Recent content by David Brande

  1. David Brande

    Kick-up rudder stuck

    Thanks. We going to the NW side of Vancouver Is. Been wanting to get up that way. Good, stable weather forecast, too. (Whew!)
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    Kick-up rudder stuck

    Ah, okay. Thank you. I think I'll begin by trying a heat gun. We're getting so close to sailing this boat, and now Sunday we're leaving on an extended sea kayaking trip. It will be a week and a half or more before I can return to this forum and get back to work on the boat.
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    Kick-up rudder stuck

    (Got my traveler rigged up. Thanks!) The only outstanding issue with our new to us Omega 14 (at this point, that I'm aware of...) is that the kick-up rudder (wood) is frozen in its metal housing. I can loosen the locking lever right off of it and it won't move. There's some corrosion on the...
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    First post: Question about traveler mod

    Thank you! If I'm understanding this text, it would seem to argue for some way to handily adjust the length/height of the traveler line, such as a cam cleat. But is it suggesting tying a loop in the traveler line, to hold to the traveler block in the middle?
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    First post: Question about traveler mod

    Hello, So glad to have found this forum. My wife and I just bought our first sailboat, a 1980 Omega 14 that had been garaged for a very long time in good condition. Just got it home and rigged it up for the first time and have ordered a few odds and ends for it: replacement blocks for the...
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