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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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    Luff Tape frays

    Don't have access to a sewing machine, any tape that will work I believe the sailmaker used to use a kevlar tape.
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    Luff Tape frays

    Has anyone found a good tape that can be used at the top of the luff tape to prevent the luff tape from fraying where it enters the feeder. We hot knife the luff tape but eventually the luff tape frays and needs to be melted again. Is there a good tape that can be used here that will hold...
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    Tuff Luff Issues

    Thanks George did that hopefully it works better.
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    Tuff Luff Issues

    Thanks silent Bob. Yes there is about 2" of slack so I will insert more spacer tube. The halyard is perfectly lined up with the headstay. We cut away part of the luff tape down about a foot so it shouldn't contact anything at the top.
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    Rope Clutches for 5/16" - 3/8" high tech line

    Tired of replacing the spinlock rope clutches and cams. What is the best rope clutch to avoid these problems, I have heard Lewmar is better and also about the newer constrictor clutches work well but like the idea of double and triple clutches.
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    Tuff Luff Issues

    Installed new Tuff Luff this season, Works well on most headsails but seem to be having issues with the newest headsails. All Luff Tapes are #6 (5mm). Originally problem was at the top luff tape coming out of the foil and jamming as you took the headsail down. Now problem sees to be with the...
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