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by Pete
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Hole in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Hole in hull

Of course it would. Key is to be rid of anything that is wet, moist or damp. Sounds like you'll be fine.
by Pete
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Hole in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Hole in hull

You should replace the core. Remove everything that is wet or even damp. If not it'll freeze/thaw and blow your repair out. Not difficult to do. Also, if the day comes when you want to sell a surveyors moisture meter will go off potentially discouraging a prospective buyer. Good luck.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: mainsail suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: mainsail suggestions

I have had good luck with Quantum sails Detroit. Ask for Wally Cross. He spent a lot of time developing sail shapes with folks in Holland Michigan. He has great knowledge.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Air Conditioning

If you find anything please let us know !! Would love to have A/C as well. Gets quite warm & humid in west end of Lake Erie.
Thanks.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Auto Bilge Pump position and routing
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Auto Bilge Pump position and routing

Manual bilge pump pick up was in bilge immediately forward of center board truck. I wet slip my boat and there's never a drop of water. Boat has no thru hull fittings so likelihood of a leak is very small although possible.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rudder Gudgeon Bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Rudder Gudgeon Bushings

I would try J. V. Carr industrial supply house. If you have dimensions they can likely come up with exactly what you need or something close enough that you could modify. I did this years ago with a Kirby 25 rudder post bushing. Was able to replace place plastic bushing with bronze. If not J V Carr ...
by Pete
Fri May 22, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: For Sale - Want to Buy (Please READ THE RULES)
Topic: Looking for a used trailer.
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Looking for a used trailer.

Trailer does not need to be specific to a Slam. Many roller power boat trailers are easily adjusted to fit. A lot more of them out there for sale. Good luck !
by Pete
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Spreader and Shroud Question
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Spreader and Shroud Question

I've heard diesel fuel makes a good penetrant.
by Pete
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020

I have the same motor. works very well and burns very little fuel, Pay close attention to starting instructions as to choke. Floods easily so you need to pay CLOSE attention to instructions.
by Pete
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Lexan Window Replacement, Thickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Lexan Window Replacement, Thickness?

Push a straight pin from the outside through the silicon seal til you hit bottom. The depth of penetration will give you the thickness. You will not compromise the seal.
The folks at "Unbridled Sailing" might help. They have done work on some 7.9s.

http://unbridledsailing.com/
by Pete
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Lexan Window Replacement, Thickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Lexan Window Replacement, Thickness?

See "S2 Referral Guide" under "Rules and Docs".
Top of website main page.
by Pete
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Lexan Window Replacement, Thickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Lexan Window Replacement, Thickness?

Pusc a straight in through existing silicon to determine depth. That'll give you thickness.
There was an S2 document on this website at one time with good info to do this job.
by Pete
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: S2 7.9 Tiller
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Re: S2 7.9 Tiller

Have a look at this. https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/capri-25/hull-deck/cockpit/tiller-deluxe-african-mahogany-amp-ash-1-12quot-x-36quot-cp-25-early-cp-26/ Much cheaper than Rudder Craft. The upward curve is much better than the lower original. Mine has up held well over 7 years. I do re...
by Pete
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: S2 7.9 Tiller
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Re: S2 7.9 Tiller

I replaced mine with a Catalina 25 tiller. Had a nice upward curve to it making it much more comfortable. Had to epoxy a small piece of teak to each side.
by Pete
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Backstay Questions

I searched 'Dyneema' on Amazon and got numerous hits. Turns out it's used on off road vehicle front bumper winches to rescue stuck vehicles. At a price equal to pennies on the dollar compared to marine prices. Then I went to YouTube to find instructional videos on splicing. Ended up with nice multi-...