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by Matt Haberman
June 12th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Race to Alaska
Replies: 23
Views: 8237

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: 5438

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: 21494

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: 2823

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...
by Matt Haberman
May 4th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server Migration
Replies: 1
Views: 2823

Server Migration

I just want to give everyone a heads up that were in the process of migrating to a new server. I am always optimistic these types of things will go off without a hitch and will go unnoticed by the majority, however I am also realistic and know that something will go haywire. Regardless I am hoping t...
by Matt Haberman
April 27th, 2015, 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Yet another weather helm problem....
Replies: 15
Views: 7462

Re: Yet another weather helm problem....

Just a quick comment on shimming the upper gudgeon. While it does change the angle of the rudder, it does not have the same effect as redrilling the rudder and thus may not cure your weather helm issues.
by Matt Haberman
February 11th, 2015, 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Forestay Attachment Point
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Re: Forestay Attachment Point

Any downside to opening both levers to pin forestay? That way i could have same amount of tension going to each trap wire? Oh yes,lastly, any preference as far as inserting pin for forestay? head of pin facing forward or aft or just personal preference Jay, Don't open both levers at the same time. ...
by Matt Haberman
February 9th, 2015, 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Forestay Attachment Point
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Re: Forestay Attachment Point

The Split ring should be under little to no load if the pin is installed correctly. The concern with split rings is that they can get snagged on lines and can come undone that way, the solution to this is to tape the ring with a high-quality self-adhering rigging tape that does not leave adhesive be...
by Matt Haberman
January 20th, 2015, 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: compression ding repair
Replies: 21
Views: 8265

Re: compression ding repair

GH, What you describe is different than what I thought I was looking at. I still think you can get away with just filling with a good quality fairing compound, however if the crack is into the glass than that needs to be repaired with a patch. I cannot endorse the heat / Delamination / fill method d...
by Matt Haberman
January 19th, 2015, 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: compression ding repair
Replies: 21
Views: 8265

Re: compression ding repair

Hard to tell from the photo, but are you referring to the two vertical marks? If they are centered under the cross beam I doubt they are a dent. More likely they are due to shrinkage of the bulkheads during manufacturing. Purely cosmetic and not necessary to do anything more then fill (glass not nec...
by Matt Haberman
October 14th, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Breaking a mast
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Re: Breaking a mast

Whalerman, I am going to add a bit onto what Bruiser wrote. I believe you have an SC-17 correct? There are no diamond wires on the SC17 mast so you need to be cautious about how high above the main hounds you put the spinnaker hounds. Backstays or support wires that Bruiser talked about really are n...
by Matt Haberman
September 22nd, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Installing tramp on SC20??
Replies: 1
Views: 1879

Re: Installing tramp on SC20??

Dan, I would follow your approach of positioning the rear slot and then snugging the front and rear up enough to take the slack out. Do all your "Final" tightening on the sides. You should be able to tighten the mesh tramp "Drum" tight, however you won't be able to telescope the boat without getting...
by Matt Haberman
June 3rd, 2014, 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: mast pedestal for a 17' SC help and advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: mast pedestal for a 17' SC help and advice needed

Hi,
All parts for your Super Cat are available from the factory. Please visit www.aquarius-sail.com or call 651-462-SAIL and they can help you out.
by Matt Haberman
April 15th, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bridle Foils??
Replies: 20
Views: 7687

Re: Bridle Foils??

Dan, There are a lot of reasons we have stayed away from the bridal foil. For starters there are really no advantages of the bridle foil approach over a well rigged spinnaker pole with pelican striker, but on the flip side there are numerous disadvantages. Two main disadvantages are weight and drag....
by Matt Haberman
December 30th, 2013, 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount
Replies: 29
Views: 12609

Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Here are some pictures of what we have been supplying recently. These mounts are on the 22 and would work great on a 20 also. They are designed to be used with the Torqueedo electric motor, they do not raise and lower as it is not necessary with this motor. Overall they work well. They are available...