Doug Hosford

 

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  • in reply to: Two Winch Techniques #4905

    Doug Hosford
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    Chaos Theory has two 40ST’s on the cabin top with cam cleats on the vertical surface behind them. We always run the #1 Genoa to the leeward side winch. We have turning blocks aft of cabin top tracks to cross sheet the #3 to the windward winch so during a jib/Genoa change, the new sail can be sheeted before releasing the old. If a halyard needs tensioning, the top half of either winch can be used with the self tailer ( not ofter necessary).

    in reply to: Help needed – CAD Expert? #4257

    Doug Hosford
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    in reply to: Help needed – CAD Expert? #4240

    Doug Hosford
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    I’m mot an expert but do have a copy of TurboCad 14 which can read AutoCAD files and output PDF files. So far I have only printed some relatively simple drawings as PDFs but expect to be able to do it (with some review of the training course I have) if you can’t find an expert.

    in reply to: Strop or slug in mainsail clew #3860

    Doug Hosford
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    I am new to the class and might change my mind later but don’t like strops for securing the clew – non-uniform tie downs and too much work attaching and detaching. We have a slug in the sail track (old style boom) attached semi-permanently to the main outhaul clevis which then holds the main down to the boom and out as desired.

    in reply to: #218 in refit #3843

    Doug Hosford
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    I just bought #67 last month to replace a J/24. #67 is rigged mostly for short handed sailing and I intend to do mostly buoy and random leg racing with some point to point. This whole thread and especially Bill Vosteen’s reference on cleaning up the deck have been very helpful.
    My preference is to cross sheet to the cabin top winches. In that often done? If so, how are the sheets usually routed?

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