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by gartonjh
Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Forestay diameter criticality
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Forestay diameter criticality

Many thanks. I've attached an image of my stemhead. You will see two holes furthest forward. The forestay was in the second one back when I bought the boat. You can probably see the wear from the toggle in the image. The width of the stemhead at these forward two holes (white and blue arrows) is 9/1...
by gartonjh
Mon Nov 13, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Forestay diameter criticality
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Forestay diameter criticality

I have a Cape Dory 27. I found reference to a forestay diameter of 7/32" and ordered a harken mkiv unit 0 ocean furler. Back at the boat, I discovered the previous owner must've bumped up the wire size during the 2016 re-rigging. This means I either need to downsize the forestay to 7/32 or retu...
by gartonjh
Mon Oct 23, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Adding solar to a Cape Dory 27
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Adding solar to a Cape Dory 27

I'm also looking at replacing one of the AGM batteries with two of these which will fit in the same space in my battery box. https://ipowerqueen.com/products/power- ... n-100a-bms
by gartonjh
Mon Oct 23, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Adding solar to a Cape Dory 27
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Adding solar to a Cape Dory 27

I recently acquired my first boat, a Cape Dory 27. During my search for a boat, I had found a Pearson 303 that I had decided I would be ok with and scheduled a survey. In my excitement, I got the cart before the horse a bit and ordered some components to add solar to the boat. Then the survey reveal...