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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By capta
Re: Bolt connecting batteries

Most batteries are sold with s/s nuts or wing nuts and if you check, I believe the stud is s/s. No problem with the s/s in my opinion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,505
Posted By capta
Re: Windlass side loads

Your chain should not put a load on your windlass; that is what a chain stopper is for. It is even inadvisable to pull the anchor without powering up on the chain. I imagine your windlass manual will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: in mast furling issue

I've had similar issues on an in-mast C36, and it does seem to get worse as the sail ages and gets a little baggy. If you've got a loose furl and it's doubled over on itself inside the mast, that's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By Vasco
Re: in mast furling issue

When all the above advice fails get in your bosuns chair and go up to where it's jammed. Pull and tug until your fingers are bloody, use a plastic spatula to help get the sail out. You will have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By Jd1
Re: in mast furling issue

I have exactly the same problem on occasion (same boat). I fix it by alternating between inhaul and outhaul as Jackdale suggested. I believe it is caused by multiple issues - one being that it wasn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By jackdale
Re: in mast furling issue

Try working the inhaul and outhaul lines alternately.

I had this happen last month.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By Ninefingers
Re: in mast furling issue

Loosen the vang if you have one. A winch shouldn't be needed to unfurl as you stated. See what you can discover by pulling on the clew by hand. It's often a WTF moment. And then it the geometry of it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By capta
Re: in mast furling issue

You will need to get the boom height/angle so the pull on the sail is equal on leech and foot, first. Then I would roll the sail out very slowly a few inches at a time. Each time you come out,...
Forum: herSailNet   09-15-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 21,617
Posted By therapy23
Re: Shaving legs onboard?

Taken from another forum.....


This review is from: Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml (Personal Care)
After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly rastafarian I decided to...
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