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by MnM20
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Trailer Mast Support
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Trailer Mast Support

Fender here as well...
by MnM20
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Equalizer results
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Equalizer results

Twice as many as CCR :)
by MnM20
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Turnbuckle hole size
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Turnbuckle hole size

All 8 of mine are 3/32.
by MnM20
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: packing size for stuffing box?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Concur on the 1/8. Just did it this year. Hand tighten and give a quarter turn with a wrench. It's almost perfect. Consider Cutlass as well if you are doing this work. I've had my shaft out (more than once) at this point so i can walk you through it all. Stuffing box is easier without the shaft anyw...
by MnM20
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: swim ladders
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: swim ladders

Tim,
I think that one is spot on and if my boat didn't already have one, it is what i would pick. Mine only has the single rung that goes into the water and it makes it a little challenging to get one's self up.
by MnM20
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anybody convert to masthead asymmetrical spinnaker?
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: Anybody convert to masthead asymmetrical spinnaker?

I'm pretty sure that #64 had masthead kites. I was just a kid when the boat was moored next to my folk's boat. But if i recall that's what it was.
by MnM20
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Taxes on racing fees
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Taxes on racing fees

Racing at our club is included with our dues. Some of the fleets of our club collect small additional membership fees to pay for awards and parties.
by MnM20
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: What if? 2019 Western Regionals
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: What if? 2019 Western Regionals

Wouldn't San Fran be a pain to tow through? And expensive for hotels and services? I've towed through Seattle/Bellevue rush hour and that wasn't much fun. My route would be across I-80 to Sacramento and down the east side of the Bay. I've driven that route to pick up a motorcycle dynamometer in San...
by MnM20
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Easy Rudder Pull Down
Replies: 12
Views: 3895

Re: Easy Rudder Pull Down

I can only comment on the backstay... I found UHMWPE (Spectra/Dyneema) for cheap on ebay as winch cables and did all the splices myself. 12 strand is incredibly easy to do the eyesplices on and there are about a hundred videos on how to do it on youtube. I used the lengths that were on the Hot Tamal...
by MnM20
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Flicker
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Backstay Flicker

Finally got a pic of my setup. Harken 6:1 cascaded via Tylaska ferrule and led forward to cams just aft of the traveler adjustments. Makes for a total of 12:1. My lengths of the HDMWPE were exactly what was suggested from the Hot Tamale website.
by MnM20
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: pictures of boom vang and cunningham
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: pictures of boom vang and cunningham

My boat has something similar but for the cunningham. On top of my deck organizers are two cam cleats to make a double-ended cunningham. Doing so prevents the need for someone to get off the rail to make the adjustment. I'll grab a pic this evening of the setup if I remember.
by MnM20
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing Outhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Repairing Outhaul

I just did this project as well. Get a good electrical fish tape to aide in getting stuff in the boom. Like Tim, I rigged mine outside the boom as well then pulled the whole kit through the boom from aft forward to rig it up. I think mine calculates out to 5:1 and it seems to be OK. The mast end has...
by MnM20
Wed May 30, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Lets get Active (for the $ if nothing else)
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Lets get Active (for the $ if nothing else)

Or we could go the way of other classes like the T-10 and take the discussion to Facebook. PHPBB isn't very mobile friendly and this day in age almost everyone checks Facebook at least once a day. Just a alternative thought FWIW.
by MnM20
Thu May 24, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Flicker
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Backstay Flicker

I should add that I modified this slightly as well. Where the Hot Tamale one indicates a 4:1 to a cascade to give 8:1, I did a 6:1 to a cascade to make 12:1. 12:1 feels like a good sweet spot and with a single cascade there's plenty of scope in the line to accommodate for stretch and creep on the HM...
by MnM20
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Flicker
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Backstay Flicker

I copied this and will be putting it on the boat this weekend: http://hottamaleracing.com/misc_files/backstay.xls I attempted to add a flicker (using a glass batten) last season, but it was ineffective due to the weight of the wire backstay and rigging. I'm told that I should switch over to a Spectr...