Recent content by Butcher

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    H260 Rudder pivot hole not straight

    Thanks for the information Dave. Sorry if I posted in the wrong section, I would move it if I knew how. I believe my hull is a 2001 as for the rudder no idea. I will be replacing the old wet foam with new 2lb polyurethane closed cell foam. I only replaced some of the pink factory filler used by...
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    H260 Rudder pivot hole not straight

    100 Plus views maybe someone is interested in the repair so I will update the progress. I bored a big hole where the pivot pin was and used a chisel to clear out all the pink resin mixture they used at the factory clearing a large area under the fibreglass skin. I also cleared all the pink out...
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    H260 Rudder pivot hole not straight

    Well the two halves are as straight as the day they were put together. Even if the hole is not supposed to be straight the bushing in the hole had so much play it would find its own position but was still loose even when clamped down with the bolt and nut. I can't see why it should not be 90...
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    H260 Rudder pivot hole not straight

    Sort of. I wanted to keep the shape of the rudder so I cut 2" wide slits in the side of the rudder every 2" apart. I then ripped out all the wet foam and let it dry for a couple months (I told the wife it would take time to dry but really got a little lazy) I have since cut open and V'd the...
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    H260 Rudder pivot hole not straight

    I took a couple pics last night to show what I am talking about. So far the rebuild is coming along well but I'm still waiting for the glorious sanding, that must come later.
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    H260 Rudder pivot hole not straight

    I am in the process of recoring my 260 rudder as it had some cracking and had taken on water. The pivot hole in the rudder is badly worn and the bushing is very loose. I would like to grind out the hole and build it back up again. As I look at the existing hole I see that it has not been...
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    H260 Single line reefing

    Seams to be a lot of differing opinions on this one and I would never try to convince someone one way or another as that would be futile but with a bad shoulder I find hanging on to the tiller for hours at a time a pain. (Literally) Lol.
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    H260 Single line reefing

    It could be that your geometry worked out better than mine or perhaps I am tensioning the line too tight. I do like the way single line reefing works though and the wifey loves it. She can't seem to figure out tiller directions so I man the tiller leaving her to reef the sails. So on to the...
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    H260 Single line reefing

    I first tried with a guide eye like in the pic but found it to be too much friction so I added a cheek block instead. Using Blocks on all the line turn points gives a very free running line with VERY little friction. Shaking out the reef is no worse than normal. I also like the way it keeps the...
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    H260 Single line reefing

    Yeah it's kinda hard to put into words but essentially as I reefed the sail the the luff cringe block would come down to the top of the boom first and as I kept pulling the line to tension the leech and reefed foot of the sail the line would continue to pull down on the luff block pulling over...
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    H260 Single line reefing

    If I can ask, How did you stop the reef line from pulling the luff cringle reef block bellow the top of the boom and pulling the reef line sideways through the top front sheave leaving the boom? I tried what you have done but had problems with this. It would pull the block over the top of the...