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by AJ Oliver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Daggerboard Lift
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Daggerboard Lift

OK, I think I'm gonna try Stef's solution of shaving down the delrin slides . . Does 1/16" from both long sides seem about right? Should I trim the front and rear slides too? The reason I am trying this is because the board is hard to raise, yet the lifting mechanism (sheeves, etc.) seems to be in o...
by AJ Oliver
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Daggerboard Lift
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Daggerboard Lift

IMG_1818.JPG Yesterday I took the covers off the CB raising hardware and inspected it (see photo) . . All four sheeves (one is on the turning block not pictured) turned freely. I think my next step will be to check the delrin slides to see if the CB is hanging up there. (by raising/lowering board w...
by AJ Oliver
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Daggerboard Lift
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Daggerboard Lift

From the archives - here is a helpful comment by Fred C. "We used 3 Harken #311 sheaves & 1 #308. rebuilt fiddle w/ 1-#311 & 1-#308, other Harken #311 were @ top of lifting system. We also replaced the block in the bridge w/ harken # 311. System works great, less friction in blocks. Most of owr fric...
by AJ Oliver
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Daggerboard Lift
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Daggerboard Lift

One winter project for my 7.9 is to re-work the daggerboard lift mechanism.

Right now it works only with difficulty - quite heavy loads.

Suggestions solicited . .
by AJ Oliver
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: cleaning carpet inside cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: cleaning carpet inside cabin

Another reason to keep the interior carpeting, which was persuasive to me . .

is that it seems to deaden sound and keep noise levels low.
by AJ Oliver
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing Outhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Repairing Outhaul

Thanks for the good advice !!

Much appreciated !!

AJ Oliver # 445
Sandusky Sailing Club
by AJ Oliver
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Another winch question
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Another winch question

Just bought an expensive Milwaukee 1/2" D-Handle Right Angle Drill
to raise the daggerboard (at the dock only of course)

The problem is that my starboard cabin top winch is self-tailing, and works
counter-clockwise only. When powered, the chock of the drill just spins right off.

Suggestions ?
by AJ Oliver
Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help with upwind round up and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Help with upwind round up and weather helm

Good question, I look forward to info from those more experienced. I single hand a lot, and cannot carry the genoa in anything much over 12 kts, so I use the number three head sail a lot. At times we have raced with the number three, and done pretty well. The 7.9 points like a demon with the #3 up. ...
by AJ Oliver
Mon May 28, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Lets get Active (for the $ if nothing else)
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Lets get Active (for the $ if nothing else)

Recently I have seen several posts on boat buying sites saying that our site here is "inactive."

And that this makes them less likely to buy a 7.9

So lets do some posting - if only to help hold up the value of our boats !!!
by AJ Oliver
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Flicker
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Backstay Flicker

More on this . . I used the lightest practical blocks and line (1/8 still gives you 1800 pounds of breaking strength) And I used a batten for the kicker - a bendy but pretty strong one; and to prevent splitting, I glassed around the holes that I had to drill in it. I used a lighter system than most ...
by AJ Oliver
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Backstay Flicker
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Backstay Flicker

Hey John - Most of us use something like this . . (to simplify, I did not run mine up to the traveler, and used one triple block at the bottom, and one single block above that, as is pictured. http://www.harken.com/uploadedImages/Tech_Corner/Systems/back2.gif?n=5993 Stop out at the Sandusky Sailing ...
by AJ Oliver
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Chainplate misalignment with thru deck or just the way it is
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Chainplate misalignment with thru deck or just the way i

That did not happen when I re-cored the port chainplate on my 7.9 . . # 445 I'm trying to make sense of your photo . . OK, like how is your outcome possible? Compare it to the starboard plate - they should both be the exact same distance aft of the mast. Not all 7.9's line up just right - a friend h...
by AJ Oliver
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Prop Pitch Recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Outboard Prop Pitch Recommendation

I have had a six HP extra long shaft Nissan for about six years now.

I just use the prop that came with the motor - sorry I cannot tell you the pitch.

It works well - I don't take it over five Kts as a rule lest I come up against the hull speed.

It does five knots at about half throttle.
by AJ Oliver
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Interior Parts Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Interior Parts Wanted

I like the way your spouse thinks - for two people, the 7.9 can be quite a
comfortable coastal cruiser.
by AJ Oliver
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: How fast
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: How fast

I was doing great until I hit 71 - then I stepped on a halyard up by the mast, rolled it over, and blew up my quad tendon. And then the enforced immobility led to other issues . . Most ironically, I had always stressed the "don't step on the halyard" lesson to newkie saliors. sail that 7.9 every cha...