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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By blacktie
Thanks, all. You've really given me info I can use

I honestly thought this would be a simple "get the facts, buy the materials and fix the problem" sort of thing. Clearly it's more complex than that. I need to go back to the boat (the pic was from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By blacktie
That helps. Thanks very much.

PBzeer: yes, I know I need to bevel the edge to open it up. That's necessary for gelcoat, but is it as important for epoxy (which it sounds like I'm going to have to use)?

All: And since I'll be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By blacktie
Gelcoat or Epoxy?

I know. Gelcoat sticks to epoxy. or not. I'd prefer to avoid having to find out by using a gelcoat paste but I'm not sure the repair is small enough. I need to repair the damage in the photo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,167
Posted By blacktie
SeaClear II PC Connections

Hi all. I figured out how to connect a usb gps to my pc, but I am not completely sure how to connect my pc to my autopilot. I'd like SeaClear to drive the boat from a course I've plotted in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By blacktie
ok -- I'll bring my camera with me and shoot the...

ok -- I'll bring my camera with me and shoot the works, and post. thanks for responding.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By blacktie
hi. thanks for responding. I'm short too:( ...

hi. thanks for responding.

I'm short too:(

It's a fully battened, roachy mainsail. Heavy Dacron sailcloth, too. ugh.

And the lazyjack system has 3 legs. Not sure where you're going with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By blacktie
Difficult Dousing Dilemma

Hi all. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I recently bought a '99 Hunter 420 with a Lazy Jack system. Second only to a furling main, I thought lazy jacks were supposed to...
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