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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 12,572
Posted By Vitamin
Lubricating mast track

Good points and some of the advice have made me think...
I have used vaseline/petrolium-jelly and it worked really well, actually. It certaily have no adverse effect on the track components etc,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 4,165
Posted By Vitamin
Toerail-mounted stanchion bases

I have had all my toerail mounted stanchions removed because of corrosion. The bases were in steel and the toerail in aluminium. Now I have the new ones mounted on the deck just inside the toerail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By Vitamin
Electronic Wind Instruments

Visit my "site" and you will see all my instruments, about half a dozen.
It is a strange issue, you may hate them if you have them and love them if you miss them. As you may understand from my pics,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 10,073
Posted By Vitamin
Raytheon ST-60 instruments

From letter to OCEANTALK, the Australian Raytheon ST-60 agent.

You state: "The swapping of equipment with out solving the problem creates more harm than good and postpones the date at which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 10,073
Posted By Vitamin
Raytheon ST-60 instruments

Nice or not, what can they do?

They would probably just send my query to Raytheon that will (again..) pass my information back to the Australian distributer "Oceantalk".

Nothing gained and back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 8,156
Posted By Vitamin
Pros & Cons: Mainsail furling booms

I installed a "HOOD Stoboom" system that''s unfortunately no longer available as "new" now, but mine was hardly used. I found this complete system 2nd hand for a fraction of the new cost, so I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 8,156
Posted By Vitamin
Pros & Cons: Mainsail furling booms

The PROS and CONS?
This comes to my mind re. in boom main-sail furling systems:

PROS:

You can "trim" your boat with a furling sail system as if you have numerous reefing points.

It stores...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 4,242
Posted By Vitamin
IN BOOM MAIN SAIL FURLING

The pros and cons? This comes to my mind re. in boom main-sail furling systems:

Pros:
You can "trim" your boat with a rolling system as if you have numerous reefing points.

It stores the sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 7,095
Posted By Vitamin
HOOD Stoboom, mainsail furler

Jeff_H, your dad had a stoboom, but can you remember how the "line-drive" unit was positioned in relation (and distance) to the HOOD stoboom goose-neck? Thank you
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 10,073
Posted By Vitamin
Raytheon ST-60 instruments

Well, I had my ST-60 instruments installed six month ago and have executed the "speed calibrations" more times then I can remember.

Unfortunately the behaviour vary from week to week and never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 10,073
Posted By Vitamin
Raytheon ST-60 instruments

Thank you all. I have in all seven Raytheon instruments on my boat and four are ST-60. I have had little "problems" axcept with the speed/logs performance, so I am very pleased to see these comments....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 7,095
Posted By Vitamin
HOOD Stoboom, mainsail furler

Do you use a HOOD Stoboom?

I installed a "HOOD Stoboom" system that''s unfortunately not available "new" now, but mine was hardly used.
I initially ordered the Profurl open boom system, but had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 4,242
Posted By Vitamin
IN BOOM MAIN SAIL FURLING

I have a HOOD Stoboom that is unavailable new now, but mine was hardly used.

I like in-boom systems since you can use a fully battened sail and trim it like a "normal" set-up. I ordered the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 4,930
Posted By Vitamin
Electric windlass - options

Hi,
I just installed a MAXWELL VW1200 electric windlass on my 40 foot sailboat. My yacht has a weight of about 8ton and this New Zealand made unit works really well for me.

It is a dirt simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 10,073
Posted By Vitamin
Raytheon ST-60 instruments

I''m disappointed with one component in my beautiful Raytheon ST-60 system.
I have found the ST-60 speed/log impossible to calibrate and it provide erratic calculations. Anyone here that have...
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