Previously sailing single handed I used a classical nylon mainsail. Lowering the mainsail in windy conditions was not a problem, because I didnt have to worry that much about damaging the material. Now the new mainsail is with Lite Skin from Dimension Polyant and it has to be folded nicely on...
Thanks for interest :)
I am sailing on a beautiful swede designed sailboat Maxi Fenix. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/maxi-fenix-85
Currently having this sail set: http://www.puri.ee/media/EST894-Edda-2020.pdf
Well, the question was nice, I think. There was an exact discussion like this in 2007. It was a nice discussion. 42 - spill your beans now, what do you think? Will a dacron vs liteskin.... change the game for an average club racer?
I am choosing a new mainsail for the season. Handicap racing, not one design.
How many seconds per mile will I loose with a good crosscut dacron mainsail, rather than a new Liteskin tri-radial main?
There was a nice discussion about this 14 years ago in this forum, maybe experiences have...
Has anybody used the single component primers? Worth trying or is it just waste of money?
Grinded the keel and covered with Rust Converter. 4 days later it looks like that.
There is a mysterious hole at the base - oval shape, looks like its man made :) Why?
Thank you for sharing your experience.
International recommended single component primer Primocon, straight on the iron and then Trilux antifouling.
Read about it. Apparently the primer has some sort of metal content that...
Do you mean sand it until it is all white? Then paint and long board it after every paint layer (3 layers planned).
The keel - plasted all the old paint off with water jet, doesnt look too bad. Was smooth and neat before. Plan is to remove most of rust with wire brush and then treat it with...
Removing old antifouling. Dont know the type used. Can anyone suggest if it is needed to sand off the primer layer also (I think the gray layer is primer) so it will be full white gelcoat?
gray - top, last layer of antifouling (not on pictures, pressure washer took it off)
bronze - antifouling...