Parma

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  1. Parma

    Dear ICOM....

    What is USB? Do I need one? And if I do, what is the appropriate size USB for a 34' R/C?
  2. Some of the west coast PH regions have their class rules written such that the boat is the member, not the individual owner of the boat, in order to preclude someone from sailing one boat in one event and a different boat in a different event but requesting that all finishes count towards their season end point score. You essentially have the same situation with 2 different boats which should be scored separately. Are your class rules written that the boat or the owner is the member?
  3. Parma

    Hanuman for sale

    100 friends at $140,000 each would do it. Hell it takes that many just to run the damn thing.
  4. Parma

    does a

    yes, that's what I thought too, but not my boat.
  5. Parma

    does a

    don't like any of those. was aboard a boat with a self taking jib and it seemed that the leech was soft & clew was hooking inboard - only way I could figure to fix it was to have more than one control line. the harken catalog is too big
  6. Parma

    does a

    does a self tacking jib with a traveler & car have to be double ended?
  7. Parma

    everybody doin' it?

    yeah,.exactly. we bring the boom up to control twist and to free up the exhaust in the slot
  8. Parma

    Top-down furler issue

    furl the sail at a higher, hotter tighter angle: if the foot and leach are equally tight the sail will roll up evenly.
  9. Parma

    halyards reccs?

    A couple of weeks ago the cover on a spinnaker halyard parted where it was held inside the clutch. I stitched a cover on at that point but then yesterday the cover and the core on the main halyard parted at a turning block. Neither event occurred in very strong winds Time for new halyards I guess. My feeling is that I want very low or no stretch spinnaker halyards (code 0 on a furler which needs to remain tight to operate properly) but could tolerate some stretch on the main and jib halyards. What are the latest recommendations anybody might have in product? 33’ 10,000 pound RC. If you have put new halyards on your boat recently please let me know what you decided upon and why. I’m not certain but I think there is a huge cost difference between some of the possibilities.
  10. Parma

    halyard reccs

    A couple of weeks ago the cover on a spinnaker halyard parted where it was held inside the clutch. I stitched a cover on at that point but then yesterday the cover and the core on the main halyard parted at a turning block. Neither event occurred in very strong winds Time for new halyards I guess. My feeling is that I want very low or no stretch spinnaker halyards (code 0 on a furler which needs to remain tight to operate properly) but could tolerate some stretch on the main and jib halyards. What are the latest recommendations anybody might have in product? 33’ 10,000 pound RC. If you have put new halyards on your boat recently please let me know what you decided upon and why. I’m not certain but I think there is a huge cost difference between some of the possibilities. This is also posted over in gear anarchy
  11. Parma

    New sails

    Yeah, me too. My guess is that the old sails were baggier and just pitching the boat over, weather helm by way of bow wave, rather than from shifting the sailplan's CE aft.
  12. Parma

    New sails

    crane & diagonal top batten to support the roach b/c it's inline, no flicker
  13. just one question where?
  14. Parma

    What is the boat on the left?

    Hobie 33?