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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Thanks, I replaced the backstay 4:1 line with something less organic and it seems to function adequately for now. Any recommendations?
  9. 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.
  10. Did the splices myself including the lashing line. Hike harder bitches!
  11. New lifelines installed and tensioned
  12. While I appreciate the spirit of the debate... How about the Ranger 26-2? Anybody know anything about the design that can help me in my efforts to restore her?
  13. Here is picture of dagger board on launch day. All it needed was a quick sanding and a coat of VC to get us in the water. First sail yesterday
  14. bplipschitz, What is name of company you used to cut your blanks?