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by Matt Haberman
September 10th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

Tom, That is a very good point. To add on that, if your going to leave the jib furled and on the boat for extended periods of time we strongly recommend you cover it with a jib snorkel. This will protect the jib from the UV rays of the sun. Without the jib snorkel I would next expect a jib to last m...
by Matt Haberman
September 9th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

The roller furling cleat was installed on the starboard side of the boat along the flat section of the tramp track. The forward hole in the cleat shared forward tramp track screw. Depending on the type of cleat that was used, some people found it helpful to route the line under the forward beam and ...
by Matt Haberman
September 6th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Topside antiskid paint
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Topside antiskid paint

The original non-skid and what we continue to use today is an AwlGrip product with a grit additive added in. If you call and talk to Tom he can fill you in on the details.
by Matt Haberman
September 2nd, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19 boards
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: SC19 boards

Jonathan, Initially the SC19 did not have diamond wires on the mast, but that only lasted for about 1 year (if that) before they were added to the SC19 as standard equipment. Very few boats were built without the diamond wires and all of those boats were upgraded to include the diamond wires. So yes...
by Matt Haberman
September 1st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19 boards
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: SC19 boards

Jonathan, Yes, it should be NACA series 63... There were three versions of the SuperCat 19: The Original 19 with 8' beam, daggerboards and a 28'9" mast. The 19XL with a 8'6" beam, Daggerboards and a 33' mast. The 19X with 8'6" beam, NO daggerboards and a 33' mast. The 19 without boards sails very we...
by Matt Haberman
August 27th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server / Host Migration
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Server / Host Migration

I just want to give everyone a heads up that in the near future we will be moving to a new web server / hosting company. So don't panic if the forum is offline for a while. I am always optimistic these types of things will go off without a hitch and will go unnoticed by the majority, however I am a...
by Matt Haberman
August 15th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trampoline coming out of track - ‘81 SC17
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Trampoline coming out of track - ‘81 SC17

One thing to consider is where does it start to pull out from. If it starts pulling out in the middle then the only real solution is to replace the bolt rope with a "HARD" Luff braid rope which should resolve the problem. Don't use a soft rope or a twisted braid, the problem will persist. If the tra...
by Matt Haberman
July 17th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Squeaky Ball? SC15
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Squeaky Ball? SC15

Laz,

Not sure why you didn't need lube before. We have been putting a bit of lube on the ball as I describe as long as I can remember.
by Matt Haberman
July 10th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Squeaky Ball? SC15
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Squeaky Ball? SC15

Hi Laz,

You can clean the ball and the inside of the mast base with a cloth rag and some lacquer thinner to remove the old grease. Before you step the mast put a marble size dollop of wheel bearing grease inside the mast base casting. That should resolve the squeak.
by Matt Haberman
April 23rd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 11149

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

So the distance from the balance point to the center of the front beam is roughly 4' ??? If so then your looking at about 84 lb-ft of torque on the front beam.
by Matt Haberman
April 23rd, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Righting a SC15, Parts, and Repairing
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Righting a SC15, Parts, and Repairing

Braeden910, We typically will tie the righting line around the forward cross beam right between the tramp and the hull. I personally have found it to be a bit more beneficial to put the line over the top of the hull, however as the boat starts to come up that will put you on the outside of the hull,...
by Matt Haberman
April 23rd, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 11149

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Greg,

Do you know where the balance point is located on the torqueedo when it is sitting horizontal like this? Worst case if all the weight was located in the propeller you would be looking at roughly 115 lb-ft of torque on the front beam.
by Matt Haberman
April 20th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Bill Roberts
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: RIP Bill Roberts

I have posted his obituary in the thread "Sail On Bill Roberts"

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by Matt Haberman
April 20th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sail On Bill Roberts
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Sail On Bill Roberts

Here are a few pictures of Bill
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Bill Roberts - Circa 1980
Bill Circa 1980 ?
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Bill Roberts - April 7, 2019
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by Matt Haberman
April 20th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sail On Bill Roberts
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Sail On Bill Roberts

William C. Roberts, Jr. died peacefully Friday evening April 12, 2019 at his home on the St. Lucie River in Palm City, FL doing what he loved best, preparing to go long distance racing on one of the world’s fastest production sailing catamarans of his own design. Billy, as he was then known, was bor...