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by Stef
Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Advice for a 7.9 bottom job ??
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Advice for a 7.9 bottom job ??

I did a complete bottom job a few years after purchasing Odyssey #146. I used PEEL AWAY to remove all of the old paints. Mostly salt water antifouling. There were several layers. This product works well, when the temps are warm enough. Under 70F it takes a long time. Warmer the better. After everyth...
by Stef
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Cracked rudder
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Cracked rudder

Bushing from Mcmaster Carr https://www.mcmaster.com/6381K4
by Stef
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Cracked rudder
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Cracked rudder

I have done a full rudder repair. Had some cracks on the head of the rudder. I cut slots on either side of the pivot hole starting near the top of the rudder and around 18" long into the blade. I then installed 1/4" x 2" stainless steel bars and bedded them in blue above and below wat...
by Stef
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast spreaders
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Mast spreaders

I had that. Water gets in them when the mast is down. Where I am this freezes and can do some real damage to the spreader, so I drilled a 1/8" hole at the lowest point near the clamp.
by Stef
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with upwind round up and weather helm
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Help with upwind round up and weather helm

Anything over a steady 12kt wind with higher gusts, go to a smaller headsail than your 155%. I have only 2 headsails, 155 and a 105. Should probably look for a 135. Exception to above is, my club doesn't necessarily set up windward leeward courses all the time, so if there's a long leg with wind on ...
by Stef
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Sell or Scrap?
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Sell or Scrap?

I would sell as project boat. Just my 2 cents. Two guys in my club bought #68 (I think) and they did a great job in fixing it up. Needed entire new cockpit floor, some deck issues around the mast. Inboard problems. They never painted the mast, but that's not a functional problem. Glad you're out sai...
by Stef
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

Re: Outboard Motor

I get 5.5 kts and not wide open.
by Stef
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

Re: Outboard Motor

Also running Tohatsu 6HP Sailpro. Has extra long shaft.
by Stef
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Leaking from Keel cover
Replies: 8
Views: 5181

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: 2508

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: 4080

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@gma...
by Stef
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 3836

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: 3543

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: 2338

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: 3332

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.