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by Christian
Sat 16 Jul 22, 15:49
Forum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Double blocks
Replies: 0
Views: 2809

Double blocks

My old double-blocks, used as fock-outhaul had to be replaced. Could not find any suitable, so I made them of two simple blocks and a soft shackle. The best is that they can split when moored for the night. No tripping over sheets! See photo: https://flic.kr/p/2nyv1Pz
by Christian
Sat 16 Jul 22, 15:40
Forum: DF920 General Topics
Topic: Sink project
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Sink project

This year I made a special cutting board, it fits just over the sink and found a smart way to stow it away too. It turns the sink to an extra working area. See photos: https://flic.kr/p/2nyv2fV https://flic.kr/p/2nypPYN
by Christian
Fri 27 Aug 21, 9:44
Forum: DF920 General Topics
Topic: Lift with Sublift
Replies: 0
Views: 2349

Lift with Sublift

Anyone with experience of lifting a DF920 with a Sublift?
(https://sublift.se/self-propelled-boathoist/sublift-12/)
by Christian
Sun 14 Mar 21, 14:34
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: ST60 connection
Replies: 1
Views: 2197

ST60 connection

My wind instrument does not work properly, going to try to figure out where the problem is, does anyone know how the mast top connection is mounted to the cable? witch connector is connected to red, green, blue and yellow? I have to figure out if the problem is in the mast or if it is in the wind va...
by Christian
Thu 11 Feb 21, 17:26
Forum: DF920 General Topics
Topic: DF920 Touring vs Racing
Replies: 5
Views: 3348

Think it was like this

First there was 920
Then 920R (racing) -- with longer boom
And then 920E (extrem) with wider new beams (and longer mast)

Are there any other models?
by Christian
Thu 28 Jan 21, 21:20
Forum: DF920 Rig/Sails
Topic: Mainsail trim
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Mainsail trim

On my old 800 it was possible to trim the mainsail clew position on the boom. There was a outhaul. A tackle in the boom stretching the foot of the sail. On the 920 the position can be moved - but there is no outhaul.

Is this a odd thing on my boat? Or have you added an outhaul?

/ Christian
by Christian
Thu 28 Jan 21, 20:58
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Toilet hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 6857

Still there?

Hi Michel
Got time to do the work this winter. Got all out but the one from toilet to tank. Found the strap and cut it. But the tub is still stuck. There is a piece of metal holding the tubes for some cables on the side of the tank. Did you remove that too?
/ Christian
by Christian
Wed 22 Jul 20, 17:06
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Holding tank searching pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 4444

Some images

Hi

Replaced pump and some tubes this winter. Here are some images: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPzwc7c

There are one inlet from toilet, and two outlets one in the front storage and one via a handpump direct out.
by Christian
Wed 22 Jul 20, 16:56
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Replace solar panel
Replies: 3
Views: 3163

Got a MPPT regulator instead of the old one

Fund that a part of the problem was the regulator. So I installed a new MPPT regulator. And now I have all panels in serie - so the old one together with a soft one on the cabin roof works almost ok. That is the nice thing with MPPT - put all panels in serie to get a high voltage ( I get up to 50v) ...
by Christian
Tue 09 Jun 20, 9:32
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Replace solar panel
Replies: 3
Views: 3163

Replace solar panel

Has anybody replaced the solar panel on foredeck?
My panel seems to be dead.

How to find the cable? Does it go over the toilet? Can it be spliced anywhere? Is there a better way to do the replacement?
by Christian
Thu 16 Jan 20, 22:31
Forum: DF1000 Hull
Topic: Centerboard won't deploy. Appears to be stuck in the trunk.
Replies: 4
Views: 3945

Mounting screw

The board is a quite simple design; it hangs on a axis in the front of the case. In down position the screw can't be reached. In folded position you can see the screw head close to the front of the case. It is usually a metric 6 shape = Allen (according to google translate) (Image: https://www.qwant...
by Christian
Tue 31 Dec 19, 14:27
Forum: DF1000 Hull
Topic: Centerboard won't deploy. Appears to be stuck in the trunk.
Replies: 4
Views: 3945

Hard to tell

David
- Can you shake it? Or is it completely stuck?
- Are you on shore? Can you get below?
By vibration one can tell where it is stuck and where it is lose.
I would check the mounting screw. Is it in right position?
/Christian
by Christian
Tue 22 Oct 19, 20:51
Forum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Solar cells on amas
Replies: 5
Views: 4891

Solar cells on amas

Hi Steve Sound like you have figured out almost all I want to know. When using panels of different brands and sizes – how to connect them to a MPPT controller? All in – in parallel? Just a terminal strip for 12v battery and connect them into one wire that goes into the MPPT in one place? I do not ne...
by Christian
Fri 18 Oct 19, 13:50
Forum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Solar cells on amas
Replies: 5
Views: 4891

Solar cells on amas

Seen a number of photos of boats with solar cells on amas. How have you done the wiring? In to the beam? It has to work both folded and sailing. And how to get from beam to central hull? Photos and ideas would be appreciated.
/ Christian
by Christian
Sun 21 Jul 19, 20:54
Forum: DF920 Rig/Sails
Topic: How to reach the pin when raising or lowering the mast?
Replies: 2
Views: 3443

Get a long pin!

