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Forum: Racing   10-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,258
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Tacking Asymmetric Spin

I agree with all of the comments of why would you tack a spinnaker. That said, you could do it like we used to tack our genoa with our stay sail. Hoist or roll out your genoa prior to tacking. ...
Forum: C30   10-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By sanssouci
We have 2 tubes at my office. I can check...

We have 2 tubes at my office. I can check tommrrow on sizes
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 11,403
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

Why buy a new sail boat? Ask why buy a new house? Some people want someplace that no one else has never used. Some people would buy that used boat, and replace the interior, the sails, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Jib Roller Furler

IMO you WILL need a rigger, UNLESS, the stay is the right size for your boat. That said, ask them what the condition of this furler is, I would bet it is fine, but if the parts are no longer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Harken Roller Furlers

2nd JimsCal.

When the sails come off a lot of people turn the stay to fill the drum up of storage, if this wasn't undone, then there may be too much on there to start with.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Stained interior teak

It's a bit of a project but completely do able. Strip the varnish off, bleach the wood, seal the wood and re varnish. I have done it in my boat and it looks brand new. Of course, I am assuming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Biggest Selling Current Dinghy?

Jeff,

If I read your question right, I think the answer is an OPTI. used everywhere for teaching and has a huge regatta presence, 100's down at Sail Newport regattas in Newport.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Going to have some winterizing questions.

I think there is a lot of good advise here. I have been on the service side of things for the last 15 years, winterizing no less than 12 boats a year, some with single engine, some twin, some with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By sanssouci
Re: anyone selling a 30+ft sailboat?

Call the boat yards in your area and surrounding. There are a lot of boats that are put up for auction, from the boat yards. There was a turn key Catalina 25 for 5000 last year and larger boats for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Need an old flag pole hole covered...

You can use a teak disc cut with a hole saw, and round over the edges with some sand paper. You can buy a piece of teak at West Marine. then mount the new flag holder on top of the teak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Using ON OFF on Awlgrip

DON'T

On off is muriatic acid, it is used to condition swimming pool gunite and cement sidewalks.

Also you can wax and buff awlgrip, but once the outside gloss is broken on the paint you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By sanssouci
Re: maine mooring/dock fees

I was there last week for a cruise and found the dockage very reasonable, right around $3 a foot per night, compared to Newport ($6 +). I found that rate in both Rockland and Southwest Harbor. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Cabin Flooring?

Cut, bind and glue the carpet to the removable access hatches. drill a hole thru each and add a long 1/4 inch clevis type pin with a ring ding on the bottom to use as a lifting pull, it the settles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Why does the galley sink drain...

Mine exit below the water line.

That said, what is the location of your sink(s)? If the sink is off centerline or there abouts, then it can back fill the boat while sailing. Centerline sinks...
Forum: Racing   09-03-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,842
Posted By sanssouci
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Check with your insurance company. I have learned that others contributing to the costs of using your boat, then it turns it into a charter situation. I know, everybody does it and none of my crew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By sanssouci
Re: New sail questions

Full battens give you excellent sail shape for whatever type of sailing you will be doing. They will maintain the shape and allow the sail to last longer. However, the real question is what type of...
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