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  1. MichalD

    NY to SFO the hard way

    MYC's 2 part interview with Ryan: https://www.facebook.com/groups/126451200728906/permalink/5194100113963964/?sfnsn=mo https://www.facebook.com/groups/126451200728906/permalink/5194105000630142/?sfnsn=mo
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    tohatsu 6

    My tohatsu 6 died coming in after the wind died. Pulled and cleaned the carb and all that crap, ended up being the spark plugs even though i scrubbed them clean (and they didnt look bad to being with). Easy things first.
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    Mundt: that sounds like a practical solution, I like it! Waloo: great diagrams! I'm assuming that the light red line in the last pic is a rod with bearings top and bottom? Is the banana shape cutout required because of the motion of the tiller/rudder arms?
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    Does anyone have pictures or a sketch of how the rudder linkage is setup beneath deck? Katchka (ex. Sparky) has the tiller running above deck just short of the traveller which is awkward during tacks. I was thinking of either retuning the linkage like the original design or raising the traveller to have the tiller pass through it. It would need to be a pretty beefy track for that though.
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    Epoxy anarchy

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll try some of these techniques out. I tried to be mindful of the temperature not increasing. I did not wipe the plywood down with a lint cloth after sanding (when I tried that before it lifted a lot of half attached grain up). It seemed to get worse after the second coat.
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    Epoxy anarchy

    What am I doing wrong? Two layers of west 207 on bare okoume plywood and basswood. Applied with a west style yellow foam roller. Second layer went on when the first layer was still tacky but wouldn't peel when pressed with a gloved finger. The finish comes out very rough and takes a lot of sanding to smooth out. Any ideas? Sorry for the flipped pics..
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    Ahh, much better =) cool project! How tall is the mast? Your sails sit pretty high off the deck. I'm thinking it would be useful to get the clew of my jib higher off the deck to better control twist going upwind. The slope of the deck is pretty radical. Right now I can either (1) move the car up to reduce twist but run the clew into the car too soon or (2) move the car back and spill out the top.
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    Fixing image rotation

    That's because the forums already fucked you and stripped the exif metadata without rotating the image data.
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    @carlwasher I had a chance to measure some of the rigging yesterday. The forestay is 3/16" stainless. The side stays are 3/8" dyneema.
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    The broken image rotation has nothing to do with Apple products or Apple users. I suggest we move the image rotation discussion to the FAQ forum (linked below) where you will also see an explanation of the issue and an example from a Google android phone.
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    Fixing image rotation

    To fix image rotation use https://www.onlineimagetool.com/en/rotate-png-jpg-webp-gif and select "auto" for rotation then upload the saved image. Images can have additional information stored in what's called the "exif metadata". The exif metadata can store rotation (eg. 0°, 90°, etc) in addition to the unrotated image pixel data. Sailing anarchy forums don't apply the exif metadata rotation (a bug in the software if that's the case). Another useful thing would be for them to automatically resize images down to a smaller size. The attached image was take with a Google Pixel 3 with EXIF orientation set and displays correctly on most modern image viewers. Full exif data of the image below: Make Google Camera Model Name Pixel 3 Orientation Rotate 90 CW Software HDR+ 1.0.316937513zdr Modify Date 2020:07:23 12:58:53 2 hours, 59 minutes, 16 seconds in the future Y Cb Cr Positioning Centered Exposure Time 1/4695 F Number 1.80 Exposure Program Program AE ISO 67 Exif Version 0231 Date/Time Original 2020:07:23 12:58:53 2 hours, 59 minutes, 16 seconds in the future Create Date 2020:07:23 12:58:53 2 hours, 59 minutes, 16 seconds in the future Offset Time -04:00 Offset Time Original -04:00 Offset Time Digitized -04:00 Components Configuration Y, Cb, Cr, - Shutter Speed Value 1/4705 Aperture Value 1.80 Brightness Value 9.47 Exposure Compensation 0 Max Aperture Value 1.8 Subject Distance 1.619 m Metering Mode Center-weighted average Flash On, Fired Focal Length 4.4 mm Maker Note Unknown (19,274 bytes binary data) Sub Sec Time 322,464 Sub Sec Time Original 322,464 Sub Sec Time Digitized 322,464 Flashpix Version 0100 Color Space sRGB Image Size 4,032 × 3,024 Interoperability Index R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB) Interoperability Version 0100 Sensing Method One-chip color area Scene Type Directly photographed Custom Rendered Custom Exposure Mode Auto White Balance Auto Digital Zoom Ratio 0 Focal Length In 35mm Format 27 mm Scene Capture Type Standard Contrast Normal Resolution 72 pixels/inch Saturation Normal Sharpness Normal Subject Distance Range Close
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    @drivejunk images have additional information stored in what's called the "exif metadata". The exif metadata can store rotation (eg. 0°, 90°, etc) in addition to the unrotated image pixel data. Maybe sailing anarchy forums don't apply the exif metadata rotation (a bug in the software if that's the case). I just ran into the same problem elsewhere and found that you can fix the image before uploading using https://www.onlineimagetool.com/en/rotate-png-jpg-webp-gif just select "auto" for rotation.
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    Dave has done a bunch of good work restoring his boat already which i think will be useful to take into account when improving our boats.
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    Newick Outrigger 26/Somersault 26

    Thanks for the reminder Pat. @carlwasher - just saw this thread. Great to see more boats getting together with so many close to lake Ontario. Let's do a meet up when covid is come and gone? My mast section is 4 3/32" x 6 1/2" with a wall thickness of 0.125". I need to check height. This is bigger than Dave's section from memory. I have more info at home that I can send out in the next couple of days. I see you already have your mast up but I can also document the process for katchka (x-sparky) when I get it in the water in the next week or two.
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    Newick Summer Salt 26: akas & sockets

    All this talk reminded me of a time I went out sailing with my sister, her friend and my toddler son on the summer salt last year. As fathers do I forgot the milk bottle at home and grabbed a plastic wine glass from the TMCC club house. My sister knows the basics of sailing but she was never on a multihull or a sailboat larger than 14 ft. She steered under motor while I fed and got my son to sleep in the forward bunk. We got some sails up and quickly reefed down as we started feeling the gusts come in. The sea state got rough once we got out in the open water and my sister's friend didn't seem to be enjoying himself. It was only after 20 minutes bashing upwind into the waves that they let me know that he didn't know how to swim and I got him off the upwind tramp and into the well protected cockpit. To my surprise my son had slept through all of this for a solid hour and a half. When he woke up and I went down below I was amazed to find the wine glass still standing on the port bunk where I had forgotten it in the commotion at the start. I remember being mesmerized and staring in disbelief at the milk barely swaying in the glass with not a drop spilled despite what was going on outside.