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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    I like the idea. However the flying jib is on your sprit correct? I don't have one of those
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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    @Sparrow50 Great Lakes so highly variable winds. Storm jib has luff tape for headstay foil. I would prefer fewer sails as the #1 can be a bear but really is the best option for light upwind work which I had a good bit of. I'll usually go right to a #3 then. Main has slugs, not luff rope. I'm thinking about a tides marine track.
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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    Not sure who your responding to but agreed, that is what I'm look for. I just want to find a way to change sails and keep control of the luff without removing the foil from the headstay - if that is possible.
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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    I can't find a picture but I swear I saw those plastic clips like on a bag used on webbing that went around a foil. Maybe you don't see it much because its a bad idea. I like the eyelet idea. Maybe even some velcro on webbing every 4 or 5 feet to just keep the front attached.
  5. I did my first distance single handed race this summer and really liked it. I'm thinking of the next, longer race and need to get some things sorted I learned in the first. Lots if little stuff but one of the big priorities is headsail handling. The boat is 37'. It has a Harken MK1 furler but I almost never use it (take the drum off) except for cruising and some social buoy racing. I have one RF #1 sail and the rest (1,2,3) are full hoist so cannot be used with the furler. I specifically did not want the furler on the SH distance as the wind speed variability meant it would be really crap over about 14kts. All headsails for the boat have the furler foil luff and the #1 is a 155%. The problem of course is keeping control of the luff when dropping the sail. I ended up doing 6 evolutions with headsails and the last had me hauling the #1 out of the drink in the rain with a squall bearing down. Thoughts? What about keeping the foil luff but adding those clip hanks I've seen? I'm not ready to completely loose the furler as it is great but not for this.
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    Diesel - white “smoke” and possible non-firing cylinder?

    Could be injector pumps too. Either bad plunger or shuttle valve. Either way if the injectors are not getting the right pressure they won't atomize correctly. Timing is also a function of injector pump shimming from the block.
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    Starter Battery Isolation Issue

    Or could you cut the cord on your computer and install one of these ( ) in line with it (and maybe your instrument power bus)? Your computer is 12V anyway right so your using extra power to go from 12V to 110V and back to 12V with the little converter that is on your computer's power cord.
  8. Teak Decking Systems actually offers to send techs to work with you for templating and install of their product. Pay the travel and day rate. Just do the removal yourself or with friends at an accommodating yard.
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    Awlgrip vs Alexseal

    Boatworks today on Youtube is doing a series on the Alexseal right now. Seems to recommend highly over awlgrip and tells you why.
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    Dyneema lashing? Knot and SWL?
  11. I have the B&G 608 sensor and Triton Instruments and Vulcan 7. I know this isn't the most accurate/configurable setup but I want to make what I have perform as well as it can. Besides tacking and trimming symmetrically and noting the offset, are there any other tips and tricks getting good calibration with this system. On the same subject, what are thoughts on the averaged SOG method vs. know distance and laps.
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    Refinishing an old teak deck

    The TDS stuff is specifically not - which is why I bought it. Oxyclean is sodium (per)carbonate.
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    PFD recommendation - keelboat helmsman

    My wife and kids got me the new Mustang Khimera to replace my inflateable after Imedi. My kids have been junior sailors racing for the past 4-5 years and from there perspective their vest always floats so whats wrong with that. Sadly the Khimera doesn't make the grade for the Chi Mac. I think that is silly. I wonder how many people have drown falling off boats with life jackets on that had less buoyancy than required by OSRs.
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    Refinishing an old teak deck

    Teak Decking Systems sells a concentrate that works really well and is non-acidic so easy on the teak. I used Oxyclean before and it does a really nice job. I think the Teak Decking stuff is basically the same. Both with a very soft brush or white scotchbrite across the grain.
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    Helicopter rescue oh crap moment How about that detector or HTAWS upgrade?