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Search: Posts Made By: zz4gta
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

acrylic all the way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Materials for Soft Shackles
It's pretty easy. I usually sell them in 1/4" but that really too large for most applications. 1/8" seems to work much better. 7/64" tends to be harder for some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,406
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

There are limits (depending on state) of how much length you have have hanging off the front or back of a trailer. For instance, if it hangs to far off the back you need a flag to keep people from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

+1 to Faster's comment above.

Also, to clear things up, the cam cleat, horn cleat, or self tailer should not have a large load on it. Ever. The load should be on the winch with enough wraps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

You don't want a fair lead on your cam cleat for jib sheets. Use a harken 150 cleat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Rigging knives
Harney Yacht Rigging (

I use ceramic knives. Mousing wirer or welding wire to splice small stuff and both the solid...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Zipper along length of sail

1. Look around the sail.

2. the light air sail is probably meant to be flown on it's wire luff, like a code zero.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By zz4gta
Re: How to rig a Sta-lok terminal

+1 I'm a Hayn and CS Johnson dealer and Greg is correct. Hi-mods (Hayn) are the only ones that are completely re-usable (assuming normal use). Sta-loks (CS Johnson) and Norseman require new parts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Getting new lines. Any standard color?

I hate when people buy a spool of one color and try to save a few pennies. Sailing is hard enough, why disguise your control lines?

Sheets really don't matter. If you mix up a jib sheet with a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-09-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Attach Rope to Becket?

A splice is nice, but a knot will work just as well.

As long as the blocks aren't right on top of each other, there shouldn't be an issue either way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By zz4gta
Re: rope clutch

Different clutch would help. I really like my D1 lewmar clutches, but they aren't rated very high. Check on the D2's if you have a larger boat.

Taking the load on a winch before releasing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By zz4gta
Re: For Anyone Who Wants To Follow The Chicago-Mac Race

Sometimes a dry sailed boat will be put in early to go out for R&D and practicing before a big race. It's cheaper to hire a diver to clean it a week or 2 in advance than to hull and splash it.
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Sizes of genoas

What do the rules say? In PHRF of the Ches Bay you can have up to a 155%. Anything bigger you get dinged. A lot. Rules are rules and ignorance doesn't imply innocents.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Back stay boom supporter broke - now what?

Boom kicker. One of the best bang for the boat bucks I've spent. Easy to install and works great.
Forum: Racing 05-23-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,207
Posted By zz4gta
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

This is nothing more than abuse of power. I'd fight this tooth and nail.
Color regs do apply and the LEOs either don't know them (bad enough) or feel that they're above the law (even worse).
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