IanA.

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  1. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    These guys finally arrived today as well. Its the best solution I could find for the halyard turning blocks.
  2. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    All done, pretty stoked with the results. Still some sanding to go but at least its just gelcoat now. Was another sporty in there just had a full repait after getting a new keel put on.
  3. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Will be a bit of longboarding to do after this but at least the anitfoul wont be there to clog the paper..
  4. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Been busy, not a lot of photos to share but quite a bit going on in the interior with moving the fuel tank and batteries. The boat is moved over to another shed this week to get the underside soda blasted. Was able to get the price point to half of what was originally quoted just because they are low on work these days.. I did all the masking and plastic myslef as part of the arrangment and they handled the transport. Got all the top side and non-skid paint in so no more waffling. Once the boat is back next week, I will start tenting the deck and preparing to spray.
  5. IanA.

    Looking for a Carbon Reaching Strut for 33 Footer...

    Best in the west.. http://www.innovativecomposite.com/products/
  6. Maybe they are laying low during the lockdown? I just dealt with them on a new foil for a fast 40 and all went fast and well. With regards to the topic though, these are single grove foils so not really improving your in-line peels over hanks. For the record I just bought a new harken carbo foil for my 30 foot sporty because of the obvious competitive advantage. Hanks work and are fairly reliable but they will overall slow you down around the racecourse for your average racer(J-class head-sails are something different)
  7. Doing a small bit of work on my boat, part of which requires replacing all the interior lighting. We are getting the boat more oriented towards overnight and offshore racing. I want to go with a flexible arm style including red/white function, not sure if dimming is necessary. There's a lot to choose from and the prices seem all over the place. I like the Hella flexi lamp so far but Talamex also has a version at half the price. Of course there's the Prebit lights which I know are sweet as but cost more then a few percentage points of the boat's total value. The wife would probably like them so I guess that counts for something.. Anyways, I have been doing my share of product research but was curious what some of your guy's preferences might be. Has anyone found one they thought was quite good and care to elaborate? https://www.hellamarine.com/en/products/interior-exterior-lamps/reading-lamps/white-red-led-flexi-chart-table-lamp.html https://www.talamex.nl/Catalogus/Boordverlichting+en+elektra/Binnenverlichting/Talamex/Talamex+Kaartleeslamp+LED/Product.aspx https://www.prebit.de/dmdocuments/produktflyer/series_Flex05_IP68.pdf
  8. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Yeah they are pretty sweet valves. I'm replacing 2 penetrations; 1 for the head discharge and one for the sink discharge/toilet flush inlet. This is how it was setup before and should be fine since its all very much a camping setup. The original valves and fittings were a bit suspect from the first time we went to look at the boat. It would be nice not to sink the boat after all this work because of some shitty plumbing..
  9. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Popped all the old thru-hulls out, replacing with flow-techs to reduce some drag when racing
  10. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    So I decided to cut some more stuff out of the boat and gain back a little satisfaction from my effort. I think this one is pretty self explanatory.
  11. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    I was getting pretty frustrated laminating these. I was running low on tacky tap and breather, it was a stupid warm day in the shed so I was dripping sweat everywhere and the resin was giving me very little time to bag properly. Then my pump started smoking and losing pressure. Anyways I verbally abused it for a while and the pressure came back but the resin was already in b stage so it was pretty shitted at that point. Wasn't the most fun weekend on the boat and I decided to take a pause from this one and re think my approach. Will update later on this part.
  12. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Bonded the foam wedges on. That was the easy part
  13. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Thanks and thanks for your feedback on the VC. I ended up ordering some international ultra 2 in the end just because this is such a high fouling area with lots of oysters and other hard shell things. I still think the VC17m is a great product but I just need one season without oysters on the bottom to regain some of my sanity back. If I bring the boat up later for a season in the Baltic then I might switch..
  14. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    I've had some first hand experience with the XTX and wasn't super impressed. I think they have some purposes on some boats, but just not for me yet. Also I will be running some 6mm halyards so the sizing doesn't work so well. I've got enough XTS's that I know I can abuse for years and will still do what they need to. I've got some mini XAS's that will side mount on deck for the runner gross tune.
  15. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Spent my lunch pause yesterday dumping out and sorting through all the old gear I stripped off the boat. Also started organizing the new deck hardware that will go back on like jammers, padeyes etc. Just trying to get an overview of whats in stock and what we still need. Was good exercise as I found a brand new aqua signal bow light(green/red) in one of the old boxes that came with the boat. Was about to buy almost the exact same one online.