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Everything posted by Will1073

  1. Vacuum bagging butyl. I hate butyl, please do not consider me part of the cult.
  2. Correct. My concern on the main sheet side is side loading the eyestrap during a hard gybe. Boom is long gone so I guess time will tell...
  3. Lifting off the keel bolts is very common. You can get rated eye nuts that will thread on to the keel bolts which you can then shackle a lifting strap or appropriate sized chain to a point just above the sliding hatch — where there is space for the hook on the crane. You will need low stretch line to keep the lifting strap in the center of the companionway.
  4. I hate working with Polyspec. Try milking the cover down towards the splice to see if you can make some more room in there. You may passed the hollow cover through some of the spectra, but I’m not sure why it took 2’ before the two snagged.
  5. Trust me, Legault is not much better. I miss being out after 8pm.....
  6. I’ve used their clear coat, nice stuff. Glass Shield is another option.
  7. I've seen really bad blistering on a FE boat as well...
  8. Freedom XC are nice units. Not really serviceable if anything fails, but not much is anymore. I would recommend.
  9. I’m working on an internal 8:1 outhaul for a pretty small boat/boom/main (a little over 120 sq. ft.) The boat is end boom sheeted with an 8:1 vang. The owner has a pair of forged (not stamped) eye straps for both main attachment and vang. They both have curved to match profile #10 (~1”) fender washers and nylocks on the inside of the boom everything looks well insulated. The boom hasn’t seen much use so these attachments are still untested. Boom is pretty much round in this area with an estimated 3/32 wall thickness in this area. In the opinion of the SA engineers is this sufficient?
  10. 11mm sounds perfect. I also wouldn’t be surprised if your breaking point in the whole system is hardware limited - rather than the line (Warpspeed II)
  11. I think it would be insulting to speculate why he’s selling, if he wanted to tell us I believe he would have.
  12. VC17 will be the better bottom. Over a good barrier coat job VC17 doesn’t need burnishing
  13. Agreed. It pains me to watch him work on his boat. His LA -> Hawaii video was great but the new boat is looking rougher and rougher with each project.
  14. We install Jabsco’s, no complaints. Easy rebuild when necessary, affordable
  15. 200kg seems pretty reasonable to me
  16. I periodically throw one drop in mine
  17. If you place a LFR or a single high load block on the end of your boom, you could then cascade down to the hardware that you already have, thus reducing the load.
  18. Are you sure the hull/deck joint hasn’t been compromised?
  19. It's always the underachieving engineers that think they know better...
  20. But are you at a yacht club if at least one person isn’t wearing a MG hat?
  21. @Zonker you are a great source of advice Thank you all for your input! It does have me thinking about whether it's worth the effort of getting a FW boat here (Montreal/Lake Ontario) and doing the necessary work, or just go digging through the yards in Florida...
  22. You and the crew could grind and paint it with tremclad in a day, with beer breaks.
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