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by upgradingdave
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: mainsail suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: mainsail suggestions

This is really helpful, thanks!
by upgradingdave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: mainsail suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 796

mainsail suggestions

Hi all, the racing mainsail that came with my boat when I bought it fell apart last season and I'm in the market for a new one. This is the first time I've ever bought a sail and not really sure where to start. I read thru the section about mainsail in the class rules: https://s279.org/Documents/S27...
by upgradingdave
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020

It's hard to search this forum for posts related to outboard motor recommendations because the search engine thinks that "outboard" and "motor" and "engine" are common words and excludes them from the search. I found this thread which was helpful: https://www.s279.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1108 ...
by upgradingdave
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bimini
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Bimini

I'm also interested in maybe adding a bimini. I researched a little a few months ago and found this: https://www.amazon.com/EmpireCovers-Bow-Bimini-Tops-67/dp/B007VENT60/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=thetinsai-20&linkId=83180bc95070f037efb73d9a7126c120&th=1 But I'm not sure if this will w...
by upgradingdave
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mainsheet Traveler
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Mainsheet Traveler

Just wanted to bump this thread, I'm looking to update the configuration of my traveler so that it's easier for me to control in stronger wind. My S2 is from 1994 and (I think) it has the original traveler and original setup. I'm going to try connecting the 2 ends of the traveler line in a loop so I...
by upgradingdave
Thu May 02, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: why are upper shrouds so tight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: why are upper shrouds so tight?

Just an update. Last year when I originally posted this, the shrouds were really tight. This year, while raising the mast for the season, we measured the forestay length and it's 31 ft 6.5 inches (that length includes a toggle on top and a toggle on the bottom). In addition, we realized that there w...
by upgradingdave
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mainsheet Traveler
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Mainsheet Traveler

Thanks for this idea. I'm planning to upgrade to the "Brady Cleat" for this season. Looking forward to being able to control both sides of the traveler without having to move all the way to the other side of the boat!
by upgradingdave
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: swim ladders
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: swim ladders

Thanks for the suggestions. I went with the Catalina 22 ladder and installed it this weekend. It looks like it's going to work really well, excited to try it out this summer, I'll try to post pics when I have more time.
by upgradingdave
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: swim ladders
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

swim ladders

Hi all, I found some suggestions for swim ladders in older threads, but thought it might be good to start more up-to-date thread. Anyone installed a swim ladder in past couple years? Any suggestions for a permanent swim ladder that's sturdy, long enough, and hopefully light weight and will stay out ...
by upgradingdave
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with upwind round up and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Help with upwind round up and weather helm

Last night, we were out for the Wednesday night race in moderate wind (around 13-15 knots). Happy to report zero round ups and felt completely in control the entire time with just the right amount of weather helm. Thanks to the advice in this thread, plus more experience sailing the boat, experiment...
by upgradingdave
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: why are upper shrouds so tight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: why are upper shrouds so tight?

Looks like I do have the toggle.
forestay_with_toggle.jpg
So, now I'm stumped again. Seems like I'm missing an inch of slack somewhere ... very strange.
by upgradingdave
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: why are upper shrouds so tight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: why are upper shrouds so tight?

Thanks for the tip, that definitely could be the problem, I was suspicious of the forestay. I'll check tomorrow if there's a toggle.
by upgradingdave
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: why are upper shrouds so tight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

why are upper shrouds so tight?

I've loosened the turnbuckles of my upper shrouds as much as possible, but they're still really tight? I used a halyard to measure side to side and the mast seems centered. When I look up the mast, it seems straight. The shrouds appear to be running correctly (no weird kinks or turns or anything bla...
by upgradingdave
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: s2 7.9 in r2ak
Replies: 2
Views: 799

s2 7.9 in r2ak

Thought this was pretty cool ... I just saw there's a s2 7.9 racing in the Race to Alaska. They're about 80% of the way, kudos to Teewinot! https://teamteewinot.blogspot.com/ https://r2ak.com/2018-teams-full-race/team-teewinot/ https://tracker.r2ak.com Just curious - has anyone else here ever taken ...