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by Jim Kloss
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Trailer Mast Support
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Trailer Mast Support

Probably not needed, but a large fender works fine.

Jim Kloss
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by Jim Kloss
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mainsheet size
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Mainsheet size

No, it should just run a little freer -- but it's harder to grip. A trade-off, like most things on a sailboat.

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by Jim Kloss
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mainsheet size
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Mainsheet size

Factory spec was 60' of 3/8" sta-set. But many owners have downsized to a higher tech 5/16 and/or modified the mainsheet tackle.

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by Jim Kloss
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: main flaking for sole sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: main flaking for sole sailing

Well, that main would no longer be "class legal" -- oversize by an inch or more, but if you're not racing it doesn't matter.

I found the lazy jacks to be enough help.

Jim
by Jim Kloss
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: main flaking for sole sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: main flaking for sole sailing

Lazy Jacks help a lot.

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by Jim Kloss
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: packing size for stuffing box?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Ditto on sharing information by us Yanmar owners.

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by Jim Kloss
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: packing size for stuffing box?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Use two pieces of 1/8".

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by Jim Kloss
Fri May 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: foam?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: foam?

I'll post a photo if anyone can tell me how to do it; I seem to recall that there's a trick to it.

Jim
by Jim Kloss
Wed May 01, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: foam?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: foam?

Unfortunately, Jeff was right. Cutaway revealed lead ballast with no access to dagger board trunk. Not sure what I'll do next.

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by Jim Kloss
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: foam?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: foam?

FYI - didn't work
by Jim Kloss
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Board box
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Board box

Has anyone been able to access the lower aft of the board box from inside? I have a serious leak in that area and don't know how to get at it. (No obvious external damage either).

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by Jim Kloss
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: foam?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

foam?

I've located a persistent leak at the aft edge of the daggerboard trunk. I have limited access to it through a hatch I added in the galley area but there's not enough room to do a fiberglass repair. Just stuffing a towel in the space slows the leak considerably. Thinking about filling the area with ...
by Jim Kloss
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: GoHoist
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: GoHoist

How tall did they make the hoist to lift the daggerboard? High enough to pull it with boat still on trailer?

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by Jim Kloss
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Daggerboard Lift
Replies: 22
Views: 1626

Re: Daggerboard Lift

A friend of a friend worked in a casket factory. They had 20+ ft ceilings and a crane that moved on both x and y axes. Best solution ever. (Current solution of a chain hoist on the limb of a mahogany tree is not nearly so elegant.)

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by Jim Kloss
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Spreader end caps... oh, the fun...
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Spreader end caps... oh, the fun...

Tef-gel is your friend.

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