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Another new LLM

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Created by Gdog6 > 9 months ago, 18 Nov 2016
Gdog6
30 posts
18 Nov 2016 6:00PM
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Hi guys, have been having fun in my shed the last couple of months building my LLM.
Many thanks to Landyacht for the great plans. And to Chook2 for all the detailed posts.
Am putting up a few photos because I always love looking at the details of others builds.

Sadly my welding skills are not one of my strong points, but I hope it will hold together !



The deck is a piece of 7mm ply that I found in my shed, with an extra reinforcing layer glued on under the seatbelt area and also at the point the front of the deck bolts to the frame.



The main tube I found at a scrap metal yard, It is 60mm X 3.6mm, so a bit thicker wall than the plans.One of the few changes I made, was to move the mast step forward.It is 1100 from centre of the axel to centre of the mast. At 2degrees rake. Decided to move it forward from the plans after reading the posts on here.Will soon see if it was the right decision !



N.Z. equivalent to your Fallshaw wheels, hope they do the job.



Steering all pretty much to plan.







Hopefully have it out sailing in the next week or so.Just waiting on a boom.Have about eight sails in the shed that I have picked up cheap, so hopefully will have all wind strengths covered. Probably need one about one square meter to suit the winds we have been having here !!

Thanks to everyone for all the great info I have picked up here.
Cheers
Graeme



Test pilot 1
WA, 1426 posts
18 Nov 2016 7:03PM
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gofaster
75 posts
21 Nov 2016 4:04AM
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can you direct me to the plans you used for this

Gizmo
SA, 2834 posts
21 Nov 2016 6:52AM
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gofaster said..
can you direct me to the plans you used for this


There you go... www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/Build-a-Landyacht-Lake-Lefroy-Mini-Yacht/


gofaster
75 posts
21 Nov 2016 7:21AM
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Brilliant - thankyou

Hiko
1181 posts
22 Nov 2016 4:03PM
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Good job Well done you will have fun with that

sabydent
360 posts
22 Nov 2016 11:23PM
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I love looking at LLM's that are made, keep them coming!
Great job.

Gdog6
30 posts
23 Nov 2016 11:43AM
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Thanks guys, well what a blast !!Have just had it down at the beach for four hours for its first run.
Marine forecast was 25 knots ! Started with a 4.2 meter sail, but felt that I was over powered for a beginner, so changed to a smaller one, don't know what size it is. This is the smaller one, notice the driftwood you need to be alert for too.






Had put some extensions on the pedals before I went out, seemed to be just too much of a stretch for me to have good control, they worked well.
Couldn't believe how little pedal movement you need when it really starts flying. Also how well it tracks if you take your feet off the pedals. I could take my feet off and nothing changed, could go for 100s of meters with no input from me. Was glad to see that all my dodgy welding held even though it was getting a pounding when it was lifting a wheel and I had



to dump some sheet in a hurry in the gusts. Couldn't believe how fast it was going ( probably not that fast but I'm an old bugger!) wondered how I was going to stop , but soon learned that you can throw it on full lock and soon scrub off speed .Great fun!
Now have a piece of carbon fiber mast that I will try as a boom , although the windsurfer one seemed to work o.k.

Chook2
WA, 1201 posts
23 Nov 2016 9:01PM
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That's brilliant!!!!
Well done.
PS: After just returning from 6 weeks touring your great land, we were well impressed with the country where you reside.

Gdog6
30 posts
24 Nov 2016 10:42AM
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Thanks Chook2, glad you enjoyed it. Yes some nice scenery, but after working quite a bit of the last five years in the Pilbara, i'm really missing the heat, hate this winter cold.
cheers .

Moneybox
WA, 25 posts
5 Dec 2016 10:59PM
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Gdog6,

I've just commenced work using the same plan. I have no sailing experience so I'll be doing my best to keep to the original design. I just hope it works out as well as yours. I'm making two at the same time because the grandkids are quite small so their dad will have to be there to pick up the pieces. He has no experience with these things either so it should be a good Christmas.

I just picked up a few sailboard sails and masts. I was wondering about using the boom supplied as you did. If you change it soon I'll look forward to see the results.

Gdog6
30 posts
6 Dec 2016 7:35AM
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Hi moneybox, im sure you and your grandkids will have fun with them. We will be off to the beach over christmas and i will be hoping my grandson will be tall enough to reach the pedals.
Im happy enough with the original windsurfing boom I have at the moment. Don't think I will be changing it this side of christmas.

Good luck with your build, they are great plans .

mineral1
WA, 4416 posts
15 Dec 2016 5:45AM
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Gdog6 said..
Hi moneybox, im sure you and your grandkids will have fun with them. We will be off to the beach over christmas and i will be hoping my grandson will be tall enough to reach the pedals.
Im happy enough with the original windsurfing boom I have at the moment. Don't think I will be changing it this side of christmas.

Good luck with your build, they are great plans .


Tip from a windsurfer, using a windsurf boom set up. Pull the mast out and set up the rig with the mast vertical and set the boom at about your shoulder height, or lower. This set up will change the sails performance.
For ease of heading upwind, more outhaul pulled on. By this I mean if you have a day when the wind is at a particular angle that you need to keep working upwind, keep the outhaul tighter than normal. The yacht will go just as fast, but you wont crab so much.
Downhaul hard on your sail, so the mast bends backwards, greatly enhances the sails performance. Keep trialing set ups as you go. Main ones as I indicated using a windsurf set up. Good hard downhaul, and adjust the outhaul to suit what you want it to do.
And by the way, great set up. Only wish I had the time to build one as well

Gdog6
30 posts
16 Dec 2016 11:49AM
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Hi Mineral 1, thanks for the tips . I can see in my photos that i had my boom attached far to high.
Hopefully will get a bit of time in it over xmas, still blowing like sh-t here every day !
Cheers.



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