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by Kevin Keller
June 17th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Bill Roberts
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: RIP Bill Roberts

That's shocking and sad to hear. Although I never met him personally we did correspond while fixing up my SC20. He was a wealth of knowledge and unfortunately his corporate knowledge is gone forever. He did offer to take me out on his ARC 30 if I was in his area. I am sorry I was never able to get t...
by Kevin Keller
February 27th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Strong Bows VS Weak Bows
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Strong Bows VS Weak Bows

Better looking boat too.
by Kevin Keller
September 15th, 2018, 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbies trapezing
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Newbies trapezing

I find new people are hesitant to trap but when they get out they love it. Then they want me to take videos of them while I’m sailing the boat.

Then it turns into a boondoggle.
by Kevin Keller
January 28th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Damage to upper leading edge of rudders?
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Re: Damage to upper leading edge of rudders?

It is easy enough to take the rudder apart. By doing that you get to see the size of the pivot hole. You also get to see the width of the notch that the roller goes into. This should give you all the information you need to figure out what is wrong.
by Kevin Keller
January 25th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Damage to upper leading edge of rudders?
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Re: Damage to upper leading edge of rudders?

Can you send pictures of the slot with the roller in? What is the diameter of the rollers? I believe they should be 3/4" Maybe you could install a larger diameter roller.
by Kevin Keller
January 12th, 2018, 3:38 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rudder Mods
Replies: 7
Views: 4541

Re: Rudder Mods

I’m repainting the tips of my rudders and decided to clean up the castings a little. One thing I did was sand and smooth the roller tracks. I sanded the outer bearing surfaces that the plastic washers slide up and down. I also sanded the slots where the plastic threaded rod slides up and down. This ...
by Kevin Keller
August 7th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Tubular batten cap adhesive???
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Tubular batten cap adhesive???

Tom uses hot glue. I have tried it and it works well. Nice and quick.
by Kevin Keller
August 7th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Kevlar fabric tape on keels
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: Kevlar fabric tape on keels

I bring an anchor and try to leave it in the water if I can. Depending on the wind. Bill is right about sanding. When I was repairing the beam saddles on my 20 I came across Kevlar in that area. At first I didn't know what it was but figured it out. It does fuzz up when sanding. It also has a proble...
by Kevin Keller
August 4th, 2017, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-Bend
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: Pre-Bend

Bill, This is the first time I have ever read an explanation like that. The Supercat was the first catamaran I bought, so I wasn't exposed to any other information from other boats. The SC has taught me a lot bout sailing. I look back at some of the racing I did in college and I see I had no clue to...
by Kevin Keller
August 3rd, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-Bend
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: Pre-Bend

Hey Bill, Thanks for explaining prebend. I and many others didn't understand that. I was thought it was for flattening the sail to take the power out of a sail. I wish (and maybe it does exist) this website had the ability to tell people when there are new posts. I have been quite busy lately and ha...
by Kevin Keller
May 22nd, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring Races
Replies: 10
Views: 4116

Re: Spring Races

Looking forward to seeing the video. Was it your boat Bill?

Thanks for the update.

Kevin
by Kevin Keller
April 12th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: New Engine

Nice looking boat! Who painted it?
by Kevin Keller
November 5th, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 5720

Re: Spinnaker Theory

Rich,

Thanks for the information. Sounds like it was an exciting race.

I've ordered a TDF from Tom and look forward to getting it. One of these days I would love to get a ride on a 27 or 30. I wish one would fit in at my club.

Thanks,

Kevin
by Kevin Keller
October 31st, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 5720

Re: Spinnaker Theory

Thanks Bruiser. Good to hear. I'd love to see a picture of a 27 with a spinnaker. Where are you located?
by Kevin Keller
October 29th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 5720

Re: Spinnaker Theory

Thanks Mac. Too bad you are selling it. I am asking $10k for mine out here in Oahu after putting $19k into it. Hard to find a place to keep it though. Our club is full at the moment.

Kevin