Views: 1790

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Sat 30 Jan 16, 18:48   Subject: Soft paint?
Is soft paint the leaching type of paint?

I used it once and will never do it again. I got that color on everything. It got to ropes, fenders. And from that to other stuff. It was a mess.

Spen ...
  Topic: Bye bye
Christian

Replies: 3
Views: 2353

PostForum: DF28 General Topics   Posted: Tue 30 Jun 15, 13:49   Subject: Stockholm is perfect
Yes, Stockholm is perfect for DF's. We got rocks, things in the water other boats break when they get in contact with, sailing a DF - it is just to unfold the centerboard and sail on. It is a dangerou ...
  Topic: Curtains
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 2284

PostForum: DF920 General Topics   Posted: Mon 22 Jun 15, 17:08   Subject: Long time no answer
Hi
When there was no answer, I assumed the curtains where not factory mounted. Found a number of tricky ways to open the white holders and to press the bars into hidden holes. So I got them down and ...
  Topic: Folding problem
Christian

Replies: 6
Views: 3625

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Sun 14 Jun 15, 10:32   Subject: Solved the problem
Found a simple solution: sold the boat and bought a 920!

On the other hand - think the problem is that the ama is higher in water than the aka. The blocking thing is a nob on the aka, the ama is to ...
  Topic: Rigging for dummies? A simple drawing would do
Christian

Replies: 7
Views: 2646

PostForum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Thu 30 Apr 15, 16:14   Subject: Do not try
Hi

No. I would not launch the boat with the mast down and the mast-foot locked to the cabin top.
The reason is force - when launching the boat into water there will be forces - the boat moving, w ...
  Topic: Centreboard out on the trailer....?
Christian

Replies: 3
Views: 1683

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Wed 22 Apr 15, 21:25   Subject: Should work
Actually, there is only one bolt holding the centerboard - and that bolt is reached when the centerboard is folded. On my old DF800 a insect key (6 sides) was needed to unscrew the bolt. And then rele ...
  Topic: Installing VHF antenna
Christian

Replies: 1
Views: 1116

PostForum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Mon 30 Mar 15, 22:12   Subject: Installing VHF antenna
Hi
Planning to install a VHF on my DF920.

1) How to get the cable into mast? Can there be a cable tray?
2) Best way to mount the antenna on top?
3) Any ideas for how to make the connection on c ...
  Topic: Rigging for dummies? A simple drawing would do
Christian

Replies: 7
Views: 2646

PostForum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Mon 23 Mar 15, 17:57   Subject: Basic setup
The basic rigging is so easy - it is a 3 point rig - typical trimaran (odd for monohull)

1) The forestay goes to the front - it is usually a rolling forestay (at least on the three DF800 I have sai ...
  Topic: Rigging for dummies? A simple drawing would do
Christian

Replies: 7
Views: 2646

PostForum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Fri 20 Mar 15, 16:25   Subject: Some word of advice
Hi Radoford

DF800 comes with 3 different riggings! Mostly due to owner changes. Have a look at http://www.dragonfly-trimarans.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=421 to figure out which version you got.

S ...
  Topic: Lifting a 920
Christian

Replies: 11
Views: 5310

PostForum: DF920 General Topics   Posted: Fri 27 Feb 15, 14:16   Subject: Just an update
Bought 4 chains - max load 1,4T(metric) each length 1,5 m. from a company for pro lifting gear. Hooks did not fit in eyes. So I bought 4 shackles - max load 4T each.

