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by Tom Elsen
Tue May 01, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Hull Fairing Set-Up
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: Hull Fairing Set-Up

I've put a few 7.9s on jack stands before with no issues. Tie the jacks together well before having them 'take the load'. If you're concerned about point-loading weight, find some scraps of very dense foam or 1.5" styrofoam to use. For long-boarding, I'd use five jacks. Three primaries - two under t...
by Tom Elsen
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Facebook

Thanks for doing this Chris.
Great idea.
by Tom Elsen
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: catagory 3 for offshore racing
Replies: 2
Views: 3030

Re: catagory 3 for offshore racing

A few thoughts you've probably already incorporated - Check the thru-decks for ANY sign of water intrusion, weakness or flex. Upgrade the rivets in the spreader bracket. Check that bracket for ANY signs of cracking or weld failure of the bracket itself. Check the pintle welds for the same. Very care...
by Tom Elsen
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: rudder slop
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: rudder slop

The cheek plates are a weld/redrill or a 'buy new ones' fix. If you also have an elongated or warped axle tunnel in the top of your rudder blade: Get a brass pipe nipple at Home Depot, where the ID of the pipe matches almost exactly the OD of the lag bolt which serves as the axle for the rudder blad...
by Tom Elsen
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Wooden headliner
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Wooden headliner

I'm thinking that it would be tough to create the necessary compound curves from a flat sheet of plywood. Maybe it can be done, you'd need to create some pretty accurate templates first. Then transfer them to the plywood. Then you'd need some way to keep the sheet pressed in place while the adhesive...
by Tom Elsen
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: Jib measurement clarifcation
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Jib measurement clarifcation

The rule will be corrected and will be consistent with How we measure genoas (3/4" more allowed LP for hanked sails). Old sails will be grandfathered in. But since those will have shrunk, we expect few would ever create a problem in the first place. Here is the new text headfoil jibs under 2.5.C.1 M...
by Tom Elsen
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: Jib measurement clarifcation
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Jib measurement clarifcation

Dave - missing one vote on the Jib issue. Should have it solved tonight.
by Tom Elsen
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: Jib measurement clarifcation
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Jib measurement clarifcation

Working on it. Trying to find out where the error is exactly. That will dictate the solution.
by Tom Elsen
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: Jib measurement clarifcation
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Measurement clarifcation

Hey Dave.
It's pretty late, and I know you wanted a response quickly RE the genoa LP.
Give me a little time tomorrow.
I'll do my best to check with John as well.
by Tom Elsen
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Welcome -- ->>> Account Activation Procedure <<<-
Topic: Borrow a Trailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Borrow a Trailer?

Hey Brent Welcome to the class. And good luck with your new boat. [quote="bokeeffe"]I am in need of a trailer to borrow to go pick my new (to me) S2 7.9 :D A contract has been struck and a survey pending. All I need now is a trailer and the manufacturers are about 5-6 weeks backlogged! :shock: Borro...
by Tom Elsen
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Emails from "ddaveflex@aol.com"
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: Emails from "ddaveflex@aol.com"

Stef - That's Dave Fleishig's account. Obviously hijacked.
Haven't heard from Dave in a while.
Good guy. Good sailor.
by Tom Elsen
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Chicago Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Chicago Mac

The speculation regarding the STIX might be fun.
But Tac is right about the Mac. (No surprise there.)
The race has a min LOA requirement of 26'. We miss by an inch.
by Tom Elsen
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Chicago Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Chicago Mac

Hey Jim. This is an interesting question.....worth a little speculation. I've not seen a new STIX rating for our boats. As a guess, it looks like we'd be close to that 103. There are a bunch of centerboard boats currently rated, and they do no seem to suffer a huge hit. But that said, those like the...
by Tom Elsen
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Spinnaker Launching
Replies: 8
Views: 3020

Re: Spinnaker Launching

Hey Wynne If you're getting hung up between the main and the spreader, it sounds like you've got a halyard problem. The (relatively) taught spin halyard is trapped as the main gets eased prior to the hoist. Not uncommon. And it can cause a bunch of things to go wrong as the kite twists. Two things c...
by Tom Elsen
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Really Dumb idea?
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Really Dumb idea?

Just my SWAG here: I think you'd find the sail useful, but likely in a more limited range and set of conditions than you think. And more specifically, where ease/simplicity is valued over VMG. I've never sailed the boat with a cruis-y assym, but I have used a bunch of + 140% genoas in the past. Some...