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by gamayun
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2022 Pac Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: 2022 Pac Cup

I love that quote!
by gamayun
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2022 Pac Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: 2022 Pac Cup

Kynntana at KYC.
by gamayun
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2022 Pac Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: 2022 Pac Cup

Thanks, Camino! I think it was a tough passage for many of the initial starters because of the low winds those first few days. For us, on Kynntana, I had an all green crew with very little offshore experience at all. I haven't checked the tracks but I think we did not navigate that well either. Stud...
by gamayun
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Masthead removal

Hi Don, welcome! It's unfortunate you're having trouble but these are the things you'll uncover if you sail a bunch, which is a good thing, right? Find a yard that pulls a lot of masts. I was super intimidated by taking the mast off the first time but in the hands of professionals, it's a piece of c...
by gamayun
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Masthead removal

It would seem ideal to run wire inside conduit, with tie wraps around.. possibly one for lights and a smaller one for vhf/ wind indicator secured together...? How would you secure the conduit inside the mast? It seems to me this is not a trivial project. I keep coming back to using 3 sturdy zip tie...
by gamayun
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Camber spar

[snip] On a related note. In the 2018 singlehanded transpac I had installed a gun mount, pole and spinnaker. I had purchased the spin and gear from a fellow on this board but the spin was in pretty lousy shape (seller warned me) and, like a fool, I took it to sea. I flew it for about 30 minutes bef...
by gamayun
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Masthead removal

Camino, it's real easy if you pull the crane off, attach all the cables (including a way for taking the weight off between the cable and connection) and then run it back through with a tag line. Of course, make sure the tag hasn't crossed any of the halyards. Mine had and we used PVC pipe to run a n...
by gamayun
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Masthead removal

On a related question what have folks been using to seal at the deck? I used a Boat Life product that promptly cracked and leaked and makes a ton of noise. I want to dig it out and reseal with a better product. 4200? Something else? Do you mean the mast seal around the ring or at the collar? I have...
by gamayun
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Masthead removal

Nice! Who did the orange powder coat? Were they able to do one small piece like that or was there more?
by gamayun
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Masthead removal

Tricia wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:03 pm
When I rewired my mast I did the zip tie thing and it's never been a problem with the halyards. Nice not to have the mess of decomposing foam too.
Good to know!