Now it is so easy to lift her. ...
  Topic: New Dragonfly 25 released on Düsseldorf Boot
Christian

Replies: 18
Views: 3494

PostForum: General   Posted: Tue 27 Jan 15, 18:48   Subject: Still centerboard questions
On the drawings of the new DF25, the centerboard is not centered! Looks like 20 cm to port! Is that a drawing mistake or reality?
And if so, why?
  Topic: New Dragonfly 25 released on Düsseldorf Boot
Christian

Replies: 18
Views: 3494

PostForum: General   Posted: Mon 26 Jan 15, 21:47   Subject: Why lose kick up?
If it is possible to build a kick up system in the aka - why should it be impossible to build it in akas?
  Topic: New Dragonfly 25 released on Düsseldorf Boot
Christian

Replies: 18
Views: 3494

PostForum: General   Posted: Mon 26 Jan 15, 19:32   Subject: First rudders, then centerboard
Now rudders are moved out to amas, wonder when centerboard will go to amas too. It will make cabin design easier. Is there any sailing drawbacks with centerboards on amas?

It will be more things t ...
  Topic: New Dragonfly 25 released on Düsseldorf Boot
Christian

Replies: 18
Views: 3494

PostForum: General   Posted: Sat 24 Jan 15, 15:27   Subject: Amas
Looked at the pictures of the new DF25 - amas look quite slim. Are they slimmer than the amas on a DF800?
  Topic: Bike onboard
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 2146

PostForum: General   Posted: Thu 23 Oct 14, 7:52   Subject: A-bike
That looks cool, have you tried it? It will fit in any locker!

But thinks it can be hard to use it on gravel roads...
  Topic: Bike onboard
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 2146

PostForum: General   Posted: Mon 13 Oct 14, 8:27   Subject: Found one that fitted
Found a bike that both fitted into the ama and my budget.

http://www.watski.se/Cykel-6-vxlad-16--113kS

I borrowed one and tried to get it down in the ama - and it just slipped down! Surprised It is a s ...
  Topic: Bike onboard
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 2146

PostForum: General   Posted: Sun 28 Sep 14, 16:41   Subject: Bike onboard
Has anyone brought a bike onboard, something like a Bromton folding bike (http://brompton.com) or some other folding bike? Do they fit in the amas? Do they rust? Think it can be a nice thing to bring ...
  Topic: Mast rotation?
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 1742

PostForum: DF800 Rig/Sails   Posted: Tue 16 Sep 14, 17:55   Subject: Not really sure, but
Saw this as a aerodynamic question, did alway rotate the mast to get a nice wing profile. That means rotating about 50 degrees to each side. A smooth profile from mast over to sail with no krack for t ...
  Topic: Rudder failure
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 1673

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Tue 09 Sep 14, 21:02   Subject: Did it!
Hi Mal
It is not so bad; I have de-mounted all parts of the rudder "system". So I know how it works. The tunnel is about 5 cm in diameter so there is quite a lot of space there. As you can ...
  Topic: Rudder failure
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 1673

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Mon 01 Sep 14, 9:13   Subject: Rudder failure
The rudder downhaul bolt broke for me; I was going to moor up alongside to a small island and misjudged the depth. First I thought that it was the auto-release. But it was the eye in the rudder blade ...
  Topic: Rudder blade construction
Christian

Replies: 11
Views: 6362

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Sat 23 Aug 14, 15:55   Subject: No chain
Could not find a stainless chain in right dimension, so I'm in the dyneema club now.
  Topic: Rudder blade construction
Christian

Replies: 11
Views: 6362

PostForum: DF920 Hull   Posted: Tue 05 Aug 14, 19:57   Subject: Wire almost broken
Had some problems in getting the rudder down in position. Checked the wire and found that it is bent and 2 of the strands are broken. Think that the long metal cover for the eye is the problem. Think ...
  Topic: lowering the mast on the water to pass bridges
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 1928

PostForum: DF800 Rig/Sails   Posted: Fri 01 Aug 14, 11:08   Subject: Done it once
Lowering the mast without a crane is a process that takes time and have to be done carefully. If the mast rotates when it is past 45 degrees - it may drop. When I did it I did not realize that the las ...
  Topic: Remounting of cleat lock
Christian

