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by Jonathan Levine
November 6th, 2021, 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 wire traveler conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 19 wire traveler conversion

Had a few exchanges with Tom. He quoted me a conversion kit, but it's just the traveler/track/hardware (I think - he didn't supply a BOM) and none of the other stuff needed, particularly the tramp extrusion, since he said he hasn't done this in 27 (?) years. So I checked with my local shop, Glenmore...
by Jonathan Levine
October 14th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 wire traveler conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 19 wire traveler conversion

Recommendation for bolt rope track would be welcome. The fasteners seizing is an avoidable problem. I'm thinking that the recutting of the tramp and stitching in the bolt rope involves noncritical dimensions, as it'll still be tensioned up with the forward crossbeam lacing. I'm sure there are some g...
by Jonathan Levine
October 14th, 2021, 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 wire traveler conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 550

19 wire traveler conversion

To say I'm not a fan of the wire traveler (well, more specifically, the car and its cleat) would be an understatement. I'd like to make the switch to a conventional track, so can someone fill me in on how the tramp is modified for attachment to the aft crossbeam? I'm about to pack the boat up for th...
by Jonathan Levine
September 5th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

5B56E83F-1B94-40CB-AF85-AE560680694B_1_201_a.jpeg I have a Nicro/Fico 792 block on the lock, which I assume is factory. I cracked my old catalog hoping to find a two-sheave version on the same narrow little swivel so I don't have to hack the rollers, but it doesn't look like they made one. Looks li...
by Jonathan Levine
August 6th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WTB: SC19 battens, w/ or w/o sail(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: WTB: SC19 battens, w/ or w/o sail(s)

Oh, that's where I started - we've had a lot of emails going back and forth. He's having problems on the batten front.

One suggestion he made was to get ahold of RBS, but they don't answer email - or have a phone number on their web site.
by Jonathan Levine
July 21st, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now, I'm not looking to hurt anyone's feelings...
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Now, I'm not looking to hurt anyone's feelings...

But this has been bugging me for years. I've known about the SuperCat family since the early 80s, when I made the move to cats and subscribed to Multihulls Magazine. The Boston Whaler ads knocked me out - big, expensive, colourful, aggressive, and with the most hilarious, over-the-top copy ever. Tho...
by Jonathan Levine
July 19th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Yeah, I get it. Is that a new(er) factory thing, or your own hack?
by Jonathan Levine
July 19th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Way different than mine - I only have a single block on the lock and none underneath the tiller.

p.s. B+D Workmates rule.
by Jonathan Levine
July 19th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 11521

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Ah... thanks very much for this. I've been meaning to ask why there are three sheaves (when only two were in use on mine), and now I get that it was previously screwed up - the red line is too short and wasn't reeved through the third sheave. Gotta go get me some rope - I trust that the lengths give...
by Jonathan Levine
July 19th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WTB: SC19 battens, w/ or w/o sail(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 638

WTB: SC19 battens, w/ or w/o sail(s)

I know that's worded strangely, but here's the problem: In the course of gradually sorting out the '83 19 I've had for a little over a year, I discovered a number of problems with the main, starting with the battens being wrong - flat, non-tapered FRE sticks in place of the stock tapered tubular. Wh...
by Jonathan Levine
May 21st, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: New gripe sheet for an old 19
Replies: 4
Views: 2251

Re: New gripe sheet for an old 19

Please forgive my perfectly terrible manners in letting this thread hang for the better part of a year, but spring is (finally)(sort of) here (we thought it was spring, anyway - it was +25C the other day - then we got a few days of snow and it's around freezing again. Grrr....) and that means gettin...
by Jonathan Levine
July 28th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: New gripe sheet for an old 19
Replies: 4
Views: 2251

New gripe sheet for an old 19

After a false start a few weeks ago (a 12-hour day yielded a 15-minute sail after both rudder lock pins went to bits - old UV-killed plastic, got replacements from Tom) I finally got out for a couple of proper (though still too short) sails. 1. I'm still running the stock '83 wraparound tramp and wi...
by Jonathan Levine
July 28th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Crickets
Replies: 7
Views: 7510

Re: Crickets

Yeah, it's quiet out here, alright. Starting some new 19 threads.
by Jonathan Levine
May 29th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Any comments on hiking straps vs. ropes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

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 wh...