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U20 General Discussion / Re: Running rigging
« Last post by Don Corey on March 19, 2019, 08:24:33 PM »
Just an FYI the Preferred Alternate for the Jib Furler Control line should be changed to 3/16" x 27' (not 23') Sta-Set white.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Running rigging
« Last post by Don Corey on March 19, 2019, 08:15:08 PM »
Running rigging specs can be found here on the forum under 'U20 Boat Maintenance & Care' then 'Common Maintenance' then 'Reply #1'
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U20 General Discussion / Running rigging
« Last post by Mike Rizza on March 19, 2019, 11:57:10 AM »
Does anyone have a current list of the running rigging being used on U20?
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U20 General Discussion / U20 hull #250 needs a new home
« Last post by Don Corey on March 14, 2019, 07:37:51 PM »
This like new U20 does not need to spend another season in my shop and not enjoyed by a new owner.  Today I reduced the price by $2800 and is posted in the classifieds.  I will also consider serious offers as #250 will move on to a happy new owner this spring!

Still have #25 'fore' for sailing here on Lake Norman.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Slugs for main with C-Tech carbon fiber mast
« Last post by Travis Gregory on March 11, 2019, 10:40:09 PM »
if the main is in nice shape, you might try selling it in our classifieds as others with Carbon masts have done.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Slugs for main with C-Tech carbon fiber mast
« Last post by PurpleOnion on March 11, 2019, 04:08:04 PM »
Wow.  Thank you!  Looks like you saved me from a mess.

The sail is an older one.  It was used when one of the prior owners had an aluminum mast.  At some point, one of the owners bought the carbon mast and had a main made specifically for the carbon mast.  It sounds like it may be best to skip any repairs on the old sail and only use the main that was built for the carbon mast.

Foolishly, I was saving that sail as it was the newest and in the best condition. My simple plan of messing around with the old sails until I got more experience seems to have been too simple and uninformed.

Thanks again.


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U20 General Discussion / Re: Slugs for main with C-Tech carbon fiber mast
« Last post by Tac Boston on March 11, 2019, 10:40:09 AM »
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you will totally screw up the luff groove because it is a carbon groove not a alloy one. Also not sure who built the sail but there cannot be any extra layers on the bolt rope by the head or the battens on the C-tech mast.
Cheers

Tac Boston
Doyle Boston Sails
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U20 General Discussion / Slugs for main with C-Tech carbon fiber mast
« Last post by PurpleOnion on March 11, 2019, 07:35:10 AM »
The bolt rope on my main sail needs repair and the guy doing the sail repair suggested installing slugs in addition to the repairing the bolt rope.  A bolt rope would still be in place to handle the load, but the slugs would connect the main to the mast.

I like the idea because getting the main down while single handing is always difficult.  Having it slide down more easily and remain attached and easily contained is attractive.  However, I don't know what negative impacts this would have.

Does anyone have any experience, recommendations, warnings about doing this? Also, any considerations on which make/model slugs to use.

Thank you.

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U20 General Discussion / Re: Is U20 right choice for me?
« Last post by tinfoilhelmet on March 10, 2019, 12:36:24 PM »
Hi Europa,

I think that I'm the new owner of the U20 that had been for sale since June. . . If you are ever in Ontario, near Toronto/Hamilton, get in touch and we can go out on Lake Ontario together.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Accessibility Mods
« Last post by tinfoilhelmet on March 09, 2019, 05:25:25 PM »
Thank you so much for getting back to me.  I've now got quite a bit to consider until the weather (and water) is favorable for sailing in this part of the world.

Cheers,
Scott
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