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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By Hammer22
Still a flexible furler. I'll second the...

Still a flexible furler. I'll second the comments about tensioning the rig. My own boat has a Hood SeaFlex, and the foil extrusion tends to bend a little when the rig is down for trailering. Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By Hammer22
Re: straighten furling foil

To my untrained eye, that looks to me like a flexible furler, something akin to a CDI or hood seaflex. If so, an excerpt from the cdi manual has the answer: the furler can be "straightened by...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Yet another first boat thread

Benjamen, for what it's worth, check this one out. Not an "enclosed" head, but certainly capable of being set up in such a way to afford some privacy. excellent sailboat 24ft! very fast and clean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,482
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

Speaking of back and fill....
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GouDprQSPTA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,339
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Transom Lettering Height?

You can find the USCG requirements here: USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Fee Page (http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvdc/nvdcfaq.asp#11)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Hammer22
Re: How to support mast for easy painting

A thought....assuming your mast, like so many others, has an integral slot/track for the mainsail, could you rig some way to suspend the mast under the sawhorses using that track? I don't know if...
Forum: North American Yachts   12-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Hammer22
Re: New owner of a 6.1

I don't have a galley, but it's perhaps one of my previous posts about the pop top you saw. I can tell you that after some research, I learned I could make use of some of the same hardware used by...
Forum: North American Yachts   12-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Spirit 6.5

I own a 6.5. Bought it last year, though PO incorrectly advertised as Spirit 23. Love it so far.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,120
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Docking help

For what it's worth, I've always done well with a little studying prior to on the water practice. Helps me get the concept straight in my head [U]before[U] I go screw something up. A good...
Forum: North American Yachts   05-26-2013
Replies: 2
  Pop Top
Views: 805
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Pop Top

Similar situation here. Could use pictures of the hardware associated with the pop top. Ideally need to see the supports. Best I can tell, one of the POs removed the brackets and all hardware. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Hammer22
New sailor in the SC lowcountry

The admiral and I just got into sailing this last year, and we caught the bug fairly bad. Within 3 months we acquired our first boat, a '79 Spirit 6.5. She needs a touch of TLC but is fully...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   02-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Spirit keel removal

Guess I should clarify. Found the bolts, and I'm aware of the resined in nuts that sailor2800 and sloop referenced. Was really just seeking guidance/pointers on how to manhandle a 450# keel. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2013
Replies: 440
Views: 59,675
Posted By Hammer22
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Just turned 31, wife also 31 and we bought our first boat this past fall, a Spirit 6.5. Learning to sail in the coastal waters of South Carolina.
Forum: SailNet FAQ   02-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Hammer22
Re: Spirit keel removal

I'm needing to drop my keel for repair as well. Did you figure yours out?
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