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  1. pclarksurf

    Simple Reef Hook

    Saw a couple of recent discussions on reefing and found myself lacking in that mechanical arena as well. Looked at a lot of previous threads and contemplated even extending the 1/4 pin on the slide to pick up the hook but decided simple is just that. Of course I had to snap off a screw head...
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    Never say never

    Was planning on sailing this weekend : never thought I’d say it’s too hot to go out. That’s me @112F
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    C22 party on Pend Oreille?

    Anyone in the PNW going to be around lake Pend Oreille, ID 1st week of August? S/V Maryanne has a slip and floating home slated in Bayview, ID. You know the drill two boats on a lake = regatta, happy to be the guy you smoked on vacation.
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    Traveler Bar replacement -- Has anyone succeeded?

    Looking for feedback if you have actually attempted and succeeded in replacing the stock traveler bar on the early series boats: 1) I'm not willing to cut the inspection holes 2) I can get all over the aft access areas -- so getting there is more than doable What I can't confirm is the...
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    The simplest things ...

    Make me happy ! Last long road trip last season I managed to shear off the zerk flush with the spindle — to complicate things the passenger side hub has been holding a smidge of water making constant attention a necessity. Managed to drill out the pressed in (boo) zerk, tap the tiny m6 hole...
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    Spring was so close

    And then requisite February snow storm ... she’s waiting patiently
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    World record—

    The Floridians are laughing at me — not a lot of wind but hanging out and enjoying October sailing is a rarity in the #PNW:
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    Lakeshark Rockstar:

    Assuming that's you @LakeShark !? Looking good......
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    Admiral loves Hove To and other musings after a week on the water:

    1) It is very difficult to operate an outboard if you manage to leave the fuel supply line 200 Miles away in the garage 2) Sunday's are terrible days to find parts 3) Don't bother with Atwood generic "universal parts" -- I hand pumped the motor for 2 NM until I could finally get berthed at the...
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    Worth a shot--

    Getting her ready for a road trip-- trying to check out all the new pieces and make sure they work: I manage to break both my gudgeon bushings before the boat comes anywhere near water -- classic. Actually had the mast crutch pop up out of the gudgeon and come back just on the edge of the...
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    Prep week and dress up day:

    Probably going to get more sailing in next week than I usually get in a season. Going to trek out to Couer D'Alene, S/V MaryAnn has a slip for 6 whole days ( quite the luxury for us -- set it and forget it). In the prep week we decided to get proper sail covers and a jib bag-- trying out her...
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    Just a quick hardware swap he said......

    Not that I needed to be reminded that a 47 year old boat invents new and unique ways to keep me busy.... but in preparation for a weeklong sail in Couer D'Alene in August I'm working through a few mechanical nice to have's like upgrading gudgeons and pintles. I always knew the long pintle had...
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    Sailing Backwards: splash day finally....

    I had an aggressive regatta between me and the rock-- I battled hard-- clawed back some time at the first rounding, but the rock was strong. We traded leads on the upwind legs, yet despite my valiant efforts the fixed object on the shore bettered me once again. Welcome to the Columbia river...
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    Tale of the tape: Let the rigging begin:

    Many moons ago I lamented my challenges with the existing standing rigging. Always seeming to fight with what everyone said was a sure fit and a relatively easy add. Since then I clearly understand my backstay chainplates are non standard-- but if anything that should have lengthened the...
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    worthy of it's own thread--

    Now days if I need accurate information I go to the FB page or the C22 association directly and the Tech manual first. I generally only use this forum for basic knowledge and take it all with a grain of salt. I learned more in 1 week with the racers at nationals about my C22 then i did in over a...
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    Anatomy of a hole

    Strange but interesting-- I had asked a question previously about overdrilling/ potting the 1/2" holes for the upgraded chainplate eyebolts. Theoretical concern was you drill a 1/2" hole, you fill it with epoxy-- then you drill it again... what's the point. I decided to expand (hog out) the...
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    compression fittings-- ARE TINY!

    of course the manufacturers video shows them assembling the largest fitting of all time-- and of course I just purchased the smallest they make for 1/8 wire: Wow these little guys are hard to manipulate-- futzed around for a loooong time but finally the got the feel for it. Also confirmed why...
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    Chainplate Eyebolt question

    For those that have upgraded your eyebolts — as I look at the new hole diameter did you oversize and epoxy fill to drill again. ? Wondering how that played out if anyone went that route .....
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    Fore-deck Fun

    Time to fix the fore-deck before the rigging parts show up-- was always on the list, but now that I'll have upgraded stays and eye-bolts all round I wanted the stem fitting to stay put as well. I've been staring at the original pic of the underside of the fore-deck for a while contemplating...