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by fxalbert
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

I am a little terrified to try that pull it out and inch by inch jam the new one in. Yikes! I can envision a LOT of trouble there.
by fxalbert
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sold: Reaching Spinnaker 81.3 Sq Meters
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: Reaching Spinnaker 81.3 Sq Meters

I still have the sail for sale. If you'd like pictures send me your email address to frers33@verizon.net
by fxalbert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Anti foul Bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

Re: Anti foul Bottom paint

VC off shore. It doesn't make a huge difference in normal or big winds but in the super light stuff it does make a difference.
by fxalbert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

I bought the two gaskets for the rear windows and with the international shipping they were VERY expensive. The kicker is although the interior widow frame comes off fairly easy I cannot see ANY way to get the actual window out to replace the gasket. It appears that the window was put in place using...
by fxalbert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Video showing how the J/109 outhaul works
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: Video showing how the J/109 outhaul works

This should be read in conjunction with the video provided on this topic. I broke the out haul line this year and decided to replace everything inside the boom. My goose-neck is attached to the boom with SS screws so it was easy to remove and that's all you have to do is take off the goose-neck. You...
by fxalbert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Outhaul boom cleat replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Re: Outhaul boom cleat replacement

I also replaced my out haul cleat last year. Mine is attached to the base of the mast and the pull is straight up. I just never liked the idea of people pulling the line back or to the side. I could see at some point that line breaks and someone goes swimming.
by fxalbert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice?

The out haul line on it's own could be 6 or 7 mm it won't make much difference since that line runs off a pulley and directly back to the end of the boom. I don't know how much exactly but 12 feet should be plenty. There is however a number of other lines and pulley's inside the boom starting with a...
by fxalbert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Propane Tank wont fill
Replies: 7
Views: 4611

Re: Propane Tank wont fill

I had the same problem on my propane tank the one and only time I ever filled it. I don't use it much. The issue is the propane that goes in is a liquid, under pressure. For my tank they had to relieve the air pressure in the tank. When you use propane some of what's left in the tank boils away at n...
by fxalbert
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sails for Sale - SUNY Maritime (Bronx), NY
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Sails for Sale - SUNY Maritime (Bronx), NY

What are the sizes of the Genoas (145, 155, etc)?

Thanks,
Frank Albert
by fxalbert
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

Just a note of caution. I know a lot of us have lines going into the head through the rear window and the rear cabin on the port side, again, though the rear window. Over time pulling the lines in and out wear down those gaskets. I just recently bought two, one for each side. They are 17 euros each....
by fxalbert
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: Sold: Reaching Spinnaker 81.3 Sq Meters
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Sold: Reaching Spinnaker 81.3 Sq Meters

I have a smaller than class A2 spinnaker that will reach very high. Sail is in fair condition and I've only used it twice. I'm asking $250 for the sail and I'll split the shipping costs with the buyer. Contact me at frers33@verizon.net if interested and I can provide pictures and measurements.
by fxalbert
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Fancy Winch Handles
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Fancy Winch Handles

I've used the Lewmar one touch and they've worked well. The Harken one touch is probably every bit as good and about $10 less.
by fxalbert
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Cockpit Showers
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Cockpit Showers

I had the mixer in the cockpit shower break off and fall down inside the boat. Actually the fiberglass cup disintegrated due to UV and the weight of the mixer lines was enough to pull the back of the cup off leaving just the outside rim. I found a place that sells a cup that fits the hole in the boa...