I bought a longer pin. So long that I could attach a string to it. Then it is quite easy to retrieve the pin from the that front space.

It seems better to stand on the the side of the boat - at least when testing the pin before putting the boat in water.

The problem is just to stand on the side...
by Christian
Fri 19 Jul 19, 8:48
Forum: DF920 Rig/Sails
Topic: How to reach the pin when raising or lowering the mast?
Replies: 2
Views: 3443

How to reach the pin when raising or lowering the mast?

Is there a better way to reach to the pin, holding the forstay? We usually have one person "crawling" in to the front storage. He has to be on back and working with hands over head, without the the possibility to see where the pin shall be.

How do you reach this pin?

/ Christian
by Christian
Fri 19 Jul 19, 8:40
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Centerboard Jams
Replies: 3
Views: 3844

The solution is somewhere on this page...

There are some other threads about this, and one of those has a video showing a new way to thread the lines, it is a mock-up in lego!

Think that can be the solution you need.
/ Christian
by Christian
Wed 10 Apr 19, 22:43
Forum: DF800 Rig/Sails
Topic: DF 25 Mk 1 mast base question
Replies: 4
Views: 7188

Probably turned

Hi The mast-foot looks backwards to me, but I only had a 800, and on those the wheels leading ropes are in the aft. Just one wheel? Main sail, foresail, spinnaker and ref makes 4 to me. If you can get a crane - it is quite easy to use a crane - the boom method is tricky (my view) maybe someone here ...
by Christian
Tue 04 Sep 18, 21:40
Forum: DF800 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Blown electrics
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Seen it before

Had a bad connection for my VHF, it was possible to listen but not to send. Those errors can be hard to find.
by Christian
Mon 03 Sep 18, 22:00
Forum: DF920 General Topics
Topic: Compass position magnetic interference with fridge
Replies: 2
Views: 3520

Use the GPS

GPS gives you a true course. Use that.
The magnetic is nice for reference, but not very exact.
You could easily make a "deviationstabell" by just writing down true and magnetic values for all courses.
by Christian
Mon 03 Sep 18, 21:54
Forum: DF800 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: Blown electrics
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Connections

a) Check all connections, one may look ok from outside but does not connect
b) Take a regular Volt meter and check from battery and outwards
by Christian
Sun 12 Aug 18, 21:50
Forum: DF25 General Topics
Topic: Buying an old DF25 - some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 5363

Checklist

(Just from top or my head) 1) Centerboard (from below) - I would like to take it out and have a look... 2) Rudder - fittings 3) Waterstays - fittings in hull 4) Hinges - the folding mechanism, and all blocks 5) Mastfoot 6) Forstay, both connection points 7) Mast - all connection points 8) Amas &...
by Christian
Fri 27 Jul 18, 9:25
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Various 3d Models for Dragonfly 800
Replies: 5
Views: 4477

Cool

Is it possible to 3D print a model from these models?
by Christian
Fri 08 Jun 18, 23:59
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Amas moving side to side
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

The sliding parts are worn down

Think you have to replace the sliding parts. Have never done that, but the obvious way seems to be to remove the ama and then unscrew them and make new ones. Think you should send a mail to Querning and ask for the original size, how thick they where from the beginning. If the beam is worn too - you...
by Christian
Sun 20 May 18, 22:00
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Amas moving side to side
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

Got images?

Hard to tell what it is, maybe the sliding parts are worn down, may be something is bent. Images would make it easier to give an opinion.
by Christian
Tue 17 Apr 18, 22:10
Forum: General
Topic: replacement nets
Replies: 6
Views: 5956

More nets

According to pictures it looks like the DF1000 has triangular nets in front, front of front beam. Has anyone mounted triangular nets in front on a DF920?

Will the safety wire be strong enough? And the mounts? Which modifications has to be done?

