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That's a pretty slick idea of mounting the frame.......i2f

20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
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Yeah i2f, I love stealing good ideas. Sailors seem to be a pretty creative bunch when it comes to rigging crap together.
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I was surprised there's not a dedicated C27 subforum either. I've just joined sailnet (but no stranger to online forums). I hope SailNet will make us our own home

We've had our 1988 C27 for about 6 years now and this year have been doing some major work on it. We had the mast down for the first time to replace bulbs, sheaves, spreader boots, and wind transducer. We also replaced the two thru-hull transducers (new Raymarine ST40+ kit) before launching this year. The old sheaves were missing most of their edges.

A big project for us is finding a good way to repaint the nonskid parts of the deck. We're getting little holes in the bottom of the nonskid "pits" and we can see fiberglass strands. Not good.

Next up is clean and oil all the teak, and this year we're taking the teak trim off to rebed / re-silicone all the trim.

And while all that's happening I'm working on running the cables for our new instruments, and adding our Autohelm autopilot to our new Seatalk network. And a way to hook up our handheld GPS.

Happy sailing to everyone!
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New C-27 owner

I just bought mine for a few hundred with all the parts EXCEPT the main sail. Does anyone have one in decent shape they could sell cheap? What size line recommended for jib sheets?

Why do I feel a trip to WM coming on?

Oh, and is there anything I can soak the halyards in to get rid of the green mold/mildew and not rot the threads? Is there such a thing as "rope conditioner"?

And Smack, yes, tis I of SVDS fame.

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What size line recommended for jib sheets?
I think mine are 1/2". They're pretty thick and it makes them easier to handle, but it also makes it harder for the sails to fill in light winds. I have a 155% "drifter" and the sheets are much thinner, like 1/4".

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I hear soap and water is surprisingly effective. One thing I've heard, but am yet to try, is to put your lines in a mesh bag and put them in the wash.

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What size line recommended for jib sheets?
I think mine are 1/2". They're pretty thick and it makes them easier to handle, but it also makes it harder for the sails to fill in light winds. I have a 155% "drifter" and the sheets are much thinner, like 1/4".

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Oh, and is there anything I can soak the halyards in to get rid of the green mold/mildew and not rot the threads?
I hear soap and water is surprisingly effective. One thing I've heard, but am yet to try, is to put your lines in a mesh bag and put them in the wash.

I think you don't need to worry about products rotting your lines, which are probably made purely of synthetic materials, no?

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I just bought mine for a few hundred with all the parts EXCEPT the main sail. Does anyone have one in decent shape they could sell cheap? What size line recommended for jib sheets?

Why do I feel a trip to WM coming on?

Oh, and is there anything I can soak the halyards in to get rid of the green mold/mildew and not rot the threads? Is there such a thing as "rope conditioner"?

And Smack, yes, tis I of SVDS fame.

Thanks,

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Sweet thin! Congrats! Now let's race - and let's do it before you get your main so I can have a chance.

Before you head to WM - take a look at the Sailnet/Marine.com stores. The prices really are very good. I just bought a holding tank from them.


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Gimmee a fightin' chance....

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Your bragging rights are safe for a few months. Keep your eyes peeled for a used main, please. If I can afford it, it's GOT to be pretty well used.

Also, I need the fore running lights, red and green; nothing but a hole on each side. Should I use this as an excuse to upgrade to LED? Best/cheapest sources?

After hours of cleaning, and then hours of sanding and fairing, and plenty of time in the toxic atmosphere that is spray painting, THEN I get to tackle the Atomic 4.

Man, I love sailboats!

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Are the bowlight housings still in place? Just the lenses gone? Or do you literally mean a hole?

And is yours the dinette or pimp lounge version?


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For real

Holes, as in fiberglass, fiberglass, fiberglass, no fiberglass, fiberglass, etc.

Interior has two settees opposite each other. If this is your idea of "pimp", we need a sidebar.

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