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by AJ Oliver
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

Take the non-skid very seriously. There have been serious falls on 7.9's in the "wet."
by AJ Oliver
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: What is your preferred tiller design?
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

Re: What is your preferred tiller design?

The shortened tiller has that advantage. I have not made that mod yet - sorta like the old curvy & long shape.
It does not take long to get used to pushing the tiller up, and stepping under it, while tacking.
It's aesthetics vs. ergonomics.
by AJ Oliver
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Stock Winches and upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: Stock Winches and upgrades

If any of you macho hombres wants to trade your self-tailing two speed DB winch,
for my one speed self tailer - I am all over that.
I cen get my board all the way up with only 42 turns and one coronary.
by AJ Oliver
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Stock Winches and upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: Stock Winches and upgrades

Unless you have a very strong macho/a crew on board, a two-speed
winch to raise the board is a REALLY good idea.
Wish I had one.
by AJ Oliver
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

You work a WHOLE LOT faster than I do - rank amateur that I am.
We enjoy your posts. Keep em coming.
by AJ Oliver
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

High pressure washing has been known to blast bedding out from under fittings, winches, etc.
Be careful how you use it.
by AJ Oliver
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

The offer is totally serious . .

Here is the start-finish line. If get below four hours, you got me.
The photo of Kellys Island is too big to load here - you'll have to google it.
by AJ Oliver
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

You're gonna hate me for writing this, but my 7.9 (#445) has a solid glass cockpit. Just to be certain that I was not going insane . . I took the traveler off yesterday, and there was no core in there. I guess at some point S2 caught on. The traveler car I just took off is identical to yours - mine ...
by AJ Oliver
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rambling repair post...
Replies: 122
Views: 26932

Re: Rambling repair post...

Dagger board and what I can see of the trunk look mighty good!!
My DB was full of shark bites - took a while to fix.
Have fun !! And keep us posted - I'm sure we will all learn a lot.
by AJ Oliver
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rudder pintles
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Rudder pintles

I would not do that unless there was some evidence of water there.
Some 7.9's have had water issues in the transom - not mine (knock on gelcoat).
by AJ Oliver
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rail stanchions
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Re: Rail stanchions

If I were doing it again I would invest in the gear to do vacuum bagging.
It's very awkward to work with fiberglass cloth and epoxy when it is overhead.
With vacuum bagging you'll get fewer voids.
I hate it when I get epoxy in my beard & little remaining hair.
by AJ Oliver
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rail stanchions
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Re: Rail stanchions

Nothing wrong with using plates both above AND below. Stanchion bases are a problem area on many boats. I agree, though, the original build was problematic. If the problem area is ONLY the stanchion bases, it's not too big of a job. But it IS a pretty big job if your boat is like mine - there was we...
by AJ Oliver
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rail stanchions
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Re: Rail stanchions

Yes, work from below if you can. Search for "wet core" on the "Repair, parts & Maint."
Lots of advice there . .
by AJ Oliver
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Can someone post a picture of their cascaded backstay?
Replies: 9
Views: 3666

Re: Can someone post a picture of their cascaded backstay?

We used a kicker (made from a batton) to prevent the main from hanging up on the backstay. What a relief that is. And a system similar to the Melges (in the above drawing), with a light triple block instead of that spaghetti by the traveler. Used light line and small blocks to save weight. Sorry don...
by AJ Oliver
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Front Hatch Advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Front Hatch Advice?

OK, time for off-season fixes . . .
Is there any consensus on the best front hatch
between the Bowmar 966, and the Lewmar Trimline 40?
And do I have those numbers correct?
Any suggestions on removal of the old and/or
installation of the new?
Thanks, AJ Oliver, # 445, Sandusky Sailing Club