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Search: Posts Made By: xact
Forum: Racing 03-27-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By xact
The boat has been purchased, it is Great American...

The boat has been purchased, it is Great American III sailed by Rich Wilson in the last Vendee Globe.
There are still some spots left for Training with Derek Hatfield.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By xact
no but it comes with a silicone backing tape it...

no but it comes with a silicone backing tape it peels off so I am just assuming here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By xact
Hmm, it wont stick to silicone though.

Hmm, it wont stick to silicone though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By xact
bonding silicone

I need to repair my raymarine st 2000+ keypad. the problem is there is a tiny hole between the silicone pad and the underside of the case where water leaks in.

Do you know of any products that...
Forum: Lake Huron 02-25-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 12,519
Posted By xact
forget about the Trent Severn. days and days of...

forget about the Trent Severn. days and days of motor, dodging pontoon boats. cant sail at all.
Forum: Lake Huron 02-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 12,519
Posted By xact
Huron to Erie via St.Clair river

Huron to Erie via St.Clair river
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,775
Posted By xact
For sure you may find that you cant get enough...

For sure you may find that you cant get enough tension this way. I just though that before you spent the money you could try to tack the sail using a pin and try the down-haul as it currently is. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 28,124
Posted By xact
lol coddled.

lol coddled.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,775
Posted By xact
That might even be a little over kill. On my...

That might even be a little over kill.
On my 26 before I had mine tackled I would tension the luff by pressing down on the boom like sailingfool says above.
It looks like you could put a tack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,775
Posted By xact
The idea here with the down-haul on the boom is: ...

The idea here with the down-haul on the boom is:
raise the main and control the luff tension with the down-haul on the boom.
Just enough to take the wrinkles out of the luff. As the wind increases...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By xact
Ok so if any of you followed or were interested...

Ok so if any of you followed or were interested in this thread I have an update here.
Spirit of Canada has made a press release and states that there are openings for training sails on the ECO 60 he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By xact
anybody have a recomendation for the thickness of...

anybody have a recomendation for the thickness of corecell to use on the transom?
Forum: Lake Huron 02-02-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,488
Posted By xact
Hi. Last year I left from Meaford sailed to...

Hi.
Last year I left from Meaford sailed to Winfield basin at the tip of the penisula to providence bay then stayed at Great duck island up through missisauga strait and up into meldrum bay. From...
Forum: Lake Superior 02-02-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By xact
Hi I have a question, I was up in superior in my...

Hi I have a question, I was up in superior in my tanzer 26 (SOO-Whitefish-grand marais-Quebec harbor) I wore long johns in the middle of July on the sunniest day.
Is it ever actually warm up there?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By xact
scrape off loose paint, sand it down put por-15...

scrape off loose paint, sand it down put por-15 on bare keel.
lots of work but options are do it right or half assed
had to deal with the same issues a few years ago not fun but I am glad I just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By xact
So with all troubleshooting aside, those methods...

So with all troubleshooting aside, those methods explained will work nicely.
Is that the kicker AM/FM is able to pick up a much weaker signal then the VHF?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 21,316
Posted By xact
LT3 great hat Friend of mine had a girlfried he...

LT3 great hat
Friend of mine had a girlfried he kicked out. She took pretty much everything, he didn't care to avoid the hassel.
We were going for a week sail he calls me up and says, "that b**ch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By xact
Yes I have confirmed that it is not the splitter....

Yes I have confirmed that it is not the splitter.
The handheld VHF is a good idea that will tell me if it is the VHF radio or not
Great thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By xact
Right that is what I tried and the VHF didn't...

Right that is what I tried and the VHF didn't pick up the signal.
So I thought originaly it would be the radio.
I talked with Shakespear and of course they told me to replace all the fittings. Did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By xact
Vhf/fm

I have A combiner by shakespear that uses my antena for both VHF/FM signals.
I recieve a signal through the FM but not the VHF. All the fittings are ok I have bypassed the combiner with the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By xact
guess I will have to hold on to the rudder pretty...

guess I will have to hold on to the rudder pretty tight.
the transom is having the plywood removed and cored/glased with foam
the gudgeon straps are 1/8" strap bolted with backing plate.
I think...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By xact
the rudder has 1/2 pintles, what will the waves...

the rudder has 1/2 pintles, what will the waves do to it?
which rigging mountings do you mean?
I have been told the rigging was originaly oversized for this rig.
Forum: Racing 01-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By xact
wait a minute thats only 4,018.22US I could...

wait a minute thats only 4,018.22US
I could buy a winch
somethings not right about this deal
Forum: Racing 01-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By xact
not to mention effective for the major sponsors....

not to mention effective for the major sponsors. If you follow the races think in your head about how many sponsors you can recall.
Forum: Racing 01-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By xact
can I borrow a half million ?

can I borrow a half million ?
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