Does anyone have any good ideas on replacing the line that holds up the forward hiking straps? I can't seem to get enough of myself into the hatch and then around the bulk head to tie a new line. Maybe the rubber grommet pops out, but I thought I ask before I start prying it out.:confused:
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Taking on water
I have Mod I and I've had it go turtle twice. The first time it turtled it did take on a lot water and would hardly sail once we had it right side up. I too opened it up and was surprised on the amount of water my boat had.
Then I found out that Mod 1's are supposed to have...
That makes sense about break away. When mine went it pulled out two of the four screws and the other two loosened up but held. I went to reinforcing the deck below and using bolts to hold the mast bracket. I guess if it breaks this time it might take part of the deck with it.
We had a similar problem when a shroud broke and the mast pulled out part of the decking. First I put a new piece of CDX plywood below inside the cuddy to reinforce the deck. Next, chisel, sand and clean all the broken and cracked fiberglass and gelcoat from the deck. Pick up a...
Any of these places will be able to help you. It's a special order, but they can ship.
If you have the rudder pintle assembly you can definitely make one. My choice would be to use a hard wood for strength and durability. You can use Ash and paint with a polyurethane bottom coat paint. I've made parts out of Ash, which is used for bats, oars & hockey sticks. It's strong...