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Kevin "The Flying Fox"
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PostSubject: The Flying Fox   Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:57 pm

Hello all. I'm Kevin. I've had the Flying Fox since 2005. Of course it has been sitting on the trailer mostly with little use. I used to belong to the old site but drifted away with work increases and moving. Finally got a slip in the oceanside, ca harbor and have been working on getting this cm26 flushdeck in top notch shape. Should be getting wet by the end of the week!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Sweet!  Keep us posted!

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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:05 pm

I like the name, "Flying Fox" !! Hope all goes well for you!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:58 pm

Thanks Gary and Terry. It was called the flying fox when i go her in 2005. It was listed at the old original site. Not sure if she's named after the bat! Just fixed keel crunch yesterday, i guess we all get that. Wasnt bad, three layers of cloth with resin between. Now bottom paint. Have either polished or resprayed the gelcoat everywhere, few other misc repairs. Shooting for sunday launch!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:58 am

Launched the "Flying Fox" Sunday! Hasnt been in the water since 2005. Between finishing set-up, waxing and launching it got to late for a sail. Dark night without any moon. Would love some headlights! Swamped with work the next couple of weeks so no sail time but that will give me time to repair and tighten up more loose ends on the boat. Wish I had put more foam in mast, getting a little wire slap. I'll keep you posted and add pics when i figure out how.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:02 pm

Hmmmm, tell me more about foam in the mast.  I spent many hours getting it out of mine!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:43 am

I have chunks of soft, old looking, yellow foam in mine. Thought it came from factory. Figured it is yhere to keed masthead wires quiet. I added a new attenna wire also. Still getting some wire slap inside. Thinking of tipping the mast and sliding pool noodles up it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:09 am

Just as Triticum mentioned, I spent time getting the old foam out of my mast. When I went to fish new mast light wire & antenna cable thru the mast, the foam kept hanging up my fish tape. The wires slapping inside the mast don't bother me - I guess the clanging sound from the snaps on my flag pole at home have brainwashed me into not paying attention to the wire slap  on the mast!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:32 pm

Whoops! Meant antenna!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:33 pm

People in the harbor doesnt like the noise when sleeping.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:12 am

The foam inside is to give it positive floatation in case of a capsize. It was factory installed as a safety precaution.

The wires slapping the inside of my mast kept my wife AND some of our neighbors form sleeping at night so I ran a PVC pipe up the mast using pop rivets to secure it to the mast and ran all cables through it. No more slap.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:36 pm

I have flipped more than my share of boats over the years. (sailing smaller boats) I'm failing to believe a bit of foam would do much of anything if the keel didn't hold her upright.

I pulled all of the foam out of my mast.  The replacement wires are enclosed in 1/2" pipe foam insulation and between those sections, there are three cable ties with the untrimmed ends pointed at 120 degrees.  We had one night on our week long cruise this summer where I could not sleep for the slapping.  I need an excuse to spend another night aboard so I can find out if it works.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flying Fox   Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Yep. Got to do something about the noise. Was thinking of leaning the mast forward to the dock and cramming foam noodles ip it from the bottom. New prob though, one week in the water and the bilge is filled and the bilge pump area is slowly filling. I have a opening for the bilge by the head area. Taking the cover off showed it full of water. Must be seeping out of the bilge at the pump recess. I thought my 3 layers cloth and resin would have fixed the crack in the keel slot. Maybe other damage i couldnt see. Oh well wet n dry vacumm 2x a week!
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