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by Pete
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Exploding Daggerboard!
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Exploding Daggerboard!

Sure looks to me like a poor previous repair. If your boat goes through winter freeze and thaw cycles it will definitely "blow up". I had a Kirby 25 years ago and used to bring the rudder home out of our cold Canadian winters. One year it continued to ooze red water. Decided to open it up ...
by Pete
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with upwind round up and weather helm
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Help with upwind round up and weather helm

Best investment I have made in 14 years of ownership is a good no. 2, suitable for PHRF only, as it is a real weapon in anything over about 12 knots. Points better, boat is much better balanced and doesn't really need a large headsail with the huge main. Faster and easier to tack too.
by Pete
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Ice box
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Ice box

I glued a 2 inch piece of styrofoam to the underside of the lid. Then removed the sink to gain access to the areas surrounding the underside of cooler box. Added some length of tubing to the spray can of lumber store spray foam insulation. With a small mirror and light juiced the goo all around the ...
by Pete
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Hanks or foils?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Hanks or foils?

We use hanks ! Boat came with a foil which was nothing but grief. Foil is fine if you have a boat load of agile, keen crew. For the number of times we actually used the foil to change sail sizes, zero in fact, seemed pointless. Not to mention sails going over the side, trying to corral sails in very...
by Pete
Thu May 20, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Spinnakers
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Spinnakers

Lake Erie PHRF has me at 173 I believe.
by Pete
Mon May 03, 2021 7:54 pm
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Topic: stuck daggerboard
Replies: 1
Views: 3076

Re: stuck daggerboard

Launching won't help. Sounds like, at some time, your board suffered frost damage. I can only suggest motor oil down the trunk first, then from under the boat try jacking the board up using a bottle jack and a 2 X 4 . Good luck !
by Pete
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Traveler Upgrade - Access through bulkhead?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Traveler Upgrade - Access through bulkhead?

BTW I found dyneema on Amazon at a fraction of the marine store prices. Apparently it is commonly used on off road vehicles. Simply search 'dyneema'.
by Pete
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Traveler Upgrade - Access through bulkhead?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Traveler Upgrade - Access through bulkhead?

Hello. Try 'Mauri Pro Sailing'. Let us know will you? Thanks
by Pete
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Traveler Upgrade - Access through bulkhead?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Traveler Upgrade - Access through bulkhead?

Boy, I like it ! Been thinking about doing the same thing. J24's have been doing this as well. Thanks for posting.
by Pete
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Sanding and painting the bottom
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Sanding and painting the bottom

I normally lift one end only 6 inches or so to do my sanding and painting. Be sure to chock the trailer wheels if not connected to your vehicle. I use two stands placed close to the cradle. Winding up each stand a few turns alternatively on each stand. Grease the screws liberally. Super simple.
by Pete
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Sanding and painting the bottom
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Sanding and painting the bottom

Have not tried a GoHoist but I have used the adjustable stands to get the hull 6 inches or so above the cradle. Should work for your purposes.
by Pete
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Canadian requirement for pump out head.
Replies: 8
Views: 3230

Re: Canadian requirement for pump out head.

Hello. We've cruised the west half of Lake Erie for years and have never encountered an inspection . We have a porta potti which I always carry into our clubhouse toilet.
by Pete
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Bottom Paint

Hi AJ. I'm the guy from whom you bought a used chute quite a few years ago . I sail a Slam out of Cedar Island Yacht Club in Canada. I think bottom paint is necessary, not because it prevents all growth, but because it is much easier to remove whatever growth accumulates. And it definitely reduces g...
by Pete
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Bottom Paint

I've heard Black Widow is excellent stuff. Not sure it can go on over VC17. Hard to find in some areas. Good luck.
by Pete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Spectra Backstay specs/parts/list?
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Spectra Backstay specs/parts/list?

Hello. I bought my dyneema on Amazon. Just search "dyneema". It'll come back with many choices of diameters and lengths. Sold for winch lines on Jeeps and such. Dirt cheap compared to "marine" applications. Can't remember now how many years it's been in use. My flicker is dollar ...