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by GeoffSchultz
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe

WhenI get jib halyards, I add on an additional 10-12' because they seem to chafe at about that same spot. I think that one of the key things to do is to make sure that the jib halyard is very tight. Also, there's a piece of stainless that holds the jib topping lift that can provide a sharp edge that...
by GeoffSchultz
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too

I use soft pipe insulation which comes in long rolls. I've replaced it 2-3 times over 23 years. You end up with a very dull thud when the boat rolls, but nothing objectionable, and we sleep in the v-berth. As far as halyard slap is concerned, I tie my jib halyards off to the bow pulpit stainless and...
by GeoffSchultz
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: stack packs for Freedom Yachts
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: stack packs for Freedom Yachts

I also have a Mack-Pack, and unlike Camino, mine doesn't have battons. I hate it, and completely wish that I had a Stack-Pack, which does have battons. The fabrication of the Mack-Pack is nowhere near as good as the Stack-Pack, and we had the sailmaker who suggested it, resew parts of it to bring it...
by GeoffSchultz
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel guage vs actual fuel in F36/F38
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Fuel guage vs actual fuel in F36/F38

Run the tank close to empty and then fill it, noting the gallons put in and then the gauge position. Create a label showing 1/4=x, 1/2=y, 3/4=z, etc to indicate actual gallons left. Post that next to the gauge. Or you can measure the impedance as you fill the tank and feed that into an N2K device, w...
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Quantum 2 Radar for F28
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Quantum 2 Radar for F28

Here are some photos of my radar installation, which is on a 40/40, and probably overkill for a F28, but you have to think about the forces that a radar on a pole will generate if you're pounding into a seaway. The photo of the boom and radar isn't the greatest, but I don't have many from an angle w...
by GeoffSchultz
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Quantum 2 Radar for F28
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Quantum 2 Radar for F28

High enough so that the beam doesn't hit the boom, even when running downwind and the boom isn't parallel with the water.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F21 running rigging beginner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: F21 running rigging beginner questions

I have a 40/40, so I have no direct knowledge of 20s, but I can't imagine why you would ever want the battens to project beyond the leach of the sail. Nothing good can come from disrupting the airflow there, and in the case of the 40/40, the batten can catch on the lazy-jacks when raising the sail. ...
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F21 running rigging beginner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: F21 running rigging beginner questions

Your battens should be flush with the edge of the sail. They're either too long or not in the sail track cars correctly. In your last photo, the car is bent at an angle to the batten, so I suspect that they're not in far enough.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe

I have 50K+ miles on BlueJacket, and never had an issue. Now, if you were talking about the jib halyard, I would say yes. You need to have them check to see what it chaffed on.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Electric motor inboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1574

Re: Electric motor inboard

AGMs are NOT what you want to use. If you use 80% of their capacity, you will kill the batteries very rapidly. You're going to want to use something like LifePO4 batteries.