Soho

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  1. Soho

    How do you store your tools onboarding? ?

    +1 on the used dental picks - use them all the time and if they break, just grab another, I have a dentist who give me lots....
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    Gasket material for a hatch

    I use "basting tape" - double sided tape for sailmaking, get from Sailrite. Real sticky stuff, just did a hatch last weekend with some.
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    Up the mast with in a bosun's chair.

    Yup, did exactly this, great idea and a ton of fun to operate..... getting above the thing you are working on makes for much easier work.
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    Cockpit locker latches

    you got me thinking about these as well, but notice that you need the area where the pin mounts to be recessed I think to take the retaining nut that goes on the outside, if I am looking at it right ?
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    Exhaust water separator

    Did that on my repower with same type of Yanmar and works well....
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    Vakaros

    Maybe a stupid question, it says waypoints and navigation, so I assume that means you could input coordinates of a race course and somehow navigate your way around ? bearing and distance to the next mark etc ? or is that more in the realm of a navigation too. No user manual posted online that I saw.
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    Attaching genny sheets

    In the light stuff it's fine, just @ the top end it's harder to sacrifice someone up there to "guide" the flogging clew around. Anyhow my question was sort of around what I was doing wrong and I am thinking not much at this point. It's a big sail and you have to manage the tacks well.
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    Attaching genny sheets

    Could you explain that to me please. Situation would be a 42ft R/C with a 150% and lowers that go forward somewhat. How do you tack such that your sheets/clew never brush the shrouds ?
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    Attaching genny sheets

    Its not so much "failing", but the knots getting hung up on shrouds etc. ( which is a "fail" when racing and tacking a 150) I have a 42 footer as well, but I have lowers that angle forward and the knots get hung up on them. Again, it's more a racing thing for me.
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    Attaching genny sheets

    I use the T clews on my racing sails and they are nice, no knots and easy to hook up. We don't typically peel sails so no issues there. I also use your suggested method of short splice and home made soft shackle on my cruising #2 jib and it works fine. Not having the knots of a bowline hang up on the shrouds is good. BTW - the T-clews are going to cost a bundle to buy and retrofit to sails, you need to get them built into the sails really. Experiment, and see what works for you. Very little to lose.
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    "Installing" core in cover"

    Thanks for the input J28 and ctutmark, food for thought.
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    "Installing" core in cover"

    Addresses something I have been thinking of, I have some old T900 halyards and I was wondering about the integrity of the core, covers are pretty well shot in terms of age/dirt/uv damage and some wear spots. I figured there was nothing wrong with the cores and they could "probably" be reused, but was not sure if multiple years of use had any lasting impact. Aside from a good visual review, anything else one needs to check on prior to repurposing a Dyneema/vectran etc core ?
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    Recommend a ratchet crimper

    I have used an Anchor one for years, does the 3 main sizes, pink/blue/yellow and with the ratcheting action is great. For what you describe, should work, just did about a dozen crimps on my Whaler rewiring a few lights. I use heat shrink connectors and back up with tubular heat shrink when needed. YMMV.
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    Full Main + HW Jib?

    Just for reference, I have 83 vintage 42' RC and @ about 23 the reef in the main, with the 3dl 96% #3, makes the boat so much more sailable. It's a no brainer, without the reef the main is doing very little by flapping around. I put the tracks in for the #3 myself, PO had a reelable #2 and by all accounts it was very effective.
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    Penguin blocks and hardware

    I use a lot of Antal, great stuff for my needs. I find Siebe @ Euromarine Trading is very good and responsive. YMMV.