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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 13,595
Posted By tkawika
I don't think it would be any different than a...

I don't think it would be any different than a standard sail cover. I think in the post I linked too, he said it was really easy to remove the sailpack and the sail together, which sounded nice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 13,595
Posted By tkawika
I have been looking at few stackpack systems. I...

I have been looking at few stackpack systems. I have seen some excellent write-ups and DIY instructions on stack packs. The main difference I see in the design is the sail footing. I am leaning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 20,926
Posted By tkawika
I just went through this recently. I called a...

I just went through this recently. I called a compass repair guy and he told me to fill the compass up and then place the compass in the fridge for the night and in the morning refill it to the top...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By tkawika
Thanks guys, I am ordering some soft shackles as...

Thanks guys, I am ordering some soft shackles as I type. lol

Thanks again,
TK
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By tkawika
mitiempo, I also heard it the snap shackle on...

mitiempo,
I also heard it the snap shackle on the genoa sheets won't continuously beat the top rail when tacking. I am now seriously looking at some Dyneema or Vectran instead of SS wire. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By tkawika
We are only half way around the cockpit, but...

We are only half way around the cockpit, but since I have a center cockpit its probably as far as yours. Do you have any pictures you can share? Would love to see other ideas.

Thank you,
TK
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By tkawika
I was thinking that it was stronger than...

I was thinking that it was stronger than lifelines and allowed for some more mature crew to hold on to.


Aren't all boats projects? haha

No missing stanchions, just a boat from 1972

Sorry,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By tkawika
I have looked at Dyneema, but its just as...

I have looked at Dyneema, but its just as expensive as cable and more in some cases. I have seen this Vectran on ebay, is this the same as Dyneema? Correct me if I am wrong the gates would still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By tkawika
Wire Lifelines vs Rigid Stainless steel??

My question stems from the fact that I was originally advised to get 1" Rigid Stainless Steel (SS) rail in place of your standard lifeline SS wire. I actually hired someone to install 1" SS around...
Forum: Diesel   07-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By tkawika
Spoke to Trevor at Torresen today and he was...

Spoke to Trevor at Torresen today and he was great. After looking at the photo's he suggested put lighter mounts (DF2205-2) on the rear and heavier duty ones for the front (DF2207-2). Both mounts...
Forum: Diesel   07-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,800
Posted By tkawika
I have a Albin AD-21, it is a old Swedish Diesel....

I have a Albin AD-21, it is a old Swedish Diesel. I spoke with Torresen this morning, they have what I need with the exception they are on the east coast and I am in SoCal. I am trying to find them...
Forum: Diesel   07-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By tkawika
It didn't seem like a big deal. I have found the...

It didn't seem like a big deal. I have found the aft mounts, I think, but I can't find the fore mounts. I will keep searching..

Thanks,
TK
Forum: Diesel   07-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,800
Posted By tkawika
Do you have some model numbers? and are they...

Do you have some model numbers? and are they actually made by Yanmar? ust wondering cause I am in the process of replacing mine and doing a google search for yanmar engine mounts has brought me...
Forum: Diesel   07-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By tkawika
Engine Mount Issues...

I had a unfortunate incident happen a week ago. The linkage between the tranny and shaft came disconnected because of the bolts coming loose and falling it out. There was a big thump thump and then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
From my reading and talking to a few people the 2...

From my reading and talking to a few people the 2 choices were. Dropping the main at the right time and coast in. The second choice was use the main as a brake, like you mentioned. I didn't know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
I installed the new SS Winches, boom vang, and...

I installed the new SS Winches, boom vang, and the new genoa cars this weekend. They look awesome!! So the winds were 12-17kts. I took her out and I definitely need turning blocks or more forward...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,013
Posted By tkawika
Faster, the photos are from the first day we had...

Faster, the photos are from the first day we had the new bimini on. After a day out on the water and another one just hanging out in the slip. I decided the new bimini has to change. It was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
Just picked up a Raymarine Auto Pilot 4000+ on...

Just picked up a Raymarine Auto Pilot 4000+ on ebay. Just need the mounts for the wheel drive.. and few other things it came with. Depth tranducer and a new cable.

TK
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,013
Posted By tkawika
I "think" thats easy fix, just switch the bimini...

I "think" thats easy fix, just switch the bimini frame around and remount it. I "think" the angles will be same, just the base would be farther stern and allow for a 12 inch winch handle. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
the back winch position looks like the best...

the back winch position looks like the best because, it would clear the coaming and the turning block can be positioned out of the way.

Thanks both. The turning block I am looking at is Garhauer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,013
Posted By tkawika
oops here are the picts..

oops here are the picts..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
Yeah, turning blocks are in my future. The main...

Yeah, turning blocks are in my future. The main question would be which is better, forward or aft position for the main winches? I think the aft position would be better then the turning blocks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,013
Posted By tkawika
Was about to remove the old winches and then a...

Was about to remove the old winches and then a friend (a lot more sailing experience) suggested I mount the new winches to the forward winch mounts in the cockpit, but he said to test it out in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
Repacked the winches and went to replace the old...

Repacked the winches and went to replace the old ones. I called a few machine shops to get a stainless backing plate. Cheapest was $125 for two, too rich for my blood. Going to a metal shop and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By tkawika
Concession were made to get a lower price, BUT...

Concession were made to get a lower price, BUT being a first time sailboat owner I just didn't know, again my fault. The PO are somewhere in south america. Also, again my inexperience, the sale was...
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