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  1. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Furler Swivel Playing Hard to Get

    The stay goes to the mast 43 feet above the deck, so I don't think either a pole or casting is an option. If I can borrow a drone, perhaps I can get it to drop some fishing line over the swivel. If not that it looks like the grapnel on another halyard is the way. Thanks to all for the great ideas!
  2. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Furler Swivel Playing Hard to Get

    While helping me prepare the boat for Dorian, a young fellow removed the furling headsail. With the best of intentions, he ran the top swivel firmly up to the forestay and tied it off nicely. Now it doesn't want to come down on its own. The halyard weighs more than the swivel, so it won't slide...
  3. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Why does Hunter have a bad name?

    In the same category, of course. Sorry for interrupting your conversation with @dakno.
  4. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Why does Hunter have a bad name?

    A boat built in standard specs for a targeted market, like a mass production automobile such as a Chevrolet. Hunter, Beneteau, Catalina et al do it that way. A bespoke boat, on the other hand, is built to order, to the buyer's specs. Pacific Seacraft, for example, still do that.
  5. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Activities between Sailing

    Heh ... Did she agree to wash the car when the birds are done with them?
  6. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    "shroud covers"?

    It's just a slit plastic tube. You can put them on when you want them, remove them when you don't.
  7. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Gas storage in dock box

    If you choose to, please let me know so I won't tie up to your dock.
  8. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Sailing schooling

    Like other forms of academics, the purpose of sailing courses is to provide accreditation, not education. If you want to charter a boat, you have to present credentials. A growing number of political jurisdictions require them as well. The only way to learn to sail is by sailing, but to do some...
  9. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Mixing Elbow replacement

    Here's one source: https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=90064 I'd suggest a Net search. A local hardware store is unlikely to have the part, but they or an industrial supply outfit could check the thread size for you just to be sure.
  10. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Mixing Elbow replacement

    What you have on the old mixer is a straight pipe coupling, no doubt originally used because it's cheap as dirt. Perhaps you'd rather have a 1-1/2MNPT x 1-1/2 barb hose fitting in stainless steel? They're available.
  11. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Water Tank Access

    It's an overkill project here. I'm replacing the water heater because the old Seaward was leaky. Got an Isotemp at a good price and decided while I was into the plumbing I'd also replace the noisy, low-flow pump, which wanted a new strainer mated to it, and naturally new water lines surrounding...
  12. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Water Tank Access

    Morning, all. Sequoyah is a '99 H340. The potable water tank is beneath the V berth. Access to the top of it can be had through two hatches, but they offer none to the tank's stern side. There is no way I see to do it through the sole, which is solid glass beneath a thin layer of teak & holly...
  13. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    How does this happen?

    The bottom line is that in any open discussion forum, this one included, you control your own posts and no one else's. No one but the moderator can make or enforce rules about replies. If someone wants to respond to your post, there's nothing you can do about it.
  14. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Alternator excitation

    Isn't that the title of an old pop tune?
  15. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    How does this happen?

    I hear elsewhere the sailboat missed its tack and in a flash was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I've yet to hear how the miss occurred, and of course we may not until the insurance and legal wrangling is done.
  16. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Electric harbors are coming.

    Now there's a nice niche business for an enterprising sailor with a garage machine shop and a need for a little extra income.
  17. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Electric harbors are coming.

    Electric propulsion is an enticing prospect, but they have to get the price reasonable and the range better before it can spread much.
  18. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Running halyards to the cockpit.

    His question was how to bend the line vertically, over the edge of the cabin roof and downward. He wants to route the halyard along the side of the cabin. He didn't ask about the bend at the mast foot or on the side after he gets it to go down, so I assume he has those points covered.
  19. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Running halyards to the cockpit.

    Is there a deck organizer made for a vertical bend? I could be mistaken but thought they were for horizontal ones.
  20. Sailboat.Sequoyah

    Running halyards to the cockpit.

    Check out "lead blocks" and "fairlead blocks." You'd want one with a pin at the top of the frame to hold in the line, I suspect.