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Messages - sailr4

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Main Message Board / Re: Standing Rigging lengths
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:15:58 AM »
Here is the "Map" that The Rigging Co. did...

Main Message Board / Standing Rigging lengths
« on: March 05, 2018, 06:59:45 AM »
Just a quick note to remind people that the specs are not always accurate.  I have a 1989 Tall Rig and the rigging is almost a foot longer for each section.  My actual numbers are below.  I will update with the forestay length soon.

Upper shrouds   45' 2-1/2"
Fwd lowers        24'
Aft lowers          24' 3"
Back stay           43' 11-1/2"
Bridle (split)       5' 9"
Forestay             47' 4.5"


Main Message Board / Luff length with furler upgrade
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:45:10 PM »
For you that upgraded from the Hood 915 to the SeaFurl-5 (325).  Did you need to modify your headsail to adjust for a change in hoist length?


Main Message Board / Re: Thermostat source
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:04:30 AM »
Thanks Ken. That's the number I was looking at, but no one had specs on it.  I was reading that people in colder waters were using the 180.  I really had no other basis on my reasoning, except the 160 was the OEM.


Main Message Board / Thermostat source
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:43:58 PM »
Please help. I going crazy.  Every time I think I found a vendor/part number for a 160 F thermostat for my 25XP, it says its 180 or doesn't say.  I know it probably doesn't matter too much, but I sail in the warm waters of the Chesapeake, so I'd like to stay cooler. Anyone bought a thermostat lately? Would rather not pay $60 to Universal.  By the way, the reason I need a thermostat is because my boat did not have one.  Go figure.


Main Message Board / Re: Simple (stupid?) Question - Coolant Removal
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:55:45 PM »
Thanks Stu,

funny enough, that's the only article I didn't read today; since I had read it before and only remembered the "filling" part.


Main Message Board / Simple (stupid?) Question - Coolant Removal
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:18:24 PM »
Ok, I'm probably overlooking something stupid, but what is the method that you use to remove the old coolant from the engine - "On Purpose".  I have replaced coolant after it leaked out , but never when it was still in the engine.



Main Message Board / Re: New Forestay - Old Furler?
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:53:21 PM »
Thanks for all the great information.  Love this group.  :clap  I have started the process by removing my lower shrouds.  I will reinstall the new ones when they return from the rigger and move on to the upper shrouds.  Then on to the Back stay, leaving the forestay for last.  Goal is to have all new rigging before I haul out in late April / May. I will update you guys on my findings when I finally pull the Forestay.


Main Message Board / Re: New Forestay - Old Furler?
« on: January 27, 2018, 02:46:04 PM »

      When I replaced my forestay several years ago I ordered a pre-measured and swagged forestay. I also have a Hood 915 unit, after securing the mast(a halyard or two should do it) I disconnected both at the bow and the furling unit at the mast head, as I recall the furling unit just slid down the stay and we disconnected the long pieces as we went. Once the new forestay was attached at the top we just reversed the procedure. Also, while it's on the ground you'll probably want to recondition you furling unit.

It was my understanding that the swagged fitting does not fit thru the foil.  Was this your findings? I saw a YouTube vid of how to use a electricians snake to guide the "cut" stay out and back into the foil. Using a mechanical fitting on the top.

Main Message Board / New Forestay - Old Furler?
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:13:35 AM »
Ok, I've read over and over about how people changed their forestay when they upgraded their furler.  What I have not heard is the guy that did not need a new furler, but his forestay is probably 30 years old.  I have the Hood continuous line furler (915?).  I have read that the stay does not slide out of the extrusion and that it must be disassembled. is this true?  How much of a PITA is it to put back together?


Main Message Board / Re: How many catilina 34 where made
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:47:58 AM »
I'm not sure but I have hull #1 !

That's awesome!  I've often wondered if #1 was still sailing.  Is she is good shape?

Main Message Board / Re: Rigging replacement
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:40:58 AM »
Guys: Just make sure that if you take on the life line task as a DIY, that you Swedge the line into fitting!! 

Crimping doesn't count!!

Why do you think this.  Proper crimps have about 70% of the wire strength.  More than enough for lifelines. 

Main Message Board / Re: anchor gear
« on: May 08, 2017, 01:53:10 PM »
Ooh, Yeah, A Can of Worms ...  :D 

Minimum scope should be 5:1 even short term.  That's 220 feet of rode for 40 depth + 4 freeboard.  The type of anchor matters some, but not much on the amount of chain. (i.e. light Fortress anchors prefer less chain.)


Main Message Board / Re: stainless deck fill cover
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:27:04 AM »

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