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  1. harken RF wearing genny luff

    Make sure the machine screws that hold the luff feeder on the furler are the right length. We installed one that was a tiny bit too long and it tore into the luff tape when raising the genoa. However the tack set back sounds like the more likely issue. We often remove the luff feeder to drop the swivel to be able to do peels and then after a race switch back to cruising RF mode. If you loose the machine screws the ones from the local store may not be the right length. Just saying as it happened to us
  2. one touch winchhandles

    I need to get two more winch handles ordered up in the next day or two. The Lewmar one touch has been the standard for a few years but now I see Harken has a Carbo one touch. I have used the Lewmars they are great. I have not used the Harken Carbo one touch. Are the Harkens as good as the Lewmars? Better or worse. Boat is a J 122 Thanks for the replies in advance CWS
  3. Ideas to pull the rig without hiring a crane?

    How about a float at the top of the mast and then go sink the boat and float the mast off, now thats thinking outside the box and underwater
  4. Spectator boats for Chicaga AWCS

    Question for the local Chicago gang. I am from upper Michgan and am thinking about bringing my 31 Corsair tri to Chicago to be a spectator for the AC races in June. Is this feasible or a bad Idea? We would need a good place to launch from and dockage for 3 or 4 days as well as a safe place to park truck and trailer for the 3 or 4 days. That said will spectators boats be able to be close enough to have good veiwing? Will dockage and ramp fees sky rocket for the event or just be normal? What Marina and launch ramp is best to use? Cheers CWS
  5. Question for the local Chicago gang. I am from upper Michgan and am thinking about bringing my 31 Corsair tri to Chicago to be a spectator for the AC races in June. Is this feasible or a bad Idea? We would need a good place to launch from and dockage for 3 or 4 days as well as a safe place to park truck and trailer for the 3 or 4 days. That said will spectators boats be able to be close enough to have good veiwing? Will dockage and ramp fees sky rocket for the event or just be normal? What Marina and launch ramp is best to use? Cheers CWS
  6. Building a fibreglass holding tank

    I used west system epoxy and lined the tank with two layers of resin rich 1708 Biax. Five years now and no odor, but we use formeldahide based chemical which might make a difference. You should call West Epoxy direct and ask them. They do answer the phone. Epoxy lets way less moisture pass thru it compared to polyester so perhaps it retards odors better as well. I just do not know