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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
I can use the same hook for the tack and the Reef...

I can use the same hook for the tack and the Reef correct?

I'm going to start another tread for the bulkhead and deck core repair. I read that link to rebedding and that looks pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
Thanks for the tips on riveting. I'll check out...

Thanks for the tips on riveting. I'll check out Sear's Saterday. Does that mean I'm drilling a 3/16 hole so the rivet fits snug? If I don't patch the holes from the cleat, would I at least put a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
Thanks GeorgeB and Sailing Dog, I'll...

Thanks GeorgeB and Sailing Dog,

I'll probably go with 5/16 StaSet as it's instock at my local WM. I'll check with my other local shop to see if they carry it as well though. You guys have really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
I See! So the reefing line goes under the boom...

I See! So the reefing line goes under the boom through the grommet, forming a loop to secure the reefing line to boom, then it runs up to the "new" clew and then down to the cheek block, and back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
GeorgeB, Thanks for taking the time to help...

GeorgeB,

Thanks for taking the time to help me sort all of this out.

As far as the actual work, I'm pretty good with tools, granted I haven't tapped any holes in quite some time, but that's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
GeorgeB, The small wire and Shackle is the...

GeorgeB,

The small wire and Shackle is the main halyard. I removed the little line going around the mast, as this line keeps the boom from sliding all the way down to the cleat, because I wanted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
Well, I got some close up photo's of the mast and...

Well, I got some close up photo's of the mast and boom today. To my suprise it doesn't look like there's any loops on the top of of the gooseneck for a shackle. Also, the winch on the mast looks to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
GeorgeB, I wouldn't be on the forum in I was...

GeorgeB,

I wouldn't be on the forum in I was worried about people kibitzing about my boat! The fact is I'm pretty green and all my information has come from books like "The Complete Sailor" and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
GeorgeB, The outhaul setup seems pretty...

GeorgeB,

The outhaul setup seems pretty simple to set up property so I'm going to rig that the same time I fix my tack and downhaul arrangement as well this weekend. My boom never really had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
Thanks for the explanation GeorgeB, That's a good...

Thanks for the explanation GeorgeB, That's a good idea to set the boom height then raise the main. You also hit on a few other points I was going to bring up after this. Adding a Boomvang is one of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
I'll give it a shot next time I go out and see...

I'll give it a shot next time I go out and see how it works. Anything is going to work better than my current setup.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
Can you really get enough tension by pressing...

Can you really get enough tension by pressing down on the boom? I could see it working in light air when there's not the need for a lot of tension. Using that method, if the wind picked up and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
For the 3 to 1 tackle, I'm looking at a Ronstan...

For the 3 to 1 tackle, I'm looking at a Ronstan 40 series all purpose blocks 1 single with a becket and 1 double. For the line, either 20ft 5/16 Sta-set or 8mm VPC

Too much or is there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
Thanks for the clarification as that does make...

Thanks for the clarification as that does make since and is a much better way than the current setup that has nothing regulating the downward force on the boom (other than the mainsheet). There was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By thebee64
boom hardware questions

Saterday as I was putting my sails up I noticed my boom isn't in a fixed pos on the mast (I've never been the brightest crayon in the box). However, the PO had a old 1/4? line tied around the mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2010
Replies: 190
Views: 40,465
Posted By thebee64
My boat is still nameless, I need to decide on...

My boat is still nameless, I need to decide on either "Little Buddy" or "The Barnacle Taxi" What do ya think?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By thebee64
Thanks for the replies. I do plan on sailing her...

Thanks for the replies. I do plan on sailing her to really get a feel of what I want vs what I need. I sail in the puget sound, Whidbey island to be exact and I don't plan on going out for any real...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By thebee64
New Sailer with a pile of questions

Hey Guys,

First off, thanks for the great site, it really does look like there's a lot of good information here to be learned! I've always been around power boats, but I finally took the plunge...
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