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by Greg Mitchell
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rigging a mast
Replies: 13
Views: 5793

Ted had a vectran based rig - less creep than spectra, although dynex dux is supposed to have most of the creep removed through heat and stretching. go on the large side to give yourself a little extra chafe protection - and use the brummel splice so if a splice slips, it tightens, and doesn't relea...
by Greg Mitchell
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cosmetic Repairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6795

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by Greg Mitchell
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cosmetic Repairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6795

Looks like the only structural change since I had the boat is the stiffening tubes for the shroud attachments. Even that old gantry is still there. Now, I'm not sure of your skills, and some of your questions are basic. Nothing wrong with that, but bite this off in small chunks. In the photos - the ...
by Greg Mitchell
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cosmetic Repairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6795

Here's what you've got: Deck, carbon/epoxy - gelcoat wont stick Hull and cockpit, polyester - but - it has epoxy filler/fairing compound. So - go ahead and use a paint stripper, then long board sand it. fair with your choice of epoxy/filler. I think System 3 has some premix stuff if you're not comfo...
by Greg Mitchell
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cosmetic Repairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6795

If it's Madness, just go sailing. She's been rebuilt so many times I'm not sure there's anything original left! Great boat in a breeze though.
by Greg Mitchell
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: best ways to loose the weight from a B3 hull?
Replies: 7
Views: 3337

If 1134 is the boat I think it is, it shouldn't be heavy. I think that is boat #2 out of the mold. A self tacker would be a nice change, but think of what you need to do to move the tack of the jib forward. Also, the dagger and mast location are forward of new boats built with rudder foils in mind. ...
by Greg Mitchell
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Jib Halyard / Forestay
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

Pirate, based on that description, I bought that boat from Tim after the '97 worlds. I believe he placed 6th in the worlds with that boat. I took that boat to Melbourne in '99. Very fun boat to sail, much more forgiving than the Bieker 3 before the rudder foil.
by Greg Mitchell
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Willets Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

is it a boat with curved topsides and a flat gunwale, no deck up forward, control lines everywhere?

Spent some time in Minnesota?
by Greg Mitchell
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 124466

Simple makes a huge difference. If you go to pins on the rig, you're saving hundreds. If you sail in areas with relatively constant wind it's not a huge disadvantage. thimbles/deadeyes on lines like the cunningham, or other less frequently used lines will lighten the budget as well(jib twings, etc)....
by Greg Mitchell
Tue May 20, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 124466

why a deck? Structure? I personally like being able to get at all the bits when it goes pear shaped.
by Greg Mitchell
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Hiking stick source questions
Replies: 22
Views: 7967

Try Gone With the Wind kites.

They used to sell a glasforms glass tube of the right 5/8 diameter and 7' length. You probably need to call them.
Greg

http://www.gwtw-kites.com/
by Greg Mitchell
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: Hawaii 2008?
Replies: 1
Views: 2305

Hawaii 2008?

Is there a Hawaii regatta next spring?
by Greg Mitchell
Thu May 31, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: What do you use for running rigging?
Replies: 13
Views: 6588

Rand, All of our control line tails were swiftcord. Very nice stuff. There are other mfg's now, it's basically a Cordura/Dyneema blend "cover" with no core. Nice on the hands. I just checked, and the "new" swiftcord does have a core. You may want to call Hansen's rigging to see if he has any in stoc...
by Greg Mitchell
Fri May 04, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deck Grip
Replies: 19
Views: 11171

I just used something called Kiwigrip on a boat - and it works really well. It's basically a thick water based coating that you apply with a roller that looks like it's made of scotchbrite. Apply thick or thin, and you can moderate the amount of non-skid by rolling over it as it sets up.
by Greg Mitchell
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gnav Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

You likely also need some sort of lowers that terminate at the gnav/mast gooseneck to support the rig.