Recent content by Adam Orth

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    Replacing jib hanks

    That sounds secure! Thanks for the tip, I think I'll check into those. I like the idea of snapping the jib onto the stay and then not having to worry about the dang sail falling off!
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    Replacing jib hanks

    I plan to replace my jib hanks -- which are currently those nylon clips that keep falling out -- so that I don't have to keep crawling out onto the bow during moments when I'm really needed at the helm. I know, I know, autofurling. Maybe for Christmas. I'm making hints to all who love me...
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    new bee question

    Try it on for size Is there any way you could assemble the family on the boat you're thinking about getting? Just getting everyone into the cockpit would give you an sense of how it would work. You might also be able to go out with the current owner, often sellers will do that. My take on...
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    Jib halyard jams

    Smooth sailing! Well, that did it. Went sailing out on Harrimen Reservoir in Vermont. Was a bit of a circus getting launched and we often lost the wind, but that's because our skills are rusty. As for the jib halyard, it went up and down as ordered without complaint. I have it rigged with a...
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    Jib halyard jams

    Well, what do you know! Greg is right. When I went out and measured, I discovered the jib halyard on my boat is indeed 3/8 inch, despite boat specs that call for 1/4-inch line. I've just ordered some new 1/4-inch Sta-Set Polyester Yacht Braid from West Marine. When it arrives, I will give that...
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    Jib halyard jams

    First, I must thank those who post their wisdom in this forum. Having lurked about it getting answers to my questions for a few months now, I can attest to its usefulness. My current problem is that my jib halyard jams on the block attached near the top of my mast. As the halyard goes up the...
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