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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By SJ34
I see from your other post that the deck core is...

I see from your other post that the deck core is already saturated. Deck core replacement has been discussed ad nauseum in many posts here on SN and there are many youtube tutorials covering the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By SJ34
All of the above aside, I recently replaced all...

All of the above aside, I recently replaced all my lifelines with Dyneema SK75. I love the stuff and I'm considering replacing my rod rigging with synthetics when it's due.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,964
Posted By SJ34
David, ever hear of "Subrogation "? In the event...

David, ever hear of "Subrogation "? In the event of a claim, with you at the helm, a licensed pro, who do you think the insurance company is going to go after? Even if your client signs a contract...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By SJ34
You can buy a new rudder from Catalina Direct's...

You can buy a new rudder from Catalina Direct's online store or you can build your own for a fraction of the cost. I'm assuming you've looked on ebay, CL etc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By SJ34
For interiors, or over wood in lockers I use...

For interiors, or over wood in lockers I use single part marine poly. Sure, it's more expensive but it's designed for that purpose, it's much tougher, the finish is infinitely better and coverage is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By SJ34
It didn't do me any good pre-purchase but I've...

It didn't do me any good pre-purchase but I've been able to piece together my boats history from old maintenance logs, chats with the broker, a dealer for the mfg, and from cosmetic repairs.

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By SJ34
Oops, just saw the date of the op.

Oops, just saw the date of the op.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By SJ34
Less than $1 in materials, 2 hog rings and a...

Less than $1 in materials, 2 hog rings and a piece of hardwood dowel. Image resized and only shows the top portion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By SJ34
I made a wood slug that fits into the gate on my...

I made a wood slug that fits into the gate on my mast. It easily slips in and out to allow the sail slugs in and the slugs rest on it when I drop the main. It hangs on a lanyard attached to another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By SJ34
Chances are yours came with either struts or rod...

Chances are yours came with either struts or rod supports. Go to Bomar or Pompanette Marine online to shop for parts. I'm still able to buy parts for my circa 1986 hatches from them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By SJ34
I'm going to give Slipit a try. It should work...

I'm going to give Slipit a try. It should work great in the mast track as it's advertised to not attract dust. It may just be ideal for spinnaker jaw pistons.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By SJ34
Slipit = Paraffinic oils, waxes, petrolatum,...

Slipit = Paraffinic oils, waxes, petrolatum, alkyl amine neutralized organic phosphates.
Forum: Racing   07-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
Milt's Race Update: Everybody had a great time...

Milt's Race Update:
Everybody had a great time but we did get off to a bit of a rocky start. To begin with, we blew the start horribly. We got to the staging area in time but after doing a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By SJ34
No. The shaft in the Cal25 is just a fiberglass...

No. The shaft in the Cal25 is just a fiberglass tube and they've been known to develop slop.
I've heard of people pouring graphite thickened epoxy into the space to tighten them up.
Forum: Racing   07-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
Thanks, the chances of an update depend greatly...

Thanks, the chances of an update depend greatly on how we fair~~_/)~~
Forum: Racing   07-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
How did Desparado sail to her rating? We do ok in...

How did Desparado sail to her rating? We do ok in "Unofficial" racing (two boats within site on the same course) but having never raced her, I don't really know what to expect. Especially with a worn...
Forum: Racing   07-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
Thanks tri413, I'm well aware of her habits...

Thanks tri413, I'm well aware of her habits downwind in big air. She's appropriately named "Free Spirit" because DDW she can wander a bit. And although, on all other points I can leave the helm and...
Forum: Racing   07-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
Thanks all. Definitely NFS (thanks djodenda) in...

Thanks all. Definitely NFS (thanks djodenda) in these conditions with new crew.
It's likely to be 8-10 near the start and will build near Platform Grace and peak on the downhill portion and hold on...
Forum: Racing   07-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
I'm expecting 20 plus in the afternoon and small...

I'm expecting 20 plus in the afternoon and small but short period, confused seas. Pretty typical stuff for this area.
This new crew got the bug on their first trip out- 25kn+ winds and big seas. So...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By SJ34
As you probably know, excessive heal and being...

As you probably know, excessive heal and being over powered can kill the mood pretty quickly.
I sail a boat that will heal to 25deg if I don't start reefing over about 15kn. Careful attention to...
Forum: Racing   07-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By SJ34
First race in 20yrs

Doing the Milt Ingram Trophy Race on July 11. Mostly new crew, meaning they only have a couple daysails to learn the basics.

The race is 42nm, out around Ana Capa and back, about 6-7nm of which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By SJ34
Another thought. When the yard pros saw me...

Another thought. When the yard pros saw me grinding they told me I was wasting my time.
In retrospect, if I had more time for drying, I would have just opened the blisters, allowed them to dry, fair...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By SJ34
I stripped the gelcoat on my San Juan 34 in 09....

I stripped the gelcoat on my San Juan 34 in 09. It was covered in thousands of pinhead blisters and about five bigger blisters at previous repair areas.
In my case, it was easy to identify the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By SJ34
I run my spring lines from the bow and stern to...

I run my spring lines from the bow and stern to the middle dock cleats.

There is a fair amount of fore/aft surge on my dock.
My toe rail is strong but I don't like the idea of adding the extra...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By SJ34
Been there Frogwatch. Replaced or repaired...

Been there Frogwatch. Replaced or repaired everything you mentioned, and a bunch you didn't, about 10 years ago. With regular maintenance, I now get to do the things I want to make her better.
Just...
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