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by gahamby
January 17th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Supercat 17 damage on the top of the hull
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Supercat 17 damage on the top of the hull

https://owners.aquarius-sail.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=622 I had a similar problem. The PO had dropped the mast on the port hull up forward. It resulted in the glass delaminating there at the top seam. I dried it out and re attached it. It has held since. The glass from the two halves laps...
by gahamby
December 29th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future Supercat 17 owner, Poplar Grove IL
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Future Supercat 17 owner, Poplar Grove IL

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by gahamby
October 19th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Compression dings in hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Compression dings in hulls

Thanks for the reply. I figured as much. I had finally gotten her shiney enough to notice.
by gahamby
October 8th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Compression dings in hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Compression dings in hulls

In the course of cleaning and polishing the hulls I noticed a compression ding on the outboard side of the port hull up forward where I think the bulkhead is. It's rectangular in shape and vertically oriented. I've tried getting a picture but it doesn't read on camera. Is this a structural problem o...
by gahamby
September 14th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Too Windy?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Is It Too Windy?

In those conditions you would have been well served to furl the jib.
by gahamby
May 6th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 4568

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Have you tried immersing the tramp in hot water?
by gahamby
May 4th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 4568

Re: 19 tramp install pain

I like the vinegar as a cleaning agent. Perhaps take a drift pin and tap it into the feed end of the track.
by gahamby
April 30th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 4568

Re: 19 tramp install pain

I like running a bit of Scotch Brite pad dipped in white vinegar through the tracks. Consider soaking the tramp in hot water. Lube the tracks with soap.
by gahamby
September 12th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 7326

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

Just after that part.
by gahamby
September 12th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 7326

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

I can agree with one part of your statement.
by gahamby
September 11th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 7326

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

I have a snorkel. Definitely tie off around the jib. I've never had a problem with a plastic jam cleat getting rope burn. They don't chafe the line, they're light. inexpensive, and don't hurt near as much if you get thrown onto one. That's why they exist. That's why I use them where I see fit.
by gahamby
September 9th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 7326

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

My cleat is a plastic jam cleat out at the front corner of the tramp. I put one on each side just cause I was into it that day. A lot of boats have a cleat on the front crossbar. I wouldn't recommend one on the mast. There's enough going on there already and mast rotation might give you a problem.
by gahamby
August 14th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trampoline coming out of track - ‘81 SC17
Replies: 2
Views: 3311

Re: Trampoline coming out of track - ‘81 SC17

Try replacing the bolt rope.
by gahamby
July 14th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 23332

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Well that didn't work out. Going with the stern mount.
by gahamby
May 23rd, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 17 Purchase Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 9206

Re: Supercat 17 Purchase Advice Needed

Looks clean, a little on the pricey side. 3k is where you want to be after you've bought all that gear from Tom that the boat is going to need.
The inspection ports in the transoms indicate that the gudgeons needed re bolting at some point.