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by AJ Oliver
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Luffing rights!?! The video
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: Luffing rights!?! The video

Hey Mr. Robbie - That is a very instructive video. Thanks for sharing. We like to think that we race under clear, hard and fast rules, but as the vid shows, there is a lot of ambiguity out there on the water. I think the idea is to just sail as fairly as we can, and try not to be jerks. AJ Oliver, P...
by AJ Oliver
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: cabin sole
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: cabin sole

Hmmm, I'd try for as much non-destructive testing as possible before you start cutting. Maybe borrow one of those little cameras on a flexi-stick (sic?) to inspect from the port in front of the board trunk, and up inside the trunk with the board out. http://www.toolup.com/Ridgid-40043-Micro-CA-25-Ha...
by AJ Oliver
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: launching from a hoist
Replies: 29
Views: 6298

Re: launching from a hoist

I'm sure you know this, but in case not . .

Be very sure to tie the two slings together, lest one of them start to slip off.
by AJ Oliver
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: bmw diesel
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: bmw diesel

Hey Tom -
I'd suggest you do a cost comparison between rebuilding the diesel and yanking it out & installing an outboard.
And the boat is worth more with an outboard - right folks?
by AJ Oliver
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: can't find an answer via search moving winches.
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: can't find an answer via search moving winches.

For me, in both solo & racing, I keep the main sheet to the rear of the traveler and the traveler control line in front - (it's on a continuous loop) I'd think twice about moving the traveler - you'll have structural issues to deal with - on the other hand, we know how handy you are. Yes, for sure, ...
by AJ Oliver
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: can't find an answer via search moving winches.
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: can't find an answer via search moving winches.

When I single hand I sit forward of the traveler - boat seems to balance better. (Of course I am 215 lbs. of fightin' fury, which makes a difference too) I have a simple bungie cord set-up to self steer - in some conditions it words quite well. 10 kts or less, not too much chop, on a beat. Many 7.9'...
by AJ Oliver
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Gelcoat Crazing
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Gelcoat Crazing

Hey Chris -

I have number 445, on Western Lake Erie. Stored indoors half the year. Most of the gelcoat is original.

Don't that the issues you describe.

Fair Winds, Skip
by AJ Oliver
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

I'm impressed.
by AJ Oliver
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Battle with the J24's
Replies: 28
Views: 6943

Re: Battle with the J24's

I would say that if you can beat the J's consistently you would be toward the top in most any 7.9 regatta - upper half for sure, and likely top third at least.
by AJ Oliver
Mon May 18, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Battle with the J24's
Replies: 28
Views: 6943

Re: Battle with the J24's

Come on Tom, there are many newer owners on this site.

Where is this "here" of which you speak with the ten 7.9's on the line?

Details please . .
by AJ Oliver
Sun May 17, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Battle with the J24's
Replies: 28
Views: 6943

Re: Battle with the J24's

Thank you Mr. Robbie - That is useful all of us to know.

We have some very good J-24's in our club - very tough to beat.
They are also extremely gracious sportsmen & women.
by AJ Oliver
Sat May 16, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Battle with the J24's
Replies: 28
Views: 6943

Re: Battle with the J24's

Did you check your local PHRF rules? You really should do that ASAP.
I raced there once, and was told (never saw it in writing) that area PHRF boats
could not raise the board if it weighed more than 10% of the boat.
If that is true, the J-boys are correct.
by AJ Oliver
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Pic of the Week
Topic: Pic #3
Replies: 8
Views: 4125

Re: Pic #3

Indeed, how do we do that?

See "Another S2 Sunset"
by AJ Oliver
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Pic of the Week
Topic: Another S2 Sunset . .
Replies: 0
Views: 2172

Another S2 Sunset . .

Sandusky Bay, 2012, while a deceptively innocent looking cloud approaches/
by AJ Oliver
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rig Tune
Replies: 13
Views: 3850

Re: Rig Tune

Be aware that the rig tune also depends on whether or not you have an "old" or "new" mast. As the Boston tuning guide says, "As mentioned previously the old mast is much softer and therefore bends much easier and . ." I have an old mast, and another 7.9 across the dock from me has a new one. The new...