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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By harborhobo
Re: What is this?

JonEisberg has it right. It is for tensioning the removable inner forestay when it is removed. Otherwise, it slaps against the mast or spreaders. The U-shaped fixture at the top is to give a gradual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 5,805
Posted By harborhobo
Re: Recore Entire Deck

I recored about 15 feet on each side of my Nordic 44. Previous owners had never rebedded the chainplates. I removed and cleaned all 15 feet. I then cut the cleaned deck pieces into 2-3 foot sections....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-18-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,475
Posted By harborhobo
Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind

I usually go with approach C from leeward. I agree with the comments that it is hard to control how fast the bow falls off when you approach from windward. The trick to avoid the prop walk issue is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By harborhobo
Re: Replacing Goiot portlight acrylic

My Tradition opening portlights have screws from the hinge to the acrylic. No glue. Are you referring to a fixed portlight?
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-11-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By harborhobo
Re: Electrical panel material suggestion

If you want a truly professional result, check out They have a downloadable CAD software that is fairly simple. I laid out the panel the way I wanted it with the cutouts for...
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