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by gahamby
September 12th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 11
Views: 624

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: 11
Views: 624

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: 11
Views: 624

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: 11
Views: 624

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: 389

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: 12196

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: 3776

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.
by gahamby
April 23rd, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 12196

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Matt,

It balances just above that patch of black velcro.
Am I going to roll the cross beam off the boat?

Thanks, Geoff
by gahamby
April 23rd, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 12196

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

IMG_0113 torq.jpg
So how much torque am I applying to the front crossbeam with this Torqueedo? (havliii posed this question to me)
The battery and throttle live on deck. The end of the cantilever is about 5'-6"
The motor weighs 21lb w/o battery.
by gahamby
April 20th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Bill Roberts
Replies: 3
Views: 768

RIP Bill Roberts

Bill's passing is sad news indeed! I always enjoyed his commentary. To tread on his broad area of expertise was an invitation to a well researched broadside. He will be missed.
Please post a link to the obituary.
by gahamby
March 29th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Main Sheet/traveler Cleat Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Main Sheet/traveler Cleat Issues

You should be able to set the angle of the cam cleat so you can snap the sheet out quickly. You might consider inverting the cam cleat. This might compromise your ability to lock in the main sheet. but hey, what are your priorities? On the stock traveler there is no angle adjustment to the cam cleat...
by gahamby
March 6th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Downhaul for the Squaretop.
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Downhaul for the Squaretop.

APS had these on sale so I jumped. http://www.apsltd.com/40mm-carbo-pivot-lead-w-alum-cam.html Does anyone have a picture and /or drawing with dimensions of the mainsail downhaul? I have the not to scale drawing. I searched but did not find. Thanks GH IMG_0085 SC downhaul.jpg I did it like this.
by gahamby
October 30th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 4065

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

I tried the reverse line trick. It worked but brought the rudders down really hard. I will look into this further this winter.
by gahamby
October 16th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 12196

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Dan, Thanks for the offer. I bought the Cheeta SC mount that was in The BeachCats classifieds. I'm wondering if I could bank up some smaller batteries,seal them up in PVC pipe and slip them into the front crossbeam for an out of the way battery location. Then I could use a trolling motor. There are ...
by gahamby
September 14th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 12196

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

I know I'm reviving an old post. When I searched Outboard Motor Mount on this forum I got "no results"
When I Googled it I got this thread.
Does anybody use a Cheeta motor mount? If so, how do you like it.
I am thinking of mounting a Torqueedo on my 15. Has anyone mounted one on the front crossbar?