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by tpaliwoda
Thu 18 Apr 13, 23:25
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Nice Tri Dfly 1000 hull # 1 - beware if you find it for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 7229

Nice Tri Dfly 1000 hull # 1 - beware if you find it for sale

It comes with great regret to inform you all that my boat Nice Tri was a victim of Hurricane Sandy - Not to be sad, that was over in October and since the boat is now officially the insurance companies. You may see the boat on the salvage market shortly. Beware, that there is so much hidden damage o...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 29 Mar 13, 0:09
Forum: DF1000 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: DF 1000 holding tank replacement project
Replies: 8
Views: 12873

Nice job!

Did the same job last year, but I installed a Ronco 12 gallon tank under the V-berth.
Spent a lot of time and effort on that job. Really a pain in the butt but really came out nice.


Steve - on another note - I saw those landslides in your area. Hope everything ok by your house?


Ted
by tpaliwoda
Thu 28 Mar 13, 23:51
Forum: DF1000 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: DF 1000 holding tank replacement project
Replies: 8
Views: 12873

Nice job!

Did the same job last year, but I installed a Ronco 12 gallon tank under the V-berth.
Spent a lot of time and effort on that job. Really a pain in the butt but really came out nice.


Steve - on another note - I saw those landslides in your area. Hope everything ok by your house?


Ted
by tpaliwoda
Mon 15 Oct 12, 22:20
Forum: General
Topic: more speed on one tack than the other
Replies: 7
Views: 6812

Did you measure the tension on the rig with a Loos gauge? I would start there- see what the tension on the rig and backstays on the starboard side. Seems that side is sailing better than port. Then measure the port side - adjust accordingly to match the starboard readings. If you balance the rig acc...
by tpaliwoda
Tue 09 Oct 12, 0:29
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: tighten the waterstays
Replies: 2
Views: 6086

The way I have them setup on boat is they are equally tight - there is no slack at any time except when the boat is folded. You should also have some sort of turnbuckle on them. Give a couple of turns to snug them up. Get yourself a Loose Gauge to see what the load is on the cables and balance accor...
by tpaliwoda
Mon 27 Aug 12, 21:26
Forum: DF1000 Hull
Topic: rudder system
Replies: 6
Views: 7508

One bolt, not two - needs to be able to kick-up if needed. If there was a second added - remove it! Don't overly tighten as this will pinch the top of the rudder and prevent it from kicking up. As or the wiggle - sounds like the steering cable below is stretched a bit. Open the aft access hatch, cra...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 27 Jul 12, 1:01
Forum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs
Topic: battery
Replies: 3
Views: 6300

George: You made it nine years on a set on batteries! That is great. I am usually replacing the wet cell every three to four seasons and the gel cell in about six. I tried one of those Optima batteries last season as the starting battery. Have areal nice solar charge controller that will charge the ...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 29 Jun 12, 22:41
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: CAD drawings available now
Replies: 11
Views: 11985

Bo:
This is a great thread we have going here - can you move the past couple of posts and start a "transport" thread?

Larry - can you email the pics to Bo so you can enlarge when you open them?

Thanks
Ted
by tpaliwoda
Thu 28 Jun 12, 22:59
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: CAD drawings available now
Replies: 11
Views: 11985

Larry;
Great picture!
by tpaliwoda
Wed 27 Jun 12, 23:28
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: movement ama pins
Replies: 4
Views: 6257

We did this on my boat - mast up! I went the route of getting a little larger diameter pins, re-drill the hole.
You do have to be out of the water though.
Should only take you a day to do the repair.

Worked like a charm.
by tpaliwoda
Wed 27 Jun 12, 23:24
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: CAD drawings available now
Replies: 11
Views: 11985

Boat is only supported in four spots under where the cross beams attach to the main hull - Thats all
For 1500 miles - I would sail it North! a lot less trouble, at worst it will take you two weeks.
Good way to really get to know your boat!

