Claire1000

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  1. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Off for me. I think. Far from good at this. And we went to a soft shackle on the outhaul which I like A LOT.
  2. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    And working a broken batten out sucks. Get a drink and wiggle wiggle wiggle. Getting stuff on the sides didn’t work for me. Be grateful it’s a short batten. I broke the end of my like 7’ Johnson 18 full batten off and it took me i think 3 hours total to get it out.
  3. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Where the top and bottom of the hull meet. Just where the main deck comes in perpendicularly. I can email you a pic if you want. We emailed ours to Nick and he confirmed that was probably where it was leaking. Will know when we get it back on the water. It flowed from there we think when we turned it on it’s side after sailing. I spend a lot of time with various parts of the boat that shouldn’t be submerged being submerged My husband said the stuff that came out was really soft so probably some curing issue.
  4. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Worked on our boat tonight. Thoughts 1. The small sail does not seem smaller. My ego got carried away and didn’t want a small sail. It seems fine. It will probably make me suck slightly less. I like the orange. It was WAY easier to hoist and something is better about the new bolt rope size. We did not have to lube it 2. We have an early hull and were getting a ton of water. We found cracks where they join on the starboard side. My husband cut it out with a knife and sanded and blew and put new plexus in there. Was pretty easy to spot and we think our fix should be pretty good. Not a horribly difficult repair. 3. I think I stepped on the mast and broke a 1” piece of mast track off where the top and middle section join and I couldn’t raise the sail. We made our own fake piece out of epoxy chopped fiber and graphite and it seems to work so far. Not sure it will last long term. 4. We bought the correct tension gauge and holy crap that thing is supposed to be tight. We never got to 40. We did have to make adjustments to our spreader shroud attachment knots because they weren’t high enough and the spreaders were being pulled down. I also had to adjust the starboard bottom shroud attachment to the round harken thing by a half inch to get them even. If your rig doesn’t literally pluck like a guitar string it’s not tight enough. 6. The Cunningham is supposed to go way tighter than I’ve been doing it. Bottom sail ring 5.5” from the mast ring is a great guide. 7. Out hounds ripped off the mast track and wedged. My husband cut the old plexus out and reglued it and machined a new slot/bevel so the hounds don’t try to go behind the mast track. All per Nicks helpful instructions. We think it should last. 8. I am so glad our boat is now on a trailer. So much better in every way. Cartopping is for the birds. Nice Yakima truck rack for sale.
  5. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Cool! I think it'd be better to take down the old "New UFO Owners tips" so we just have one place. I made that other one and I'm sure anything is better. Is there a way it can be editable? If you want me to delete the old one, just let me know when you've harvested anything useful.
  6. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    You may be a far better sailor than me but I haven’t found foiling to be “easy.” The UFO is a great boat and I’m confident it’s the easiest foiling to be had, but I’d recommend going in knowing it will be hard like all new things are hard and a good scoop of patience will be very very helpful. Biggest tip- EASE.
  7. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    So the current tuning thought is 80-90kg in heavy wind (16 on the loos PT1) and 40kg in lighter stuff (5 on the PT-1, which ours doesn't read 5 so we will got to 8 when it starts to read then back down a little)? Also, not if people are still using the google doc, but I added the tensions to it. Everyone please continue to edit it as you'd like.If you disagree with someones notes, just add your own with your name by them. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q1W-dATx_QTq5XPyLWv7PcFnwU4EbmFOBxnck7PQJwU/edit#
  8. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    There’s some quick and dirty pictures. Don’t know the make or model of the trailer. Also we wouldn’t tow it with the stuff underneath it’s just there for now and it’s not really tied down.
  9. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

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  10. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Awesome. I can’t figure out how to search these on a phone but I’ll dig my computer out and look. Also, if anyone cares, we converted a RIB/jet ski trailer to hold our UFO. Just took the bunks off, mounted 4x4s horizontally, then screwed the bunks on the end. Took about 45 minute total including carpeting the 4x4s. If anyone wants pics let me know. The car car rack is good but requires 2 people. This just takes 1.
  11. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Has anyone figured out if we can use a loos gauge for tuning? If not is it the 2-5mm spin lock gauge thats needed?
  12. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Cool stuff. Hearing you guys talk about tension, we have loose gauges. Will they work or do I need to spend the $ on a spinlock? Also anyone storing their boat mast and boom up or everyone taking it apart?
  13. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Now that’s the idea I’m looking for. And I sure don’t thing/I hope nobody thought you meant holding on thousands of dollars of foils with package tape friction...
  14. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    What am I supposed to do with my bucket of lard then? JK. And seriously though, I know the rudder and foil need the big washer but still wish there was a way to hold the foil on the strut for install. Oh well.
  15. Claire1000

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    We were blessed to be able to take our boat yesterday on on a warm Texas January day. Even though we haven't sailed in almost 2 years (had a baby), aren't amazing sailors to begin with, and we were both able to get up and foil and somehow I pulled off my best day yet. We've been a bit out of the loop for a while and probably still will be but it was great to go play. I think you may be able to see a video here. "https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FClaire1000%2Fvideos%2F10104815232367623%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> Things we maybe did better- Tensioned the rig tight. Not insane and didn't measure but it plucked like a guitar string. Didn't screw with pin placement or rear foil trim really at all. Put it in the middle and focused on butt placement and keeping the sail eased. Kept the wand at a more appropriate level. Got more physical overall with the boat with hiking and pumping. I'm tired. I am constantly fighting with our foils falling off the struts when I'm trying to attach the upper nuts. Our hold up spinny things don't hold up the foils. Anyone have any ideas? I'd like to just leave the foils on the struts so can we make a washer and nut that goes through the hull or something? What's the new methods for holding the front strut and rudder up while going in? That little trick of just sticking a piece of rope under the rudder hold on washer and using it to pull up is a great one.