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by Matt Haberman
November 21st, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Beam wedge Question
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Re: Beam wedge Question

Dan, The part you are talking about is called a Moon Washer. The hole is supposed to be off center, with the wide portion towards the centerline of the hull. This is important on the outboard washer because it allows for the end cap to be installed. It is less important on the inboard washer, but it...
by Matt Haberman
September 26th, 2016, 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue
Replies: 15
Views: 8842

Re: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue

Originally the 17 came with a wire halyard that was secured in a clip at the bottom of the mast, inside the sail track. The hook at the top didn't come into play until around 1985. There is a conversion kit available to upgrade to the hook, give Tom a call at 651-462-SAIL and he can get you what you...
by Matt Haberman
September 25th, 2016, 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue
Replies: 15
Views: 8842

Re: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue

First off a suggestion for any future fiberglass repairs: Composites don't like sharp corners, in the future a round hole or a square/rectangular hole with generous round corners would be much stronger and easier to repair. Regardless at this point I am not sure I would change anything other then tr...
by Matt Haberman
September 24th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue
Replies: 15
Views: 8842

Re: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue

Mike, Regarding the serial number and the year of your boat. - FMSB indicates it was a built by Boston Whaler. - 188 indicates it was the 188 "boat" shipped, hence the sail number also being 188. - M81L is the model year, so the boat is a 1981. - 17P & 17S identify the port and startboard hull of a ...
by Matt Haberman
September 15th, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Head stay questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

Re: Head stay questions

Tom just pointed out to me this morning that he has also discontinued using the 7x19 wire on the pigtails. He now uses 5/32" 1x19 on the pigtail. All of the standing rigging should be 1x19, the only place 7x19 should be used is for the jib halyard wire. The main issue with the 7x19 on the forestay o...
by Matt Haberman
September 14th, 2016, 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Head stay questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

Re: Head stay questions

I don't think it would require immediate replacement, but I would certainly check it over carefully. 7x19 seems to be prone to "fish hooks" in random places that you might not normally see a wire fail.
by Matt Haberman
September 14th, 2016, 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Head stay questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

Re: Head stay questions

The forestay should be 1/8" 1x19 SS wire. The pigtail (short wire from halyard sheave to mast hounds) would most likely be 7x19. When tensioning the jib downhaul you typically put a slight amount of slack in the forestay. Maybe pull the down haul another 1" after the forestay starts to become slack....
by Matt Haberman
June 29th, 2016, 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 7040

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

That appears to be correct.
by Matt Haberman
June 28th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper reeving of rudder lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 7040

Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Surprisingly I don't seem to have a good photo showing how to run the lines in a the rudder head. I will keep digging around, but in the mean time take a look at this post from several years ago, it might be helpful.

http://www.owners.aquarius-sail.com/php ... .php?t=417
by Matt Haberman
September 23rd, 2015, 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Newb with SC19
Replies: 9
Views: 4915

Re: Newb with SC19

Havlii is somewhat correct in that the SC19 is stretch SC17... That is not exactly true, but the SC17 & 19 are much closer in hull design then the SC20.... Havlii is also correct that the SC18 is a cut down SC19 that is 12' wide, but there are several significant differences that allowed us to make ...
by Matt Haberman
August 27th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: folding 22, 27
Replies: 17
Views: 9457

Re: folding 22, 27

You wont find too many people trailing a 12' wide boat on a tilt trailer. At 12' wide you will be over the DOT legal height when you get the boat tilted high enough so your under the DOT legal width of 8' 6"...... If you don't have any bridges to deal with you might be able to pull it off, although ...
by Matt Haberman
June 12th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Race to Alaska
Replies: 23
Views: 10984

Re: Race to Alaska

Andy, We had nothing to do with their acquisition and modifications of the boat. They picked the boat up someplace out East and hauled it to the West coast to do all of the mods. Tom has had a few conversations with them answering questions about how the boat was originally rigged, but all of the mo...
by Matt Haberman
June 8th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 17 Owners Manual
Replies: 11
Views: 8918

Re: Supercat 17 Owners Manual

Bill,

Call Aquarius Sail at 651-462-SAIL (7245). We are the original manufacturer of your boat and all of the parts are available, including the mast pedestal.
by Matt Haberman
May 22nd, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Refurbishing SC20
Replies: 37
Views: 25040

Re: Refurbishing SC20

I should clarify one thing.

Always vacuum as necessary and then wipe clean after sanding.
by Matt Haberman
May 12th, 2015, 11:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server Migration
Replies: 1
Views: 4602

Re: Server Migration

That was very painful.... Numerous restores of both the database and the files, but it appears to all be backup and running with nothing lost as far as I can tell. I have a few cosmetic things to take care of over the next few days, but that should not cause any major issues. Please let me know if y...