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06-29-2007 12:11 AM
BarryL Hello,

Lewmar still makes parts for most of their winches. When I bought my 1986 Newport 28, it came with the 30ST, and the strippers were broken. After having the line jam a few times I bought the replacement part. It takes about 10 minutes to install, and then you never need to worry about it again.

My O'day had Barient winches. They have a metal stripper that won't break. But you can only get parts from Australia!

Barry
06-28-2007 04:00 PM
STARWINDY
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue
It's because the fella hiding his face from the photographer is married - didn't want his wife to see his mug bearing gifts to a stripper on the front page of the NY Times.
That makes perfect sense...a co-worker just pointed that out. Looks like he was "picking up some groceries" and made a pitstop. Must have told the wife that the lines at the checkout were ridiculas.
06-28-2007 03:57 PM
TrueBlue It's because the fella hiding his face from the photographer is married - didn't want his wife to see his mug bearing gifts to a stripper on the front page of the NY Times.
06-28-2007 03:55 PM
Joel73
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Originally Posted by STARWINDY
i would like to know why that one fella in the picture is shielding himself as though the devil was standing before him. The other fella doen't seem to have any problem gawking. Maybe that was Missionary on his way to tie-land (no comment)
Nope, that was me gawking.
06-28-2007 03:52 PM
STARWINDY i would like to know why that one fella in the picture is shielding himself as though the devil was standing before him. The other fella doen't seem to have any problem gawking. Maybe that was Missionary on his way to tie-land (no comment)
06-28-2007 03:52 PM
TrueBlue In reality sailhog (and Joel), my mizzen's self-tending when tacking, but it's another sail to trim whenever gybing.
06-28-2007 03:52 PM
Joel73
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue
Once you get more sailing experience Joel, then things like this will resolve themselves like second nature.

Before buying my current boat, a ketch with non-selftailing winches and a 150% Genoa, I've always sailed with self-tailers. I typically singlehand every time we go out (wife likes to watch . . . but that's another story) and I thought I'd get myself in all sorts of trouble.

But after awhile tacking under full sail became a breeze. Timing is everything in life.
Well i definately have a good amount of experience but there is always room for more. The thing that got me was the single handing part. I've taken our O'day 22 out tons of times by myself but with 5' more of a boat under me and that much more sail area made a BIG difference. I was tacking great, had great sail trim, etc... it was that damn stripper arm that got me. I should let the cat out of the bag and also say that i was racing my sailing school instructor so i was trying to keep my lead when i started to trim the line in... before i knew it... JAM! So the truth comes out... i was trying to be a badass and failed miserably.

What was it like the first time you single handed your Ketch?
06-28-2007 03:42 PM
sailhog TB,
Does that mizzen make singlehanding more complicated?
06-28-2007 03:34 PM
TrueBlue Once you get more sailing experience Joel, then things like this will resolve themselves like second nature.

Before buying my current boat, a ketch with non-selftailing winches and a 150% Genoa, I've always sailed with self-tailers. I typically singlehand every time we go out (wife likes to watch . . . but that's another story) and I thought I'd get myself in all sorts of trouble.

But after awhile tacking under full sail became a breeze. Timing is everything in life.
06-28-2007 03:29 PM
sailhog
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Originally Posted by Joel73
My stripper arm is different than the diagram... it looks like this:
My stripper arm looks like one of the Chippendales. Let's face it, you have a better boat...
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