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Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   11-26-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By samurai6
I would also like to wish everyone here a happy...

I would also like to wish everyone here a happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Just an update: I talked with Jeff at...

Just an update:

I talked with Jeff at Sailrite yesterday, asking about converting my roller furling jib to hank-on. It turns out it's an easy DIY job - punch some holes, add grommets and snaps,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Great replies folks. You are what makes SailNet...

Great replies folks. You are what makes SailNet great!!

NCC320: I have experienced exactly what you describe while raising the mast. The furler flails all around the place like an angry snake. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Good point. I might be able to rig something to...

Good point. I might be able to rig something to keep the whole unit straight and just leave it like that for a bit. Perhaps some stout straps to keep the extrusion against the mast, and a 2X4 off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Unfortunately, I'm a trailer sailor, so the mast...

Unfortunately, I'm a trailer sailor, so the mast has to come down every time.:( Which is why I was also thinking that removing the furler would simplify things a bit during the setup and striking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
I'm not sure I would call it kinked, but it is...

I'm not sure I would call it kinked, but it is very wavy. So much that the tension of the forestay doesn't pull it straight. For the 5 years the boat was sitting in the Las Vegas sun without moving,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Great Info!

Thanks for the great info!:)

I'm going to try and remove the furler/headstay this weekend, jam it onto the roof rack of my SUV, and take it home to work on it, as the yard I store my boat at will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Yes, it is the plastic luff. It says in the...

Yes, it is the plastic luff. It says in the manual that a heat gun may not work, but I'm willing to try - it's out of warranty anyways!:rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Thanks for the replies!

It's obvious that folks love their furlers! I can definitely see the advantages of having one. I'm just a bit worried that the one I have may need more work/funds than I can provide at this time.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By samurai6
Ditching the CDI?

I'm thinking of removing my CDI Furler. But let me explain myself before being seen as a heretic!

Last weekend, I took my new boat,(a 1995 Catalina 250 WB - Don't laugh. The price was right!) out...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-05-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By samurai6
That's kind of what I was figuring... Since...

That's kind of what I was figuring...

Since Lake Mead and the dry storage area I'll be keeping the boat in is on national park land, I think it'll be a conversation with the park rangers as far as...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-04-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By samurai6
Stupid question... or not?

Hello everyone! Long time reader, first time poster here. I'll have to say that this is one of the most helpful communities I have come across!

I am the proud new owner of a '95 Catalina 250. I...
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