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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

The choice between a preventer and a boombrake might be related to the sailing conditions.

We sail a narrow lake, actually a reservoir, and the time between tacks is typically minutes. I suppose...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

The chainplates on our boat are close to the outside. The block and tackle lies flat on the deck and hasn't been a problem or even much of a trip hazard.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

Rather than padeyes near the stays, I ran the line from the bottom of one chainplate to the boom brake to a block at the bottom of the other chainplate and then via a block and tackle back to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Reducing bird mess

We take the furled jib sheets first down to the bow cleats, and then back to the winches. so birds cannot perch on the sheets.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

I typically use MR needles sewing canvas with both bonded polyester and Tenara, and have had no problems sewing with either.

"If fabricators have problems with skipped stitches, Singer's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

The other PTFE thread you mention might be Solarfix. From what I've read on other forums, Tenara tends to twist and knot more than Solarfix. Personally, I've never had a problem with Tenara, but at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

Before taking the cover to any shop, you might want to clean the cover. Even canvas shops might charge you for cleaning before sewing. The reason is to protect their machines.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

From the Interlux Guide Previously mentioned.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/boat-painting-guide-14-usa-eng.pdf
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Site for sail measurements?

Perhaps this is Web site you mentioned.

Sailrite Sailplan Database (http://fabric-calculator.sailrite.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Genoa 150

You might want to try sail plan measurements in google. The following link among several describes terminology -- LP is the measurement that corresponds to the percent.

Sail Measurement Assistance...
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