Lucky Dog

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  1. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    Thanks again for the real world feed back. I have made my own and bought other sails than North - I too keep going back. Perhaps its the marketing along with the product.
  2. Lucky Dog

    2 x 25A => 50A circuit?

    the post with all the details of different "standards" is spot on. It can be confusing - i would follow the head manufacture's guide lines. Yes you would be ok if you wired the 2 together with only one head being used at a time. That is a good temporary solution as you are limited by your panel. Long term you really need to upgrade your panel. I would personally keep the one on the panel and put the other breaker in another spot perhaps behind the panel or in another area clearly marked as to what is is.
  3. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    well that is interesting - now it clear to me. What are your thought on reefing using the 780 endurance? I really want to have the option to actually use a reef for a short period without destroying my mainsail.
  4. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    Ok will check it out - still leaning 3di - maybe 2 new Flex Ultra's for the cost of one 3di
  5. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    Thanks for the information regarding flexibility - I have been looking for real world information. I will use the #3 3Di Dacron for the rest of the year and see if it gets better. I am not clear on the J88 comment - so the "Stock" 3di race sails are not good - right? Thanks again for the comments.
  6. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    will take a look - thanks
  7. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    OK I am thinking of going to North - its the tech and durability of 3Di that is selling me. However - on my current dacron 3Di sails they are very thick and stiff. I am not sure I could easily with the wife tame this with the lazy jacks. FYI until the 3DL blew up this sail was the best for lazy jacks - it fell down perfectly with out any human touching the sail - go figure. (you had to compress the front by mast to get cover on). I was wondering does anyone have any experience with the 3Di raw 760? vers 3Di endurance 760? I know the 36.7 using t he endurance 760. Our would I have to go with Raw or Endurance 780 with a little carbon as the boat has much more loading to get the sail more flexible. Any one with experience with these sails your input would be greatly appreciated. Thank
  8. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    Mr Aspelund regarding halyard tension are you referring to sensitivity? I am experiencing that issue with my jibs. On my 3Di headsails that for sure is true. You have to get it right - Hmm what is the 3Di 360? is that the same as composite?
  9. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    Thanks for the reply’s
  10. Lucky Dog

    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    Thanks The backstay is the main issue - I have seen guys add a tackle system let if off and then tack(not on a First 40.7). Seems a little stupid but I wanted to get others opinions what is a Code 5 mainsail?
  11. Helllo, this should be fun. Blew up my racing main looking for a new one. Currently have 3di dacron jibs. - at the time of purchase North did not offer composite ones so I am stuck with those. BTW the #3 is really nice but really stiff/thick. The 3Di dacron sails are stiff doing a headsail change is a lot harder than with a conventional sail due to thickness. SO I was thinking of sailing the boat with #3 with either fat top mainsail or large roach mainsail to make up for smaller head sail as its racing configuration. I am open to comments - I see Farr 40's sailing this way and they seem to go just fine in the light stuff. Boat it First 40.7 shoal draft with brand new #3 and #2 3Di dacron sails. Bottom is nice have Gori prop with faired rudder. comments are welcome. Plan on purchasing new main in March 2019 in time for summer sailing. Sail will be stored on boom. I sail with lazy jacks most of the year we remove them for the big yearly race.
  12. Lucky Dog

    Volvo folding props spinning above 8 knots under sail?

    I had the same problem with that prop with a saildrive. I would get the boat going forward to 5 knots shut off engine and then quickly put in reverse. That seemed to correct the spinning issue. I eventually got rid of the prop due to drag - the blade tips when folded are facing forward and catch stuff. I found a black bag on the prop on day.
  13. Lucky Dog

    Commander 31 Bianca

    If you like that look at a C&C 35. Better manners better interior better boat
  14. Lucky Dog

    Is this bad?

    interesting regarding smell. I use the pink diesel fuel (marine type) - I never get black smoke - perhaps grey at times. Each of the older engines I had the injectors rebuilt and tested prior to running motor a lot as they typically are neglected. I The current Volvo runs clean - after a day of hard running 10hrs max RPM. No one is complaining about engine smell and my Mother in Law complains about every thing except for smells. BTW Boat is a First 40.7. So...... that's my experience with my boats. To your point I have been on what i would call poorly maintained diesel boats burning gas station diesel and yes they stink and blow black smoke.
  15. Lucky Dog

    What are your boat projects?

    Re shape rudder - recover in carbon fair to templates paint and install replace Volvo prop with new Gori prop fix rust spot on iron keel and paint with interprotect - a pin hole grew to 2 ft by 3 ft Paint buttom Add two more coats to rub rails then put back Stanton and the bases install my new removable dingy davits Get boat launched install mast and tune. replace diesel filters and bleed Cut down bow pulpit so ASYM furler will work.