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by Stef
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Leaking from Keel cover
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Leaking from Keel cover

I also had this issue once. I put a generous amount of 5200 around the hole, then install the plate. Also around the head of the screw that seat in the plate. I do have the backer plate on both sides inside. No leaks.
by Stef
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast raising and lowering
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Mast raising and lowering

I have done it several times with instructions from fleet 7 on this website. It's a bit of work getting everything setup, but it works. https://s279.org/Tips%20and%20Tricks/mastraising.html I have also thought about a system I saw at Annapolis sailboat show for a different sailboat. An extension pol...
by Stef
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rudder Gudgeon Bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Rudder Gudgeon Bushings

Stef is right here. I have plenty of bushings in stock!!! $30 set of two bushings, free shipping for class members. Made from virgin Delrin. Dimensions are in the area you posted. Pintles are 5/8". From what I understand, hull #1thru #42 had 1/2" pintles. You can email me at: s.seeuwen@gmail.com I p...
by Stef
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020

I purchased the exact same unit, probably 2010-2011. I am happy with it, but have had issue with spark plugs going bad. I change the plug every year now. I have never had the flooding problem as in previous post. You need to be careful which side you lay it down on when off the boat. I have not had ...
by Stef
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: racing criteria
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: racing criteria

Paupack Sailing Club has no maximum, maybe we should set one. We have raced in 25+ before, but those days are far and few. How about on the other end, minimum? Two years ago after calling 2 races that were underway because boats could not move due to no wind, we set 4 kt's as a min. some think it sh...
by Stef
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Turnbuckle hole size
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Turnbuckle hole size

I have two sizes. I believe it's 1/8" for top, 3/32" for bottom. Not sure why that is. Got them from Rigging Only when I replaced all the rigging a few years ago.
by Stef
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Autohelm Installed
Replies: 0
Views: 1029

Autohelm Installed

Thinking on adding an autohelm. I have an old ST1000 not working properly. Could just buy new if I cannot repair. What are the best install points? I'm guessing I will have to drill into the topside somewhere unless someone has figured another way.
by Stef
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Is the core 1/2" thick?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Is the core 1/2" thick?

I have two cleats on the foredeck, also two near the aft corners. There is NO core at those locations on my boat. You can see light coming through on a sunny day!
by Stef
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Board up?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Board up?

I have had my boat in the same slip since 2007. I never leave it with board up. Boat traffic will make the boat rock even more plus the board will bang around in the box. Good coat of VC17m.
by Stef
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Is the core 1/2" thick?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Is the core 1/2" thick?

Balsa core thickness in cabin top is 1/2" thick.
by Stef
Sun May 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Replacement hatch
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Replacement hatch

I replaced mine with Bomar 900. Had to shim a little all around to get it centered. Use plenty of sealant.
by Stef
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast Step Repair from Inside
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Mast Step Repair from Inside

I did it from inside. Very restrictive, but would do the same way. I had soft area in front of mast. Closer exam showed small block on cabin top in front of mast was leaking into the core. Also had small leak from tabernacle area. Did it in winter. Removed fiberglass skin, and balsa, then put a smal...
by Stef
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Chainplate Covers
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Chainplate Covers

I think the cover does nothing more than hold the sealant. If I would make them, probably laser cut a bunch. This would give you a nice square corner on the inside slot. We had hull 264 (I think) that had the same setup, cover welded to chain plate. I thought it was kind of strange. You would need t...
by Stef
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Chainplate Covers
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Chainplate Covers

The covers, or the chainplates themselves? In either case, if you have the old one take to a local machine shop. Tell them you want the material to be 304 stainless steel.
by Stef
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Daggerboard Lift
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Daggerboard Lift

I do it with a forklift and extended blade. Three stage, and just makes it over the lifeline. Buddy of mine had his boat in a barn and tied a block and tackle to a beam above the boat. The problem is it's only up and down, unless you pull the boat out of the way. With my forklift I just pull away fr...