I need to replace the rub rail on my 14.2 and need some help. There are a few threads about replacing rub rail but I can't find any specific information. Some have ordered from Catalina so I emailed them but no luck so far; the photos they sent were for their larger boats. Looked like 2 part...
My boat sat in the weeds for 10 years before I bought it and the main and roller furling jib were laying in the cockpit all that time. The main was bunched up and mice found it to be irresistable - ate lots of dacron.
The jib on the other hand was rolled tightly so no mice, but there was moss...
After I posted the original note it occurred to me that I had a 5/8" batten from another boat that could be used as a replacement. Some measuring, cutting and smoothing and all the pockets are full again.
Need a little help here. Somehow I managed last week to lose the top batten (standard, not full) from the main that I bought from Catalina a year ago. Duh.
Can anyone give me the dimensions of that batten so I can call APS?
I'm wondering about the copper sleeves and hand swaging tool. Will these swages hold up under close hauled loads or in a puff? Anyone have any idea what the acceptable loads for these would be? Maybe eriggingsupply?
A method I use on my boats uses the mast, clothesline, and silver tarps. I remove anything large from the mast that will poke through a tarp (spreaders on the 14.2) and then support it HIGH above the boat. I use the mast support on the trailer, then fashion a mast support for close...
Can't help you there Prig. The one time I crawled into the cuddy of my MK 1 to install a new shock cord for the hiking straps I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I didn't take the time to do any inspection. Gotta find a small 10 year old to crawl around in there!
IMO the best way to rebed fittings is to:
Apply masking tape around the fittings then remove them and thoroughly clean around and in the holes
If there's any moisture let the area thoroughly dry. If there's any rot, remove it. This is also a good time to check for backing...
Little boat is all covered up and resting. 3 degrees here this morning and 8" of snow forecast. Do NOT tell me about SoCal pleasantries!
I sent the jib to SailCare to have it cleaned and should have it back in a week or so. I figured for $70 it's worth it to have the pros take a shot at...