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  1. Undine was modified to a spade rudder, had the jumpers removed & added runners I was on the delivery crew HI to Santa Barbera in '77
  2. I think you are confusing the boat's actual performance against what the crew can achieve. Most cruiser's don't carry light air sails, they consign that storage area to things that matter more to them. And most do not want to be out in heavy conditions, that also does not correlate to their concept of sailing. And again, they don't have the sails to perform happily in those conditions.
  3. I think you are confusing IOR with a preceding RORC handicap, which had a credit for heavy deck construction. Many early Carter designs had steel decks to get credit. IOR put the lead in the bilges. I have never seen ANY old racer with lead attached to the ceiling.
  4. That piece is the 'toggle'. Wear is normal for this part as it moves under load constantly. Pics would help. Cast aluminum is not very strong & tends to be brittle. Probably have to remove the cap from the boom to work on the toggle.
  5. All depends on how tight an inner h/s you want when actually using the sail. If the stsl gets used to go upwind, stay needs more tension then the lever can overcome. If just reaching, more sag is OK, lever will work. Strong suggestion - have a tie line permanently attached to the lever to tie the safety ring down (safe position). Sheets dragging across the front of these levers have been known to release them
  6. "Hawaiians" and "American Samoans" are AMERICANS. Whether they want to be or not.
  7. One method to determine source - unbolt the coupler from the trans. Run the engine in gear. Still have noise? tranny. No noise? shaft. Not a definitive test, an argument can be made that there is no load on the trans doing this. But worth a try
  8. If you do not tape under the bolt heads & under the entire track, salt will get in there & corrode the track. A little extra work now will result in a much better look a few years later on. ANY place salt water can get into & sit & concentrate will create corrosion - don't give it a chance.
  9. Some early boats (Swan 44) had a small (1/4") tap from just before the mixing elbow plumbed out where it was easily visible. The intent was to have a visible check on raw water volume/pressure. Under normal conditions the stream would arc out a couple of feet from the hull. Any problems with the intake strainer or pump & that stream would reduce to a dribble. Much like an outboard motor 'pee' outlet. Your system is perhaps an attempt to do the same, but without any real advise. I agree with eliminating it entirely. Yanmar's are nice in that the water pump will supply about 40% more fl
  10. One word - BEANBAGS!! Fit anywhere, make any position comfortable, waterproof
  11. No, not since Capt Cook tasted funny & gave us all the runs. Stick with Samoans, you f-ing coast haole
  12. What have you got against Molokai???? Leprosy is now controlled (but not eliminated). The locals would take issue with them in their own way & solve the problem
  13. Some mini's have zipper panels on their jibs. I don't know if they can remove the 'reefed' cloth. On any larger sail, a zipper could not hold the loads - but could be used to enable rolling up the 'reefed' cloth & securing it. Waaaay back I sailed with some jibs where the extra cloth was secured by sail ties. This did NOT work - the roll caught water & worked loose quickly
  14. McMaster would be happy to sell you 316 ss valves
  15. IMOCA have a sail limit of eight (?) including storm jib. So you're looking at more than 1/2 of the inventory
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