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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. I would say that the shackle is over 20 years old. Just replace it every 10 years, and review the rest of the car, since you are at it, new cleats (alu, not plastic or carbon). ANything else would involve more changes.
  2. We use the Point-1 with a Lowrance plotter (old) on a Farr45. Works fine.
  3. if they are White, they are not torlon. change them for torlon (yellowish)
  4. The Price you mention appears high. 3DL maintain very good shape, but the lamination is not and fails with time. We did buy a 2nd hand 860 #3 from a Swan45 and we could use it for a couple seasons, not much use since it is a #3 and we sail in a predominantly light wind area. The price of this Swan45 sail was around 2K, while the new sail was around 10K Quantum lamination is a lot tougher. It all depends on what you want, how much modification you need in the sails, etc.
  5. possibly any of the owners of 40.7 which race has those boxes stored somewhere. In the past they were needed to qualify as cruiser-racer under IMS, but not any longer I believe. They have no use under IRC, and apart from the weight, getting rid of them facilitates moving around.
  6. Depending on how badly delaminated is, I have been removing the delaminated mylar (small piece) and using either sticky mylar or sticky dacron to adhere to the other side of the sail. It often holds better, plus holds the loaded threads in place. In general, one side of the sail is ok, the other delaminates. But the complete sail collapses, there is no use.
  7. Thanks everybody. As rantifarian mentions, we are due for a new mainsail. We already have the backstay winches in place, since got rid of hidraulics some years ago. The idea is to reduce E and total mainsail área a bit (a couple m2, out of 75), set a not excessive HB of 1,2m and appropiate girths (mid pretty much the std IRC width). Ursus: it is not an issue of runners, since the mast has heavily swept back spreaders; they are twin backstays, not runners. We sail W/L and short coastal races. In fact I was surprised since I (inocent me) was expecting a big improvement; you read all those papers and books ... Yet the VPP figures show some improvement both in absolute performance and vs IRC, yet not a big deal. And the improvement is beating, not downwind. Best
  8. Anybody has got experience in changing from a pin-head to an square-head mainsail? I am thinking in an oldie, a 1996 Farr45 (ex-Corel). Numbers say that it will provide a small improvement in performance vs hándicap (IRC) but not much. On the other side it will involve a number of inconveniences such as twin backstays, somewhat more complex gybes, etc. cheers,
  9. I do not believe they make the 600m for a 45. It is for smaller boats. On the other hand we use a light/medium jib built as 600 and it is pretty good, in an olddie 45 Racer. Much better lamination than before.
  10. yeah, me too. Apparently it is no longer an anecdote and becoming systematic.
  11. Dear Jarne, I guess there is no answer to your question. The issue is what do you want it for? If you want a classic, this is one. You've got to asume the cost of restoring, plus the cost of maintenance which is going to be much higher than in a plastic boat. A reasonably maintained First 40.7 would cost 60-80 k€ If your estimation of 12 k for hull repair is correct, either damage is pretty minor or you will fix it yourself. New rod rigging is not that expensive, maybe 5 K, but a new engine is going to be around 8 K, sails, etc. Plus the boat is going to leak endlessly, unless you cover the deck with fiber-epoxi; maybe the hull too ? it is gonna cost.
  12. We sail a Farr45 (7 ton) with a Yanmar 47 HP and a Gori Racing 450x330 Motors very well, 7 knot +, and also in reverse ok. Better than with the earlier BriSki, yet with waves against your course you loose speed.
  13. If you want to furl the sail, I would advice a small prodder. Without it, it is going to be difficult to fit all things in the bow.
  14. AwlGrip recommended (last week) Wood-products for carbón. In particular, 4 coats of Awlwood.
  15. I can tell you our experience with a Farr45 (Corel). We run large (almost topmast) symmetrical spinnakers (S2, S4), and also an A3, from a slightly oversize pole (6.08m vs J=5.45) We sail IRC and ORC; ORC dislikes a misture of S and A, or at least did until last year. IRC does not care. Yet we have sailed against an identical boat with Smaller S-sails. Yet they have a Code-0; pole identical to J. In our (limited) experience, - their Code-0 has been useful only once; very good on that ocassion. - our A3 has been much better On tight reaches, with our bigger S2 we could not hold to them, but then changed into the A3 and went much higher and faster. Not only once but a number of times. My experience is that an A3 is a very good sail for non-bananas. Possibly a Code-0 too, but its range is very narrow. And true, the A3 (165m2) is significantly smaller than the S2 (185) We do not use furlers. Best,