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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4,354
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: difficulty raising mainsail

Hi Candi,

From the sound of what you describe (the slugs stick), you should try cleaning the mast track and slides, followed by spraying with a high tech lube. That should be part of your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Need roller furling help

Hi, I can't tell the from the dimensions you gave me, but here's an easier answer.

Measure the diameter of the furling drum.
The drum on the SnapFurl CF500 is 4 7/8" (124 mm)
The drum on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Need roller furling help

Yes, you are correct, that headsail is for a furling system that requires a wire luff, such as a Harken Small Boat Furler (http://www.harken.com/productcategory.aspx?taxid=535), or a Selden 30S...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Daysailers: Mostly Dry?

As an experienced trailer sailor, I'd recommend you stay well under 1500 pounds for boat and trailer. With two adults and gear in your car, yout towing capacity will be reduced to 1500 pounds. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 18,035
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Hi Jeff,

What a wonderfully informative post! Thank you for taking the time to write it. You are fortunate to be in one of the top sailing towns in the country, and you fortunate to be able to...
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