For distance racing: Looking for ideas on fabric crew gear organizers that other have seen that can be secured to handholds, along the base of settees, on bulkhead etc. I'm thinking for the shit people need often but don't want to carry on them all the time or stuff in their kit bags (water...
Regarding lengths, I'm just keeping it simple and having it stripped to approximately the mast exit when hoisted. This way it can still be jumped with a good grip and I don't have to worry about chafe at the mast base or any other deck organizers.
I'm not sure how popular it is but I really like the Sampson MLX. Spliced easily for one but nice hand and seems to hold up well in clutches and winches. I have not tried the MLX3 yet but the original is to me very nice and I was able to get some great deals at APS (sadly no more). ...
Thanks all, good to know. My halyards are all going to be about 20-30' short. Not sure I want to run a core-less cover that long.
Seems like splicing dyneema to the old halyard or reusing the cover only is the way to go.
@yoyo, how you go about running new dyneema through 100' of cover?
New boat and need to update lots of running rigging.
Bringing over some extra halyards etc. from previous boat and/or buying new line. Most of what I would try to transplant is too short and looking to save money on the new stuff.
I'm wondering what thoughts are on stripping a dynema double...
@Alan H its a Bianca 111. Danish made MH version. Love this boat, and tough to think about selling her. Still on the fence. Let me know if you know of anyone who would be interested - would like her to go to a good home if we do sell her. Feel like more of a custodian than owner.
@badia420 thanks nice looking boat. I don't think the interior is up to what my wife has in mind.
Also, have yet to hear of a way to buy a boat from Europe for less than ~$30K (shipping or delivering) and a ton of risk. Doesn't seem to make much sense when we're looking at boats in the less...
Thanks for all the feedback all and @Chix & Dumpling. Yes Grand Soleils are attractive and we've been looking. I'll look at that model and year range.
I'll check out the Js too. Thought about those early on but didn't look to hard.
I've really been enjoying single and short handed racing the past couple years. Everything from 2 or 8 mile legs to a couple hundred miles. Our boat is a mid 80s Scandinavian racer/cruiser. Great upwind, not bad downwind but overall a bit narrow and small cockpit. It is in mint condition...
@Sparrow50 Great Lakes so highly variable winds. Storm jib has luff tape for headstay foil. I would prefer fewer sails as the #1 can be a bear but really is the best option for light upwind work which I had a good bit of. I'll usually go right to a #3 then.
Main has slugs, not luff rope. ...
Not sure who your responding to but agreed, that is what I'm look for. I just want to find a way to change sails and keep control of the luff without removing the foil from the headstay - if that is possible.
I can't find a picture but I swear I saw those plastic clips like on a bag used on webbing that went around a foil. Maybe you don't see it much because its a bad idea.
I like the eyelet idea. Maybe even some velcro on webbing every 4 or 5 feet to just keep the front attached.
I did my first distance single handed race this summer and really liked it. I'm thinking of the next, longer race and need to get some things sorted I learned in the first. Lots if little stuff but one of the big priorities is headsail handling.
The boat is 37'. It has a Harken MK1 furler...
Could be injector pumps too. Either bad plunger or shuttle valve. Either way if the injectors are not getting the right pressure they won't atomize correctly. Timing is also a function of injector pump shimming from the block.
Or could you cut the cord on your computer and install one of these (https://shop.pkys.com/Victron-Energy-Orion-TR-2424-5-Isolated-DC-DC-Converter-5-Amps_p_6628.html ) in line with it (and maybe your instrument power bus)? Your computer is 12V anyway right so your using extra power to go from...
Teak Decking Systems actually offers to send techs to work with you for templating and install of their product. Pay the travel and day rate.
Just do the removal yourself or with friends at an accommodating yard.