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by Jonathan Levine
May 29th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?

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 when they ar...
by Jonathan Levine
May 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?

The "hiking ropes" thing is new to me - I've never seen a boat that used them instead of straps. Nor do I know how many years this was carried forward, or if in fact they're still in use now. In this tramp's configuration there are six grommets for each rope - two at each end, two in the middle. The...
by Jonathan Levine
May 27th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Creative mast stand for use with wraparound tramp?
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Creative mast stand for use with wraparound tramp?

Piece by piece I'm getting this old 19 reassembled for the first time in many years, but soon it'll be time to knock it back down for trailering to some actual water . When I brought it home cross-country in November, the tramp was off, so whatever combination of ratchet straps, bungee cords, and a ...
by Jonathan Levine
May 16th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Seized mast ball roll pin
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Seized mast ball roll pin

Solved. I got a little sample of ACF-50, and though it certainly didn't hurt, it didn't allow me to tap the pin out either. If I'm chicken and afraid to hit it hard enough, so be it - I'm not going to risk this casting. I dug out my old ball joint press (really just an oversized C-clamp) and was abl...
by Jonathan Levine
May 14th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Seized mast ball roll pin
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Seized mast ball roll pin

I probably could have gotten going with the old ball, but it looks like 40 years of UV exposure and I'm trying to clean up as many loose ends as possible. So I carefully cut off the ball, and now I can't get the roll pin out of the base (the forward end of the pin was already broken off). That 40 ye...
by Jonathan Levine
May 13th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 4551

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

The roller furling cleat was installed on the starboard side of the boat along the flat section of the tramp track. The forward hole in the cleat shared forward tramp track screw. Depending on the type of cleat that was used, some people found it helpful to route the line under the forward beam and...
by Jonathan Levine
May 6th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Problem solved: I'd already loosened off all the beam bolts, so I removed both from one side of the forward beam. With them out, the tramp slid in, no sweat at all. With the tramp in place, the beam/hull holes were offset 1/2", maybe a little more. I thought it'd be harder to get them realigned, but...
by Jonathan Levine
May 5th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: 19 tramp install pain

To be clear, the problem in feeding it into the track isn't that the track is pinched or otherwise damaged. Everything is round, smooth, and clean. This is simply a case of the tramp having shrunk over time (years off the boat), so it's difficult to feed it in without having the bolt rope jam. Think...
by Jonathan Levine
May 3rd, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Thanks for the tips. The grief I'm having is just with feeding the bolt rope in at the end of the track - once it's in, it's sliding through fairly easily. So I don't know whether running the scotchbrite through there is going to help. And why the vinegar? But I am lubing it with a little dish soap....
by Jonathan Levine
April 28th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: 19 tramp install pain

Yeah, I'm thinking it shrank over the years. Perhaps if I tried to install it on a really bright, hot day, it might relax enough to go in without all this futzing around, but, you know, half the season will be gone by the time that day rolls around. 1. It's the old-tyme wrap-around. I think this was...
by Jonathan Levine
April 28th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: 19 tramp install pain
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

19 tramp install pain

The 19 I acquired last fall is out of the snowbanks and I'm about to start putting it together - apparently it hasn't been sail-ready for half a dozen years or so. Figured I'd have an easy start with getting the tramp strung, but right away it's giving me grief - can't stretch it into the tracks, wh...
by Jonathan Levine
October 2nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Re: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?

Thanks, Matt. I get it (from the manual the '83 stock (furling?) jib looks like the zippered-luff halyard setup I'm familiar with from the H18), though I can't quite visualize how the self-tacking jib is affixed below the bridle - if anyone happens to have a picture handy it would help. So would I g...
by Jonathan Levine
October 1st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

SC19: Self-tacking jib + furler?

Don't actually have the boat yet - having a rough time getting it out of New York and on the road west. Maybe as far as Madison next week, but I'm beginning to resign myself to waiting for spring. In the meantime... I was looking through some old Aquarius stuff online (courtesy the wayback machine) ...
by Jonathan Levine
September 23rd, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last sail of the season
Replies: 4
Views: 4366

Re: Last sail of the season

Depressing, isn't it. That's a lovely shot, but tell us where you are?

With any luck my 19 gets here by the end of next week, but it's not at all certain I'll get to try it out before the weather gets nasty (or at least drysuit-worthy). The forecast calls for snow by this weekend...
by Jonathan Levine
September 14th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Beam end cap quick disconnect idea needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Beam end cap quick disconnect idea needed

Sure, that sounds good. You can't actually remove the caps from the boat without untying the shock cord, but you're not going to lose them either.