• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About ILYB-Todd

  • Rank
  • Birthday 10/24/1958

Profile Information

  • Location
    Grosse Ile, Michigan

Recent Profile Visitors

2,061 profile views
  1. Toronto boat show 2018

    Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? Going to the show regardless. I'm sure it will better the Detroit and Cleveland shows and the beer tastes better too.
  2. Rules??

    Looks like the Yellow flag, that came out with a whistle at 18 sec. indicating Bavaria shall take a penalty (C5.2) , was possibly due to Rule 15 violation resulting from her failure to allow Audi time to keep clear after acquiring right of way at somewhere around 10-11 seconds and rolled to windward as she sailed through Audi's stern wake. Should she have known not to establish the overlap so close to leeward of Audi under those conditions? At 18 sec Audi broaches, altering course to Leeward and fails to keep clear of Bavaria violating rule 11, remaining on port gybe until 24-25 sec. at which time Bavaria turns to port, possibly attempting to avoid contact. Contact was made. Audi, on starboard from 25 sec violates rule 15 so Bavaria's violation of rule 10 is exonerated, but what about the yellow flag??? Does Bavaria still have to take her penalty and finish the race to win or is the race abandoned at this point?
  3. Nexus NX2 Multi XL Instrument Display glass

    Have same question only mine are not broken quite so badly only lightly cracked. 1. is there a clear film overlay material that could protect from further deterioration and still be readable? 2. I've got some fog showing behind the glass so I pulled them off this fall and have them burried in dry rice doing the sunken cell phone trick. Any suggestions as to whether this really works or is a waste of time and rice?
  4. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    Oh yeah, forgot to ask, has anyone tried installing a forward hatch in a nearly flush deck before? This boat desperately needs ventilation in a big way.
  5. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    Ok back to the Ranger 26-2 again. I centered the rig and tensioned the shroud to a G-sharp and adjusted the lowers but not quite sure what tension to put on them. Any suggestions how to set them correctly? At rest, with zero backstay on the lowers are too tight and cause the mast to bend backwards at the spreaders. I will back them off until the mast is in column with no backstay unless it looks like the main has enough luff curve to handle more pre-bend. beyond that I don't know what fine tuning to do so I'm looking for suggestions. Plan is to go out this weekend and hoist all the inventory, spinnaker included and see what we got. Oh yeah, can you believe the recoil starter spring for a 7.5 hp outboard costs $140! That's almost half what I paid for the boat. Here's hop[ing some cleaning and a little oil will cure the sluggishness of the recoil and we can put that to bed too.
  6. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    The deck had a 90 degree lip, the hull had a 180 degree lip with about 1/2" radius the outer edges of the two were glued together with some spluge filling the gap on the inside but not very well. We filled the gap outside and inside and tabbed inside with three layers so it should be sound.
  7. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    Oh outside, ran a Dremel along the joint to clear out old epoxy enough, then a small diameter router bit on a drill to open it up to about 1/4". On inside, chased it with a screw driver and the edge of a right angle sanding disk where it would fit. most of the epoxy was on the outside of the lip so inside joint was not horrible-horrible, just horrible. Not for the faint of heart.
  8. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    As you can see in the photos it has a 4:1 on a 2:1 split backstay with about 36" of 4:1 travel so maybe 15" of backstay adjustment on centerline. I don't know the angles so just a guess. We hope to have her out again this weekend to evaluate the archaic inventory after doing a rig tune this week. not sure how to set the forestay length so it will be trial and error until we get the helm balance right and the shroud tension where we want it. For now the single sided adjustment will have to do but I understand the benefit of not having to break out the cat as far as crew moral is concerned.
  9. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    The Mark 2 is a very different boat than the Mark 1 so not of much value but thanks for digging in the old files.
  10. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    So you want to know one of the factors that contributed to the demise of the small boat business? Take a look at those sail prices and compare to what they cost now.
  11. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    Thanks, I replaced the backstay 4:1 line with something less organic and it seems to function adequately for now. Any recommendations?
  12. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    Certainly have considered that same thing. Have a few Navarch friends and family that have the talent. For now I'm focused on the fundamentals, safety, hull integrity, foils, rig setup and condition, sails down the road interior condition. In particular I would like to learn more about the dagger-board trunk design and how to go about dropping the board out to inspect it and if necessary replace guides on inside.
  13. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    Did the splices myself including the lashing line. Hike harder bitches!
  14. Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    New lifelines installed and tensioned