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Search: Posts Made By: zz4gta
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

This is the same part that broke. Mine are stainless straps that fatigued with age and use. Easy fix but we had to retire from racing. Luckily it wasn't blowing very hard.

[quote]x2 on flat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

I have a 3350 MORC section. I looked at that tuning guide and I think it's a little high. In San Fran it's windy and I think that works fine, but on the bay you need a little more give. And I use a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,854
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

Most cruising sailors think a code 0 is a downwind sail when it is not. A true Code 0 has a usable range from about 60 true to 90* true. That's it. Above that you should be using a jib. Period.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

My mainsheet setup is the same as the factor 4:1 with a 2:1 traveler. No reason to change it for me. I did increase the backstay purchase to 24:1 and run it up to the traveler. Works great while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Christian Hess, you are correct, the older boats are stronger than the newer ones. The photos on the Skedaddle site are a very good reference but the site does run slow. The reinforcements at the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Hello, I'm also a Merit 25 sailor. Great boats. I've done a full bottom job, template the keel and rudder, long board, barrier coat, etc. I've also re-cored most of the deck, replaced the mast step,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,500
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

90% or more of sailors never need anything more than light weight pants or a jacket with a hood that is semi water repellant.

The only thing I think of that is $1k is either HL's offshore ocean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

Tubesteak, send me an email at harneyyachtrigging at gmail dot com. I have an HL offshore racer Elite jacket for sale. Top of the line and only worn once. It's too small for me to layer under but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 4,491
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Pissed off crew

I've done one delivery for free. And that's enough. I'll distance race b/c I like it, and try to find owners that pay expenses. Deliveries is mandatory paid travel and a daily rate. No way I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,391
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

acrylic all the way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Materials for Soft Shackles
It's pretty easy. I usually sell them in 1/4" but that really too large for most applications. 1/8" seems to work much better. 7/64" tends to be harder for some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,113
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

There are limits (depending on state) of how much length you have have hanging off the front or back of a trailer. For instance, if it hangs to far off the back you need a flag to keep people from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,252
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

+1 to Faster's comment above.

Also, to clear things up, the cam cleat, horn cleat, or self tailer should not have a large load on it. Ever. The load should be on the winch with enough wraps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,252
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

You don't want a fair lead on your cam cleat for jib sheets. Use a harken 150 cleat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Rigging knives
Harney Yacht Rigging (

I use ceramic knives. Mousing wirer or welding wire to splice small stuff and both the solid...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Zipper along length of sail

1. Look around the sail.

2. the light air sail is probably meant to be flown on it's wire luff, like a code zero.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By zz4gta
Re: How to rig a Sta-lok terminal

+1 I'm a Hayn and CS Johnson dealer and Greg is correct. Hi-mods (Hayn) are the only ones that are completely re-usable (assuming normal use). Sta-loks (CS Johnson) and Norseman require new parts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Getting new lines. Any standard color?

I hate when people buy a spool of one color and try to save a few pennies. Sailing is hard enough, why disguise your control lines?

Sheets really don't matter. If you mix up a jib sheet with a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-09-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Attach Rope to Becket?

A splice is nice, but a knot will work just as well.

As long as the blocks aren't right on top of each other, there shouldn't be an issue either way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By zz4gta
Re: rope clutch

Different clutch would help. I really like my D1 lewmar clutches, but they aren't rated very high. Check on the D2's if you have a larger boat.

Taking the load on a winch before releasing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By zz4gta
Re: For Anyone Who Wants To Follow The Chicago-Mac Race

Sometimes a dry sailed boat will be put in early to go out for R&D and practicing before a big race. It's cheaper to hire a diver to clean it a week or 2 in advance than to hull and splash it.
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Sizes of genoas

What do the rules say? In PHRF of the Ches Bay you can have up to a 155%. Anything bigger you get dinged. A lot. Rules are rules and ignorance doesn't imply innocents.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Back stay boom supporter broke - now what?

Boom kicker. One of the best bang for the boat bucks I've spent. Easy to install and works great.
Forum: Racing 05-23-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,963
Posted By zz4gta
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

This is nothing more than abuse of power. I'd fight this tooth and nail.
Color regs do apply and the LEOs either don't know them (bad enough) or feel that they're above the law (even worse).
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