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by Mvallus
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacement Boom Vang Tang
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Replacement Boom Vang Tang

Replaced mine this spring. Similar issue with hairline crack on aft-facing edge, which freaked me out. I would recommend others take a close look at their tang welds. I ordered the replacement from Rig-Rite (make sure they send you the version that is the matching replacement; they originally sent m...
by Mvallus
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Instrument updates

Bill, This Sailing Anarchy thread is extremely valuable. It is good to know that the Type 1 Linear is compatible with B&G Pilot. Also, it looks like the rudder angle sensor would be an easy swap if switching. As always, thanks for the documentation of all these changes. BTW, hearing really good thin...
by Mvallus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Boat Storage, water question

Dan, I had a similar problem the first year with mast up. Most, if not all of the water was coming from the mast. A few things helped greatly: ensuring a tight fit of the mast boot and adding silicone (or Lifeseal), especially within the main track just above the vang fitting (water tends to literal...
by Mvallus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Instrument updates

Dan,

Thank you for the info. The Practical Sailor articles help narrow things down a bit (as usual). I will try to connect with you to get some further pointers.

Matt
Phoenix 251
by Mvallus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Instrument updates

Curious if anyone has recently updated their instruments. I have an older complete system of Raymarine instruments (C120 chartplotter, several ST60+, S2G Autohelm, Type 1 linear drive, usual Raymarine/Airmar transducers, AIS 500). The newer Raymarine systems are appealing and seem to be a more logic...
by Mvallus
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Masthead VHF Antenna/Windex and wiring update.
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Masthead VHF Antenna/Windex and wiring update.

Now the mast is down I am looking to address a few issues I have noticed over the years...First, looking to replace my masthead VHF/AIS antenna. Currently have a Shakespeare antenna which the Windex slides over. Just curious if others have a different/better setup. Additionally, I am planning to rep...
by Mvallus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Floorboard screw replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Floorboard screw replacement

I have been wanting to replace many of my floorboard screws that are becoming corroded and/or are broken. Anyone happen to know where to find the darker screws? Or has anyone modified their floorboards with a more efficient system? These look like an appealling replacement...http://pyiinc.com/floor-...
by Mvallus
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Recommended Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Recommended Battery Replacement

Hi Dan, Replaced our batteries a year ago. We do a variety of overnight races and find having 3 group 31 batteries to last very long (2 house; 1 start). They are so good that we probably could get away with just two. I am uncertain as to whether downgrading to group 27 would be beneficial. What I ca...
by Mvallus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Masthead sheave upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Masthead sheave upgrade

Has anyone upgraded their masthead sheaves from the original delrin (I think) sheave? I ordered the aluminum version from RigRite, but they are much heavier and I really do not want 10X more the weight aloft. This was the closest I could find via Harken: http://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?id=5...
by Mvallus
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: US Watercraft/Waterline Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: US Watercraft/Waterline Auction

Bill,

Thanks for the info and photos. This is better news!

Matt
Phoenix251
by Mvallus
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: US Watercraft/Waterline Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

US Watercraft/Waterline Auction

As many of you may have heard, US Watercraft is in receivership and there will be an auction Nov. 11th (link below). I was planning on ordering a few sprit parts this winter from Waterline Systems, but it looks like that will be impossible. Also, in the past, Waterline has been very helpful in pinpo...
by Mvallus
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Water sloshing around floor boards
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Water sloshing around floor boards

What Bill mentions pretty much covers my problems. Rudder was main source; rubber gaiter was solution. I would add that I had a crack on the threads of my freshwater stern shower head that, when pressurized, would drip down the hose and settle under the quarter berth floorboard.
by Mvallus
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Tweaker for Code 0
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Tweaker for Code 0

I am curious as to how others have set up or positioned a tweaker for their Code Zeros. Any consensus on where this should be added, if at all?
by Mvallus
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Strengthening Sprit Retrieval Attachment on Bulkhead
Replies: 4
Views: 4732

Re: Strengthening Sprit Retrieval Attachment on Bulkhead

Bill,
I will be performing this modification over the winter...Do you recall the size of the new pad-eye you used? Just wanted to order the parts without making a trip to the boat. Thanks, Matt
by Mvallus
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Sails & Tuning
Topic: Shortening backstay
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Shortening backstay

It appears that after more properly tuning the rig my backstay may need to be shortened (maybe 4 inches)...I am unable to put nearly as much tension on the stay with the hydraulics. Has anyone else had to shorten their backstay over time? I just want to be sure that I am not totally missing somethin...