I may have some pictures - I have your email address
by tpaliwoda
Wed 27 Jun 12, 23:18
Forum: General
Topic: Trailering DF 1000 width
Replies: 9
Views: 9127

Did you consider sailing it North? Or having someone deliver it? May be way cheaper. If you do move the boat over the road - you really should use the shipping cradle. Boat is pretty easy to take apart - about 1/2 day each. Still may need a second trailer to take the ammas. They do not flip under th...
by tpaliwoda
Wed 20 Jun 12, 1:13
Forum: DF1000 Rig/Sails
Topic: Updated rig for square top main sail
Replies: 4
Views: 9213

This is what I have on dimensions 4) Rig Dimensions Standard Racing I 44.2ft (13.5m) 49.2 ft (1 5m) P 40.5ft (12.35m) 45.4 ft (1 3.85m) E 13.lft (4m) 13.1 ft (4m) J 11.3ft (3.45m) 11.3ft (3.45m) From what I have seen from previous posts about that boat, there is still some "issues" check t...
by tpaliwoda
Sun 17 Jun 12, 2:00
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping by Container from the Med to Noth America
Replies: 4
Views: 6471

Usually ship as deck cargo. I am pretty sure a 1000 will never fit in a shipping container.
You will need the original shipping cradle in order to do this.

Mast also goes as deck cargo.
by tpaliwoda
Sun 17 Jun 12, 1:55
Forum: General
Topic: Barnacles! VC17 is less effective every year !
Replies: 5
Views: 6981

Steve: I haven given up on a "multi" season paint years ago. Back in the day, I used to use VC - Offshore. Was a very hard and fast paint. But that was 20 years ago..... Fast forward to today - I use Pettit SSA, single season alblative. My diver also cleans the hull every two or three week...
by tpaliwoda
Sun 10 Jun 12, 3:06
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

you can drop me an email at the following address - just leave out the blanks
sailfast1 at gmail dot com

Thanks
Ted
by tpaliwoda
Sat 09 Jun 12, 17:26
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

Derek:
If you are in the market for a 1000, mine is up for sale.
Located in NJ, and never sank!

Well taken care, priced competitively.
Just contact me for more info.

Ted
by tpaliwoda
Wed 30 May 12, 1:42
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: craddle or not craddle
Replies: 1
Views: 5628

What is the reason for not using your cradle? I would never think of not using it. Is it because the hull sits low to the ground? If so I place 12"x12" timbers under the corners of mine to jack it up about 3' off the ground. I find it very easy to work on the hull and never have to worry t...
by tpaliwoda
Wed 11 Apr 12, 22:07
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Should I buy a DF 1000 or DF920
Replies: 31
Views: 29019

That boat has been on the market for a few years - It is on EBay just about every other month too.

Good luck on your search.

Ted
by tpaliwoda
Mon 09 Apr 12, 21:02
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Should I buy a DF 1000 or DF920
Replies: 31
Views: 29019

Don't quote me but I have heard that boat has a "history" behind it. You may want to do a little research about an incident a few years back where a boat wound up on the rocks at Marina Del Rey.

BTW - Mine is still available and is within your 100K price range.

Ted
by tpaliwoda
Mon 03 Oct 11, 22:02
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Folding problem
Replies: 6
Views: 8422

Any extra weight in the ammas? Water, spare anchor? Sounds like something is pressing down on the amma not to make it line up. I know on my boat, It will not fold 100% the way back on the water, but as soon as we take it out of the water and store it on it's stand, it folds all the way in. Check to ...
by tpaliwoda
Sun 25 Sep 11, 14:35
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Rust spots on stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 7193

Larry,
Looks good, will have to give it a try! Thanks for the heads up.

Ted
by tpaliwoda
Sun 25 Sep 11, 2:25
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Fitting a new eye on bow
Replies: 4
Views: 7575

Ken; Does not sound like a hard project. For access look for a spot where the recessed furler sits below deck. You can cut in an inspection port there to gain access to that part of the bow. Then it is a matter of measuring and placing some sort of wooden wedge mounted into the bow so you can use a ...
by tpaliwoda
Thu 22 Sep 11, 1:50
Forum: General
Topic: Can a 28 DragonFly do this?
Replies: 5
Views: 8292

In a short answer - yes! It can do 20 knots. Can you overnight comfortably on a SeaKart -NO! Does a SeaKart fold back so you can fit into a standard slip - NO! You are not comparing similar boats. If you want to extol the benefits of the SeaKart this is not the place for it. We all know it is a fast...
by tpaliwoda
Tue 13 Sep 11, 21:37
Forum: DF1200 Hull
Topic: Centerboard downhaul line replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 14327

