danstanford

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About danstanford

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    Lake Ontario
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    Golf, sailing, contemplating how to retire.

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  1. danstanford

    fully open turnbuckles or remove pins on rigging

    While I was struggling to remove a cotter pin on the starboard side my Buddy had opened all the turnbuckles on the port side so I guess we will do the pins next year! I did tape all the turnbuckles though.
  2. danstanford

    "National Cleavage Day"

    Sol, we've missed you! Thanks
  3. danstanford

    fully open turnbuckles or remove pins on rigging

    Thanks Folks, now I just have to insure I don't drop any pins in the water! Our process has a crane arrive and then a series of boats arrive in sequence. Given the J/88 has swept spreaders, would you Guys remove the D1 and D2 in advance leaving only the V1's in place plus the forestay for the short tip from dock to crane? This to reduce the time getting everything off.
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    fully open turnbuckles or remove pins on rigging

    Shananigan, I could have been more clear but yes you are right, Going to drop the stick on Friday afternoon and this is the first time I haven't been at a yard where they did it for me. Thanks, Dan
  5. I have seen both methods used but it seems trying to thread the turnbuckles back together is harder when everybody and the crane are waiting for you. Which is best practice? Dan
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    j/88 mast base for haul-out

    Thanks Varan, I should have looked there first. Assuming I am using a crane to take the mast off I will just remove both of the cross bolts (2) from the tabernacle once the crane has here secure.
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    j/88 mast base for haul-out

    First time to haul out my new boat and planning all the steps. For taking the mast down I am wondering it I should undo the bolt marked 1 in this photo or remove the pair marked 2 and remove the top plate leaving the lower one on deck? Carbon mast if that matters. I presume there is a protrusion fitting up into the base of the mast so if I removed 1 and lifted, the mast would slide up and off and that for lowering the mast using a gin pole or similar you would remove one of the bolts marked 2 to let the mast lower down still secured to the deck by the other. Dan
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    here's one industry victim of Covid19 I won't miss

    For what it is worth, you Guys seem to be saying that you don't like to cruise so cruise ships are therefore a blight. In the town where my boat bobs in a pretty marina with other pretty boats, there is a significant lobby group chasing the municipal government to get rid of the marina as it blocks their view and use of the lake. I say live and let live. Dan
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    here's one industry victim of Covid19 I won't miss

    I asked you first!
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    here's one industry victim of Covid19 I won't miss

    Why the hate for the cruise ship industry?
  11. danstanford

    J/88 top batten hooking on backstay

    Frankly there was no serious thought as to which end. It seemed to me the it is the tip that needs to bend to allow the batten to curve the other way and slip through. Should I be looking at it another way? Dan
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    J/88 top batten hooking on backstay

    I have sanded the outer portion of the batten down to about half what is was thickness wise. It makes sense to me that this might allow the flattop of the sail to pass through under the backstay flicker more easily but should I anticipate less drive from the top of the sail? This batten is diagonal and about 18" long out to the tip of the flat top. Dam
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    What’s next for J?

    How about making the areas of deck penetration solid (no core there) islands surrounded by balsa core? Beneteau does this and it seems to work really well.
  14. danstanford

    Trump faking it?

    Naah, but it might be the first proof for me that there is a God!
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    J/88 top batten hooking on backstay

    Can you elaborate on the batten modification? I have been contemplating simply thinning it out by sanding it down. The sail did not have this batten present when I got the boat but I added one in and have always had the problem. Did the Quantum sail not have that batten or was the angle different? Thanks, Dan