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by Tim Bosma
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: 2005 Class Championship Regatta
Replies: 9
Views: 6206

Anonymous wrote:We are planning our budget for the CCR and wonder if the entrance fees have been set yet?
Thanks,
sorry, this was me, not logged in yet on my new laptop.
by Tim Bosma
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: St. Pete NOOD
Replies: 15
Views: 10666

Congrats to Mike Elliot and the Instigator crew on their St. Pete NOODs win!!!
by Tim Bosma
Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Daggerboard/reaching
Replies: 4
Views: 4770

Except for from 150 degrees to 210 degrees apparent, the dagger board actually creates lift in excess of the drag. This is in winds above 8-10 kts. If the wind is lighter, or the crew needs the exercise, raising the board can be beneficial.
by Tim Bosma
Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: stow the motor
Replies: 2
Views: 3297

for our Weds night series, we all just leave it on the transom.
by Tim Bosma
Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Companionway batton boards
Replies: 4
Views: 3441

Ours are 3 pieces of solid teak. All the boards have beveled edges, and the top board has a cut out beveled section about 1' long in the center that acts as a vent. A little Cetol every other year and they are in great shape.
by Tim Bosma
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Winter haul-outs
Replies: 7
Views: 5613

If you drop a 'bubbler' in to keep the water moving around your boat, it won't freeze up. Several boats in the W. Michigan area (not 7.9's though) stay in the water year 'round.
by Tim Bosma
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Need help with a drop off point for St Pete Nood
Replies: 3
Views: 2890

Check with Davis Island YC. There were some 7.9 sailors there a few years back.
by Tim Bosma
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Water in Rudder
Replies: 14
Views: 8240

Stef, Has the back shoulder by the retention pin ever been mashed. This could be the ingress and some delam over a few winters may be why you now hear it in the foreward area. On to repairs: several small holes will be in order. Build a cradle to hold the rudder with the wet area low and make the ho...
by Tim Bosma
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rudder Kick-up Stop
Replies: 6
Views: 5035

We have built up the shoulder on the rudder after several grounding/touching incidences and a SS pin had worn it down. Now we use a pencil or Bic Stic pen as the hold down. They work well and tend to snap when the rudder comes up off touching the bottom.
by Tim Bosma
Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thoughts and Comments wanted on Tuff Luff vs. Hanks for head
Replies: 10
Views: 8048

We have snagged the spinny on the hanks when we raise it. This comes from the prefeeding the guy and holding the sail close in board in a bundle before it goes up. We found the key to be easing the sheet while raising the sail to keep it off the hanks. Also if the spinny is strapped in while lowerin...
by Tim Bosma
Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Boat prices
Replies: 4
Views: 3991

Check the for sale list on the class web site. The newest boats are maxing at $25K for a '94. $15 -$20K is a reasonable price including trailer and motor.
by Tim Bosma
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thoughts and Comments wanted on Tuff Luff vs. Hanks for head
Replies: 10
Views: 8048

We use hanks. We switched after 2 years wen the TuffLuff was ready to be replaced. The hanks make for easy up and down with the headsail. They will make it take a longer time to change a headsail, but in the 10 years racing, I can count on one hand the number of times we changed headsails during a r...
by Tim Bosma
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Towing
Replies: 20
Views: 14966

We use my Nissan Frontier 3.0litre v6 4x4 pickup. It has a towing load capacity of 3 tons. We don't encounter extremely hilly terrain, though.
by Tim Bosma
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Spinnaker Jibe
Replies: 9
Views: 7160

Oh, one more thing, we have small (1" dia) stopper balls on each halyard (red and green) just above the shackle. This gives is a definite stop point when raising the spinny, and the line exists 1" out from the sheave since the ball is against the sheave. Chafe at the shackle end of the hal...
by Tim Bosma
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Spinnaker Jibe
Replies: 9
Views: 7160

Dave, I can't speak for most boats, but for us. The jaws are up. The spin halyard (red) is on the port sheave exiting the mast above, and on the stbd mast slot and cabin top below. The halyard is over the forestay on a port pole, but we don't have any wrapping problems. I am not authorized to commen...