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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 256
Views: 183,997
Posted By JIvories
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Thanks Overbored. Need much more time and patience I think, to go gradually through the steps. I wish I had had more time. Although apparently if you wash and wax regularly, no need to sand or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 256
Views: 183,997
Posted By JIvories
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Wondering if you all could help. I have an S2 9.2A from 1984. I really messed up my hull I'm afraid. There were oxidized sections, so following MaineSail's recommendations, I wet sanded the hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By JIvories
Re: whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

Ok, think I'm goin with the block below spreaders, and top lift external to that and down to cam cleat on mast. Probably getting a forespar line control WP, so it will have bridle--I really like the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By JIvories
Re: whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

Wow, thanks. Boat is an S2 30' by the way. And going downwind is not it's forte.

So Jann's idea seems work for others as well, a block below the spreaders, and coming down to either mast or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By JIvories
whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

I'm in the process of installing a topping lift for a whisker pole. I've got an extra sheave,next to genoa halyard sheave. Going to cut a hole in mast near genoa halyard mast exit-- not too close I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
Re: Marine head won't pump

I didn't actually put the papers towels myself in the head. Probably the kids.

Anyway, I recommend a heat gun or hair dryer on those sanitation hoses. Then they come off easily.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
Re: Marine head won't pump

The raw water intake sea **** that is, which may be rusting inside?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
Re: Marine head won't pump

Well the heat gun did work well and in a couple minutes I found the blockage: two paper towels like a cork in a 90 degree elbow. Think the elbow isn't a good idea, but certainly not paper towels! ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
Yep, I'll replace hose, and bring a heat gun. ...

Yep, I'll replace hose, and bring a heat gun. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
UPDATE: still having trouble with pump on...

UPDATE: still having trouble with pump on Raritan PHII pump, but narrowed it down.

It's not the pump or joker valve, which looked clean enough and when I disconnected discharge line going to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
Re: Marine head won't pump

Thanks everyone, for the suggestions. I especially like the pump out/salt water in trick as it might avoid actually facing the offending material!

Will post update, for the record.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By JIvories
Marine head won't pump

Hi, really need help. I have a Raritan PHII manual head. Was working fine but
got a lot of use in a couple weeks, and suddenly, pump extremely hard to push down. If I wait a while, I manage to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,546
Posted By JIvories
[QUOTE="TakeFive;1606641"] I have been told by...

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I have been told by multiple people that skipping to 103 is NOT allowed. You MUST be ASA101 certified first. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, and let me know what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,546
Posted By JIvories
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Dave and Krista, You're going to have a lot
of fun out there, especially in that area. Nice boat.

I just recently bought one myself, although had sailed small boats when I was young.

I took...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By JIvories
Re: Need new sails, but where to start?

Wow, good tips here. The boltrope adjustment is something I'll look into right away. If that can be adjusted I'll look for a newer genny. It is a masthead rig, so maybe the headsails are more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By JIvories
Need new sails, but where to start?

I have a 30' S2, 1984. It's in good shape, but after my
first season, a little cruising, some club racing, and a bunch of
day sails on Narragansett Bay, I'm realizing I need new sails. The...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By JIvories
Re: Frustration unable to beat against steady wind & current Narr Bay

So many helpful suggestions here, thank you all. It probably was less than 3 kt current, but strong headwinds from our destination.

It is an S2 9.2A, and I guess sailing upwind is not her forte...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By JIvories
Frustration unable to beat against steady wind & current Narr Bay

I've been learning to sail in different conditions in my 30' S2. Had sailed small boats when young but not much experience on bigger boats.

The other day I'm with friends sailing from Edgewood...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-27-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,246
Posted By JIvories
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

I was in a similar position, thinking of buying a boat and getting people to go out with me to learn, and through books, etc. I ended up taking ASA 103 (I had to to a 101 test first to 'place'...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By JIvories
Re: Narragansett Bay boat launches?

I'm familiar with that ramp, but haven't launched a boat there. Does not look steep, and the cove is a nice place to launch, although maybe busy in the summer. There's parking within about 25...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By JIvories
short sheeted...

Hey, just recently bought an S2 9.2a, 30', and am stumped. It's my first boat, and I'm having to figure out a lot of things, including the rigging, which was not set up very well for any kind of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By JIvories
Re: Yet another bilge pump thread - Flojet ?

So I have the same problem as JARCHER here. The Ruler pump in my bilge is like the little
choo choo train that could.... not. It works hard, only to have all the wter pour back down, as the 1.5"...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-19-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By JIvories
Need help sailing S2 Plymouth MA to Providence RI next weekend

I bought a boat last winter, an S2 9.2A, 30' sloop. Due to delays in launching and repairs, friends I had planned to sail with can't make it. I'd like to leave next Friday or Saturday as conditions...
Forum: S2   02-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By JIvories
Re: S2 9.2A questions

SantaSailor or anyone out there with an S2 9.2.

I'm in the process of having vinyl lettering made for my S2 9.2 A. Problem is, the boat is wrapped, and kind of far away until I sail her home....
Forum: S2   01-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By JIvories
Re: S2 9.2A questions

thanks everyone, I 'll look into gettin a 100%, as soon as my fiancÚ gets over the sticker shock of the boat itself...

Also wondering about traveler. i like how it's placed aft behind wheel, but...
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