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    Mainsail batten configuration

    Here is a photo of the problem downwind, I'm tending toward a full at the top and 4 partials.
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    Mainsail batten configuration

    Anyone any thoughts on the best batten configuration for a racing mainsail on a 33 foot racing sailboat with double spreaders and no runners/checkstays. Right now I have 2 full (uppers) and three partials. Second full batten is directly in line with the lower spreaders and creates an S curve...
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    Insurance Disputes Sailboat Repairs

    I am making some progress what insurance company did you wind up with?
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    Insurance Disputes Sailboat Repairs

    Not the way I care for my boat, like everything pristine, not a fan of patch work. No that is for the one side, they will pay for only the damaged side. But I am not a fan of gel coat on one side and paint on the other.
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    Insurance Disputes Sailboat Repairs

    That's where I am at at the moment. They have a marine surveyor and of course he works for the insurance company.
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    Insurance Disputes Sailboat Repairs

    Anyone have any experience in dealing with insurance adjustors? Repairing a sailboat where the other party has admitted liability and my insurance company is handling the claim on my end. All the yards and the builder recommend painting the entire hull since they can't guarantee matching the...
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    Sharpest hull colour scheme

    What is the sharpest hull color scheme you have seen on a mid size sailboat? Pictures would be helpful.
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    Tuff Luff Issues

    What about opening two small quarter inch washers and fitting them around the headstay, tightening them and wrapping with tape
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    Tuff Luff Issues

    So another issues seems to be the foil at the stainless steel feeder is cutting down into the plastic spacer. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it?
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    Stick on pads to prevent scratches on deck under fittings

    Good option I will order some
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    Stick on pads to prevent scratches on deck under fittings

    Not really they are on with snap shackles
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    Stick on pads to prevent scratches on deck under fittings

    Thanks Blitzen need something I can put on the deck where eye pads support blocks and the blocks fall on deck so a plastic or foam type material would likely work better, seen anything like that?
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    Stick on pads to prevent scratches on deck under fittings

    Has anyone come up with and used a good stick on material that can be used under fittings on deck to prevent scratches on the deck? Harken has some marine grip but that is more for non skid. https://www.harken.com/en/shop/marine-grip/ Something like EVA foam might work if you could get it in...
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    Luff Tape frays

    Thanks Jethrow that is also what Sailrite recommends and they suggest a hand stitch to help keep it there.
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