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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By wysiwyg
Question Overhaul an Aries wind vane in Ireland

Does anyone know someone to overhaul an Aries wind vane? Preferably in Ireland.

The bevel gears are misaligned and the rudder's shaft is therefore twisted.

Thanks.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-26-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By wysiwyg
Crew wanted for NY to Ireland

I have a 33 foot sailboat to get from New York to Ireland. I am considering my options (shipping as deck cargo hasn't been ruled out yet!).

I have some coastal experience. I would like to find...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 6,293
Posted By wysiwyg
Thanks folks for all your help and the kind...

Thanks folks for all your help and the kind invitation. Our schedule is rather tight so we might have to miss the overnight in Albany.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 6,293
Posted By wysiwyg
Marinas on Hudson river

Can any body recommend a marina on the Hudson river. We are currently travelling eastwards on the Erie canal and need a marina near Troy or Albany to leave our 33ft sailboat and to put up our mast as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By wysiwyg
Question Boatyards at East end of Lake Erie?

Any recommendations?

I want to leave a 33' sailboat at the East end of Lake Erie until next Spring when I want to take her through the Erie Canal to the East coast.

There will be work to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 6,896
Posted By wysiwyg
All, thanks for the advice. The unit is a...

All, thanks for the advice.

The unit is a Harken Cruising 1. You can get to the turnbuckle (obviously) by sliding up the drum unit, but there is no length of exposed wire.

The furling foil is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 6,896
Posted By wysiwyg
Ok, for a couple of reasons I actually made up a...

Ok, for a couple of reasons I actually made up a new forestay rather than cutting the old one. I cannot guarantee that the made up length of the new forestay (with furler installed) is absolutely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By wysiwyg
Question Stern light blocked by wind vane

I have put an Aries wind vane on the boat. The penny dropped the other night that it will partially block the stern light on the transom. (The tricolor on the masthead isn't working, and it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 6,896
Posted By wysiwyg
Question How to tension forestay with roller reefing?

I have just installed Harken roller reefing. I no longer have access to the forestay. Anyone solved how to measure the tension in the forestay once it is hidden away inside the roller reefing tube?
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By wysiwyg
Thanks for the replies. I don't have the...

Thanks for the replies.

I don't have the time to sail from the Great Lakes to the East Coast, hence I have to truck the boat.

I'm expecting to take the northern route. Again, the need for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By wysiwyg
Question Trucking from Great Lakes to East Coast and across Atlantic

I hope to truck a traditional 33' sloop (20,000lbs) from the Great Lakes to the East Coast and then sail across the Atlantic to Ireland.


Any recommendations for trucking?
Any suggestions for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,305
Posted By wysiwyg
Question Thanks for the replies. The boat is a...

Thanks for the replies.

The boat is a Tradewind 33.

I'm trying to decide whether I can reduce the forestay from 3/8" to 5/16" so that I can go ahead with the Harken furling unit (Unit 1).

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,305
Posted By wysiwyg
Question Correct forestay diameter?

I intended to install a Harken Cruising Jib Reefing and Furling Unit 1 on a heavy displacement 33' boat. The spec. says it covers typical boat lengths of 28' - 36', max. forestay dia. of 5/16", and...
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