Crustydog

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    stjo mo
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    Sailing, shooting and anything fast

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  1. Crustydog

    Roller furling question

    Once again thanks for all the info. Poncho...good to know information.
  2. Crustydog

    Roller furling question

    Thanks for all the info. Jib and sunbrella are at the shop being repaired now. I think I will just motor or sail with only the mainsail until it comes back. After my jib is returned I might have the hank on cut down to a blade for the furling.
  3. Crustydog

    Roller furling question

    I have a double rail roller furling. My jib sheet UV protectant had shredded in the last storm. I want to send the sail in for repairs, but would like to continue to sail using the rail system for the season. Can i hoist up jib on the rails until the repaired jib comes back? Or do I need to change back to the cable mainstay?
  4. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    Does anyone have any clue the cam cleat size for this boat. Sailed her this weekend and the nylon bearing races are all rotted and some cracked. Boat is over an hour away and i forgot to measure them before i left her in the slip.
  5. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    No kevlar cores anywhere within the rigging. Chaf will leave its mark im sure. I might just pull her back out and drop the mast to measure the sheaves
  6. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    Okay i will only use wire on aircraft. Trust me at 30,000 feet you will thank me. This boat came with spliced poly rope 5/16 at the cockpit to 1/8 or similar at the masthead. The thin rope had snaped off in the mast which made me want to convert back to cable. What can I use as a good solid ( no splice ) substitute until i can replace the sheaves.
  7. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    Lol well recieved. 3/16 cable canceled. I can still use the 1/8 for other projects. Still keeping the fids because i want to learn how to splice double braid anyway. Can i still use the locking blocks on the deck for standard halyard rope?
  8. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    All the advice is awesome and so appreciated. I have so many options. Since i work in the aviation industry i have access to every possible SS wire, coupler and presses you can think of. Making SS haylard lines will be cake. Splicing poly over it will be new to me, but seems very straight forward. Swedging the sail end could not be any easier to do. It will bring the boat back to its original feel. I have all new double braided lines and ordered double just in case i dont like it. At this point I dont want to pull the boat back out and drop the mast since my marina does not have a crane near the water. I will look at changing out the sheaves at end of season when she is stowed. Since Im terrified of heights climbing the mast is out as well...lol
  9. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    Oop wrong button. I seriously need to wear my glasses. My 24' SanJuan sails like a dream for a boat its size. I am pretty handy and decided to get myself a set of fids. I will teach myself how to splice rope and cable. Im sure alot of practice is in store fir me, but looking forward to it.
  10. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    That would explain the small mast head sheeves. Alot to learn. The boat also came with all polyester rope. So it seems it is possible to sail without wire rope.
  11. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    Fantastic site. Thank you
  12. Crustydog

    1984 Clark San Juan 24'

    Spring season is nearly gone and I yet to set sail. Bought a used San Juan and love everything about my first boat. Sadly due to rot and neglect all my lines/ropes have paid a huge price. Bought a new main halyard only to find it wont fit in the locking block. Jib halyard breaks during first hoist and retracts neatly into the mast. Okay.....all lines will now be replaced. Can some one please recommend diameters of all mast operated lines. The blocks at the top of the mast seems small compared to the base.
  13. Crustydog

    New old sailer

    Thanks Shu. I am loading my head up before my return home. I can't wait to play on the old San Juan. Rum Runner. I have not looked into any lakes that are more than 6 hrs from me, but I will check them out.
  14. Crustydog

    New old sailer

    Another issue I am running into. I live in NE Missouri. Not many options for sailing but a SJ24 is not a monster in a small pond. I want to take more sailing classes, but can't see paying hundreds of dollars for a sailing 101 class. I have already taken sailing 101 and passed with a certificate to prove it....lol. I paid $100.00 for the 101 class. Does anyone know of a moderately priced sailing school.
  15. Crustydog

    New old sailer

    Thank you once again everyone. I find myself looking at boats, boat related items and every bit of info I can cram in my head on a daily basis. I won't put foot on my little SJ for another 4 months. I am currently on a endless beach with no water in site. 6th tour of duty but can't wait to get my feet wet. I feel that I bought a solid boat with its highs and lows like every other name brand I researched. I was just concerned with it being cored and having tiller rot. I will eventually move on to bigger and better. am going to be one of those guys.. Yes I said it! those guys. I want to live on my boat 25 to 50% of the time depending on events, weather etc. Apartment and slip somewhere north east coast for summers. Slip and a nice 5th wheel somewhere south for the winters. Cruising back and forth in between. With the length comments.. I guess size matters. I don't have a wife or kids so unless I hire or find adventurous people. I need something I can handle myself.