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by reidmefirst
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cockpit winch/rigging tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Cockpit winch/rigging tips?

I've been doing some singlehanded and doublehanded racing lately and running into frequent problems with the cockpit winches and jib sheets. Problem number the one might be easy to fix by restoring to a standard setup, but not sure. I had the boat overhauled last year and removed the turning blocks ...
by reidmefirst
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Exploding Daggerboard!
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Exploding Daggerboard!

Thanks for the great responses. Much more helpful than those I'm getting on my post on Sailing Anarchy. :lol: Heh, sailing anarchy is good for a few things, but maybe not for nuanced advice for an aging one design boat... I will say, we get high wind up here in Iowa sometimes too. We had a derecho ...
by reidmefirst
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Exploding Daggerboard!
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Exploding Daggerboard!

Dang, that looks rough. Your board does not have the telltale 'ran aground' notch at the top of the board. I guess usually the top back side will have a crack if you ran the board into the ground. Maybe you, or a former owner, hit a ufo with it? Could have been just hard enough of a tap to put a cra...
by reidmefirst
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Anybody know the story of Hull 151?
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Anybody know the story of Hull 151?

Kind of a longshot... When I first bought my 7.9 I kept an eye on yachtworld for similar boats. There was a 7.9 listed for about two years, which stated that the boat was located in French Polynesia. It was listed by a yacht broker in Mexico, where I guess the boat had been registered prior to cross...
by reidmefirst
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: TILLER PILOT
Replies: 10
Views: 2555

Re: TILLER PILOT

Long time no install. Been busy sailing and doing other projects on the boat but I'm finally going to install a pilot. Curious for those who installed on the : when installing on the combing, how thick is the fiberglass (and is it cored) up there? Wondering if I should glue some wood into the bottom...
by reidmefirst
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Hanks or foils?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Hanks or foils?

Looking through the class race photos it looks like a lot of people do foils. I only see a few boats that have hanks. Hard to tell in some photos due to resolution, though. Take a look through the class event photos anyway, maybe you'll notice something that I don't: https://s279.org/Photos/photos.h...
by reidmefirst
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Water Tank Vents
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Water Tank Vents

Neat, thanks for the post! I'm always looking for cruiserly tips for the 7.9. Am thinking next year I'll get my water system up and running. I don't think the water tanks on my boat were ever used before, so I might just replace the supply tank in case the plastic is unstable/leeches out nasty stuff...
by reidmefirst
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Water in Hull w/ rot
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Water in Hull w/ rot

For reference, what I'm talking about. Here is my new transducer placement (installed by a guy who knows these boats really well): https://i.ibb.co/N7ThXDm/IMG-8036.jpg The transducer is placed just a few inches forward of the keel trunk. Here is a cross-section of the hole that he drilled. To place...
by reidmefirst
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Water in Hull w/ rot
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Water in Hull w/ rot

I'm not sure who in the class might have a 'hull cored with balsa/hull solid fiberglass' hull diagram but it might help in determining where water got in your boat. I recently had transducers replaced in my boat and mine had some water infiltration because the instruments were mounted too far forwar...
by reidmefirst
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast Electrical Connector
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Mast Electrical Connector

To post attachments I've uploaded them to the site imgbb.com, then included the url of the image between [ img ] [ /img ] tags. You'll have to decide what you want on your mast for lights. When I got my boat (hull 493), it had a masthead/anchor light, and a deck light. It had no steaming light. The ...
by reidmefirst
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Hull electrical ground
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Hull electrical ground

*chuckles in inboard* Maybe get a slip next to a bigger boat with a taller mast? =). Dunno really. My dad used to clip a wire lead to a sacrificial zinc to his standing rigging, and would drop it into the water when leaving his boat in a slip. That was more about preventing galvanic corrosion due hi...
by reidmefirst
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Thru-hull transducer replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Thru-hull transducer replacement

I hemmed and hawed about what instruments to go with recently. Decided to splurge on B&G, as they output NMEA2000 data. It means faster data updates, and nmea2000 can be converted to a few other protocols (including raymarine seatalk, nmea0183, and even wireless access to a tablet or cell phone)...
by reidmefirst
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast step bolt?
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Mast step bolt?

Anyone know the size fo the mast step bolt? Remembering a mishap in dropping the mast last season I should probably replace mine, but my boat is far away at the moment and I'd rather not drive a whole day just to find out ;-). I found this old thread ( https://www.s279.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=1120...
by reidmefirst
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Gooseneck toggle source?
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: Gooseneck toggle source?

I did finally get a run of these toggles made. I have 8 spares. Happy to sell them at a loss to class members. Also it seems that identical toggles were used by several other S2 boats, possibly the 8.0 and 30 footers. 'Course, my boat is currently a few hours away getting refurbished, so I haven't b...
by reidmefirst
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Pic of the Week
Topic: Winter Blues
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Winter Blues

I hauled my boat up to Minnesota for the winter, paying a nice fellow to dig out a bunch of rotten balsa core from hull 493. Since there are no pretty sailing photos this time of the year, have an ugly one from the re-coring process. Can't wait to have her back with a solid deck! Plus, a bunch of up...