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by Vince124
Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Adding a Removable Forestay

Thanks James. Yes, thimbles are a must. Also I’m thinking of just putting on a locknut at the bottom part of that turnbuckle. Otherwise I’ll just seize the swivel to the shackle as mentioned in the video. Thanks again for your help here.
by Vince124
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Adding a Removable Forestay

James-
I was finally able to install that Solent stay, thanks for all your help. I documented it in a video on my YT channel and made sure to give you credit.
by Vince124
Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Adding a Removable Forestay

Thanks. I'm going with my original plan of just using a simple backing block.
by Vince124
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Adding a Removable Forestay

Each situation is different. It depends on how close the deck pad eye is to the chain locker bulkhead and how strong that is attached to the deck, how stiff is the deck and how much unsupported area it has in the region of the pad eye, how big the boat is and how large of a sail will be on the inne...
by Vince124
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Adding a Removable Forestay

Here's a link to a discussion of inner stay tensioning devices: https://plasticclassicforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6438&p=52899&hilit=solent#p52899 I would keep the headstay and spinn halyard where they are and add your solent stay to a mast hound within about 2 feet of the top o...
by Vince124
Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Adding a Removable Forestay

Thanks. I'm not sure how I missed that post, but it's exactly what I need.
by Vince124
Tue Dec 13, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Adding a Removable Forestay
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Adding a Removable Forestay

Looking to add a removable inner forestay mainly for a storm jib; I’m avoiding the use of a sleeve-type storm jib around the furled headsail if I can help it. The plan is to run the forestay from the mast down to the deck approximately 24” aft of the furler using a heavy folding padeye or U-bolt wit...
by Vince124
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Weatherstrip for cockpit lockers
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Weatherstrip for cockpit lockers

I'm looking for options for this too; everything I've used over the years has not lasted very long, nor provided a very good barrier to water ingress. The hollow core suggestion above won't work for my situation, as I need something wide and flat for both my lazarette seals and cockpit engine cover....
by Vince124
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 2292

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Wow, nice progress! Good choice converting to tiller. I did the same with a pedestal that a previous owner installed and just in time too. I found a hidden crack under the quadrant that almost certainly would have come apart at the worst possible time.
by Vince124
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Raising Main Boom
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: Alberg 30 Raising Main Boom

This is timely information, as I was planning to do the same with new sails. In my case, I was trying to avoid injury from an accidental gybe, since my current boom height sits at about 5' 3".
by Vince124
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Hull mounted chain plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Hull mounted chain plates

Definitely agree with all of those points. These boats don't have factory cover plates, but it's on the list to fabricate. Thanks Jim.
by Vince124
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Hull mounted chain plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Hull mounted chain plates

Thanks. I'm not a racer, but I am keeping this possible modification in mind for the future. The deck core around my chain plates is protected, but an occasional leak through the silicone bedding will pop up sometimes.
by Vince124
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Hull mounted chain plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Hull mounted chain plates

For those of you that have done this mod... did you find any noticeable difference in tacking angle?