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Son of Hans

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    San Diego
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    Sailing, Beer, Diving, Beer, Motor Racing, Beer
  1. Intriguing boat, built more for speed than comfort as they say. The non-self-bailing cockpit could be an issue for some, but I'm envious of the access to the engine and stuffing box!
  2. Speaking of sweet little daysailers, someone should buy this boat: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/d/san-diego-corinthian-19-bristol/7350685611.html I have no connection other than I walk by it every time I go to my own boat and think how nice it looks. Not for those who like to go fast obviously, but could be good for those who enjoy sailing small.
  3. One thing I forgot to mention: the HF crimper, and any others like it, will leave two little "ears" where the two die pieces meet. It usually makes a neater installation if you turn the terminal so that the ears are in the same plane as the lug. Don't ask how I learned this!
  4. I used that exact tool and that exact wire, going by the number on the die. It worked fine. Those lugs too.
  5. From experience, Cetol doesn't stick well on plastic parts and I would guess trying to put it on over epoxy would not work well.
  6. I don't have any personal experience with this product, but looking closely at the cross section, I would guess that it was originally installed with a mallet, and that the opening will allow the sides to squeeze together enough to clear the aluminum extrusion. If that is the case, and if the material still has some elasticity, you should be able to start at the bottom with water pump pliers or equivalent and squeeze the outside ears enough that you can pop out a section with a screwdriver. You would then be able to yank or pry it out all the way up. Of course, the material may shatter too,
  7. I too have the Alerion for all of the same reasons: comfortable sit-in, rigged for single-handing, inboard engine, proper head, reasonably fast, etc. The price offended my sense of value, but to be honest, I'm not sure what I would have settled on if I had been forced to cut the budget by a half or two-thirds. The only alternatives that don't sacrifice too many of those attributes seem to be the "Clorox bottles": Islander 28, Ericson 28, Catalina 27, etc. etc. Unless you want to spend years looking, I think the choice is going to be determined by what is on offer in your area. I don't know
  8. A key question is whether the helm is the same on both tacks. Had a customer back in the day with a C&C27 complaining about different performance on opposite tacks. Went for a sail with him and there was nothing obvious above the water line, but had weather helm on one tack and neutral to lee helm on the other. Didn't need any instruments to tell the difference. I offered the opinion that it could be the keel but more likely the rudder was bent or otherwise deformed. Owner bit the bullet and did a haul out and sure enough the rudder was misshapen.
  9. Seems we're spoiled for choice when it comes to regular sunglasses, but I'm curious to know what folks do that wear progressive lenses. I got mine with the photochromic coating and they work OK as sunglasses but not great. I also find that progressives are pretty poor when one is constantly scanning sails, horizon, etc. I'm thinking of getting a pair of hardline bifocal sunglasses for boat use. Anyone have any experience or advice to offer?
  10. Just so. There is plenty of evidence that spreader-holder-uppers are unnecessary (just look around the marina) and it is unlikely that these shrouds are there for that purpose. It looks like the cheap solution to keeping the spar up - cheaper than going to a double-spreader rig or using a heavier extrusion. Maybe the designer was asked by the builder to come up with a tall rig version, but without changing anything else. Normally you would want to run these shrouds down to the deck and put the turnbuckles there so that they could be tuned without having to go aloft - seems like further evi
  11. I'm guessing the ad is posted by the marina.
  12. I have the same traveler on my Alerion 28. I thought I'd go with a continuous line to clean up the cockpit, but found that there was too much friction in the system for it to work properly under most conditions so I went back to individual lines. Overall it works OK when there is a reasonable amount of wind, but in lighter conditions (or when motoring, as noted above), it's more of a nuisance than anything else.
  13. Just for fun, let's try running the numbers on this project: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/d/san-diego-rare-1985-alergra-24-project/7324083475.html
  14. Mis-labeled of course! That's a 3/4 tonner, built by Bruckmann on the same hull mold as the C&C 33 Mk1, but cored IIRC. Obviously neglected, but those are nice boats, and if it was on the other coast I might be interested.
  15. Just finished a bunch of this kind of work. The oscillating tool with a scraper blade works OK, but I sometimes found it necessary to use one of the plunge saw blades in its place. They typically don't have much reach though, and I found this to be my absolute go-to tool: https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-flush-cut-saw-62118.html?_br_psugg_q=flush+cut+saw Cheap too!
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