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by Tim Bosma
Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: inboard or outboard power?
Replies: 4
Views: 3923

Stick with an outboard. We raise and tilt our out of the water for Weds but don't take it off the stern. I think an outboard has wider appeal and the boat will hold its value better. It is also easier to service and store.
by Tim Bosma
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Chicago NOODs Pics
Replies: 0
Views: 1811

Chicago NOODs Pics

There are lots of good 7.9 pictures from the Chicago NOODs at
http://www.boatingshots.com
by Tim Bosma
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Spinnaker Jibe
Replies: 9
Views: 7160

I stand next to the mast, facing forward, opposite of the pole. Never touch the jib sheets. Grab the spinny sheet. Release the pole from the mast and make the new guy. Release the new sheet. Make the pole on the mast. Yell 'MADE'. This way I open the jaws only once on each end. It is a delicate danc...
by Tim Bosma
Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Regattas & Events
Topic: Safety Regs
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

The races are near-shore bouy races. Wearing PFD's may be required. Check the notice of race at
http://sailingworld.com/article.jsp?ID= ... &catID=601
by Tim Bosma
Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: stripes on hull from rail
Replies: 7
Views: 4079

It is usually not residue from the rail. Anodized aluminum doesn't shed. What you get is the run-off from the rains which has pulled down all kinds of airborne materials. These drain out of the rail and blend with the oxidized gel coat, hence the need for elbow grease. Sealing the gel coat is the be...
by Tim Bosma
Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: stripes on hull from rail
Replies: 7
Views: 4079

We're with Stef. We have used Poli-Glow for the last 2 years and now just a damp wipe clears the drain marks off.
by Tim Bosma
Wed May 26, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Just a general question
Replies: 3
Views: 3470

The rudder pivots up so it can float in 14 inches of water if need be. We have a stainless rod bent in a wierd shape that hooks in the aft hole on the rudder blade and over the aft spacer in the rudder head to hold the rudder in the up position.
by Tim Bosma
Mon May 17, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Boom Kicker
Replies: 7
Views: 6525

We have a rigid boom vang on Hot Tamale. It supports the boom without the use of a topping lift.
by Tim Bosma
Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Bottom Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

We use just over a quart of vc17m Biolux. It goes on real thin, but ours is over old vc17, not first coat.
by Tim Bosma
Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: Polar data?
Replies: 5
Views: 5306

Imagill, send me your e-mail address and I will send an Excel workbook with the data and 2 nifty charts. Please join the class association before you send me an email requesting the polars. Your name will appear on the list on the class web page. This is such a great class, and $25 is just too littl...
by Tim Bosma
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: VC-17 Paint Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 10140

Stef, Without anti-fouling of some sort you will get a beard of algae (slime), little white bumps that I found the name of last year but now have forgotten, and, in most Great Lakes, zebra mussles. We use VC17 (red of course) with copper additive (and biolux this last year.) Every 2 weeks after mid ...
by Tim Bosma
Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: spinnaker pole
Replies: 7
Views: 4647

Bridles here, and a straight aluminum tube. I did the math a while ago, and realized that even if you went to tapered carbon fiber, you only save a couple pounds. Just not worth it on the spinnaker poles. They don't weigh enough to matter, especially with the costs for tapered aluminum and carbon v...
by Tim Bosma
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Rules issues & questions + Official Rules Interpretations
Topic: Members', Please suggest / give opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 7690

Fleck,
I agree there is a difference and it may not be able to be overcome by a weight change. I know that in our local fleet, the Weds nite races have the IB rated 171 to the 165 for the OB's.
by Tim Bosma
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Vang Bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 3588

I finally got some pics of the vang bracket. It was an old spinnaker pole mast attachment car and we replaced the stud with the lower vang tang. I will send pictures to any requestor, I have a zip file of 5 pics.
Thanks,
:arrow: Nice job, as always Tim. Thanks.
by Tim Bosma
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Proud new owner
Replies: 8
Views: 6794

Jeff, Check out the rules page to see what mods are legal and what is prohibited. I know halyards can be any type, don't know about the furler. We use a mainsheet system that gives a 4:1. That looks alot like system 2 in the old Harken catalog except that our on-the-boom block is a double. I have sa...