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by wkwtucson
Fri May 13, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Keel template
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Re: Keel template

I have made S2 7.9 rudders and repaired the keel using autocad templates that I drafted up based on section drawings available from the Class documents for the boat. Let me know if you are interested in any of this. I drilled and inserted small diameter pins (skinny finish nails) around the center l...
by wkwtucson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: topping lift
Replies: 4
Views: 3644

Re: topping lift

I am revisiting and possibly replacing my topping lift and I have never used the boom kicker but have had it on the wish list for years. Question to Dave on this topic.... If I follow you correctly, you seem to recommend using the next smallest boom kicker and using the main halyard as the topping l...
by wkwtucson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with Cam Cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 3912

Re: Help with Cam Cleats

Perfect.
Thanks for that!
by wkwtucson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with Cam Cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 3912

Re: Help with Cam Cleats

Thanks for the reply Drew! ...and yes the hardware??? Do you have a spec on the bolts you used? For replacing the cam cleats on the aft edge of the dog-house, do you also have a length? Boat is in Mexico and I have to purchase the stainless hardware in Tucson before heading south as it is hard to fi...
by wkwtucson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Trailer Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 3746

Re: Trailer Advice

I have a detailed dimensioned and scaled drawing of my trailer that I modified to install "swivel bunks".
Let me know if you are interested.
…..lots of posts without replies.... what happened?
kevin in tucson
by wkwtucson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with Cam Cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 3912

Help with Cam Cleats

I posted this as a reply to an ongoing thread, but got not responses, so I am starting a new Topic and trying again. Thanks for any replys. I am also getting ready to rig my vang leads back to the cockpit as noted elsewhere on the forum. I need to add another cam cleat for the back of the cabin top ...
by wkwtucson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: pictures of boom vang and cunningham
Replies: 5
Views: 6125

Re: pictures of boom vang and cunningham

I am also getting ready to rig my vang leads back to the cockpit too. I need to add another cam cleat for the back of the cabin top on the port side. I will also replace the original 1982 vintage cam cleats on the boat including the ones for installed on the front of the boom for the reefing tack li...
by wkwtucson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Deck Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

Re: Deck Paint

o.k. Yes that is kind of what I learned. Thanks for the response. I am going to put the Petit Easypoxy back on again over the prep-ed old surface but now I will add their new product that tries to make them compete with the more durable two-part deck/topside paint. I hope to report back at some poin...
by wkwtucson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Deck Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

Re: Deck Paint

between the life-span and the repairs (deckstep) and other replaced deck gear, I painted the deck 10-yrs ago with Petit Easypoxy.
So it is way past time to repaint it.
I was curious what others have been doing.
kevin
by wkwtucson
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Deck Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

Deck Paint

I am curious what deck paints you folks are using these days?
by wkwtucson
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bulkhead Compass Replacement Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Re: Bulkhead Compass Replacement Advice

The old one was a Ritchie too, but of course the holes did not match. I drilled out the old screw holes in the dog house and filled them and the old portion of the old compass hole with West System epoxy. I have no inboard and not much metal in that area so I have not messed with getting the compens...
by wkwtucson
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bulkhead Compass Replacement Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Re: Bulkhead Compass Replacement Advice

Thanks Jim, I ordered the RITCHIE SR-2 today.
Kevin #29
by wkwtucson
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bulkhead Compass Replacement Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Bulkhead Compass Replacement Advice

I was searching the forum for advice on replacement of my bulkhead compass. I saw a reference to a Suunto compass. Mine is mounted on the port cabin side which forms the front of the cockpit below the dog-house winch. I guess my son and his cousin thought it was a bubble that needing popping and sur...
by wkwtucson
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast step repair
Replies: 27
Views: 16223

Re: Mast step repair

...Finished the mast step repair after 5 days of work. I took lots of measurements and photos, if someone has an interest let me know. I followed AJ Oliver's process more or less. The proposed new block position as a new tang on the front of the tabernacle did not function well for the foreguy so I ...
by wkwtucson
Sat May 03, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast step repair
Replies: 27
Views: 16223

Re: Mast step repair

I have ordered some 1/2-inch Coosa Bluewater 26. You can get quarter sheets cut from 4’x8’ sheets from Hamilton Marine shipped to your door..... 1 800 639-2715, talk to Tom. $73 plus shipping (another $30 or so) I will use the Coosa where ever I replace the balsa. The plywood under the step is comin...