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Major Tom

Member Since 05 Jun 2008
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In Topic: Buccaneer repair

Yesterday, 04:26 PM

On all the boats I build I use a heavy 90 mm wide sail tape that has been folded in half along its length and stitched along both edges. This is done by our local North loft. The tape is glued to the boat using contact adhesive, the trick is to get the front edge down and to tension it as you bond it moving aft so the edge of the tape running down the centreline of the case is taught, the folded edge of the tape is the inner edge. I butt the tapes as overlapping them sometimes allows the aft edge of the board to hook the tapes and fold them in as the board is raised. The job is completed by using 50 mm sticky back sail tape stuck 30 mm onto the slot tape and 20 mm onto the hull, aft piece first ,then side pieces then front, al corners of said tape to be rounded. A thin coat of PU paint or varnish over all edges of the sticky back will prevent it from peeling off when dragging the boat on and off the trolley. The whole job takes about 10 minutes longer than it takes the contact adhesive to dry.

In Topic: Fireball Mast Erecting

Yesterday, 03:18 PM

The mast weighs about 8 kg, if you can't lift that weight up you will not be able to right the boat after a capsize.

In Topic: High Performance Dinghy (stepping up from a tactical dinghy)

Yesterday, 12:23 PM

Musto skiff is a one design international class, that means it will keep good resale value and last years sail and foils will not be obsolete next year.

In Topic: High Performance Dinghy (stepping up from a tactical dinghy)

23 August 2014 - 06:08 AM

Right in the ballpark for a Musto.

In Topic: High Performance Dinghy (stepping up from a tactical dinghy)

23 August 2014 - 05:25 AM

What do you weigh, and what are the predominant winds for your area?