Another write up by Arne Kverneland

  • 21 Feb 2019 23:07
    Reply # 7177799 on 869421

    Thank you Arne. Your informative writings are, as always, a great inspiration and encouragement. (I must also offer the same thanks to David T and Slieve.)

    We are very lucky.

  • 21 Feb 2019 21:12
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    Now I have just uploaded
    Junk Rig for Ingeborg, Part 3, which is about
    'Mast, yard, battens and boom  -  and rigging the whole lot...'

    Thanks to Mark Case for having had a look at the draft  -  and for not tearing it apart.


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  • 01 Feb 2019 22:28
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    (..which lets me pour a dram of turbo-charged potatoes and drink to your health  -  ok, to mine as well, and to the rest of you, while I am at it...)


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  • 01 Feb 2019 21:55
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    Arne wrote:

    And frankly, David, your straight talk is sometimes too straight, even to me.

    Cheers, Arne

    Then, Arne, I offer a blanket apology for my straight talking, past present ... and future.
  • 01 Feb 2019 19:57
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    Anonymous wrote:


    Until the opposite has been proven, I claim that the Johanna-style version of the HM-rig, sewn with camber in all the panels, assembled in the barrel-only fashion and using Amateur Method B, will be as fast as any other JR with 3D panels formed by broad-seam, shelf foot or tucks, and with the same mast height, (though it may not look as nice). Moreover, I claim that it will be so at any state of reefing. I may well be proven wrong on this, but I no longer buy armchair claims.

    Stavanger, 31th July 2018,

    Arne Kverneland

    That would be a valid and justifiable claim, I think. Would you agree, Arne?

    Haha, in your dreams, David ;-) ! I have already moderated that write-up sufficiently in that PS, yesterday.

    However, just as I defend my right to do things my way, I’ll defend anyone’s right to do things theirs. One may even express differing opinions about other people’s rigs and their work, but it depends how it is being done.

    What I wonder about is how  ‘right on’  your criticisms are. You, (..or even I, mostly...) may call it straight talk, but sometimes, from the outside, these criticisms or feedbacks neither look nice nor encouraging.

    This is my point, and firm opinion:

    All criticisms (i.e. expression of differing opinions) on this site should be encouraging, even when we need to air disagreement.

    The ‘straight talk’ version of criticism can easily be interpreted as patronising.

    And frankly, David, your straight talk is sometimes too straight, even to me.

    Cheers, Arne

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  • 31 Jan 2019 15:48
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    Last year, in july, I posted an article called 

    Some thoughts after the Tallship 2018 in Stavanger

    Its conclusion may have been on the bold side, so I have moderated myself (only a little), in a PS that I just added.

    Cheers, Arne

    Last modified: 01 Feb 2019 18:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 04 Jan 2019 16:42
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    The OGT MkII, wind-vane steering

    Now, I hastily typed together this little write-up, called

    «20190104 'Otto', a wind-vane steering gear

    (type OGT MkII designed by Bill Belcher)»


    found under Letters in ‘my’ page:

    Since it was inspired by the needs for a vane gear for Jami Jokinen’s Gallion 22, I suggest any comments on this is written on the "Galion 22 conversion" thread


    Last modified: 04 Jan 2019 17:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 19 Sep 2018 17:58
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    Chapter 6, The (wooden) Mast

    Now, while I was 'up at speed', I had a go and added som newer info to Chapter 6, and I also gave the SA/Displacement write-up a make-over.


    (when the links dies, just look up   )

    Last modified: 19 Sep 2018 19:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 17 Sep 2018 17:42
    Reply # 6673081 on 869421

    Hear, hear,

    a supporting vote from one summer's experience (and no theoretical understanding). I have an aluminium/aluminium mast of 6+3,2 meters and 600-700mm bury, glued using grp belts and epoxy. 

    I have not been kind to my mast on this first season, but I have had zero doubt about the integrity of the joint.

  • 17 Sep 2018 16:34
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    Here is the updated draft, version 20180917A. See p.6 with the new 'rule' about the top-mast's bury.


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