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by Tim Bosma
Thu May 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Replacement hatch
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Replacement hatch

we replace the OEM hatch with a Bowmar 900. 2 years later it cracked. we now have replaced it with a Lewmar series 40.
by Tim Bosma
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mainsheet assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Mainsheet assembly

Chuck, we have windward sheeting traveler car on Hot Tamale. We also have the final block on the main sheet tackle fixed at the center of the track (as you have in the pic). We find this works good for 2 reasons: 1. the helmsman has the traveler control at his elbow when on the high side in higher b...
by Tim Bosma
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Where are all the boats
Replies: 72
Views: 15349

Re: Where are all the boats

I just completed an update of the Owners Registry. A lot of boats have changed hands. If you know of a 7.9 in your area, let me know so i can have comprehensive registry. The owners list is here:
https://s279.org/membership/ownersdisp.php
by Tim Bosma
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: swim ladders
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: swim ladders

We are looking for a permanent one for Hot Tamale. This is top pick so far:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTXFVNI/ ... _lig_dp_it
by Tim Bosma
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: pictures of boom vang and cunningham
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: pictures of boom vang and cunningham

the cunningham pictures finally arrived. it is a 2-part setup, sorta hard to describe, but here goes: upper part - bitter end is tied off to ring on mast, from there upwards to hook in sail luff, downward to end in a single block (red part in pics) lower part - bitter end is tied to becket on black ...
by Tim Bosma
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing Outhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Repairing Outhaul

please note that the first post in this thread is dated Aug 07, 2017. less than a yr old!
by Tim Bosma
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: pictures of boom vang and cunningham
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: pictures of boom vang and cunningham

we put an extra cheek block on top of the port side line sorter and run the vang (5:1 on vang) back to the cockpit on cabin top.
by Tim Bosma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing Outhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Repairing Outhaul

I rig the whole thing outside the boom and drop it in from the aft end, then I need small hands to attach the double with becket to the mast end of boom.
by Tim Bosma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing Outhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Repairing Outhaul

I just re-rigged ours this year to give us more purchase. Let me see if I can walk through it from memory: pigtail from mainsail clew around boom end with double block attached. a double block with becket at mast end of the boom. first inner tackle from mast end becket to pigtail block (sheeve 1), b...
by Tim Bosma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: TILLER PILOT
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: TILLER PILOT

Very nice. we did it a little different for Hot Tamale. pics will follow.
by Tim Bosma
Thu May 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Flicker
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: Backstay Flicker

Someone linked to file on our site. Thanks! To get a bit more purchase, we have added a second cascade just above the tensioning tackle, giving us 16:1. I haven't updated the drawing in the file yet, but you can sort it out.
by Tim Bosma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Interior Parts Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Interior Parts Wanted

Bullseye,
Contact Jeff Vanderveen (#477). he has reproduced/built the cabinet and table.
Thanks,
by Tim Bosma
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome -- ->>> Account Activation Procedure <<<-
Topic: the Home Page
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: the Home Page

Norm,
I am putting a link to the home page here. The forum software doesn't have the capability to put the link in the header area.
thanks


http://www.s279.org/
by Tim Bosma
Tue May 31, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: new owner, many questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: new owner, many questions

Hi Frank,
I cleaned up the unanswered posts and your PM outbox. Welcome to the Class! I hope you enjoy your 7.9.
Thanks,