Replies: 3
Views: 1847

PostForum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Tue 15 Jul 14, 17:18   Subject: DF920
It's a DF920 so the problem is to reach the backside. Maybe the instruments can be removed to gain access. Have a feeling that those instruments are factory mounted.
  Topic: Remounting of cleat lock
Christian

Replies: 3
Views: 1847

PostForum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Sun 13 Jul 14, 11:14   Subject: Remounting of cleat lock
Starboards cleat lock got pulled of by a gust, sailing upwind in 8 m/s! It disappeared with screws and all.
http://www.dragonfly-trimarans.org/images/cleat_s.jpgPlease click on the photo to see it en ...
  Topic: DF 800 Weather Helm
Christian

Replies: 3
Views: 1907

PostForum: General   Posted: Wed 02 Jul 14, 9:17   Subject: Rudder & centerboard
The three different DF 800 I have sailed have all been neutral. No force in helm going upwind (or anywhere)

So you have the check position of rudder and centerboard - are they really pulled down to ...
  Topic: DF 1000 RAIN LEAK FINALLY FIXED !!
Christian

Replies: 4
Views: 2043

PostForum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Tue 03 Jun 14, 17:30   Subject: Congratulations
Is the way to test this leak: take a dry day and pour water into the tunnel - and look for the result?

And where did you stop the water? And how?
  Topic: Toilet hoses
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 2692

PostForum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics   Posted: Sun 01 Jun 14, 19:46   Subject: Thanks
Thanks for the advices, I have postponed the operation to next winter. Then will all smelling substance be frozen and not so smelly….
  Topic: Yet another thing you did't know you needed.
Christian

Replies: 0
Views: 1669

PostForum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs   Posted: Sun 01 Jun 14, 19:41   Subject: Yet another thing you did't know you needed.
Hi

Got a bunch of old camera tripods over. So I took a piece of teak and mounted in on the tripod.
http://www.dragonfly-trimarans.org/images/glass_holder_s.jpgPlease click on the photo to see it ...
  Topic: Toilet hoses
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 2692

PostForum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics   Posted: Mon 05 May 14, 12:18   Subject: Toilet hoses
Hi Michel
Hesitating to start this operation, it looks tricky. Did you clean the tank before starting?
All connection are attached with double hose clamps. The problem is to get my arms into the sma ...
  Topic: Toilet hoses
Christian

Replies: 5
Views: 2692

PostForum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics   Posted: Wed 16 Apr 14, 8:20   Subject: Toilet hoses
Got a slight smell of country side below the bunks in the front cabin. Think it may be the hoses of the toilet system. Has anybody replaced them? It seems to be 3 to replace. The first is quite easy ...
  Topic: Reperation af gelcoat - DF 800
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 2022

PostForum: DF800 Hull   Posted: Mon 07 Apr 14, 15:07   Subject: RAL 9010
According to manual:

SKROVGFARVE: Topcoat nr. HVID 200 (2000) eller International RAL nr. 9010

Assuming you have the regular cream white hull.
  Topic: Plans for shipyard trailer
Christian

Replies: 16
Views: 4291

PostForum: DF920 General Topics   Posted: Wed 12 Mar 14, 16:48   Subject: Added a few more photos
Added a few more photos, some of the support endings are visual on the new photos. Can take some more tomorrow if you are interested.

The stubs; actually don't know, but they came in handy for the ...
  Topic: Plans for shipyard trailer
Christian

Replies: 16
Views: 4291

PostForum: DF920 General Topics   Posted: Wed 12 Mar 14, 14:00   Subject: Something like this?
This is what I got with my DF920

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boatspotting/sets/72157633755112196/

It works neatly, got the boat on it now
  Topic: Curtains
Christian

Replies: 2
Views: 2284

PostForum: DF920 General Topics   Posted: Thu 06 Mar 14, 10:11   Subject: Curtains
How to remove the cabin curtains? Haven't found any obvious way to remove them. Is there some hidden lock?
 
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