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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-08-2008 09:40 PM
SpeedAgent Lake Lanier, Ga.
12-08-2008 06:20 PM
djodenda Speed:

Where do you keep your boat? Someone might be willing to help you out in person, or at least as a trade for beer/hot chocolate and/or sailing.

David
12-08-2008 05:17 PM
retclt
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
I see that Rocketer did, but the Dog forgot to mention it.
Got to give the Dog crap everytime we can.

The dog folds his up like the old school wooden measuring tapes.

"I'm very disappointed in all of you"! I'm filling out my grievance card now . . . . . . . may need a second one.

I'll get the pole from the crawl space.
12-08-2008 04:31 PM
sailortjk1 I know you were giving him the benifit of the doubt. (how does that phrase go?)

Can you just picture it, boater gets to his boat, jib sail tightly wrapped around the foil, "The Dog from Sailnet says to release this rope thing and it should come down. WHY WONT THIS DAMN SAIL DROP! The DOG said it would."

He is up there tugging and tugging away, still can't get it down.
The sail still rolled up, "I give up, that fricking Dog doesn't know what he's talking about."

Don't worry Speedagent, it all becomes second nature over time, and than we still make mistakes. If you ever need some advise the Dog should be your first contact.
12-08-2008 04:26 PM
sailingdog TJK-

I'm assuming the OP has more brains and common sense than you do...
12-08-2008 04:20 PM
sailortjk1
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Originally Posted by rrh View Post
Rockter said, "You simply unfurl the sail..."
I see that Rocketer did, but the Dog forgot to mention it.
Got to give the Dog crap everytime we can.
12-08-2008 04:18 PM
rrh Rockter said, "You simply unfurl the sail..."
12-08-2008 04:10 PM
sailortjk1 Also, I was going to add, Call the "Moyel".
12-08-2008 04:04 PM
sailortjk1
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Lower the halyard, and pull the sail down. The luff should have a wire "bolt rope" that is fed into the foil on the Harken furler. Unclip the tack and head of the sail from the furler and halyard swivel, untie the sheets from the clew, and flake it.
Is it just me or
didn't we forget to mention "Unfurl the Sail."
I can't lower my sail if its still wrapped around the forestay.
I know it maybe understood for most of us, but the OP has expressed is complete newbie status.
12-08-2008 03:54 PM
rrh Speed Agent,
A really good solvent is Goof Off. I wouldn't use it on anything but metal as a rule though. It will take off paint quicker than lacquer thinner. I find it takes off stuff that acetone won't. I found it at Home Depot. Probably available in other hardware and home improvement stores. I don't know if it was on this forum or another but I remember someone saying it would even melt 3M 5200. I haven't tried it on that yet. It worked for me on 3M 4200. It might be worth a try but be careful. It will eat what it touches. It is strong. Use it with GOOD ventilation also. Might be worth a try.

Richard
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