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Search: Posts Made By: AndyF
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By AndyF
UV protection for sails?

I have no idea what a sail in good condition looks like. I can say none of the
stitching is frayed and there are no holes in it. The car loops are good, and the
holes for these(what's their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By AndyF
Comment: Cutting out interior FG bulkheads

Now I've never altered the cabin of a boat, but I know ribs are used to support the hull of wooden boats. I built a few wooden boats before.

FG is great stuff, but I see a lot of people cutting...
Forum: Electronics 05-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By AndyF
More powerful radio, or this....

I know I need a good RF radio with power, but in my shop I have an old
TRC 430, 40 channel CB radio I took out of my truck couple years back. With the alternative of not having any radio at all, do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By AndyF
Re: Mast T Track gooseneck slide

Your right, but I'm an armchair sailer so far, never sailed before. If I had experience I'd be more confident, but I need the flexibility for now. :o

Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By AndyF
Re: Mast T Track gooseneck slide

The original gooseneck, which is still on the boom, moved up and down in the groove. It has the three attachments still on it. A floating system would be more forgiving and make up for the errors if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By AndyF
Mast T Track gooseneck slide

The groove on my mast below the luff port are all but finished. It has passed several attempts through it's 32 years of the boat's life, of people trying to pound the grooves into shape. The groove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By AndyF
Re: Unrecognized sheet?

Thanks for the answer. It's trailerable but heavy, 3500#. It's a Halman 20. The mast is 25' 6inches I think. It weights around 70 -80 lbs. I think they raise these with the help of the boom as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By AndyF
Unrecognized sheet?

Hi folks:

I'm new to sailboats and was wondering about a pulley.

I was looking at the masthead today and tracing the stays and marking them with colored tape so I can re-mount them later. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By AndyF
Frozen Bilge, Possible Prevention

My concerns for water freezing in the bilge this winter had me thinking about the best way of preventing it next year. I've read all the tips, antifreeze, salt(can't do it, steel punchings ballast),...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,639
Posted By AndyF
Re: Roaches !!!

It would be very easy to get rid of I think, not like a house. A boat cabin is a very confined space. Just seal up the hatches, cover up your food and water supply, and take out every panel and open...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By AndyF
Need Box Steel Specs for Boat Support

Hello everyone. I have 3 X 3 X 3/16"' box mild steel and I want to store
my boat on crossbeams supported only on the ends. I have enough steel that I could double the beams by welding.

I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By AndyF
Re: Center of Balance

Any side shot photo of a Halman 20 on trailer should provide a good extrapolation of the CB placement by drawing a line straight up at 90deg from the trailer frame as a base line. For a tandem axle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By AndyF
Re: Center of Balance

Thanks.

I checked the specs for the Halman and it came up with everything else but the CB.

HALMAN 20 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By AndyF
Center of Balance

Hello everyone. New here.

I'm building a double axle trailer for a Halman 20 I just bought. I was wondering what the center of balance point measured from the tip of the prow reference would be...
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