Search results

  1. MrXC

    Something inside my Laser hull

    Zoomie is the same vintage and my cubitainers have disintegrated as well. Everytime I open my inspection port a new piece arrives!
  2. MrXC

    70s Alcort Sailfish refresh

    Looks good. Assuming its water tight, I'd lightly sand it and paint the deck with topside paint and get it on the water. You're going to want to keep the traction pad - I learned last weekend that a slick sailfish deck makes for a very wild ride!
  3. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Ready for sea trials this weekend
  4. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    More pictures. Now with most of her hardware.
  5. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Wood work and finishing complete. Now to put her back togethet!
  6. MrXC

    Nice feature on an old Sailfish

    With all the Sailfish showing up here lately, who is going to the first to add a trapeze!
  7. MrXC

    Nice feature on an old Sailfish

    Thanks! I'm restoring a 1950's Sailfish and have been wondering how adding webbing to the rails would work.
  8. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Sorry for hijacking your thread Chuck, but I wanted to share an update on my Sailfish restoration and thought you might enjoy it. I had to put work on hold over the winter since I'm working out side, but was able to start again towards the end of March. Managed to scrape/sand the old blue...
  9. MrXC

    Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down

    Thanks both. LaLi, yes exactly. To get it tight enough, I assume I'd have to make one with a closed circumference that is the same as a velcro strap. That may not be an easy feat! James123, I find that if I forget to lubricate my velcro strap regularly in binds up the return after...
  10. MrXC

    Soft Shackle Clew Tie Down

    My brain is wandering too much during lockdown. Is there any reason not to use a soft shackle instead of the velcro clew tie down? It seems like one would constitute a "tie line" with a "fastening device." It could violate the builders supplied rule, but the rules don't specify a tie down...
  11. MrXC

    Naked Super Sailfish

    Step 1 of social distancing project. Tomorrow I'll be staining, then sealing followed by some accent paint.
  12. MrXC

    Line splicing question

    I'm making a split tail mainsheet for my Albacore using a Sta Set main and spectra legs. The instructions I've read online say to sew the bite in the legs to the end of the core, but I'm wondering whether I could thin the Sta Set core and weave the spectra legs through a few inches of the core...
  13. MrXC

    Brass Drain - does it wear out?

    Thanks. The water is definitely coming in between the brass drain and the rubber stopper. Just seems like more than normal. I'll try to get a picture this weekend
  14. MrXC

    Brass Drain - does it wear out?

    My Laser takes water into the cockpit from the drain. I installed a new autobailer, which helped but did not fully resolve the problem. I cleaned the brass plug and put waterproof grease on the plug which helped a bit more. My only remaining theories are the brass drain is worn or the fit is...
  15. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    You went to the trouble of scraping and sanding, may as well stick to your plan of a natural deck. If you decide to stain it, you may want to read this article: Epoxy Adhesion Over Stains Some stains work and others do not reliably
  16. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    The part on the bottom left of the picture attaches to the rudder and allows the rudder to be attached to the hull. I'll do that part without the hull hardware for $45.
  17. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I have a few things I'd sell: - period correct dagger board - $75 - used sail with Sailfish class logo - $50 - rudder hardware - $75 All prices are plus shipping costs.
  18. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Chuck, I have a period correct 31" board I'd likely be willing to sell. I took Charlie's advice and bought a longer board but want to make sure it fits first. Mike
  19. MrXC

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Nice! I have a similar winter project!
  20. MrXC

    Phantom 14 for Sale

    Maxstimp, Would you like to check out the Phantom this weekend? Saturday afternoon or Sunday before noon or after 4:00 work for me.
Top