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  1. Ron20418

    What is the best way to spot clean a sail?

    Does anyone have any first hand experience using SAILCARES' LaMauney cleaning process ? Supposedly bring the sail back to 'like new ' condition
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    trailor sailor wanna-be

    Re: Trailer sailor After boarding your boat do you then lift it on board for sailing?
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    Tandem Time!

    hi, did you also consider adding brakes to your new axle? If so, did you go with the drum type , or rotor?
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    Stickies

    Stickies make for a brighter day.
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    adjustable outhaul

    8:1 Outhaul Started using my new 8:1 outhaul this Spring and like it a lot. And yes sometimes in light air it will be slow to release, then I just give it a pull manually, and off it goes. I managed to put the blocks inside the boom with the line coming back to the cockpit, which was kind of...
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    Electric powered Dink?

    TOO LITTLE, TOO LIGHT A semi-protected area might not provide sufficient safety margin, should a sudden squall come up, or wind change. Then your 12v might prove inadequate. I would stay close to ,or within wading distance to a safe shore.
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    losses Backstay

    tight forestay on a 26X I was concerned my standing rigging was too loose and picked up a LOOS GAUGE for a fix. Sure enough, the recommended 300lb &200lb loads for the uppers and lowers respectively were way down. However, this made engaging the forestay pin almost an impossibility, until I...
  8. Ron20418

    losses Backstay

    tight forestay on a 26X I was concerned my standing rigging was too loose and picked up a LOOS GAUGE for a fix. Sure enough, the recommended 300lb &200lb loads for the uppers and lowers respectively were way down. However, this made engaging the forestay pin almost an impossibility, until I...
  9. Ron20418

    losses Backstay

    tight forestay on a 26X I was concerned my standing rigging was too loose and picked up a LOOS GAUGE for a fix. Sure enough, the recommended 300lb &200lb loads for the uppers and lowers respectively were way down. However, this made engaging the forestay pin almost an impossibility, until I...
  10. Ron20418

    losses Backstay

    tight forestay on a 26X I was concerned my standing rigging was too loose and picked up a LOOS GAUGE for a fix. Sure enough, the recommended 300lb &200lb loads for the uppers and lowers respectively were way down. However, this made engaging the forestay pin almost an impossibility, until I...
  11. Ron20418

    outboard weight for 26X ?

    26X transom load It appears to be quite common nowadays to hear of 26X's carrying anything up to 90 horses. I don't recall ever seeing where anyone suffered performance or stability issues. I personally chose a 20hp 4 Stroke Honda. It weighs in at 108 lb. Perhaps the extra weight low down...
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    Anchor angel

    The anchor concept would certainly be easier to handle the a tied up bundle of chain. However, should the anchor 'bite' then,with a heavy sea the padeye could run the risk of being possibly severely damaged. Note: We just experienced 4 hours of 60km winds here on PEI two days ago and the system...
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    Anchor angel

    Just discovered from another list the term "angel" as an assist in reducing swinging whilst at anchor. Our 26X used to swing severely in excess of 100 degrees total. Since we now suspend a 35-lb weight (made up of old chain) from the bow padeye that rests on the bottom, even with winds in...