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Forum: Racing   11-09-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 3,213
Posted By mcagney
Racing sails

An update. I purchased North 3DL sails, Racing main with Kevlar, Cruising Genoa with Vectran. Both sails have taffata on both sides.

My only compaint after a full season is the weight of the sails...
Forum: Racing   09-08-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 3,213
Posted By mcagney
Racing sails

John,

I purchased North 3DL sails for my Sweden 38 and took delivery this year. While the cost of the sails were about 220% the cost of Dacron I felt it was worth it since I race. I went with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By mcagney
Racing instrumentation advice?

I need to upgrade/replace the old B&G instrumentation on my boat. I am leaning towards the following:

(a) B&G Hydra 2000 main processor with depth, wind speed/direction, boat speed

(b) B&G...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 7,019
Posted By mcagney
anti-fouling paint recommendations

It''s getting to this time of year again to start thinking of appling anti-fouling bottom paint. In the past I''ve used Interlux Micron Extra (sail on long Island Sound). However this stuff costs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 4,228
Posted By mcagney
how to remove folding prop?

I need to remove the two blade floding prop from my Volvo Penta saildarive (120S) to replace the zincs. Question is how?. I''ve removed the pins and the prop blades and the center shaft screw and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 6,697
Posted By mcagney
slight oil slick in diesel engine exhaust

I have a Volvo Penta MD17D (3 cylinder 36HP raw water cooled diesel) that is running perfectly except it is consuming approx one quart of engine oil per 20 hours of operation. The oil in the crank...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 7,466
Posted By mcagney
recommendation for racing/cruising sails

Jeff,

What type of 3DL sail did you purchase? was is the 600 series (kevlar), 800 series (Carbon fiber) or 860 series (Kevlar/Carbon) and why? Did you get a taffeta film added or were you totally...
Forum: Racing   10-01-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 7,466
Posted By mcagney
recommendation for racing/cruising sails

I am currently considering replacing the sails on my Sweden 38 tall rig (sail on LI sound). I currently have UK tape drive sails and will purchase a full battened main with large roach (Harken...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 6,872
Posted By mcagney
Minimizing Taxes; Hailing Port

I am in a somewhat similiar situation. I have just purchased a boat in CT but I live in NJ. I have a vacation house in NH and plan on documenting the boat and then registering it in NH (no sales...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 6,872
Posted By mcagney
Minimizing Taxes; Hailing Port

I am in a somewhat similiar situation. I have just purchased a boat in CT but I live in NJ. I have a vacation house in NH and plan on documenting the boat and then registering it in NH (no sales...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 19,103
Posted By mcagney
Advice refinishing teak and holly sole

I want to refinish the teak and holy sole in my Sweden 38 and I would like some advice. Some of the varnish has lifted and the teak has discolored due to minor water damage. The sole is a plywood...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 978
Posted By mcagney
propane Gas detectors

I want to add a gass shutoff and detector system for my propane stove. The two systems I''m considering is the Trident Marine 12VDC Gas control/Detection system and the Xintex S-2A system. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4,694
Posted By mcagney
Impression of Sweden Yachts

I am strongly considering purchasing a 1983 Sweden 38. This vessel has 3 speed primary racing winches, triple spreader mast, hydraulic backstay, baby stay, outhaul & vang, running rigging and teak...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-09-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By mcagney
looking for Surveyor in Mystic,CT Area

I am looking for a surveyor in the Mystic, CT area for a 38 foot sailboat. Does anybody have recommendations?
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