We are vacationing in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I am a first year sailor with a Sunfish.
At our resort they have Hobie Waves of the guests. (Yahoo00).
The first 3 times out were ok, light winds always from the same direction (I must not be in Kansas anymore).
This morning after a rain...
I agree with all of this except I replaced the corks and caulked then in the ends of the mast about 2 inches inside the plastic caps as backup seals incase the caps ever leak.
I did the same with the spar and boom.
I fabricated one outta a coat hanger and recording tape. Its v shaped, v forward, with the tape at each end of the V.(like in one of the raceing books)
I used 1/2 inch tape cause its easier for me to see. 2 pcs per side.
I attached it to the spar just above the mast with a band clamp.
My blocks are held on with a saddle eye and pop rivets.
This cork is so ground up and granulated I think it was put in that way.
I'm putting in a new cork 1 3/8" dia near the eyebolt holes to keep water entering there from filling the boom and mast. I'm using marine grade caulk to seal the...
I've found some 2" dia. suction cups with hooks, which I will put at the back of the cubby.
I will try clipping onto these with lanyards so the stuff doesn't hang out into the cockpit.
The lanyard for my water tight box (phone, watch)will go thru the bailer handle to secure that.
I just removed the eyebolt end cap of the boom because water was slowly dripping out and found a handful or two of loose cork
Were these a solid cork at one time? Were there one in each end?
The ID is 1.375".
Any suggestions for keeping stuff in the rear cubby, like a bailer, dry sack, etc. I don't want cords, lines etc that get in my way while sailing
Last time I went over, every thing came out and tried to float away.
It seems it would be a good idea to seal the interlocking eyebolts to that the boom and spar don't fill with water if the boat turns over.
Has anyone ever tried to do this?
Maybe a waterproof plug inside the spar and boom, just downstream the holes for the eyebolts would be a solution?!