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  1. BlackBart

    Skerry Cruisers

    I can confirm that a 30 square meter is going both higher and faster than both the J24 and J80 upwind. But when there is a bit of a breeze the J80 will go much faster downwind. There are crazy different angels going downwind between the 30 and the J80.
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    Harken Carbo Becket Pin Removal

    Why don't you keep using a tapered line which is a very good solution, but get a large eye so you can use a luggage tag on the becket? Or do the lines still chafe if you use a luggage tag on the tapered line?
  3. BlackBart

    Skerry Cruisers

    No shit sherlock... You have to be really stupid to even consider using an inflatable lifejacket underneath a smock. During inshore races I prefer using a foam dingy life jacket. And yes the foam based dingy life jacket I wear underneath the smock or rash guard to improve agility when racing.
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    Harken Carbo Becket Pin Removal

    Fully agree with you. I always prefer to splice when I can. But a locket becket is something that I don’t consider I good place to splice though. But then again I don’t like becket blocks where the pin cannot be removed. The single block in the carbo 40 series have a safe working load of 485 which I think should be about the same safe working load per sheave in the tripple becket block. Big chance that thats a carbo 57 or carbo 75 block if its used for the mainsheet, even if the picture is of a carbo 40. Regardless of which carbo block it is and the safe working load of the block. A tripple carbo blocks in most cases don't have a line run to a winch afterwards or have the line led to further blocks for additional purchase . A line that you can grip well (at least 5mm) even if its a cheap polyester should have a higher breaking load that what you can pull by hand even if you use a knot.
  5. BlackBart

    Skerry Cruisers

    But I agree with the protests about mandatory pfd’s. The use of pfd’s should not be mandatory since it improves the gene pool when all the stupid people don’t have to wear them. And gives the rest the possibility of post mortem handing out Darwin awards…
  6. BlackBart

    Skerry Cruisers

    The PFD's goes inside the smock to keep the wind-drag down. But then I guess we are part of the younger generation in that class
  7. BlackBart

    Skerry Cruisers

    Scroll through these pictures There are a few pictures of the interior, most are of renovation work unfortunately.ärgårdskryssare-140439956019762/photos/
  8. BlackBart

    Skerry Cruisers

    Most skerry cruisers have living accommodations. Maybe not the same as you find in most floating summer houses with mast and sail… Headroom is not something you will get and the accommodations will be more like camping. Several of my friends have been growing up with cruising all summers in skerry cruisers. When not sailing many skerry cruisers also utilize a tent over the cockpit to extend the living accommodations.
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    Suggestions on how to remove Sikaflex residue?

    Have anyone tried Xylene. A friend of mine tested it with very good result even though sikaflex says that hard sikaflex can nnot be removed with any solvents. Haven't tested it myself though, but will within a week. It's pretty cheap and can be found in most paint stores as a thinner.
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    Skerry Cruisers

    Maybe this one if you would consider a transport from Germany. I am in no way associated with the ad...
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    Bareboat Charter in the Baltic. . .tips?

    I agree with SpittingSpume The best experience will be if you explore the archipelagos in either Sweden (west or east coast) or Finland. They are extremely well mapped and you get to experience the ”Right of Public Access” where you can moor and explore any island as long as it not too close to a house, Nordic style with the bow towards land. In just the archipelago outside Stockholm there is more than 24000 islands and you can find +200 mapped ”nature harbors” as well as +70 commercial harbors. There is a reason why some many German sailors are sailing to Sweden… PS: Most likely you will not need a VHF, there is cellular reception all along the costs.
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    Where do you work on your boat?

    You don't have to go with such an advance bout house. Fairly common in the Nordic countries to raise and dismantle the house each season. Google a bit and you will find a lot of simple plans. Just make sure that the angle of the roof is at least 45 degrees if you are risking snow. A couple of examples This was where I was working on the boat this weekend
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    Boom vang load calculator

    Would still have been nice to be able to calculate this with a formula or online when you have the all the measurements. Found the gegrigging document earlier but unfortunately it is read-only. That was the original question of basically finding a formula or tool such a gegrigging that I could actually use. But I gess that is part of their internal IP. Still got the answer from mast and rodkick designers eventually.
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    Boom vang load calculator

    I sent a question to Seldén about the vang load for my boat and got an answer, since it's both a Seldén rigg and rodkicker. The max workload on the vang according to them is 3300 lb and with the built in wire cascade 1650 lb on the blocks. Guess I have to partly go with plain bearing blocks or roller bearing blocks after all. Think I will risk a bit and reuse one of the Carbo 57 double blocks I already have but replace one of the other blocks. Thanks for all the wise words. Wish there were som nice calculator on the vang load though, would have saved me some time.
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    Boom vang load calculator

    By the way I am using a Seldén Rodkicker rigid vang