Raked Aft\\

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  1. Raked Aft\\

    Splicing a split tailed mainsheet

    I agree that's the most creative way to do it. I would add that you should make sure the splice is Brummel locked as well. keep in mind, an eye splice is designed to take equal load on each leg going into the splice. you're application will most often load the leg's unevenly depending on the tack and how much of the bridal you release. So your splice is really only as strong as the whipping/stitching you added at the end. (if you didn't do a brummel splice.) Cool floor btw...
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    j70 reverse roller furler rotation help...

    thanks for that, you are right the wire does spin, but there is a swivel so no adverse effect on the wire. it is so strange that the pdf indicates only port side charging of the furl line ( counter clockwise furl). I know that there is a majority of the fleet that is set up w there furler charged to furl clockwise. Again the preferred direction...
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    j70 reverse roller furler rotation help...

    the headstay doesn't spin, the tack and head attach to swivels independent of it...
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    j70 reverse roller furler rotation help...

    Thanks Tony, the problem is two fold. One is that when on starboard at a rounding if the jib hal is soft at all due to lighter conditions the counterclockwise furl creates a crease right at the tack that runs diagonally up the jib. This is due to the furler trying to cross the centerline and essentially roll the jib on the windward side. because of this we have to over tension the hal to avoid that issue. Which is a Pita... Second, similar to the first, the jib furls much easier and smoother on the leeward side of the headstay. I'll check w the S22 guys as well. thx,
  5. our boat currently has the furler set to roll in counterclockwise, which is not desirable for typical starboard roundings. I would like to switch the roll in to the other side of the drum. I need to reverse a fairlead on the unit (below deck) to get the line to feed onto the starboard side. The space/access around the whole drum and fairlead is very confined, to the point i can't even get two arms/hands through the access plate to remove the through bolted fairlead. Anyone else out there figured out a handy way to make this conversion?? Thanks in advance...
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    Another tinkering project

    what if instead of hanging it you put it on a roller frame using arc'd pipes w the same radius of a chair lift hanging. put stops on the end of the pipes so you don't inadvertently launch yourself. You'd have a chairlift rolling rocking bench
  7. Great points Mozzy, nice to know a little logic still exists on these threads...
  8. What if the owner is the commodore's dad??
  9. exactly! Thanks Brass for putting it so succinctly...
  10. nope, perfectly legit move...
  11. Then they slam a gas mask lee bow on you when you're on a nice lifted puff. There are times when you want a port tack boat to keep going and a minor dip is no biggie.
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    Tebow turning heads in Mets org.

    My cousin in law was a minor league pitcher w a nasty knuckler. want to talk about an impossible pitch to hit! he would bet us we couldn't even put wood on the ball and always won. I would concur that hitting an mlb pitch of any flavor is the hardest thing to do in all of sports...
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    best paint to use for a thistle centerboard?

    i would go w Awlgrip 545 epoxy primer and call it a day... very hard, easy to fair and re-apply, long lasting barrier coat. polish to mirror finish if desired.
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    Penetrating fluids

    here you go... looks like LR won out, slightly different testing parameters...
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    Penetrating fluids

    Objective lab data. Just a friendly fyi for future rust battles...