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Search: Posts Made By: Talyn
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,123
Posted By Talyn
Re: Falmouth Cutter

I am definitely a Lyle Hess fan.
And certainly the BCC is much to look forward to, although it might be out of my price range for a fair while longer.
I have glimpsed the NorSea and other Hess...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,123
Posted By Talyn
Re: Falmouth Cutter

Have you had any luck sculling, or rowing it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,123
Posted By Talyn
Re: Falmouth Cutter

I am looking for a very able boat, that can do both in fact. I've owned a Tartan T30 before and the FC and BCC embody many of the improvements I would have sought in my next boat based on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,123
Posted By Talyn
Re: Falmouth Cutter

Thanks for the link, I actually came across that site earlier in my searching.
I'm hoping by posting here I'll find someone who has or knows someone who has one of these rare beauties in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,123
Posted By Talyn
Falmouth Cutter

I've been looking around for a new pocket sized boat for myself, and am very interested in the Lyle Hess Falmouth cutter built by Sam L. Morse.
I live in Toronto, and wondering if anyone has, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
Thanks for the info. We managed to get a measured...

Thanks for the info. We managed to get a measured forestay with a machined fitting to go into stemhead fittings.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By Talyn
A different tack perhaps (with lots of pun intended)

I've read through the posts so far.
Thought I might throw in a curve ball...

Consider 3-strand(or from a selection of other various braids) nylon line. 3/8" or 1/2" diameter.
Its easier on your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
Well t22, we are going to find out soon enough. I...

Well t22, we are going to find out soon enough. I had already discovered a missing few inches before ordering the wire. And I can't be sure until the mast goes in, but I believe the height of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
You don't feel the flexibility of the splice...

You don't feel the flexibility of the splice versus the crimped or swaged terminal end offers an advantage over the point fatigue at the end of the terminal body?

What about mechanical end...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
I have re-measured it a third time prior to...

I have re-measured it a third time prior to removing the furling drum assembly and the measurement is good (same as the two before).
Yes, I have seen installed for a year, and yes the mast was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
we did measure, but my confusion was the 12"...

we did measure, but my confusion was the 12" difference between the calculated length which is the same as your figure for the Tartan 30' - 41.1', and the actual length that we measured: 40' even
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
Thank you I will appreciate any hard data I can...

Thank you I will appreciate any hard data I can find, the owner's book does not specify length at all, just breaking strength.

From your advise and fordo's I think I will take the foils and drum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Talyn
Tartan T30 Forestay question

We have a Tartan T30 (standard rig) and need to get a new forestay.

Trouble is we can't just measure the old one because it was cut for a Harken MkII furler.

Trying to measure it we are getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4,000
Posted By Talyn
we have a Harken MkII, the previous owner of the...

we have a Harken MkII, the previous owner of the boat got it as a kit. Installing a kit such as the one above involves cutting the bottom end of the forestay a predetermined amount in order to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Talyn
(maximum expected wind speed) ^2 x (sail area in...

(maximum expected wind speed) ^2 x (sail area in square feet)
divide the whole thing by 232
and you'll get the approximate pull on the sheet

remember that as wind speed increases two fold,...
Forum: Tartan 04-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By Talyn
have you undertaken this yet?

have you undertaken this yet?
Forum: Tartan 04-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,074
Posted By Talyn
one way to remove damaged screws where the head...

one way to remove damaged screws where the head is broken off is to drill a smaller hole into the shank and put a machine screw into it so that you can turn the large screw.
Forum: Tartan 04-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By Talyn
i would check with a survoyer to be sure that you...

i would check with a survoyer to be sure that you do need to tighten those bolts.
its possibly the seal connection between the stub keel and the cast keel that needs attention
Forum: Tartan 04-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,065
Posted By Talyn
we have a Tartan 30 #546. its supposed to...

we have a Tartan 30 #546.

its supposed to have a mast step. every boat does.

ours is cast aluminum just like fordo says, its usually the same alloy as the mast or very close to, otherwise there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 7,455
Posted By Talyn
guys, I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong,...

guys,

I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong, nor that I am right.

...speaking of lemmings.... that's how all design trends have evolved over the last 25-35 years. Racers try out a new technology...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 7,455
Posted By Talyn
A battenless, headboard-less main with a slight...

A battenless, headboard-less main with a slight hollow cut in the roach will not flog and they set quite nicely.

Flogging in battenless mains could be cause by the existance of a headboard, which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,326
Posted By Talyn
an anchor trip line works just as you described,...

an anchor trip line works just as you described, a line is attached to the crown of the anchor (most fluke or plow type anchors usually have a hole pre drilled for this - this hole doubles as an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,997
Posted By Talyn
its pretty hard to fit everyone but you can carry...

its pretty hard to fit everyone but you can carry one of the Lyle Hess Fatty Knees fiberglass production dinghys (Edey and Duff: Fatty Knees, Specs (http://www.edeyandduff.com/fatty_spec.html)) and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 7,455
Posted By Talyn
not trying to prove a point one way or the other...

He is using Harken ball-bearing sliders on an external t track, it seems that the force exerted on the bat-car by the batten at an odd angle actually stops it from moving up or down.

There are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 7,455
Posted By Talyn
wow, that is pretty awesome I have to say. We...

wow, that is pretty awesome I have to say. We have a 10 year old main with 3 roach battens and I curse the damn things because they keep wearing holes in the cloth around the pocket.

It could be...
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