I just took mine apart two weeks ago - because it was stuck in the up position. I know for a fact that I do not have any type of stop bumper mounted on the under side of the table. You can bet I will add one - piece of pressure treated 2"x4" and a little 4200 should do the trick nicely.. I...
by tpaliwoda
Thu 11 Aug 11, 2:58
Forum: DF800 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Internal/external fuel tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 7888

When I had my 25, we would place the fuel tank on the swim platform, strapped down. Just remember that gasoline fumes in a confined space (under the deck or seat) is never a good idea!
by tpaliwoda
Fri 22 Jul 11, 22:23
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Marine Head Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 10301

TC; I had the compact one. After reading all the info on that one forum I also install a siphon valve on the discharge hose. There was none installed on the original installation from the factory. The side pump was a little tight - I had to change the mount to right side but it works with an inch to...
by tpaliwoda
Thu 21 Jul 11, 22:54
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Ice Box Retro Fit
Replies: 6
Views: 8526

Larry, That was what I was figuring, to redo that portion of the galley area and make it a top / countertop access ice box. I could mount the compressor back in the engine compartment somewhere, I have plenty of room back there since I pulled out the cabin heater. Really looking for a set of plans o...
by tpaliwoda
Thu 21 Jul 11, 22:49
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Marine Head Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 10301

I hate to refer you to another site but this really helped me out last year when I replaced mine. Follow this link, all your questions will be answered there. Peggie Hall is one of the leading authorities on that, and she runs that forum. http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/forumdisplay.php?f=31 An...
by tpaliwoda
Wed 20 Jul 11, 0:28
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Ice Box Retro Fit
Replies: 6
Views: 8526

Ice Box Retro Fit

Has anyone replaced their fridge with an ice box? I am seriously thinking about ditching the fridge and building an icebox with a cold plate in it's place. All the monohulls I race on use this method and I think it is pretty efficient. Throw some ice in to chill the beverages, turn on the cold plate...
by tpaliwoda
Wed 20 Jul 11, 0:22
Forum: General
Topic: Capsize
Replies: 30
Views: 56835

Back in my younger days (1980's) I used to race a Hobie 21 Catamaran. At the time it was one of the fastest production beach cats built (actually there was a Pro-sail circuit for the boat with the 40 footers). Well the boat had a nasty problem that the only time it would flip was when the wind got u...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 08 Jul 11, 23:29
Forum: DF800 General Topics
Topic: New guy
Replies: 11
Views: 9689

Larry - imagine doing that in Long Island Sound? How long would your boat last moored like that.
On a plus, you don't get your feet wet getting off the boat...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 08 Jul 11, 23:25
Forum: General
Topic: Would parts for a DF 920 be adaptable to a Contour 30 MKII?
Replies: 2
Views: 6355

in quick answer - no they are not similar at all. Contour made copies of the 800. A word of advise with your boat, secure your rudder! I sailed on hull number 1 when it lost it right off the transom of the boat, and last year one that is our yacht club, lost their rudder too. They sink and do not fl...
by tpaliwoda
Mon 04 Jul 11, 22:44
Forum: General
Topic: Capsize
Replies: 30
Views: 56835

I have also hit lobster pots. They have stopped the boat dead!
I carry a very large sharp knife next to the helm whenever I sail in Long Island Sound!
by tpaliwoda
Mon 27 Jun 11, 21:05
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Leaking ama
Replies: 4
Views: 6615

Those hatch cover also degrade very quickly from the UV Rays too.
I usually replace mine every three years or so. Good luck trying to find them - I think Holt-Allen made them but the last time I ordered them they were special ordered.
by tpaliwoda
Mon 27 Jun 11, 21:01
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: DF 800 Center board stuck up.
Replies: 4
Views: 7489

Should be a simple two line system. One to pull down and one to pull up. The down will lock into a releasing jam cleat and the other may be in a sheet lock. The board pivots toward the front of the centerboard case. Kind of stumped about the wood? More than likely should not have been there. Take a ...
by tpaliwoda
Mon 27 Jun 11, 21:01
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: DF 800 Center board stuck up.
Replies: 4
Views: 7489

Should be a simple two line system. One to pull down and one to pull up. The down will lock into a releasing jam cleat and the other may be in a sheet lock. The board pivots toward the front of the centerboard case. Kind of stumped about the wood? More than likely should not have been there. Take a ...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 24 Jun 11, 22:13
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: DF 800 Center board stuck up.
Replies: 4
Views: 7489

