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    Kenyon Kerosene Burners...

    Out of production, out of stock, and anyone who's ever worked on them or made them seems to have retired or worse... Primary issue is non-lighting of vapour. Secondary is sourcing replacement cleaning needles. Any thoughts? Tank pressure tried from 10-35PSI, book says max 35, nominal 10. Have...
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    Bonding Delrin to SS. Glue Suggestions?

    Title says it all. Personal experience, anecdotes, myths, legends and fairy tales, we're up for anything. Whats the best adhesive? Doing a 2cmx8cm wedge onto a stainless bar. Most load will be in shear. HW
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    B&G PC software

    Quick google search turned up only user manuals/install guides, hoping someone here would have an open source option, or a pay-to-play download somewheres. System is an old Hydra 2, goal is to get a forestay load cell integrated into the system, but the FFD is toast (only button that works is...
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    Kevlar repair/maintenance

    Just joined a whitbread 60, and turns out Kevlar is a total pain to maintain and repair...... Anyone have any insights in terms of how to sand/grind or epoxy tips? Especially any no-goes. Any help appreciated, and you can follow us around if you're interested...
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    Newport-Bermuda 2016, Former IMOCA 60 Preparateur looking for a ride

    Experienced Rigger/Preparateur, proficient in any position except Nav, specializing in foredeck. PM for CV or character references, potentially available for deliveries either side. HW
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    PBO Troubleshooting

    We have PBO standing rigging on our boat, looking for some help in troubleshooting the end fittings. We have one end fitting (turnbuckle end, male part) that seems to have slipped underneath the heat shrink, so that the ridges formed by the heat shrink no longer line up with the ridges on the...
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    Musto HPX Warranty Issues, lost item?

    Contacted Musto when my trousers started leaking, they told me to send them to an outfitter in Calgary, AB that tests Gore-Tex. Sent them via tracked mail, Canada Post confirmed that they were delivered, and the outfitter confirmed (to Musto) that thy were received, tested, and proved...
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    Karver Reef Hook

    Saw this the other day and it looks awesome. Anyone have any experiences? Seems like it would be great for any range boats but marketed to the bigger boats. Last page in their catalogue, and not very many details on it yet. Thoughts? https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=938318142849189...
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    Belly of the Beast

    Some of the rings in this photo aren't rigged the usual way, forming a thimble on the inside of a splice. Curious as the size of the lines look like they could be holding some significant loads... Anyone have experience with the strength of these rings? Or have ever rigged them like this...
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    Dyneema/PBO cover, source

    Looking at the blog of one of the posters here and it seems he uses old Dyneema cover from PBO standing rigging for the covers on alot of his work, and it looks GORGEOUS. Called around the local shops and noone around here uses synthetic rigging, so local options are out. Obviously...
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    PBO/Dyneema cover

    Looking at the blog of one of the posters here and it seems he uses old Dyneema cover from PBO standing rigging for the covers on alot of his work, and it looks GORGEOUS. Called around the local shops and noone around here uses synthetic rigging, so local options are out. Obviously...
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    Carbon pins/sheaves

    Was thinking about righting moment today, and it got me thinking as to how to lighten the gear at the masthead. In theory, most things are able to be manufactured from carbon, but I'm wondering what the return would be on time invested into making a halyard sheave and pin out of carbon? The...
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    Initiating Planing

    Not a regular poster on this forum, but I was doing a delivery on a Farr30 this weekend and one of the crew (our alternate bow guy) was doing a very sharp "pump", almost a jerk to the tiller to try and initiate planing. When I asked, he said it was to help detach the hull from the water and...
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    "Pirate" class dinghy

    Just wondering if anyone has seen these racing outside of the Canadian Sea Cadet circuit. I've heard they were built/designed specifically for the program, so curious to see if they've expanded past. Small doublehander, spin and trap, looks alot like an LII with a botched cockpit surgery, and a...
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    %#[email protected]&!? 5200 Again

    Yet another 5200-induced gunnel woe. Someone previous to me fixed a split gunnel by pounding about a tube and a half of 5200 into the seam. Now it has split again, and before I can put epoxy into it, I have to remove the 52. Anyone know of any solvents that I can use? I've gouged some of it out...
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    Musto HPX Delam

    Mustos are delaminating from the crotch gusset through to the seat. Looks like the grey layer (that makes it nice and slippery) is coming off. No leaks, and still warm, but annoying as. Already contacted Musto with photos and they've requested to send it back. Simply wondering if anyone else...
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    Fixing split gunnels

    Also posted in Dinghy Anarchy, but here it is. Simple question; what's the best way to fix split gunnels? My method would be to flip the boat over, make sure everything is dry and hammer thickened epoxy into the seams. But there has to be a better way. Thanks in advance for your help. HW
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    Fixing split gunnels

    Not a regular poster on this side, but as split gunnels aren't so common on big boats, I think here is the best source of knowledge for me. Simple question; what's the best way to fix split gunnels? My method would be to flip the boat over, make sure everything is dry and hammer thickened...
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    CL Boatworks Echo specs

    Rebuilding some echos, and need to also build some new shrouds. I'd love to just measure one of the shrouds, but they're all different lengths. Does anyone know what the actual shroud/forestay lengths are? CL Boatworks site says all the shrouds are the same length, but does not give what that...
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    Mini jacklines

    Reading a thread over in Gear Anarchy got me thinking, what do Ministas use for jackline/tether setups? I always see them wearing PFD/harness etc. but have never seen what it's attached to. Any Ministas care to chime in? I've heard jacklines are death on anything as small as a Mini so I'm...
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