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by gahamby
October 14th, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 wire traveler conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: 19 wire traveler conversion

My 15 had a 22mm Harken track installed across the rear crossbeam. The tramp was held with a bolt rope track across the rear beam. The track was held down with flat head machine screws that were tapped into the crossbar. There was no bedding compound between the track and crossbar. There was no anti...
by gahamby
September 6th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Yes, once I tried the reverse rigging with the two line pull I saw that It could be done.
by gahamby
August 6th, 2021, 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SuperCat 19 Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

Re: SuperCat 19 Resurrection

That's some major surgery!
"The stuff that was rolling around inside the hull was tree bark from a pine"
Maybe a pine tree fell on it. Or it hit a pine tree.
by gahamby
August 5th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daggerboard Screw
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Daggerboard Screw

I don't know but Daggerboard Screw sounds like a Frank Zappa tune.
by gahamby
July 27th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SuperCat 19 Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

Re: SuperCat 19 Resurrection

The afore mentioned unpleasant surprises.
by gahamby
July 22nd, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SuperCat 19 Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

Re: SuperCat 19 Resurrection

I learned to water ski on Lake Martin. Your cat has dagger boards, she's a 19. Those are hulls, not pontoons. Keep us posted on the restoration. Could you post a close up of the main sail feeder on the mast. I have the same style mast and feeding in the sail is a pain. Thanks GH
by gahamby
July 22nd, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SuperCat 19 Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

Re: SuperCat 19 Resurrection

Do you know what formula of paint is on the hulls? That cracked mast step looks like the result of mast rotation or sway not being controlled during raising or lowering. Good luck with the re-fit. Where will you sail her?
by gahamby
July 21st, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SuperCat 19 Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

Re: SuperCat 19 Resurrection

Is that the one from SE Virginia? It was on the Norfolk CL and I linked the ad to the For Sale page here.
by gahamby
July 20th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Pull the blue line, the rudder goes in. Pull the red line the rudder comes out.
by gahamby
July 19th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

With this rig it's one line pull down, one line pull up.
by gahamby
July 19th, 2021, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

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by gahamby
July 17th, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Downhaul Rigging
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Downhaul Rigging

When I got the new square top main, Tom sent me the drawings I needed to rig the regulation downhaul. Mine is a little less involved than yours. I posted a picture here on the forum.
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by gahamby
July 17th, 2021, 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New SC17 owner
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: New SC17 owner

My roller furler has a short pigtail that goes between the the swivel and the mast hound. I rig a 6:1 main sheet. No reason not to re-use the blocks if they give you the proper advantage.
by gahamby
July 10th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rolling and storing a sail.
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Rolling and storing a sail.

The main is a square weave dacron.I pull the jack batten out and store it in the second pocket. The jib rolls up on the furler. I coil it loosely
by gahamby
July 2nd, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SuperCat 17 Hulls Leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: SuperCat 17 Hulls Leaking

The drain plugs are a common problem on old cats. On my 15 I removed the fittings, cleaned every thing up and re-bedded with 3M 5200. If the drain plugs look questionable, replace them! On the hull dings, I've used 3M vinyl ester putty, gel coat paste with white pigment and/or Marine Tex. My mast le...