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In Topic: Ajax's Pearson 30 Rehab Thread

27 August 2011 - 11:35 PM

Hope your new baby survived the ravages of that bitch Irene down the Rhode way.
Engine oil for the Atomic 4 seems to be the current drift.
I am very happy with using Rotella T 30W oil in our A4. Rotella T is good for both gasoline and diesel engines. It costs a little more but it is one of the higher quality oils out there. Check the API (American Petroleum Institute) seal which shows how the oil is rated. 'Cx' ratings are for combustion engines and 'Sx' ratings are for spark ignition. Compare this rating to any cheap automobile oil.
I'm hoping to be looking at the ass end of Irene come Sunday night knowing my old boat is still afloat.

In Topic: F. O. T. Y. A.

16 August 2011 - 01:14 AM

Father of the year award indeed.
With any luck a Darwin award winner soon too.

In Topic: Ajax's Pearson 30 Rehab Thread

16 August 2011 - 01:04 AM

Since I know you are near mayo (BLT&M) and therefore Annapolis you might take a look at the used main sails Bacon's has for your new P 30. I checked their website and they show several sails for the P 30. Bring your (I,P,J,E etc) measurements and see if they have something better.
Or take your DeLorian money and buy a brand new main for racing that sucker but it will likely cost near $3K from a local loft or $2K or close from an offshore loft.
Is the genoa in decent shape or do you want to get both a new main and jib for racing?
Congrats on selling the Coronado.
Caleb D.

In Topic: Swing keel grief...

14 August 2011 - 07:07 PM

We have a center board on our Tartan 27'.  We recently had to haul up to untangle a line wrapped around our prop.  The lifting straps pushed our C/B up into the trunk and it stuck there for some time.
We left a little slack in the C/B pennant and went sailing and actually won a race with no use of the board.  Eventually the board dropped from it's trunk from the pounding and motion.  
Our center board only weighs about 100# or so.
How much does the swing keel on that pretty 22 footer weigh?

In Topic: Ajax's Pearson 30 Rehab Thread

14 August 2011 - 06:57 PM

Looking great Bub, er, Ajax.
You will be ready for fall racing.