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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peter-Blake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2009 at 18:27

It was mentioned in some other htreads:

Use a small metal detector, i.e. for finding cables in buildings. So you will be able to find out if there is metal. Usually the metal is moulded int the grp. So you may not see it from the underside

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2009 at 07:24
I checked my 311 last night & the track finishes 125 mm short of the shroud plate
My guess is that there is an aluminium plate set in the glassfibre & Hanse just used an offcut of track on your boat
To see if you have a plate you can either use a metal detector or just drill a 2 mm hole ( not right through) If there is a plate then OK. If not fill the hole with sealer & screw a small round head stainless steel screw in the hole It will not look out of place
 
If you do have a plate then either purchase longer track ( About 80-90 - sorry not in the Euro yet !!!!) or move the old track forward
Put short machine screws & sealer in the old holes & you will be able to use them in the future if you later purchase longer track
 
Fixing the track to metal is dead easy . You decide on the bolt size ( usually 6m) then purchase a tap & a handle plus a drill bit of the correct size( dealer will sell you the correct bit size for tapping the aluminium). Drill the hole then tap the aluminium. Taps come in a set of 3 ( Primary middle & stud) You will be Ok just buying the middle one as aluminium is soft but it would be best to have middle & stud so the stud can clean the thread better. Once tapped you add sealer & screw machine screws into the holes. If you can get to the underside then  long screws will allow you to put a big washer on plus a nyloc nut for extra strength. If not then use shorter machine screws & do not drill right through any head lining, only the glassfibre.
You could do the whole operation in a couple of hours
 
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I have just ordered a North Sails 3DL Marathon kevlar sail - I hope to have it on my 315 in December before the new-years race in early January.
 
It is a "max size jib" to be sheeted on the inside of the shrouds. With 3 vertical battens and a slightly higher cut sheet corner. I don't know yet what the final sail translates into in size-% or square meters.
 
Until I learn to sail it, I'll probably guide the sheet through a ring which is tied up with dyneema between the mast and the shrounds. And then figure out where to place a second track or block for the best upwind performance.
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I installed a new pair of genoa sheet tracks today, for the new 105% sail. Position and length (60cm) seems OK.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2010 at 10:32
Good pic of sail shape
Is it the photo or does the leach curl away at the head a little
How does the sail perform?
have you tried it in anger yet
 
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Originally posted by Frode Frode wrote:

I installed a new pair of genoa sheet tracks today, for the new 105% sail. Position and length (60cm) seems OK.
 
Looks good!
 
Did you reinforce the structure on the boat somehow to ensure that tracks will be firmly attached?
 
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No reinforcements, just six M6 screws and large washers on the inside.  The fiberglass of the roof seems pretty thick and solid, but I'll monitor it for gel coat cracks.
 
Not tried in anger yet, I'll scrub the hull next weekend and then start to test performance.
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Hello

I'd like to buy a new genoa for my 312 for light winds
The official Hanse specs mention 32sqm
What kind of genoa is this: 110 - 120 or more

If you bought a new genoa, which size did you buy and what are the measurements
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per the advice of the sailmaker who took the measurements i have ordered a 125% genoa, which i expect to receive in march/april.
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