Jim Saylor

 

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  • in reply to: Non Skid Paint #3248

    Jim Saylor
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    On Fast Company we used Kiwi grip. Quick easy looks great (my Crew Like it) easy to touch up, No glass & cool below decks.

    in reply to: Bilge clean and stringer inspection #3241

    Jim Saylor
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    Yours looks great! The actual cross member will show signs of compression. You might take a small hammer and do some sounding.
    “Fast Company”
    Kauai, Hawaii

    in reply to: Sealing stanchions #3206

    Jim Saylor
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    A mild solution of Muriatic acid on a rag. Us gloves and rinse well. Also cleans up rust stains on stainless around the boat.

    in reply to: 2014 NAs #3173

    Jim Saylor
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    I’d love to. Need a boat, Have sails & crew…

    in reply to: Rear Hatch Question #3152

    Jim Saylor
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    I’m getting there…It’s hard work but I’m up to the task ;-)’

    in reply to: Horseshoe Bouy #3149

    Jim Saylor
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    Lifesling may be great for recovery if you have the opportunity to respond quickly. Imagine having the spin up, it’s blowing 20+ and the reason your crew is in the water is that you just crash jibed, you can’t just put the helm over… With the horseshoe & pole one can quickly deploy, get the boat under control and have a better chance of finding your crew in the water and then getting to them. Great item, not a replacement for a MOP.

    in reply to: Deck Hardware locations #3124

    Jim Saylor
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    on Fast company we replaced cabin top winches w/ Harken 40.2’s have cam cleats on teak hatch slides. #3 jib from lead blocks straight to winches. Topping lift to small block on deck and back up about 6″ to a upside down Harken swivel cam. Pull strait up to raise pole, Step on line to release.

    in reply to: rope backstay/flicker #3087

    Jim Saylor
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    We sail in big seas and lots of wind and feel totally comfortable w/ our 1/4″ Amsteel. Pre-stretch it.

    in reply to: Adrian Johnson and Idefix #3053

    Jim Saylor
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    Ray,
    Just saw your post, Yes I know Adrian, his second Single handed Transpac in Idefix. Good guy. I’ve had the pleasure to spend some time w/him on Kauai. I am impressed by him, his attitude and energy. I can’t imagine sailing an Olson 30 w/ two other people to Australia. Haven’t heard how it went.

    in reply to: Kauai #3028

    Jim Saylor
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    Bruce, Great to have you aboard. Greatly appreciated your input. Next visit could be a bit longer & maybe we’ll have some breeze.

    in reply to: Longnitudinal stiffening #2986

    Jim Saylor
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    Thank you Jason!
    We have all these boats yet we get seven to the nationals??? How many boats were sitting around unused within 100 miles? I would have paid to use one, and it would come back better for it. I’m just sayin…

    in reply to: Forestay Sag #2970

    Jim Saylor
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    Ray,

    What kind of and how much purchase do you have on your backstay?

    in reply to: Kauai Channel Race #2943

    Jim Saylor
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    Bruce,

    Please do (808) 639-1116.
    BTW the three Olson’s racing Friday are Fast Company, Speedy & Weatherly.

    in reply to: Cheek Blocks #2878

    Jim Saylor
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    True, but the cork screw is at the ready.

    in reply to: Cheek Blocks #2876

    Jim Saylor
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    I’ve been using white plastic cutting board material as backing plates, above and below decks. Works well for cam cleat wedges too…

    in reply to: Interesting handicap question #2857

    Jim Saylor
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    108,WOW, we have a 96 in Hawaii.

    in reply to: Testing the new stability rules #2845

    Jim Saylor
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    At this point I’m counting heads… Our water here is a bit different color too.

    in reply to: Testing the new stability rules #2842

    Jim Saylor
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    I know that trim.

    in reply to: Elliptical rudder? #2825

    Jim Saylor
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    Ray,
    12-1500 sounds high. I bought new handrails for $23ea through Amazon. The only semi tricky pieces to make are the hatch slides. We let ours go grey.

    in reply to: Elliptical rudder? #2818

    Jim Saylor
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    Ray,
    Why do you feel you need stainless? We have a solid glass post and have had no problems. We put some serious loads on it during our inter island crossings. I agree with Al that stainless is a mistake.

    in reply to: Stanchions #2784

    Jim Saylor
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    Garhauer makes great stuff and there cust. service is wonderful. I haven’t bought there stanchions yet but I am in need. I can’t recall how many we’ve gone through. Just broke one Sunday blowing 28kts and round down crash ;(…

    in reply to: 2012 National Championship #2753

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    Jason,

    Thanks!!! I’ll be staying away from the vodka this year too ;)…
    I’m willing to haul one from not too far away if needed.

    in reply to: 2012 National Championship #2751

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    Todd,

    Still looking for a boat. Any ideas?

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2745

    Jim Saylor
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    Dale,

    I have no idea about our panel. Came w/ the boat. I moved it to the hatch top from poop deck. Still works, keeps battery charged, though we rarely use it. Doesn’t make us faster, doesn’t slow us down…way more pressing concerns.

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2720

    Jim Saylor
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    lilya,

    I have simple Harken flush mounts. Harken # 604740 or 604741
    How are things progressing? Keep me posted.
    We got plenty of water but we haven’t melted or washed away yet.

    Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    PS: still looking for a boat to do Nationals…

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2719

    Jim Saylor
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    Ray,
    Prob. close to 3k when all said and done.

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2712

    Jim Saylor
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    Yes they have good washers on the outside, thought the main force on the first lower pair is sheer. I forgot to show a picture of the outside of the cockpit. The lines are just aft of the traveler control lines w/ small cam cleats.

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2710

    Jim Saylor
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    add images.

    Make sense???

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2709

    Jim Saylor
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    OK gang some photo’s of our Backstay system. (port side looking aft)
    0300 shows 5×1 (yellow Apex braid) exits through cockpit side just aft of traveler. Upper tang is 3×1 kevlar. Both of these anchor to underside of main jib turning block. 301 is closer image. 302 shows 6×1 to 3×1 to standup block to check block through deck. (see old transom holes from old tangs/straps). 309 shows backstay split through deck. (very clean) 308 shows split block.

    in reply to: Rig tuning #2707

    Jim Saylor
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    I went to Ballenger too. Buzz is great and knows the boat well.

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