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|12-31-2010 08:45 AM|
Originally Posted by Izzy1414 View Post
|12-30-2010 04:50 PM|
Thanks so much for your update. I'm gunna have to remember to put your blog in my favorites. It is a very good read and very well done. I have a stupid question for you though. I have no experience with furling mains. Is there no way to get the clew down to a more comfortable deck level? Maybe unfurl and tame it with a halyard wrap? Like I said, I know jack about them, but I swear I got sore just reading your account and looking at your pictures of you riding your steed while making repairs.
|12-30-2010 06:58 AM|
Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
We have already figured-out the UV degradation aspect, and have whipped-up a small cover. Now we have to figure a good system to remind ourselves it is in place; probably a red tag on the outhaul.
|12-29-2010 07:23 PM|
Your blog is very nicely done, I enjoyed that… I envy you, you’re headed to an awesome part of the world, I’ll be following your adventures with interest, and best wishes…
One suggestion regarding your main… I presume, like most in-mast furling mains I see, the webbing that failed does not roll up inside the mast when furled… Wouldn’t surprise me if UV degradation of the webbing could have contributed to its failure, you might want to fabricate a small removable sleeve or cover just for the webbing, as obviously the sailcloth itself is already so protected…
|12-29-2010 06:07 PM|
|LakeSuperiorGeezer||Any other countries to avoid besides Peru? Maybe I should turn it around and ask what countries were a peasant experience that you could recommend as a place to visit?|
|12-29-2010 02:42 PM|
Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
|12-29-2010 12:02 PM|
Great entry and photos, thanks for sharing! And way to go with your repairs.
But too bad about Peru. I hope Chile will work out better for you.
Out of curiosity, when you radio to Tramar or Guardia Costera, and when you talked to the chaps who boarded you, was it in English or Spanish?
|12-29-2010 09:27 AM|
|w1651||Good to hear no damage done.|
|12-29-2010 08:18 AM|
Originally Posted by w1651 View Post
The screw is healthy and yesterday we motored alongside to our first marina since March.
I need to revisit the idea of a line cutter on our shaft.
|12-28-2010 08:48 PM|
|jrd22||Great blog, thanks for sharing your story. Fair winds.|
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