The control lines are slack? correct? They are not jammed between the centerboard and the trunk? Did you recently beach the boat? If so I would bet there is a pebble or shell stuck between the board and the side of the trunk. May be try clearing the slot area with something long thin and stiff - sma...
by tpaliwoda
Tue 14 Jun 11, 22:17
Forum: DF1000 Hull
Topic: Rain leak near mast
Replies: 18
Views: 17473

Are you sure it is from the mast? I had a leak that was in the head, but it originated from the bow pulpit support. That drove we crazy for a while till I found that one.
by tpaliwoda
Tue 14 Jun 11, 22:15
Forum: DF920 Rig/Sails
Topic: Frederiksen slide
Replies: 3
Views: 7409

Let us know if it works, I think we all have the older Frederiksen Batt car systems.
by tpaliwoda
Tue 14 Jun 11, 2:49
Forum: DF920 Rig/Sails
Topic: Frederiksen slide
Replies: 3
Views: 7409

Did you try getting in touch with Ronstan?
I do believe they bought out Fredrickson a few years back.
by tpaliwoda
Tue 07 Jun 11, 21:51
Forum: DF35 Hull
Topic: Access to water speed sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 9318

I am also from the school of "pull-out-the transducer". Mine is a B&G unit that has the stopper in it. Only a few ounces of water come in when I pull the transducer and put the blank plug in. If I didn't it would be fouled in a week! We have to many of those shrimp like creatures by us...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 27 May 11, 2:55
Forum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Main halyard broke!
Replies: 26
Views: 28169

Mal; Have you thought about taking down the mast - same way you would do if it was on the trailer? Lower it using the boom and main sheet. I have done it once on a 920, not all that difficult. Just need a lot of hands. Once you get it down, you should be able to rig a new halyard using an electrican...
by tpaliwoda
Fri 13 May 11, 1:31
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: antifoulng 800sw
Replies: 10
Views: 9790

I just lower the board while it is on the cradle and paint it - simple as that. Also I know on the 1000 you can access the top portion of the board by removing the table top. I have never had any fowling on the board. Also - it is easier to take the 800 in and out of the water on a trailer! A lot ch...
by tpaliwoda
Tue 10 May 11, 2:38
Forum: DF800 Rig/Sails
Topic: DF 800 Mk2 main halyard
Replies: 3
Views: 6421

You can always swap the halyard end for end when it wears. If you cut the excess you lose that ability. Also the extra halyard length can act as a spare shroud if you ever need to replace a shroud.
by tpaliwoda
Fri 06 May 11, 22:03
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Swing wing damage
Replies: 3
Views: 7398

JP,
The last picture you posted looks like the top hinge plate is bent? Has anyone else picked this up?
That could be one of your issues.

Just my observation.
Ted
by tpaliwoda
Wed 04 May 11, 21:50
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 19487

Colligo makes a great mooring bridal system for trimarans.

http://www.colligomarine.com/Bridle-Pla ... System.htm

The mooring lines never tangled and there was never any chafe on the lines.

If you are on an exposed mooring, this is a must. Great product.


Ted
by tpaliwoda
Tue 03 May 11, 22:31
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Offer accepted on hull #17!
Replies: 8
Views: 9968

TC; It was always easier for me to reef the genoa than the main sail. And you can always unfurl the genoa quicker too then shaking a reef out of the main sail. Experiment and find out what works best for you. As for speed I agree with the 20 knot - but again my boat has a tall race rig and we do car...
by tpaliwoda
Sun 01 May 11, 2:09
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Offer accepted on hull #17!
Replies: 8
Views: 9968

TC - good luck on the boat! and welcome to the "family". My best tip for you - reef your sails before you need to reef your sails! My first reef would be in the genoa, then take one in the main. The boat really doesn't like to sail well without some sort of jib, especially when you go to t...
by tpaliwoda
Sun 01 May 11, 2:04
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 19487

Steve, I used to set two of the three mooring lines to the aka tips. But no longer do! I have noticed that in rough weather it puts a lot of stress on that new pin re-fit job. I am convinced that during one big storm, prior to my hinge pin refit, it really did a job on the old hinge pins. I wonder i...