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by Kevin Keller
March 2nd, 2015, 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Roberts!! Old Hull ID Numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 3428

Bill Roberts!! Old Hull ID Numbers

Bill, My SC20 was built circa 1980 and it has far as I know has always had a HIN of FMS00067580 on the registration. I recently received a letter from the DLNR (Dept of Land & Natural Resources) who I have to register the boat with that the USCG does not recognize my hull numbers and is giving me a ...
by Kevin Keller
February 26th, 2015, 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beach Cat Limit! What is it???
Replies: 2
Views: 2679

Re: Beach Cat Limit! What is it???

If I did not have to build a new house soon I would probably purchase a new ARC22 or preferably a 27. They are beautiful looking boats and look like they handle like a dream. I doubt I would ever get my moneys worth out of it compared to my SC20 I have fixed up. I do wonder how long Tom will be in b...
by Kevin Keller
February 25th, 2015, 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Area Where SCs and ARC Win
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: Another Area Where SCs and ARC Win

Worked for me!
by Kevin Keller
November 14th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: What are the benefits of a self tacking jib?
Replies: 32
Views: 18047

Re: What are the benefits of a self tacking jib?

You could always put an aluminum beam between the bridal tangs and use that for the tack of your jib. That would allow you to put a roller furling jib. I've seen it on a NACRA. I guess if you bury the bows though it is extra drag. It looks a little hokey too. I thought about doing that myself becaus...
by Kevin Keller
November 12th, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: What are the benefits of a self tacking jib?
Replies: 32
Views: 18047

Re: What are the benefits of a self tacking jib?

I think there might be some confusion after reading the latest posts here on curved self-tacking jib tracks. I think the curved track that Bill is talking about is a perfect radius curve. I bought a curved track from Aquarius to put on my SC20 and it works great. It was recommended by Tom over the s...
by Kevin Keller
November 7th, 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Americas Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 4009

Re: Americas Cup

I think it is kind of a rhetorical question. Without the water it cannot move the way you want it to move. It's really not flying above the water, it is flying in the water. You take away the water and it doesn't work. Personally I don't have an issue with it. It's more exciting than watching some b...
by Kevin Keller
November 6th, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Americas Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 4009

Re: Americas Cup

Well.... technically the foils displace some water also. Albeit a relative small amount.
by Kevin Keller
October 8th, 2014, 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racing SC20's
Replies: 8
Views: 6061

Re: Racing SC20's

Here is some video of the 2 days of racing at our club. My SC20 is the one with the yellow Kevlar sails.

https://vimeo.com/108163314
by Kevin Keller
October 8th, 2014, 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racing SC20's
Replies: 8
Views: 6061

Re: Racing SC20's

Mac M wrote:What were the other boats you raced against?
You had to ask me that. A bunch of Hobies. Is that good enough? I really don't pay attention to what they are. Some Miracles 20's and others. Sorry I can't be more specific.
by Kevin Keller
October 7th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: What are the benefits of a self tacking jib?
Replies: 32
Views: 18047

Re: What are the benefits of a self tacking jib?

It was the best performance enhancer for my SC20 that I have done. It really takes care of itself. Tacks are effortless. Most of the time I have the sails in tight and a tack consists of me pushing the tiller over. That's all. Well... I usually move my butt over to the other side. I do point much be...
by Kevin Keller
October 7th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racing SC20's
Replies: 8
Views: 6061

Re: Racing SC20's

I raced a few weeks ago and yes, I saw the same problem going downwind myself. I would have some making up to do after the downwind leg. I assume it is because our boats are heavier. I did outpoint almost everyone else upwind though. It might have had something to do with me being solo with 10-15kno...
by Kevin Keller
August 12th, 2014, 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Yet another weather helm problem....
Replies: 15
Views: 10720

Re: Yet another weather helm problem....

Hi Tinho, I understand the principle of reducing mast rake. My problem stems from putting a self-tacking jib on which I believe has a smaller area than the original sail. It's not bad enough to really bother me but it is not as nice when my helm was very balanced. I need to pay more attention to hea...
by Kevin Keller
August 12th, 2014, 2:25 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Yet another weather helm problem....
Replies: 15
Views: 10720

Re: Yet another weather helm problem....

Leigh, Unless I am misreading your post.... I am trying to picture one hull being farther ahead than the other. I think the only way that would be possible is if saddles were put in the wrong place! If that is true you should be able to compare the distances from the tip of the hull to the saddles o...
by Kevin Keller
July 22nd, 2014, 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes for Cat-Trax
Replies: 4
Views: 3716

Re: Tubes for Cat-Trax

Ok, I did my part and now you guys need to find cheaper tires.

Kevin
by Kevin Keller
July 18th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes for Cat-Trax
Replies: 4
Views: 3716

Re: Tubes for Cat-Trax

$30 for a tube??? Wow.. I looked a while ago for tubes and think I found them for quite a bit cheaper. I will try looking again. I could use some new tires too as mine are pretty well cracked. Just found some on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/21X12-00-8-ATV-Tire-Inner-Tube-21X12-0-8-21X12-8-21-12-8-2...