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  1. Sailing La Vagabonde

    Pics or GTFO She drew the line at posting her tits. Nice pic taken from the Chive. (right there when you "inspect" the picture) Most unfortunate is the tits boast, she's the one in the middle.
  2. Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster

    Double-check the pin sizes of your Navtec clevis's versus the Sailtec if you are going in that direction. They are not always a straight match. Found this a lot on J-Boats but this could have been a J-Boat driven issue with their chainplate pin sizing. Depending on the age of your backstay it may be a good option to get the longer new cylinder and have your backstay re-headed. Sounds like Svendsen's did what they could with a 30 year old part but the old girl has given you all she's got. Thanks. Mark
  3. Constrictor clutch as REEF lock

    Nils, They were used on the G4 for reef locks. Did the trip from NC to Newport last year tucking one and two reefs in and out and they worked great. Hope that helps. Mark
  4. Changing from Wire/rope halyards to just rope

    These are what is up there. I am thinking I won't need to change them. Sometimes you see some old shit as a professional rigger and say "what the hell have we been doing?". That sheave looks mint! I may start recommending Tufnol for sheaves in the future. Ha. From that pic, geometry aside, no need to replace to go to rope. On a Ranger 26 I would not worry about the geometry. Thanks. Mark
  5. Constrictor clutch as halyard lock

    Not if they are set up correctly. You want about 7lbs of tension on the shock cord and make sure the sock of the Constrictor is not twisted. Cheers, Jim Hey Jim, You know who rmb is, right? That said, I have disagreed with him before. Sorry Ryan. Mark
  6. harken RF wearing genny luff

    If you have a sail which is cut so the tack ring or webbing is a continuous, straight line from the rest of the luff tje sheet load will pull from the feeder as the tack is further aft than the luff of the sail at the foil. Very few sails are cut this way but that is an extreme example to help the mental image. It's unfortunate that a sailmaker replaced the luff tape twice without fixing the actual problem.
  7. harken RF wearing genny luff

    Seems you guys have this one sorted. Should i say it too?
  8. Harken MkI furler hanging up

    The cotter pins holding the rod nose to the stud are always a good place to look. They have to be very compact, bent as close to the stud housing as possible. Otherwise, what Bam said. Thanks. Mark
  9. RORC Caribbean 600

    Laser pointer maybe? Shit, you are right. That IS the laser they have for the finish line. Taking it all back.
  10. RORC Caribbean 600

    Almost sounds a little outside-assistance-y. Not saying they did, just dangerous speculation based on the color. All I know is the mark we look for four times is barely visible. And, last year, they did have some kind of laser beam yours sails went through at the finish.
  11. RORC Caribbean 600

    There is not a lot that the Phaedo team misses. That standard finish light is a bitch to find at night, after 600 miles. (Speaking from IRC 50 speeds, not approaching at 20 knots.) Looks like the team dropped their own right next to it, Hope they were sporting and kept it in for the other MOD.
  12. Dynex Dux vs. New England STS

    Hey Rod, I was just checking the forums out and saw this. Got myself a different job. I am still happy to help out with any rigging questions but am not on here as much as before. Good luck. Mark
  13. J/88

    Just wanted to put it out ther that I am no longer with Hall Spars. I honestly do not know if anyone else at Hall had been following this thread. If anyone has any questions regarding this, or similar, issues I will be happy to answer or at least let the good folks at Hall know their attention is required. I was happy to be on the first J88 the first time it sailed. It is a very cool boat for the right person. I hope those who have bought one are happy with it. Thanks. Mark
  14. J/88

    For sure North has this information. We worked very closely with Tim Dawson during the design stages. We were both on for the sea trial and he was on for more sessions during the tuning development along with Chuck Allen who was taking pictures from off the boat. I do not know if Quantum has been in touch with is or not but they are sure to be fairly dialed in by now if not soon.
  15. J/88

    Sorry this took so long to get. The boys in the engineering office are quite busy no matter what time of year. The sprit for the J88 has a static working load of 675 lbs. At that load you should have 2.5" of deflection. Dynamic loading you should see a spike of two times that. We would expect to see the tube start to buckle at the hull entry point around 1800-2000lbs of load at the tip. Regarding the Code 0, I am guessing the tack load will not meet the buckling load but will certainly exceed safe working. If it were my boat I would have a bobstay for both safety and sail trim. A Code 0 will just not be effective if the tip of the sprit is moving inches on each wave. The luff will be all over the place as well as the leech shutting down again and again. In the end, if you buy the boat the sprit is yours and you can hoist whatever sail your sailmaker sells you. I hope the information above is helpful in your decisions. Thanks. Mark