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by AJ Oliver
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Port chainplate/settee strength
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Port chainplate/settee strength

Hey Dave -
Thanks I will check that - and the starboard side as well where some boats have had issues with the chain plate & bulkhead interface.
by AJ Oliver
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: What to look for on a used s2 7.9
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: What to look for on a used s2 7.9

Well for me, the work was worth it. For $ 13K (in today's dollars) I bought a boat with some significant issues; but I was able to sail it every season and do the work during the winters. Now I have a very good boat with few issues. I could have bought a new boat (J-24), but would have paid much mor...
by AJ Oliver
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: What to look for on a used s2 7.9
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: What to look for on a used s2 7.9

Well, for me the harder repair was re-coring under the winches & genoa track & stantions (sp?) from underneath, more so than the mast step or chain plates. Pros in our area get about $ 3,000 to do the mast step. I did it myself (with some expert advice & help) for roughly $ 300 See archive for some ...
by AJ Oliver
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: stuck daggerboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

Re: stuck daggerboard

Gent in our club had the same issue this spring. He borrowed a cradle from another (non-7.9) boat, put his 7.9 on it, and had room to work on it from below. (with the board all the way down) I think you can reach and work on all the de-lamination areas that way - and once you correct that, the board...
by AJ Oliver
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Headliner Removal and Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Headliner Removal and Paint

I thought about removing it, but decided not to because liner . . helps deaden sound, covers up core repairs I made from underneath, is good for storage - velcro sticks to ie, removal & surface clean & paint seems like a lot of work. If your liner is shot I'll bet it would be cheaper and easier to j...
by AJ Oliver
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Light air genoa sheets
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Light air genoa sheets

We also race triangles more often than not here in Sandusky.
Our boat likes them - we do lots of passing on those reaching legs.
Try a whisker pole for the light air reaches - might help you more
than light sheets (although we have those too).
by AJ Oliver
Mon May 26, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast step repair
Replies: 27
Views: 7521

Re: Mast step repair

Hey Captn - There are some good closed cell core materials around . . Like you, I know folks who will never use balsa again. http://www.fibreglast.com/product/guidelines-for-sandwich-core-materials Sounds like you have corrosion on the aluminum plate that the tabernacle bolts go into. With an alumin...
by AJ Oliver
Sun May 04, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast step repair
Replies: 27
Views: 7521

Re: Mast step repair

Two more mast step repair photos . .
by AJ Oliver
Sun May 04, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Mast step repair
Replies: 27
Views: 7521

Re: Mast step repair

I think you are correct that your tabernacle is depressed - and not psychologically. More on the mast step repair . . . (with photos) From a member . . "I thought the depression was part of the design as I have been around this boat for 20-years and it was always depressed. Last year the depression ...
by AJ Oliver
Thu May 01, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: A soft deck
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: A soft deck

Hey 7.9er's - A member asked for photos of mast step repair. Here it the answer . . I had an email and computer crash not long ago and lost those photos. I see that the Class website has lost them too . . Darn !! But I think you are on the right track. We made the repair described below three years ...
by AJ Oliver
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: A soft deck
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: A soft deck

Hey Norm - If you do a search for "Hull #153 getting full overhaul" you'll see a discussion of the repairs you are contemplating with some photos of shortened genoa track, etc. The archives have a lot of good information on those topics. I am by no means an authority, but have been able to get by as...
by AJ Oliver
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: A soft deck
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: A soft deck

And yes, all the wet core needs to be cut out. It's not hard - just get down below with a dremel tool, peel back the carpet/liner and have at it. You'll find that the outer skin in really worth saving. On my boat the dagger board turning block was OK, but the core around the chain plates was bad (ev...
by AJ Oliver
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: A soft deck
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: A soft deck

Hey Norm - Many 7.9's have had those issues, and those repairs made. There should be lots of advice here on how to go about it. On # 445, we did the mast step from above; but the deck around the winches, stanchions & turning blocks from below - it's a lot cheaper if you can avoid the professional he...
by AJ Oliver
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Crew available / Crew needed / Boats for charter
Topic: Crew spots available . .
Replies: 1
Views: 2833

Re: Crew spots available . .

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by AJ Oliver
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Forestay Sag
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: Forestay Sag

Dave, thanks for the advice !! I'm ruminating on it - munch, munch !! Actually, I think it could be argued that both you and I don't post too much, but that others post too little. Come on people, there are 120 views here, but only two of us posting. If you lurkers out there also help out you'll mak...