Recent content by Lafayette Mike

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    Bulkheads

    Thanks.....I have the manual and am a C22.org member...........I just couldn't find it. Mike
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    Bulkheads

    LakeShark: I'd be interested in reading that article, but can't find it in my archive of Mainbraces or the various tech manuals. Can you point me in the right direction? thanks Mike
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    You are soooo right. I taught myself to sail a sunfish about 10 years ago (while in my 50's). Bought a C22. After sailing about 8 years I enrolled in the ASA 101-103-104 sequence. I wanted some "big" boat experience and also wanted to bareboat charter in the future. In the 101-103 course I...
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    It is hard if you are only using one sail. The jib pushes the bow one way, the mainsail tends to rotate the boat in the opposite direction. Assuming properly trimmed sails (which is an art in itself) the boat should sail relatively flat with no pressure on the tiller with both sails up. To...
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    If heeling is an issue, I would suggest using/purchasing a smaller (110) headsail (jib) for starters. Learn to sail that one in higher winds before moving up to the Genoa. Figure out how to reef the mainsail. A 110 jib and a reefed main shouldn't cause you to heel unless its REALLY windy, in...
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    Mastgates

    I bought the mast gates from Catalina Direct. Work great, never seem to catch on anything. They use machine screws to hold them in. No problem drilling or tapping the holes. I only take the sail off the mast/boom a couple of times per year though. Not sure if taking them on and off every...
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    Eventually...

    There are a bunch of us sailing C-22s up here in Lafayette. We were all going to sail Lake Monroe last weekend, but canceled due to the Covid thing. Planning on coming down next fall....hopefully!
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    Eventually...

    Left a message about the pop top lock on your other post. This is the lock for the poptop. You might be referring to the sail track stop that keeps the mainsail slugs from coming out of the mast when you lower the sail.
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    Sailing with the Pop Top Up

    There is a pop top lock. Fits in the mast and slides up (and locks) the pop top in the up position.
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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I'll have to let you know next summer. Its a winter project. But I'm not driving much with my battery. A couple of LED nav lights (if I go out at night) as well as an iphone or two. I would suspect all the stuff you want to run would deplete a battery fairly quickly, particularly if they are...
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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I've looked at putting one of those light bars in as well. When I come back to our marina, it is pitch black and it would be nice to have some light. Might give that a try as well. Thanks Mike
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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    Ive actually been doing that for the last year to see if it would work, and it does.......it's just ultra-bulky. But now that it has "passed" the test, I am going to do the rewire job and just use a rechargable battery. Cleaner installation. Thanks
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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I hadn't thought about putting it there.......great thought....thanks...... Mike
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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I have to rewire anyhow. It's a rats nest behind the panel.......different colors, gauges, connectors, etc.....so I need to do get that fixed. Also plan to add some 5v USB outlets and wire some LED strip lights bypassing the existing cabin wiring. Don't have power at the sailing club so I...
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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I have a real charger at home. Plan would be to charge it up at home and only bring it out to the lake if night sailing. If we were to cruise for a week or so I might then pack the charger. fMike