DaveK

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  1. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    You may be right but gonna give it a go.
  2. DaveK

    Marlow Excel Fusion

    Awesome Mile from Zihk!! I’ll pm you. So what’s up with the super warms?? Now there’s a superwarm X and V. Both 3mm neoprene? Just a super thin neoprene version? I like the original and wanna order another for a Xmas gift but thought I’d ask.
  3. DaveK

    Marlow Excel Fusion

    I'll look for ya at the Centerboard regatta!! But feel free to text me at 512-468-4300!! Thanks!
  4. DaveK

    Marlow Excel Fusion

    They do have it in stock but it's either the same color as I already have or not the right size..... I can't remember. When talking to the guy there, he said it they did not stock lots of line since cost are so high to keep these large spools. Thanks for the other ideas!!! I'll order some of both styles mentioned!!
  5. I was using the Excel Fusion in an A-Class 9:1 mainsheet with 2 ratchet blocks and the ratchets were wearing the cover out within 9 months.  I've switched over to the 8mm Excel R8 - https://www.marlowropes.com/product/excel-r8 and I'm having great luck with it.  It tapers down really nicely, and the technora blend cover is super durable.  pm me if you want some.

     

    -Mike

  6. DaveK

    Marlow Excel Fusion

    What about Alpha ropes SSR?
  7. DaveK

    Marlow Excel Fusion

    I’m looking for 8mm. 5/16th”. Meant to put that in the initial post.
  8. DaveK

    Marlow Excel Fusion

    So I'm thinking but exactly sure that my mainsheet line is the Marlow Fusion..... It's really nice and light and super soft. The best stuff I've ever had. So I wanna buy some more but most places just don't have it or not in the size I want. I had ordered some Samson Warp Speed II from Fisheries just to try. It's nice but not similar at all. Does anyone have a recommendation for a similar Samson line or Marlow?? I called Fisheries and tried to ask them but they were not sure about that Marlow line. And all I have in Austin really is a shitty West Marine and hardware store that actually carries better line than WM
  9. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    Thanks for keeping up with my persistent flip flopping in this pose It was 10:1 and never 12:1. Again I thought I had 4 triples. Now it's 6:1 and 24:1...... We will see how long this last and if I like it.
  10. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    The becket is already broke... lol. We got that covered..... I'm adding the other set of blocks to a different spot on the traveler car and still using the same triple with broke becket....lol
  11. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    Yeah @samc99us for the record.... I had have a 10:1 not 12:1 so essentially what you are showing except the double was hanging off the becket. The boat had probably been rigged that way for many years and was when I bought it. And 10:1 is a bitch to sheet in with 20mph wind. So I thought I'd buy the 12:1 like the one in this link.... https://www.murrays.com/product/56-9964/ But a buddy convinced me that it would be a bitch to sheet out in light air so that's why I bought the cascade setup with twin sheets.... plus it only cost me $200 to try it
  12. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    I know..... Did you get it rigged ok??
  13. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    SWL- 3500 Lbs which is pretty good compared to Harkens @ 2380 Lbs. I'm not much of a weight wennie.... and never really was even when I raced dinghies. Plus more beer is better
  14. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    Wow.... that looks pretty f'ing solid!! I had already bought cascade setup to add in my system. So basically go back to a 6:1 mainsheet with a 3:1 or 4:1 cascade that'll make it 18:1 or 24:1 fine adjustment.... but if I don't like that, I'll buy one of these!! I never heard of this company before! Thanks!!
  15. DaveK

    Broken Becket Harken

    Say hi next time!!!