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July 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Always a great day for a sail??

Yesterday, the winds were blowing 11-15 but, what seemed different was the temperature of the wind was 90+ deg and you just couldn't cool off. That's when the new "mister" installed on the aft deck became a lifesaver. I had been fighting putting one in for years because I didn't think it was nautical enought, but hidden away under the cockpit storage area, it worked out great. I guess as we get older we start making some better decisions and but the way we keep the crew happy in the…

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Added by Kurt on July 10, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Unleash the writer in you

Sailing has taken me many places and now I'm publishing sea stories (my own and others) through Shipyard Press, a publishing company I started in 2005. Shipyard is a publishing company for this new electronic age. I print books on demand, there is no upfront cost from authors and nobody is telling you what or how to write, it just has to be good, readable, page turner material. Illustrations and photos are OK and the books can be in full color or B&W. Covers, front and back are always…

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Added by Conrad Brown on July 9, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Ay, the good life

It has been said if you make enough money to require a payment to Uncle Sam, then you are in good shape. Put the good with enough and you have the name of the boat I just purchased:  Good Enough. Yipe, I am the proud owner of a Marples 35 wood/epoxy constant camber tri..... After a successful sail home from the Rio Dulce, she'll be renamed SPRAY (same as my Corsair was named).…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on July 3, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

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foster replied to foster's discussion Spinakker halyard chafe in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Franc, Did you put this block directly on the  "O" ring that originally directed the spinnaker halyard. With the asymmetric spinnaker we have on a Facnor Spinex furling system we have to put a strong tension. Is there a risk…"
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Franc replied to foster's discussion Spinakker halyard chafe in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went up the mast and installed a block to put the halyard through. Problem solved! "
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foster replied to foster's discussion Spinakker halyard chafe in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Reply by foster 1 second ago Delete Hello Bruce, Thanks for the answer. I think I am going to modify this Beneteau Z spar set up to improve and diminish chafe and then put a new halyard. Simplest would be to attach a block to the ring. But this…"
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foster replied to foster's discussion Spinakker halyard chafe in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Bruce, Thanks for the answer. I think I am going to modify this Beneteau Z spar set up to improve and diminish chafe and then put a new halyard. Simplest would be to attach a block to the ring. But this could interfere with the genoa…"
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Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Ed English's discussion Tac Failure on Ben 40
"Check you wiring harness on the back of the engine panel. Pull the connectors apart and together several times to remove corrosion. The spray with WD 40 or electronics cleaner. I the put an electrical Dielectric grease  on the connectors before…"
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Bruce Bogdanoff replied to foster's discussion Spinakker halyard chafe in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have a pole lift that goes to the pulley (Reel?) below the bracket that captures the Gennaker Halyard. I also have chafe on the line and on my second spinnaker line. The first one was replaced under warrenty as the chafe occurred within a year of…"
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foster added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Spinakker halyard chafe

Hello,As many of you I guess the spinaker halyard ruptured from chafe on the ring that guides down near the mast a little above the frontstay.Did any of you modify this to minimize the chafe? Do you also use the spare reel next probably for pole toplift ?Any suggestions or pictures would be very welcomed.For the moment trying to dry the chute in the garden....ThanksDenisSee More
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