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by Belanich
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Question: Cutlass Bearing - details for a F36?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Question: Cutlass Bearing - details for a F36?

Hi,
I replaced Dolcetto's cutless bearing in 2016 when I replaced the shaft, engine mounts and shaft seal. This is the model that I used on my 1987 F36/38.
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by Belanich
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Big pictures!
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Big pictures!

This is great! Dolcetto F38 Long Island Sound.
by Belanich
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Keel sheathing on F36/38
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Keel sheathing on F36/38

The boat was just hauled out of the water so the prep for spring begins! I had a minor grounding this summer and the a piece of material sheathing the keel broke off the forward lower corner of the keel. Is the keel on the F38 (deep draft keel) encapsulated in fiberglass or is it fairing material? T...
by Belanich
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Haliard wear in outer covering
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: Haliard wear in outer covering

The first question I have is how old is the halyard and what is it made of? My main halyard (Sampon Dacron double braid) is well over 10 years old and the cover by the clutch shows very little wear. I suspect the cover is not Dacron (maybe some type of UV sensitive material) or there is something wr...
by Belanich
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

I was on Block Island from 7/20 to 7/24 anchored near the Lady L megayacht.
What makes you think its not the starter?
Belanich
Dolcetto F38
by Belanich
Tue May 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Antal two-way traveler winch install
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Antal two-way traveler winch install

I just finished installing the Antal two-way winch to handle the traveler controls. The 8:1 winch and the 2:1 blocks gives me a 16:1 purchase. 12 turns on winch to go from all the way port to all the way stbd.
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by Belanich
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2:1 main halyard
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Re: 2:1 main halyard

The 2:1 halyard is fantastic. I can hoist the sail by hand, the halyard clutch doesn't slip, I can finally achieve full hoist, there is less compression of the mast. The halyard is dead-ended at the top of the mast so if I need to change the halyard it requires a trip up the mast. I have a large blo...
by Belanich
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: sheaves in boom of F30
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: sheaves in boom of F30

Schaeffer also makes a 2 1/4 inch delrin sheave with the same width and pin as the 2 inch.
by Belanich
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Continuous line traveler control (Antal Line Driver)
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

Continuous line traveler control (Antal Line Driver)

Hi All,
I just purchased an Antal Manual Line driver. It basically acts like a two way winch. I plan on installing it to a single continuous line for traveler control. Has anyone done this?
MB
by Belanich
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 28 Sloop mainsail rigging?
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Freedom 28 Sloop mainsail rigging?

Hi Rich,
The clew should be attached to a slide that runs along the slot in the boom. Alternatively you can attach the clew to a webbing strap around the boom.
Michael