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    Mast Rake increase - noisy „knocking“

    This year through the course of replacing all the standing rigging I also finally adjusted the rake/forestay length to what all the race sailors have been using for quite some time.  Overall this comes out to about 40mm more forestay length and really does sail quite more nicely upwind. Boom...
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    Redoing carbon electric outboard

    After gaining some much needed experience last year and busy with other projects over the winter I now want to redo my diy electric outboard construction. This time in carbon to save some weight and get it stronger at the same time, but mostly to get some adjustments in(needs to be 20mm smaller...
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    Dyneema splice strength again

    Long story short, what is strength decrease to dyneema if I don‘t bury the tail as usual, tapered and all, but have it exit as done with adjustable eyes? Tried to find an answer but it was all about bend radius and splice length which I mostly already knew. Though still not sure if 24diameter...
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    Rudder/skeg bearing replacement

    Finally dropped my rudder this year to figure out where the play in the system is coming from. Also spotted some osmosis and figured I'll deal with both at the same time. Now the acetal(or something like that) lower hull bearing is 25,5mm to the 25mm shaft and not something that needs to be...
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    hull deck joint resealing

    This winter I want to fix an issue with my H-boat I always postponed or temporarily adressed ever since it came out the yard with a new paint job. This time for good. Yard painted both hull and topsides seperately and then sealed the small gap where coaming meets the hull with some 3M. Which...
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    shroud tension - hull stresses?

    Got into a discussion after a round the cans club race about if I am not worried about sailing with such tight shrouds. Specifically someone wondered if my shroud's are failing(replacements in the trunk, just need to drop the rig and switch) because of the high tension and that it may be...
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    Mast maintenance/repairs

    Found two issues with my rigging I‘d like to hear people‘s opinion on before I get a rigger(that I still need to contact and have no knowledge of reputation/skill off) to take a look at and see what needs to be done.  Jib sheet was attached via metal shackle for some time(before me) which did...
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    Victron DC-DC converter problem

    I‘ve installed a 24V Lifepo4 battery in my boat and intended to use the Victron Orion ip67 24/12-20 to power all my 12V gear but have run into problems with it that I have no idea where to start with.  After connecting input and outputs to the respective bus bar. The 24V one being connected to...
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    wide boots

    After some issues with foot pain last year I have been revamping most of my daily shoes to more "healthy" choices after the doctor pointed out that the narrowness excerbated my problems and generally should be fixed. In the course of that I learned that I have really, really wide feet. Think...
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    Spi pole self launch

    Has anyone experience with trying to mount a self launching spi pole(like the twin system the 505er use well) on a larger boat? I don't really need it on my small H-boat, but there are often enough moments I'd prefer not to have to leave the cockpit while gybing with spinnaker. While managable...
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    49er Mast trim issue - request help

    Hi, I finally am about back to going out on the water after a two or so health related break and thought to rig everything up and trim yesterday in preparation. Then noticed that apparently I forgot even more than I thought. :( Issue is that I don't get the numbers I expect and reach the...
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    Refinishing interior deck - low effort options?

    Hello, we lived for a few years with a severly contaminated deck below but the fact that after cleaning up it still looks dirty and just a mess has finally become annoying enough to try and clean things up. Issue is that years ago there were some epoxy and varnish spillings as bulkheads and...
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