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  1. Miss Chief, Great to see her back on the water. I always had a soft spot for that boat and was sad to hear of the fire when it happened. (We had the standing rigging at Hall Spars for inspection at the time and the captain called to tell us to hold on all work while he was literally watching the boat burn.) I just had a look through some old files and emails, from 2008-2011, and did not come across anything really valuable. I did do all the rigging when the boat was new so feel free to reach out if you need anything. That was some time ago but I have a pretty good memory for these things
  2. Hello, This page has all the details for the Navtec N743. I know Vela has them on their site. Thanks. Mark Navtec N743.pdf
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Has the original suit. Main, solent, J1 and R1.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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)
  13. I believe our Wichard 2476 is a direct replacement. You may want to confirm the grip length of the pin to make sure it fits on the lug of the furler. Links to various online distributors below: https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=6567841 https://www.mauriprosailing.com/us/product/WIC2476.html https://www.velasailingsupply.com/wichard-3-7-8-snap-swivel-clevis/ Thanks. Mark
  14. https://www.camlockdirect.com/plastic-3-4-male-camlock-to-hose-shank?feed=Froogle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkumP0L-86gIViITICh2DPQQcEAQYASABEgKtF_D_BwE
  15. Huh. That's a new one. Sure it wasn't your stupid bowman?
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