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Search: Posts Made By: Liquorice
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Trivia question .

You can still get them:

Commodore Dirigo Telltale Compass at AhoyCaptain.com - Always your best source. (http://www.ahoycaptain.com/dirigo.html)

But they aren't cheap!

sam :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Loose footed mains .. how much tack travel?

Rule of thumb is:
Max draft depth 12% (full sail; max power)
Flat sail draft depth 8% (flat sail; light air; depowered)

But if you use 12% to 0% that will give you all possible options.

You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,666
Posted By Liquorice
Re: New main sail

Jameswilson29 - you need to get out more!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,666
Posted By Liquorice
Re: New main sail

What's the age of the boat got to do with it?

I've got a 50 year old house, but I put a new roof on it a couple of years ago!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,666
Posted By Liquorice
Re: New main sail

It's a sailboat!
New sails are the best investment you can make to substantially change the sailing charachteristics of your boat.
If you've been sailing around with 20; 30 or 40 year old sails,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,914
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Something about the fractional rig that I just don't get...

Capt Vimes,
In support of RichH - you need to read the full article!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By Liquorice
Re: All you "Riggers" out there

I replaced all the standing rigging on my CnC 26 2 seasons ago.
All new swaged on fittings and turnbuckles - $1,200 the lot.
A 30 footer can't be that much more.
My old shrouds and stays looked a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Liquorice
Re: New Main Sail for a Good Ol' Boat, who has em?

Join the C&C forum.
cncphotoalbum.com
Not the forum that's on the site.
There is an email forum - I think it's down the left hand side.
Most everyone with a 34 (except you!) is on there.
Someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Preventing spade rudder line fouling?

My C&C came standard with a 1/4"? rod about 3" long just in front of the spade rudder, sticking down from the hull. Effectively shuts out access to the rudder/hull gap. Just as RichH describes.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Cost of replacing all lines in Hunter 32

There's a Hunter 336 on here:
Cajun Ropes (http://www.cajunrope.com/kits.html)
with a price for a full set at $1100 and change.
A 32 has got to be close or slightly less!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Anegada chart

iNavX or iSailor.
I have both and they work good.
If you're looking for a paper chart - I can't help, but someone will be along shortly.

Sam :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Liquorice
Re: hull and deck no core?

The first cored, fiberglass boat is generally believed to be "Red Jacket" - a 40 ft, 1966 C&C.
So it would be very unlikely that your boat, built in 1966 would also have a core so soon after this....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Liquorice
Re: How to value used sails?

That loose footed main looks like a genoa to me!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Liquorice
Re: sewing sunbrella

Thread - Polyester:
V69 use a #16 needle
V92 use a #20 needle
Tenara PTFE thread will last forever, but pricy.
sam :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Cabin speakers?

Let me throw something else into the mix:
Guy on the CnC list a few months ago shared a project where he was putting sound into the cockpit. I know you are doing the cabin, but bare with me-
He...
Forum: Diesel 01-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Yanmar 2QM20 Thermostat swap

Checking the manual here:

http://www.dieselpartseurope.com/webwinkel/pdf/manuals/engine_discontinued/service/2qm20_servicemanual.pdf

Raw water thermostat opens at 41deg C / fresh water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Liquorice
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,326
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Sewing machine corner

I use double sided tape a lot.
It takes the place of the pins my wife uses with her home sewing. I never use pins, they are very hard to use with even a few thicknesses of canvas.
I also use a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Engine oil stains on deck gelgoat

Tilex with Bleach - $6 a bottle.
Scrub with a deck brush and flush with cold water.
Don't over think this!
Sam :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,326
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Sewing machine corner

I run a one man sail repair and canvas business. It pays for my sailing trips!
The business is seasonal - there are currently ice boats on the lake - I do get a few ice boat sail repairs though!
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Shortened boom & main foot on a cutter, effects?

...and you'd be out of your mind to buy any boat without a test sail!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Resawing 1 x 4 mahogany

I have a 14" Laguna bandsaw (3hp) with a 1" resaw blade.
I wouldn't hesitate to resaw 4" mahogany with it. (I've done 10" white oak with success)
Might need a little sanding, but probably be be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Shroud Attachment

just out of interest, I have a C&C 26 (1ft shorter than yours) and replaced all standing rigging, including turnbuckles, a couple of seasons ago. (backstay; forestay; 2 cap shrouds and 2 lower...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Liquorice
Re: Is there a professional sailmaker on this forum?

...and the outhaul controls draft depth, not sail shape. It's not a substitute for the mainsheet. This might contribute to your premature mainsail delamination if the sail has been flogging a lot....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Liquorice
Re: two used roller furls - which one to buy?

...and remember you need cash left over to modify the sail luff to fit your furler (whichever one you choose), and you may need a new forestay, depending on your existing forestay construction. More...
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