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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2010
Replies: 22
  FURLERS
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Posted By Rontoo
Furlers

I use "Kiwislides[" in my adapted clapped-out ancient Furlex because that means that the sails remain captive in the foil when changing up or down - highly desirable - especially if you are 1gle...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-20-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 11,190
Posted By Rontoo
There's only one way to make the adjustment...

There's only one way to make the adjustment properly and that's - as it said in a previous post - by using tell tales - the rest is guesswork. If you make the setting when hard on the wind, it'll be ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 6,798
Posted By Rontoo
Come off it, mate! Self steering's great but not...

Come off it, mate! Self steering's great but not altogether essential. As I've said, I race single handed and the rules say no automatic steering is allowed. In suitable conditions I (at 73) manage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 9,244
Posted By Rontoo
PC is a p in the a

Why, oh, why, write "compass adjuster/repairperson" :confused: ?
There's no such word as repairperson :(
You won't find it in any dictionary - not even a US one!:D
If compass adjuster is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,063
Posted By Rontoo
Hbw50

Hurth HBW50 seems to be same as ZF5 -
I now urgently need a manual which gives instructions for adjustments, shimming and tolerances when re-assembling my gearbox.
Can anbody help, please?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-17-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 6,798
Posted By Rontoo
Single-handed

My boat's a Mull 31 ft - sails and single-hands beautifully - and I'm only 72 for what that's worth :cool:.

The only things I go forward for are (1) to move my main's'l Cunningham/Reefer up or...
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