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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Stumble
Re: Which epoxy

System3 and WEST are good general use epoxies that do most things reasonably well. But there are specialty laminating epoxies and low viscosity infusion epoxies depending on how you intend to build....
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Stumble
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Stumble
Re: What will I need to do?

I am not sure I understand the question. In good shape this is a $80,000-$100,000 boat. So how low is the asking price? If it is $60k I would walk, if it was $20k I would hire a surveyor immediatly,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-11-2015
Replies: 290
Views: 12,950
Posted By Stumble
Re: Construction methods (and their trade offs)

As always I am not an expert, but I have dealt with a debonded liner, and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Modern boats are really built in three large parts. They are not monolithic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Stumble
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

The USCG Hawaii station just finished a big review of standing rigging for commercial inspected vessels. Their rigging replacement intervals are...

6 years - replace the wire
12 years - replace...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Stumble
Re: Three Strand Polyester Question

If you were using sta-set it probably wasn't this causing your issues. What you are describing is a classic case of the core and cover twisting relative to each other. This is most often caused by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Stumble
Re: spreaders

You start with them a little high do as they are tensioned they drop into place. Five degrees is probably a good place to start.

Once the rig is snug, but before final tuning sliding them into...
Forum: North American Yachts   11-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Stumble
Re: Is Adding A Cockpit Traveler A Good Idea?

A few things...

1) refit tracks like this are for refits only not first installations. They are great once you already have a series of holes drilled since you can just drop it in, but if those...
Forum: North American Yachts   11-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Stumble
Re: Is Adding A Cockpit Traveler A Good Idea?

Another vote for the companionway threshold. You would really break up the cockpit putting it in the middle and the traveler cannot rest on any of the lazarette lids, so you are very restricted...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Stumble
Re: 34 running rigging

KBB,

Sta-set has a tendency to swell over time. Combined with the all to common tendency to buy the largest sized line that will possibly fit through fittings, and oversized line is a common...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Stumble
Re: What's before Novice

In the last century no one in my family has ever bought a new boat. The depreciation is just too high, and by the time you actually get them outfitted and debugged you have spent a decent bit more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Stumble
Re: storing sails: fold or roll?

Best option is to first clean them, dry them, take out the battens, and loosely roll them. Then store them in a low humidity air conditioned environment.

Folding them is a reasonable option but...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Stumble
Re: Rig Tuning for conditions?

In that case I would suggest buying and digesting A Manual of Sail Trim: Stuart H. Walker M.D.: 9780393032963: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Stumble
Re: Rig Tuning for conditions?

Flint,

Generally higher winds equal higher tension on the shrouds is required to keep the mast in column. The same is true for lowers and jumpers as well. At the very high end of racing some boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By Stumble
Re: Actual maintenance experience.

So of the things you listed...


Power winches - we had three on our cruising boat. Installed in 1990, the boat was totaled in 2005 (Katrina) we never had any issues at all other than annual winch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 3,054
Posted By Stumble
Re: Compromises

I had to look this up, but at least two 130's have been/are used as distance cruisers. One Sirocco was listed for sale in 2013 For Sale: J-130 Performance Cruising - Cruisers & Sailing Forums...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 3,054
Posted By Stumble
Re: Compromises

We generally raced with 9-10 but for distance races would take up to 15 people. With that much crew it is highly uncomfortable, but for a few days it was fine. Frankly re rigging a J-130 wouldn't be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 3,054
Posted By Stumble
Re: Compromises

One in Mexico, one in Wisconsin, and like I said there is one here in New Orleans that the owner has really stopped sailing much.

1994 J Boats J/130 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Stumble
Re: Adding mast fittings

I am with Greg on this one. Rivnuts where possible are the best way to go. I do recommend using the ribbed ones, and slather the threads with loctite so you can eventually remove the parts down the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Stumble
Re: Halyard Tension vs Turning Block Size

While I love harken, I have recently started using Karver blocks. And would highly recommend them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Stumble
Re: Reliance 44 chainplate replacement

DC,

I wouldn't even begin to guess. Once you have to remove cabinetry the cost is just up to the local yard. There is no general rule I could suggest to you.

What I would suggest is while you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,932
Posted By Stumble
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Pretty much.

It is actually a little more complicated than that based on salinity and average temperature. But inspected vessels are required to be inspected every two years. Every six years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Stumble
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

A pair of high quality vice grips (ie, not harbor freight ones) can normally get enough of a grip to spin the clevis pin out. If that doesn't work then use the dremmel to cut flats in the head. This...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Stumble
Re: Question regarding purchase contract

Well,

It is primarily an incentive not to sue unless you are pretty sure you can win. If anything it would decrease the likelihood of suing so I am not sure your specific concern is warranted. But...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By Stumble
Re: Ceramic knife review

For kitchen knives I am a huge fan of Shun. The three I have are easily my favorite knives. The Hinkle's are now relegated to the back of a drawer.
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