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    Explain Please!!!

    Switching mine I am switching mine over to a 1:1. What Knot do I use to tie the main sheet to the traveler? Also should my Traveler apex to transome centerline be 28 inches? or what should it be? Thanks Bill
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    Tiller

    Thanks for the offer In the near term: I am going to saw off the jagged edge, and reinstall my hiking stick in this shorter piece. I think my tiller was 42.5 inches. IT will be around 12 inches shorter when I get it sorted. It will help with changing sides. Where you at in So. Cal. ? I...
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    Bottom Paint

    My mod 3 has the bottom painted with this crud, and it's all on even. Looks like a two year old applied it. So, my plan in short order is to knock it down with 400, 800, and then wet and dry it at 1200 grit. Have any of you went thru this process? I am planning on having some buddies help me...
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    Tiller

    I was out in heavy winds, and snapped my tiller. Where is the best place to buy a tiller? I am in Arizona. Thanks Bill
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    Wisker Pole

    Thanks I am going take the advice and keep the smaller pole. bill
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    Wisker Pole

    I did buy the smaller on 4-8 pole. I was going to exchange it for the 6-12 as the guy at west marine said when you have the smaller pole all the way extended to 7' 8" most of the strength is gone. It would be in okay in light wind. So, you think the 2 extra feet would be a hassle in the...
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    Capri 14.2, New Scott Racing Sails, Galv Trailer, AZ

    sails What do you want for your older sails? Bill
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    Wisker Pole

    I just received my wisker pole as my boat did not have one. It seems to have a spike on the end. I guess you spear this through the clew hole in the jib? I have seen some people use a ring tied into the jib sheet line at the clew? then use the same snap fitting thats used on the mast...
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    Roller furler sail attachment

    Furler questions Hello, I am in the process of adding a furler system to my MOD 3 boat. The boat came with a guide near the front of the bow and a clam cleat on the deck near the mast, for the furling line. The jib has a wire in the luff, and it currently has some hanks on it. The jib...
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    Roller furler sail attachment

    Send them on to me. I am in the middle of changing mine over to a furling system. Bill
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    Quicker forestay mast attachment?

    Getting the Tape measure and will see if the drawings in the manual match mine. I am pretty sure they do, as the boat is a Mod 3 with original sails. IT does have the hanks to attach to the forstay, but it also has the correct size wire in the luff of the jib. The boat also has the guide for...
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    Quicker forestay mast attachment?

    Carabiner Hello, I am in the market to speed up my rigging and at the same time switch over to a Furler system. I am going to buy the Harken 434 gear, but I see on page 17 of the manual posted on this site> that I need a 15" pennant wire. Can you buy these off the shelf? If I use this 2...
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    Tiller

    I have a tiller extension that is very nice to have when I am hiked out and moving. If I am on the edge of my ability and think my next tack or jybe is going to be harry, I quickly remove it before my move. during these transitions I get the tiller all jacked up. It's like in my way. It...
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    Sailing Downwind

    Whisker Pole Who has the best deal on a whisker Pole and Pad Eye. My mod 3 does not have either. Bill
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    High wind/heeling observation

    AZ Rick You just helped me understand exactly how I have ended up in the water a few times. It was during the round up, with the jib back winded. Keeping the jib sheets from getting caught up and running free is key. Is this called broaching? The last two days I have been playing hookie...
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