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Darryl J Barrett

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About Darryl J Barrett

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    South Australia
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    sailing
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    Yacht designer and builder

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  1. Our email is still the same as always ao14@optusnet.com.au Darryl
  2. rudders & C/Boards We still have all the moulds for all the Alpha Omega rudders and centreboards and can lay up new ones on order If your interested give us a call on (08) 8326 0877 Darryl
  3. with any luck I can finally get my own email right ao14@optusnet.com.au
  4. You can email me at oa14@optusnet.com.au or phone on 08 8326 0877
  5. I am interested in an Arafura for my grand children, What is the condition of the one you have, and how could I get to see it. Is it with or without its own trailer (not that that is too important as they can be "piggy backed" quite well and even "roof topped" Darryl
  6. Pity, I am interested but it makes it a little difficult when I am in Adelaide.
  7. To balance the rudders there needs to be between 6% and 10% of the surface area of the blade (that is in the water) in front of the pivot axis. This applies to all rudders.
  8. Antony Barrett left this morning from Adelaide to drive over with family to sail one up on his Blade
  9. Apart from a few early AO 4.4’s which were fitted only with “bungs” we dispensed with the bungs (the quickest way to fill up a cat with water is to forget the bungs) and fitted a hatch on the inside of each hull between the rear beam and the transom with the top of the hatch approx’ 50mm down from the deck line. This enables any water (should only ever be a small amount) to be sponged out of the hull. To search for any leaks there should be a “breather” hole (approx 1/8” diameter) in the deck of each hull, in the middle of the deck, usually just behind the rear beam or just behind the centre/m
  10. Apart from a few early AO 4.4’s which were fitted only with “bungs” we dispensed with the bungs (the quickest way to fill up a cat with water is to forget the bungs) and fitted a hatch on the inside of each hull between the rear beam and the transom with the top of the hatch approx’ 50mm down from the deck line. This enables any water (should only ever be a small amount) to be sponged out of the hull. To search for any leaks there should be a “breather” hole (approx 1/8” diameter) in the deck of each hull, in the middle of the deck, usually just behind the rear beam or just behind the centre/m
  11. I have just viewed your photos and it is very difficult to form any opinion as to what has caused it from them. Off hand I would say that to conduct a repair I would sand back the “bulge” (whatever it is?) from the outside of the hull and treat it like any repair IE sand back to the form a slight hollow, apply glass and resin to the area, fair it back, gel coat, fair back and cut and polish to finish. That particular area on the AO’s is very strongly built with an insert of aluminium plate glassed into the hull on the inside to support the chainplate loads.
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