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by 005Showa
12 Nov 2019, 13:37
Forum: Cosmetics & Renovation
Topic: Cockpit Grate / Sole
Replies: 1
Views: 2043

Re: Cockpit Grate / Sole

There was no grate in the cockpit when I purchased Showa. about 3 years ago I made one out of Jatoba, also known as Brazilian cherry, ranking over 2800 on the Janka Hardness Scale. Jataba is extremely dense and hard making it resistant if not somewhat impervious to water absorption, it has so far he...
by 005Showa
12 Nov 2019, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anchor Winch
Replies: 2
Views: 4198

Re: Anchor Winch

I know its been awhile and no responses ! Did you install a windlass ? For future info. I have a Lewmar pro series installed in the locker. Both chain and rode are neatly deposited into lower locker no issues at all. lots of clearance for my extra Bruce and 25 meters of chain 30 meters rode. Can't i...
by 005Showa
12 Nov 2019, 13:04
Forum: Rigs & Sails
Topic: windvanes/self steering
Replies: 8
Views: 7100

Re: windvanes/self steering

I have the 'Cape Horn' windvane, installed on showa, works good. You do need to balance sails perfectly, or very close to it, if not you will hunt back and forth. A nice feature with the cape horn is it can be installed offset to the center line, therefore does not protrude much aft of the rudder an...