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Search: Posts Made By: SiXeVeN
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By SiXeVeN
Re: Tiller Pilot Recommendations

I had the Navico unit but was wholeheartedly disappointed in the build quality. The seals were poor and the linear actuator would groan and grind with any rapid shaft movement. It also had a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By SiXeVeN
Re: Acid wash an Awlgrip painted hull???

That's what I thought.

My thinking is a good powerwash and then a follow up HAND applied Awlcare application. They were talking acidwash and then BUFFER applied awlcare. I didn't thiink that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By SiXeVeN
Freshen up bottom paint. What's fair $$$

I'm running an ablative bottom paint that has worn and flaked free from the water line yet is still reasonably intact over the rest of the hull.

I had the boat hauled and the yard is going to sand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By SiXeVeN
Acid wash an Awlgrip painted hull???

I recently has my boat hauled for some routine maintenance and the boat yard service guys recommended that I have the hull acid washed and then sealed with Awlcare.

My boat is mostly Awlgrip (no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By SiXeVeN
Re: Sail buying question???

I have some pics but it is difficult to tell defects as the laminate is clear and small reflections can look like delamination. Grossly, it looks good except for the cringle on the genoa clew which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By SiXeVeN
Re: Sail buying question???

Hmmmmm! That's concerning as that is where there is already some damage on the genoa. The owner did say the sail was wrinkly but smoothed out once layed out.... Wonder if that suggests the membrane...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By SiXeVeN
Re: Sail buying question???

Yes, it is a private sale. It is my understanding that the seller runs a charter boat with their Stiletto where they take people out for day sails. Per the seller the sails were very infrequently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By SiXeVeN
Re: Sail buying question???

No, it is not a one piece design. It is paneled like a traditional Dacron sail but the actual sailcloth appears like fishnet between 2 clear plastic laminates. There does not appear to be any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By SiXeVeN
Sail buying question???

I wonder if someone could help me with a sail purchase question.

I am looking at buying a set of 3 year old Kevlar sails for a 27' Stiletto. They are what I would describe as "string" sail. What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,373
Posted By SiXeVeN
Simrad TP22 question... Any owners out there?

I recently bought a TP22.

When I took the unit out of the box, there is an internal rattle like something is loose or broken. Is something gimbaled inside the unit? Is it normal to rattle? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By SiXeVeN
That is probably what I will have to do. Simple...

That is probably what I will have to do. Simple idea...I just need to make sure it doesn't end up looking too jury rigged.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By SiXeVeN
How to blind mount hardware to mast.

Hi all,

I would like to mount a rope clutch to my mast. Here's the rub... I obviously can't get inside the mast to put a backing plate or even place nuts on the back of the screws. I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,588
Posted By SiXeVeN
Beautiful work! I do have one comment...

Beautiful work!

I do have one comment though. You might REALLY want to reconsider the boat name....

Lady J, 80976 | Portable Toilets & Accessories | Personal Care | GEAR | items from Campmor....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 320,920
Posted By SiXeVeN
BFS??? not quite but still fastest i've been!

Smack asked me to repost this so here it goes....

Hey all,

Some may recall that I have been rebuilding a Stiletto over the last 7 months. Well, after countless hours and more money than I even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By SiXeVeN
Yes! you are 100% correct with that statement. I...

Yes! you are 100% correct with that statement. I knew going into the transition from mono to multihull that I would have to contend with that but it is far more dramatic when you experience it first...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By SiXeVeN
FSMIKE, You seem to have some experience...

FSMIKE,


You seem to have some experience with the Stiletto... I might ask you the questions I have asked of other with Stiletto time....

Assuming a normal sail complement. Main 230. Jib 126 ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By SiXeVeN
That's an understatement!!! The SA/D ratio is...

That's an understatement!!! The SA/D ratio is scary! I was running a very reduced sail set. To be honest I am slightly concerned with what will occur with a full 'set' in the air. My Calvert main...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By SiXeVeN
Maiden voyage a success.... What a rocket!

Hey all,

Some may recall that I have been rebuilding a Stiletto over the last 7 months. Well, after countless hours and more money than I even want to consider, she went into the drink 2 weekends...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,473
Posted By SiXeVeN
Yes, I think that is a very likely reason for the...

Yes, I think that is a very likely reason for the apparent lack of any charter companies. However, i'm hoping there is SOMETHING that could be found as I actually enjoy the kind of seas and wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,473
Posted By SiXeVeN
Hawaii big island bareboat charter co???

Anyone aware of a bareboat outfit based on the big island of Hawaii? Any leads would be appreciated!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By SiXeVeN
I can't use the midship anchor idea (would work...

I can't use the midship anchor idea (would work great) because it would put a line into the canal center. It would be a potential nav haz for other boaters.

If I understand the fenderboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By SiXeVeN
Docking/Mooring problem.

Hey all,

I have a question for all the experienced salts out there. My boat has no rub rails or hull protection in the area of likely contact between boat and dock. I can use fenders off of flat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,988
Posted By SiXeVeN
My Stiletto has a sail area to displacement...

My Stiletto has a sail area to displacement (SA/D) of 48.86! If I fly the spinnaker it soars to 112.2!!!:eek: :eek:

How's that for a wild ride!

Don't ignore the power of the dark side;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,826
Posted By SiXeVeN
Marine oil vs Mobile One Synthetic?

I am in the process of doing an upper and lower lube change on a 15hp kicker outboard. I have always used marine (usually brand specific Mercury oil in Mercury engine) grade oil.


Question is......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By SiXeVeN
:D :D :D :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: I...

:D :D :D :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I shudder to even consider such an evil thought!!!

I figure I am going to take the week off to decompress and then start to hit it again next weekend....
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