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by Matt Haberman
August 5th, 2021, 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daggerboard Screw
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Daggerboard Screw

Use those too. Hang the board horizontal, trailing edge down.
by Matt Haberman
August 5th, 2021, 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daggerboard Screw
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Daggerboard Screw

Drain plug :lol:

Seriously thou, the screw was used to hang the board during painting. When the paint is cured the hole is filled with 5200 and the screw is inserted.
by Matt Haberman
July 19th, 2021, 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 10458

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Interesting, I too have never seen the rudders rigged like that.
by Matt Haberman
July 19th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Downhaul Rigging
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Downhaul Rigging

Robert, Keep in mind on the H18 w/ Comp tip and the A class the masts are quite bendy and the downhaul has a major effect on the sail shape and mast bend. The mast on the 22 is significantly stiffer and as a result, downhaul has a much smaller impact on mast bend and sail shape. If you put a large e...
by Matt Haberman
July 18th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Downhaul Rigging
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Downhaul Rigging

Hi Robert, All of the ARC-22's shipped with the standard 6:1 downhaul system & three grommets in the mainsail as illustrated in the link Ghamby shared. The way that you string it is by starting at the exit block / cleat on the starboard side, go up to the middle grommet in the mainsail. Next, yo...
by Matt Haberman
July 18th, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New SC17 owner
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: New SC17 owner

Hello Genofleet119, You are correct that there were two different forestay assemblies for the SC17. The standard forestay consisted of a pigtail at the top, a turning block for the jib halyard, the forestay, a chainplate, the wire jib halyard and the rope segment of the jib halyard. The roller furli...
by Matt Haberman
July 9th, 2021, 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rolling and storing a sail.
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Rolling and storing a sail.

Kevin,
Yes, roll from the top down. Typically folding at the second batten thou. Usually the second batten in the main as well.
by Matt Haberman
July 5th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SuperCat 17 Hulls Leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: SuperCat 17 Hulls Leaking

Drain plug leaks: First off it doesn't look like the housing is sealed to the hull. I would remove the drain plug housing, remove any old caulk and clean it up so you have a nice clean surface. I would then put a nice bead of 5200 around the back of the housing and in the screw holes, insert the hou...
by Matt Haberman
June 29th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rolling and storing a sail.
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Rolling and storing a sail.

I guess we will have to agree to disagree..... All of the local guys we sail with roll them from the top-down, whether it's a 15, 17, 19, 22, Nacra 5.2, etc.... Been a very long time since I have seen someone roll them from the bottom up. Usually, if we see a sail rolled from the bottom up is becaus...
by Matt Haberman
June 29th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rolling and storing a sail.
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Rolling and storing a sail.

Yes, but it's a 10x easier to hoist it when it's unrolled already so actually doesn't make much difference. Longevity wise we have found the sails rolled from the top are typically in better condition for much longer then if rolled from the bottom up.
by Matt Haberman
June 28th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Batten knots
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Batten knots

Kevin,
I usually tighten the main battens by pushing with my thumb until the batten (tubular) has a slight bend to it. Its tight enough to take the wrinkles out but not excessive.

The same thing for the gaff batten, however, if it isn't long enough that will make it more difficult :D
by Matt Haberman
June 26th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Batten knots
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Batten knots

Hi Kevin, Here are the steps for tying the battens into the sail. We just use a square knot (Steps 5 & 6) Step #1 Position batten.jpg Step #2 Instert batten.jpg Step #3 thread tie, up thru stirrup & down thru grommet.jpg Step #4 Start square knot.jpg Step #5 tension batten with thumbs.jp...
by Matt Haberman
June 26th, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rolling and storing a sail.
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Rolling and storing a sail.

Hi Kevin, It is our opinion that sails should be rolled from the top down. We typically fold the top of the sail down at the 2nd full batten and then start rolling from there. That typically keeps the top from being rolled too tightly and getting a fold/curl in the square top. There are several reas...
by Matt Haberman
April 15th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 20 and 17
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Supercat 20 and 17

Hi Paul, Please see my comments below: Few questions... Just picked up a Supercat 20 10 hours away from home and I've driven further for one. 1)Tom or Matt..you familiar with the steel expandable<port side> trailer? Appreciate any experience with them. The only expandable trailer I have had experien...
by Matt Haberman
October 8th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Compression dings in hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

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.