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I am surprised the Tides Track didn't fit your spars. They have several configurations, sizes and thicknesses for most extrusions/tracks. No name on my spars. My D41 is 1983 named “SEAYA” . We have kept her on Cape Cod since 1997. Read your reply on Sailcraft in Oriental. Been there in our boat some years ago. Nice yard, nice area. Too far south for the northern cruising plans we have but thanks the same.
To: Crew Rest,
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I would agree with your comments, if I had an Edson quadrant/rack steering system. I have what amounts to a looped chain gear at the pedestal that becomes a cable that runs aft through a pulley to the custom tiller arm mounted on the rudder stock head.. The system works but it has always been somewhat “sloppy”.
Right now I have an Edson/yacht specialties pedestal. I would like to build the traditional “Dickerson” pedestal unit that would incorporate an old binnacle I have and I would then have room for a helm pump inside, ahead of the wheel.
Regarding the non skid. I used the durabak and it lasted about 4 years. IT WAS JUST ABOUT IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP CLEAN. I used white. I think at the time the product did not have the uv inhibitors they claim to have today. I never really liked the rubberized feel from the deck but that is just me. The cost of the Treadmaster may push me in the direction of an acrylic based product called “Kiwigrip” . Cost is comparable to the durabak $ 140 per/gal.
If there is a dimensional sketch of the steering box units used on the 41’s, I would love to see it. I would want the scale and proportion to be correct.
All comments are welcome and thanks.
Thanks for your replies. I am familiar with the mack pack. It is time for the main to be replaced. With that in mind, I am leaning towards a Doyle system sewn into the new main. I have seen the Tides track work and it looks like a very good retrofit. I am tired of sticking slugs, no matter how much lube, vasoline etc.
Mike, I see in the directory you keep your boat in Westport? We are at the head of the bay, in Pocasset.