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  1. Perfect. I hadn't seen your location when I replied. WPG is exactly the right place to go.
  2. Hello, I see someone above show that Defender has them in stock. We have hundreds in the warehouse in Charlotte. You can get in touch with any of our distributors and get them, even if they do not have inventory. Thank you. Mark
  3. Hello, Just to clarify about code zero furlers in general. None of them will have ball bearings but will have thrust bearings. They will feel somewhat hard to rotate by hand but are designed to be able to rotate while under "extreme" loads, while furling your zero. I cannot speak to what is inside the Harken Reflex swivel. I would be surprised if they had a thrust washer instead of a thrust bearing but stranger things have happened. I have not been super excited about the Reflex range of product but their engineering is typically okay. Clearly I am aligned with other brands but this
  4. I think it depends on what spar you have. I would be hesitant with a Hall mast. They are already known for kinking at the hounds in heavy air venues. (Which, I believe, is from filling the kite with the backstay pegged but happy to be corrected.) Problem is there is no one to call and ask anymore. Sailmaker is your next best option. Mark
  5. Hello, This page has all the details for the Navtec N743. I know Vela has them on their site. Thanks. Mark Navtec N743.pdf
  6. Nord here as well. I decided to go to NZ. There is no covid there. Seems to be working. Hopefully the curtain doesn't drop at 8:59 EST tonight.
  7. Any chance this is a Sparcraft boom? I am sure we would have an off-cut somewhere in Charlotte which would match the profile of the section if it is. If you are making from scratch it is best to anodize the plate after cutting, shaping, drilling and tapping. For all the reasons. I know, easy for me to say with access to a 70ft tank. As someone said above, start with 1X the bolt diameter and you will be covered in tension which is your worst case scenario. Guessing you are in sheer but no reason to skimp since you are adding material anyway. Thanks. Mark
  8. Has the original suit. Main, solent, J1 and R1.
  9. Help your future self and commit to a number like 5 off the D's and 10 off the V's when loosening and make it your lifetime process. (even though your D1's will be slack after 2-3) Pin your turnbuckles in their loose state after taking the mast out. Clean the lube off the threads in the fall and reapply right before it goes back in in the spring. Getting a gauge reading now as yoyo mentioned is a good idea to check yourself in the spring. D's can definitely come off early if it's a short trip around the yard. If your V's are hard at all then pull on some backstay and they will loosen rig
  10. Hi Alan. There were a lot of storylines there, a lot of which I was blissfully unaware of, which I will just leave in the past. Happy to be where I am now and sad that the G4 never saw it's potential as whatever the hell it could have been. Mark
  11. Been laying low on this thread but I see some friendlies chiming in. (Hi fellas) The original owner is still the owner. He had to go to court to prove ownership during the bankruptcy which is unfortunate. He is a very nice guy who found himself in a bad situation. He is also older and not in tip-top shape so the boat is for sale but no idea how actively he is working on that. Last I knew it was for sale through Daedalus but that knowledge is over a year old. The main foils are still manual up/down and hydraulically actuated in rake. They are controlled by toggle switches on newly ins
  12. The only times I remember doing this was for very specific customers, Ben Hall's A-Class mainsheet for example. He used to like 8mm swiftcord for handling which I would step down to 3mm dyneema single-braid. This was before Superswift which has a core so it went Swiftcord to 5mm dyneema to 3mm dyneema. The back end had a 2mm traveler bridle as his sheet/traveler was continuous. The step-down made for the smoothest transition through the blocks as this was also long enough ago that he was sheeting from the back beam and the cleat, needing cover, was mounted on the block so all of those splices
  13. I know that Jay at Annapolis Rigging got the presses and dies from Hall when they went under but I am not sure if the rod inventory ended up with him or Rig Pro. There was -3 there as well as the die but they might have gotten split up. Some breadcrumbs for you to follow at least... Mark
  14. For what it's worth, if I saw that rod while working at Hall Spars I would condemn it. No crack is "good" but that one carries on to the waist of the head where the stemball bears. The shape of the head from the heading process is never a perfect shape as compared to the stemball which was machined and who knows wear the true point loading is on that circumference. Assuming the load is being bridged across the crack evenly could be a big mistake. - The other line that someone mentioned is "flashing" from the two parts of the die not being perfectly aligned during the heading process. Fair
  15. Sorry, just realized you are in Canada. (Eh?) WPG Canada, https://wpgcanada.com/en/, is our retailer for up there. Hopefully Damien is not all hot from me linking US Distributors. (sorry buddy)
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