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  1. USA 236

    Where Didja Get Your Log In Name

    sail number of my old J/22.
  2. USA 236

    Runner Block Replacements

    They make runner socks or padded covers specifically for this application. Why reinvent the wheel...
  3. The boat is Viper 830, the mast is carbon and I have a fractional code zero I would like to fly from a masthead spinnaker halyard that stops at a spectacle just above the fore-stay. My reason for doing it this way is I have the ability to run, two mast head spin halyards, rather then add a sheave box above the fore-stay. Any thoughts or experience doing it this way? What should I use for a spectacle to stop the halyard above the fore-stay?
  4. USA 236

    Brokers - worth it? (probably)

    I just sold my 14k J/27. Considering a broker wasn't an option seeing there just wouldn’t be much left after they took their commission. In the end, I sold the boat for full asking price. Not because I’m a super seller or marketer, but the boat showed well and could not be duplicated for the price I was asking.
  5. USA 236

    J27 Sails

    I have a Ullman Dacron #3 if you’re interested. It’s in very good condition. I never used it as I had a laminate sail built.
  6. USA 236

    Cable less Code Zero development

    We need another year or two for the price to come down on the cable less sails.
  7. Maybe email?  Can you pm me?

    1. zks7


    2. zks7


  8. USA 236

    Any Viper 830's for sale?

    I just bought one this past September
  9. USA 236

    Freedom 35 (Pedrick): experience sailing one

    Nice boat, well refined and was offered in a performance version with running backstays and overlapping genoa. For cruising the camberspar jib works well assuming its setup correctly and the large mainsail on Harken or Antal sliders is easily managed with lazy jacks and a conventional cover. For added performance, a a-sail with sleeve or top down furling would give you some more hp of the breeze. I recall the ones I were on had a fairly modern looking keel, albeit a bit deep for some cruising grounds. The fit an finish of the furniture down below was pretty nice, not Sabre nice but very well executed. All deck hardware was primarily Harken and up to the task. These were not inexpensive boats. The self-standing carbon rig is pretty maintenance free and naturally de-powering. I am sure others know more, these were my observations from my handful of experiences with the boat.
  10. USA 236

    Asym Sheet Length Question

    Thanks buddy, I thought mine seemed a bit on the short side.
  11. USA 236

    Asym Sheet Length Question

    I just purchased a Viper 830 and need to upgrade the running rigging. I'd like to do this over the winter, but am reluctant as I wont be able to sail the boat, to see if the current rigging lengths are correct. I measured the old sheets and they are 55' w/ 12' of taper each, which seems on the short side. Could the peanut gallery please chime in with thoughts or any riggers with a best practice method for determining length please pipe up? A internet search turns up 2x boat length for symmetrical kites and 2.5 boat length for asymmetrical kites. The Viper is 28' long and we companionway launch the kite. Thanks!
  12. USA 236

    The Boat (2018) Film

    That movie looks awful. However, it has a boat in it so I would watch it...
  13. USA 236

    I don't want to offend, but......

    If I were the sailmaker and saw this post I would have been sure to sew the logo on.... Its a tough business to be in and being uptight about a logo and not wanting to adverstise for the guy seems a bit arrogant.
  14. USA 236

    Henderson SR27 Hull #7

    Maybe not priceless, but most certainly over priced.....
  15. USA 236

    Henderson SR27 Hull #7

    How about a price?