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by Sailrepair
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Are skin wetsuits still necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Are skin wetsuits still necessary?

I think single lined suits are still warmer but they are getting hard to find. I prefer proper single lined, I have a couple of suits that look like single lined but its actually a coating on top of double lined neoprene. It sheds water like a single lined suit but is not as stretchy. When actually ...
by Sailrepair
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint matching for repairs.
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Paint matching for repairs.

Would it be the JP orange by chance? It is a blend of colours and virtually impossible to match.
by Sailrepair
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Windfoil Sails.

Semi soft sails often have that vertical crease up the luff from the batten tips. On some sails the crease requires quite a lot of wind pressure to take it out and until the crease is out they are not very efficient. I would try rigging your sail with less downhaul and more outhaul to reduce the luf...
by Sailrepair
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 7m Severne Gator (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 7m Severne Gator (2017)

I just got some new 2019 Turbos and on the smallest (the only one with 3 pulleys) I had the same problem so I just changed my downhaul rope - problem solved. The severne pulley wheels are quite narrow so if your downhaul is a touch thick it does not sit down into the "U" of the wheel and hence sits ...
by Sailrepair
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Check your mast base tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Check your mast base tendons

I know someone who swears by the chinook mechanical joints. Personally I can't help but envisage my little toe trapped in it.

Apparently it is much easier to connect the rig and board with a mechanical joint.
by Sailrepair
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Check your mast base tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Check your mast base tendons

The times I have noticed a split it has been in the winter after some cold sessions. It makes you think that maybe cold weather doesn't do them much good.

(cold being sub 5c)
by Sailrepair
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 7m Severne Gator (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 7m Severne Gator (2017)

It seems a lot of effort but it would work. If you make sure the end of your downhaul is well heat sealed and bullet shaped your severne should not pose a big issue.
by Sailrepair
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 7m Severne Gator (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 7m Severne Gator (2017)

Hi Phil

Thanks for letting me know. Webbing strength can be very counter intuitive ie the thick stiff stuff can turn out not to be the strongest.
by Sailrepair
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Saturday 22nd Dec 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Saturday 22nd Dec 2018

Yes, same here. I hoped to get out but the wind never came. I think I will go fishing tomorrow.
by Sailrepair
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 7m Severne Gator (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 7m Severne Gator (2017)

Yes, severnes are often like that. On most sails I am happy with 4mm dynema core braided rope but the severnes are much better with 3.5mm pure dynema.

Severne extensions use the 3.5mm dynema.