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by Jim Kloss
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: reaching struts
Replies: 0
Views: 1779

reaching struts

Looking at pictures of the big boats in the Fastnet. Some seem to show what looks like reaching struts on both sides, triangulated fore and aft, while going to weather, with a shroud to mast top (?). Am I seeing this correctly? I know multihulls run shrouds to the proas, but I'd think these maxi's h...
by Jim Kloss
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Hull electrical ground
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Hull electrical ground

Inboards ground through the engine; outboards, not so much. No ground to mast however. Someone suggested that if caught out in a lightning storm, you should attach your spinnaker pole to backstay and drag it in the water creating a path of lesser resistance; at least that would give you something to...
by Jim Kloss
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Sanding and painting the bottom
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: Sanding and painting the bottom

I have used a bottle jack to raise the boat high enough to move the trailer pads out of the way. One side at a time of course. Not a lot of room to work but pretty easy to do.

Jim Kloss
by Jim Kloss
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Where are all the boats
Replies: 80
Views: 45361

Re: Where are all the boats

Ambivalence, hull/sail #8, has been sold to Dan Ritter. She will remain at the St. Croix Yacht Club, USVI as the southenmost and easternmost 7.9
by Jim Kloss
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: cabin wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 3070

cabin wiring

Anybody know the color coding of the original wiring? Or rebuilt the electrical panel?

Jim Kloss
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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: 2711

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: 2577

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.

Jim Kloss
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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: 2577

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.

Jim Kloss
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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: 3721

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: 3721

Re: main flaking for sole sailing

Lazy Jacks help a lot.

Jim Kloss
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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: 4121

Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Ditto on sharing information by us Yanmar owners.

Jim Kloss
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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: 4121

Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Use two pieces of 1/8".

Jim Kloss
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by Jim Kloss
Fri May 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: foam?
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

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: 10
Views: 5725

Re: foam?

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

Jim Kloss
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by Jim Kloss
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: foam?
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

Re: foam?

FYI - didn't work