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Just the through block.  The housing is all aluminum so there should not be much friction, but my crew says otherwise.  So I will probably add the block back on later this week.
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U20 General Discussion / Keel dropped from crane
« Last post by Mike Myers (RWS) on June 18, 2019, 07:36:34 PM »
My keel crane line snapped at nearly max height last week, and the keel fell back down to its normal racing position. Itís a long fall for 300+ pounds, and it did some serious damage. The leading edge of the keel has split in half from the top down to about a foot below the top.
Local boat yard has quoted me about $3K to pull the keel and bond it back together. Are there any thoughts on this? Has it happened before?
Alternatively, are there any boats that have been scrapped, and could donate an unbroken keel? (longshot I know, but worth asking)

Thanks all. Itís been a tough year between the first mast breaking, the replacement carbon rig being broken in shipping, the replacement replacement being stranded in Connecticut (thank you BYC for retrieving) and now this....
We just want to go racing!! Haha.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Replacement Aluminum mast vs. going carbon
« Last post by Mike Myers (RWS) on June 18, 2019, 07:24:44 PM »
Travis, it sounds like theyíre selling their aluminum rigs once they have the carbons set up on their fleet.

Probably replacing due to risk/liability considering the high number of dismastings with the Ballengers
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Half Hull Model
« Last post by Chris Chambers on June 18, 2019, 06:37:16 PM »
Bring you mold kit up to the NA's and we can make a run at it!
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Half Hull Model
« Last post by PurpleOnion on June 18, 2019, 07:34:13 AM »
Lighten Up,

If you end up being able to produce them for relatively low cost, please let us/me know.  I have want to be able to make a U20 version of the attached piece of art that hangs in the IWC watch shop in Manhattan, but lack the skills (and time to compensate for lack of skills) to build a reasonably accurate model of the hull.
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did you use an external block as well, or just the through block?
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Hull number nomenclature
« Last post by sail30053 on June 17, 2019, 02:37:31 PM »
Thank you
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Hull number nomenclature
« Last post by Don Corey on June 17, 2019, 02:26:44 PM »
xui20 = manufacturer designation (ultimate sailboats inc.)
086 = hull number
h = month built (august)
7 = year built (1997)
97 = model year (1997)

now you know.............. Don
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Hull number nomenclature
« Last post by sail30053 on June 17, 2019, 01:41:19 PM »
XUI20086H797
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Hull number nomenclature
« Last post by Don Corey on June 17, 2019, 12:46:05 AM »
To complicated to explain writing.  Give me hull identification number and i'll tell you. 
Don Corey 
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