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  1. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    So Is the rudder on the Antrim inboard?  I always like the rudder on the Henderson 30. An inboard cassette. The cassettes are great but not so good on the transom like the FT and Columbia 30/32.
  2. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    I did a lot of miles on a pre carbon Col 30 that was modded into a 32.  Ordinal keel was changed to a heaver  one.  The 30 with the light keel was a broach machine, but planned easily. Rudder was way too short transom hung.  Instead of putting on a heaver keel they should have lengthened the...
  3. tweaker

    Causes for heavy steering wheel?

    Maybe. hA . You kinda pissed me off. 
  4. tweaker

    Causes for heavy steering wheel?

    Great advise. What a great company. It’s very sad that Frank Butler has passed away. Over the years I had the pleasure of having breakfast with him and the other principals at Catalina Yachts during Sail Expo.  Jerry Douglas came down to San Diego to our local All Catalina fleet to talk one...
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    Causes for heavy steering wheel?

    Wow ! You don know me what a thing to say. I have around 50,000 NM of ocean racing and yacht delivery experience. So Actually I was at Catalina moored at Howlands landing when a huge swell hit. I can’t remember what caused it I think a hurricane down near Cabo. The harbor patrol moored near me...
  6. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    All kinds but did a TPac on a Columbia 32 along with CoastalCup, PV, Cabo, islands and Esenadas. A couple of CC on a Henderson 30 and Ensenadas.
  7. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    I agree. In higher winds you just reduce sail. Most FT’s don’t have offshore mains with 2 or 3 reefs. On the Hendo we used a whisker pole with 90% jib and double reefs and the Columbia we had a code 5  short hoist runner and double reefs above 20-25+ TW  and still had 20+ knots BS with awesome...
  8. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    No doubt a very cool boat. I look forward to seeing her results. The FT would be a budget weapon for TPac I think.  The Antrim put up impressive speed numbers on the lighter run into SD on the Islands race. She will be one to watch.  With lighter air speed VMG running a shorter course to HI will...
  9. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    I did  Tpac, Cabo, PV, Costal cup and Islands, etc,
  10. tweaker

    Islands Race.

    The Antrim is quite the weapon tp. They had a great race. I look forward to watching TPac . 
  11. tweaker

    Front Page FT10

    I am surprised no has taken an FT and spiffed it up with a make over and done a Transpac on it.  After seeing how well the Antrim did in the Islands race  it is going to be a boat to watch.  I still think a reinforced and preped  FT would do really well. Heck I did a Tpac on a Columbia  32.
  12. tweaker

    Causes for heavy steering wheel?

    Also I am not sure about c34 rudder stuffing box but the C30 are notorious for breaking loose from the lower post due to the above mentioned slop that develops. So the whole stuffing box would rotate inside the lower tube. I repaired my several times finally got it fixed. If it is loose you will...
  13. tweaker

    Causes for heavy steering wheel?

    So I had to replaced my Cat 30 rudder after hitting storm damage pier debris .  Before that my cable tubes were misaligned with the quadrant from the factory. It took 15 years to saw through the guides on the cable tubes. If that Edson has the “Easy glide cable tubes “ and not sheeves at the...
  14. tweaker

    DC's boat ont he front page

    That pic of Splendor drew me in. What a beautiful boat. The Ed is right about DC’s skills. I have sailed with him a few times on a good friends boat who happens to be a really goof friend of DC. DC is super focused when sailing an over all  a great experience. One time before we really met a...
  15. tweaker

    Dip Pole Gybing Whisker Pole

    I did the bow on my boat sometimes but was usually driving. For the set our pole was light and about 10’ retracted. Standing at the mast by the forward shroud with the mast end of the pole push aft past the starboard side of the mast we would grab the lazy sheet or the sheet as it was eased...
  16. tweaker

    Dip Pole Gybing Whisker Pole

    This is too late, but we raced Catalina 30’s  in level cruising class racing with  150 jib and main when I first started racing. One of my friends took his 30 up to SF for the C-30 Nationals. We won the cruising class using a retractable whisker pole. The jibing method was simple like the Kmarts...
  17. tweaker

    Musto?!

    I have some Musto MOX that seems to be ok.if  it’s still Gore-Tex I would try it.
  18. tweaker

    Flying Tiger

    I always thought the FT 10 would be a great boat for the T pac . Carefully prepped. I did it on a Col 32 and did many costal runs(SF to SB) on a Hendo 30 . Flexible solar panels, lithium batteries, Maybe a 2.0 -4.0 Torqeedo and  2kw Honda for continuous running, and spare rudders. 4 crew max.Not...
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    Caught Red Handed from mythical front page

    I kinda down played the facilities and it is an awesome place to go with your family and spend time together. I hope SDYC gets it acts together and enforces the terms of its lease. At the very least this should be a serios wake up call.fo the members to obey the law. I don’t believe it is a...
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    Caught Red Handed from mythical front page

    Kinardly your comments suggest someone who has a vested interest. Using your logic two wrongs make a right. I would like to see SDYC have some serious consideration for preventing any future  violations. I have been to the lease hold  which amounts to an outdoor kitchen, bathrooms and eating...
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