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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By fharbison
Re: Indoor Sailboat Shows 1960's

In Chicago every January we have the indoor "sailboat only" show. Numerous 30 to 40 foot boats. Last year they even had a smaller cat. Tons of vendors as well. Anyway, its one of the things that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By fharbison
Re: Chicago Info


Sounds like fun. Not sure how long you're planning to stay just from you post, but let me take a crack at it.
Transient rates (daily rates) are about 2.35 per foot per night in a slip in...
Forum: S2   08-30-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 932
Posted By fharbison
Forward Hatch Gasket

Has anyone ever had to source the gasket material for the forward deck hatch for a 9.2A? I've been looking around, and can't seem to find an exact replacement. That said, I suppose most any gasket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By fharbison
Re: Battery Switch

Thanks everyone for replying. Thanks especially, Stu, for the article references. The Main Sail "article" was especially helpful.

This is one of the best things about this forum. Friendly folk...
Forum: S2   08-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By fharbison
Where do you find hull number?

Trying to register my S2 9.2A in IN which requires a physical inspection to match the hull number on the boat to what is on the paperwork. Here's my question: is the hull number stamped on the hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By fharbison
Battery Switch

Okay, this is obviously a newb question, but here goes:
My S2 has a place for two batteries and a switch with positions for 1, 2, 1 and 2 , and off. Should I be using one of the batteries for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By fharbison
Lake Michigan Sailors...Help!

So, this past winter I finally got my beautiful bride to agree to purchase our first sail boat, which we did. Getting her past the sticker shock of the used boat, the marina costs, etc, etc has all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By fharbison
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

Thanks everyone for your input and suggestions. I released some of the tension on the jib halyard (had it super tight from my old hank on days) and actually raised the sail a bit more up the foil...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,646
Posted By fharbison
Re: Slip or Mooring Can?

The PO of my new (to me) boat kept it on a mooring can. I can't vouch for how careful he was or wasn't, but both sides forward have tons of dings and scratches around the water line from (I assume)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By fharbison
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

Thanks very much for the responses. The lubricant I used was Sailkote which was recommended by a manager at the local West Marine. I'll pull it down and do a thorough cleaning of top and bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By fharbison
Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

Hi, all,

I have a Harkin Roller Furler on the fore stay for my jib. When I start to roll up the sail, it starts off fairly easy (as I would expect), then about half way through it becomes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By fharbison
Re: Pain shared is pain... well it's still pain.

I read this at work and was laughing so loudly I was getting a few odd looks from my co-workers. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely add his blog to my reading list.

S/V Bella-Boo
S2 9.2A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,925
Posted By fharbison
Re: Who sells marine plywood?


Lowe's, Menard's, and Home Depot will all special order it for you, however it is expensive. You really only need marine grade for boat hulls where it's important not to have voids in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By fharbison
Removing OLD OLD OLD State Stickers

Hi everyone!

I recently purchased an S2 9.2A and am looking forward to getting it wet in the next few weeks. While the PO took great care of the boat in general, either he was a collector of...
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