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by tedmroyer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Mast Wedges
Replies: 11
Views: 17433

Re: Mast Wedges

Hi Peter, Hi Bob, Ballad.de posted a trim Guide for the Ballad initiated from the Danish Ballad Club . http://www.ballad.de/index.php?id=32&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=144&cHash=9253da5c22ced34067e95edc415646cd I am sure you guys alteady found it:-) using google with 'Ballad trim sail' The position or t...
by tedmroyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Accomodation
Topic: Water Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 17533

Re: Water Tank

Update on the water tank. I am moving the location of my water storage to under the fore end of the starboard main cabin berth to get weight out of the bow. I have a lot of ground tackle to locate at the aft end and under the vee berth. Looks like I will just try on of those Vetus flexible tanks for...
by tedmroyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Boom for Larger Main
Replies: 3
Views: 7442

Re: Boom for Larger Main

Bob, I somehow missed your post until just now. I bought a 12'9" boom with a gooseneck. Looks like I can fit it up no problem. Here is the latest, 492 ft with no overlap of the mast. The left is as is, the right as planned: Albin Ballad Sail Plan Update 2018-8-12-Model.pdf This plan allowed me to ni...
by tedmroyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where do you put your batteries?
Replies: 6
Views: 17298

Re: Where do you put your batteries?

I have moved my 4 X 105 AH batteries to a new location under the aft end of the main salon berths, two on each side, still electrically tied to a single bank. I can add up to six more (three more to each side) if I need them. It cost me the four drawers but it helps get the weight out of the bow sin...
by tedmroyer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rudder axial load
Replies: 7
Views: 10999

Re: Rudder axial load

Peter,
Hey thanks for the link to Vega Marin. They did have a bushing set in stock and I ordered them.
by tedmroyer
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Accomodation
Topic: Water Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 17533

Re: Water Tank

I am getting mine from Cipax as well.
by tedmroyer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Boom for Larger Main
Replies: 3
Views: 7442

Re: Boom for Larger Main

Here are the proposed sail area details:
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I am trying to get the light air on the wind performance up, not for racing but to be able to sail in lighter air. Any thoughts on the performance impact would be appreciated.
by tedmroyer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Boom for Larger Main
Replies: 3
Views: 7442

Boom for Larger Main

Hello ALL, Please forgive me in advance for ruining the look of my Ballad. I would like to add a swim platform with a permanent folding ladder, a location for an outboard, and update the sail plan to 508 ft^2(47 m^2) See attached low res screen shot. To keep the CE in the same place, it looks like i...
by tedmroyer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rudder axial load
Replies: 7
Views: 10999

Re: Rudder axial load

Peter, Perfect. That is what I was looking for. Yes sir I can lift it completely up to remove the gap. I pulled the rudder yesterday and drained the rest of the water from it and will start sealing up both the skeg & rudder. The shoulder of the bottom bushing is worn completely away and looks like t...
by tedmroyer
Tue May 29, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rudder axial load
Replies: 7
Views: 10999

Re: Rudder axial load

Peter. Thank you. This is excellent information. I have a about a 9/16th" gap (14mm) between the top of the rudder to the skeg, (see attached). In the pictures you shared it looks like you have significantly less. Can you tell me what I should shoot for as far as a gap and where I should add shim ma...