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by Matt Haberman
October 8th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Compression dings in hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Compression dings in hulls

I suspect it is probably just cosmetic. If it is rectangular and vertical I am guessing it is actually a "silhouette" of the bulkhead caused by the foam shrinking as it cured.
by Matt Haberman
August 11th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: What size cat trax needed for a SC17
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: What size cat trax needed for a SC17

Just an FYI that I just posted a used set of SC17 Cat Trax in the For Sail forum that you might be interested in.

https://owners.aquarius-sail.com/phpbb3 ... f=6&t=1057
by Matt Haberman
August 6th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: What size cat trax needed for a SC17
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: What size cat trax needed for a SC17

I would agree that a cat trax with a 7' center line on the cradles should work fine. If your interested we sell cat trax using the Florida Sail Craft wheels and our own cradle and axle design for the SuperCat, ARC and RC catamarans. If your interested please give Tom a call at 651-462-SAIL.
by Matt Haberman
August 1st, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: New gripe sheet for an old 19
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: New gripe sheet for an old 19

Jonathan,
One additional thought on rotating the mast when lowering the mainsail. Since you have spreaders on the mast you can always push on the diamond wire to rotate the mast. It hit me today when I was lowering the main :D
by Matt Haberman
July 30th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Recent purchase SC17, Jib sheet issues, help!
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Recent purchase SC17, Jib sheet issues, help!

Doug, If the foot of the jib is "luffing" then it sounds to me like the sheet angle is incorrect and there is probably too much leech tension and insufficient foot tension which is causing the luffing issue. Can you post a few pictures of your jib rigged on your boat. Over the years there has been s...
by Matt Haberman
July 30th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: New gripe sheet for an old 19
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: New gripe sheet for an old 19

Hi Jonathan, 1) Can you post some photos of your traveler setup? I think I am visualizing what your describing, however I don't ever recall anyone raising the issue you describe. 2) I suspect your tramp is an aftermarket. All of the OE tramps always had the bag as an integral part of the tramp. Ther...
by Matt Haberman
May 28th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?

Jonathan, The beauty of the rope is that you can always get your foot under them (even wearing shoes) without using your hands. You don't want to lace them "tight", leave an inch or so of slack so you can push your foot under them. With a flat webbing hiking strap they tend to stick to the tramp whe...
by Matt Haberman
May 16th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 6185

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

Jonathan,
I know people have used CL241 or the CL 258 because of their low profile is little more pleasant to sit on.
by Matt Haberman
May 6th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Jonathan,

Lanocote is probably the best thing as it will not wash away, but we have also used marine grade wheel bearing grease on the bolts...
by Matt Haberman
April 29th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Jonathan, Yellow cross cut tramp is probably an original, they haven't been made that way (cross seam) since about 1984. So good chance it shrunk a bit. Since it is a wrap style tramp you could try installing by starting at the front and feeding it toward the back. The hull is a bit wider by the fro...
by Matt Haberman
April 28th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Hi Jonathan, The tramps have always been designed and manufactured to be installed on the boat after the beam bolts are secure. With that being said it is possible that the tramp has shrunk over the years of not being installed. If that is the case I am not certain I have much of a solution other th...
by Matt Haberman
January 22nd, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 17v19 mast length
Replies: 1
Views: 3205

Re: 17v19 mast length

Yes, the SC17 and Original (standard) SC19 had the same length mast.

The SC19 mast had spreaders, the SC17 does not.
by Matt Haberman
October 5th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server / Host Migration
Replies: 1
Views: 4266

Re: Server / Host Migration

The server migration is complete. Please let me know if you come across any issues.
Thanks for your patience.
by Matt Haberman
October 2nd, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?
Replies: 3
Views: 3250

Re: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?

Jonathan, Go to our website and look at the pictures of the ARC22, 21 & 17, all of those should be self tacking. They are not the same sails, the roller furling jib is a traditional overlapping jib where as the self tacking jib does not overlap and passes in front of the mast. Since we introduced se...
by Matt Haberman
October 2nd, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?
Replies: 3
Views: 3250

Re: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?

Jonathan, There are two issues that prevent the roller furling on a self tacking jib setup: 1) We use a full length battens in the self tacking jib which prevents rolling. We have found this was necessary to maintain a good sail shape. 2) The tack of the jib attaches below the apex of the bridle wir...