Think it would be nice with front nets too / Christian
by Christian
Sun 10 Dec 17, 18:23
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: Rudder failure
Replies: 5
Views: 7608

Long time

Hi Karl
Sorry for the delay, got down to the marina today and had a look at the rudder design, it looks like you have to demount the bottom plate. Think you should do it with the boat ashore.
Christian
by Christian
Sat 11 Nov 17, 18:38
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: How to connect SeaTalk
Replies: 4
Views: 5154

Thanks, I'll keep you posted, it is a winter project to fix this for the summer.
by Christian
Thu 09 Nov 17, 20:40
Forum: DF920 Motor/Equipment/Electrics
Topic: How to connect SeaTalk
Replies: 4
Views: 5154

How to connect SeaTalk

My DF920 has factory mounted ( I assume) wind and speed instruments from Raymarine. Got a new GPS (also from Raymarine) It can display data from the other instruments - but I have to connect a SeaTalk cable to some point - and I can't figure out how to reach the backside ot the the factory mounted s...
by Christian
Fri 11 Aug 17, 7:35
Forum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Shrouds
Replies: 1
Views: 3996

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 connecting it as an extra preventer to the boom. Leaving the shroud quite loose. Is it so? Does anyone use th...
by Christian
Fri 11 Aug 17, 7:24
Forum: General
Topic: stiff lines
Replies: 2
Views: 4078

NaCl

Is this a salt problem?

Sea water drying and leaving salt on the lines?
by Christian
Thu 03 Aug 17, 8:29
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: Sticking centreboard after beaching
Replies: 11
Views: 14636

Cool!

Love your prototype! That is really a danish way of thinking
by Christian
Thu 27 Jul 17, 20:50
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: Sticking centreboard after beaching
Replies: 11
Views: 14636

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. Then it was possible to see all parts. On the DF920 the lines goes another way. I have looked down under...
by Christian
Sun 23 Jul 17, 12:34
Forum: DF920 General Topics
Topic: Berth size front
Replies: 1
Views: 4020

In cm

Hi

Fot end 46 cm
Head end 138 cm
Length 212 cm

/C
by Christian
Fri 26 May 17, 16:22
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: cleat replacement on 800
Replies: 2
Views: 4949

Nop, but action is low of some reason.
by Christian
Fri 26 May 17, 16:22
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: cleat replacement on 800
Replies: 2
Views: 4949

Nop, but action is low of some reason.
by Christian
Fri 26 May 17, 16:21
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Amas folding Line
Replies: 1
Views: 3434

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 replace it - just get a new one and sew them together and pull through.
by Christian
Mon 05 Dec 16, 22:09
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: LIFTING EYES
Replies: 4
Views: 5842

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...
by Christian
Mon 05 Dec 16, 17:28
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: LIFTING EYES
Replies: 4
Views: 5842

Indicators?

Any waring signs? Bent? Rust? Age?

Maybe it is time to replace all eyes.

/ Christian
by Christian
Mon 05 Dec 16, 17:10
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: Cabin height?
Replies: 5
Views: 5268

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. / Christian
by Christian
Sat 06 Aug 16, 15:31
Forum: HULL issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Winter project? - Rain cover for cabin entrance
Replies: 0
Views: 4936

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 much of the view (of other boats, islands etc.) So this year I made a simple roll-up rain cover for ...
by Christian
Mon 25 Jul 16, 12:18
Forum: DF920 Hull
Topic: Lost centreboard
Replies: 0
Views: 4906

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 we could not sail her. Managed to recover the centreboard and the bolt. Looks like the bolt has unscr...
by Christian
Sat 02 Apr 16, 16:50
Forum: DF920 Rig/Sails
Topic: Mastbase broken
Replies: 9
Views: 9518

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 where screwed into silicon. Is this to make the mount flexible? What is your recommendation, add silicon...
by Christian
Thu 18 Feb 16, 19:38
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Hauling her out for bottom paint and resealing cabin
Replies: 13
Views: 11126

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 the boom to a clam sheet so it may be adjusted from cockpit. The arm should be in about 90 degrees from m...
by Christian
Sat 30 Jan 16, 18:48
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Hauling her out for bottom paint and resealing cabin
Replies: 13
Views: 11126

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.

Spent quite a time removing it.
by Christian
Tue 30 Jun 15, 13:49
Forum: DF28 General Topics
Topic: Bye bye
Replies: 3
Views: 6981

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 dangerous place for those with regular, non-folding centerbords.
by Christian
Mon 22 Jun 15, 17:08
Forum: DF920 General Topics
Topic: Curtains
Replies: 2
Views: 5734

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 washed.

Thanks anyhow
by Christian
Sun 14 Jun 15, 10:32
Forum: DF800 Hull
Topic: Folding problem
Replies: 6
Views: 8423

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 go under this nob. As I remember - there is some gliding material on the nob. One idea can be to chang...
by Christian
Thu 30 Apr 15, 16:14
Forum: Rig/Sail issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Rigging for dummies? A simple drawing would do
Replies: 7
Views: 9791

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, waves etc - and these forces may damage the boat. The mast is long and will not move easily. According to ...