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Old 13-03-2014, 19:04   #31
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Re: Apples, Oranges or Bananas?

You are not going to break any of them. Go by price. Interesting on our boat we have to size by what will operate in the self-tailers. Too small - is too small. This means we don't use any of the new super materials.

There are two local marinas that sell their end of spool short ends. These are usually up to 90 feet. If you have the same deal in your area, you might save 50%.
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The monkey is quite spunky ain't he???
This place wouldn't be the same without him!

PS: I think our resident crabs give him a pretty good run wit wise....
Definitely a "Spunky Monkey." Sometimes hard to keep up with in my older years. You know, I thought you were from Maryland by your handle but now that you admit to be a SoCal kind of guy I can kind of see it. Having had a TR3 and all. TR4A vet here.

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I would point out that where endura, and other dyneema lines don't absorb water, the polyester ones do. Which can make them double in weight when wet. .
We get our share of light air days on the Chesapeake. I do get frustrated sometimes when I see the weight of the lines keeping the sail from filling.
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Re: Apples, Oranges or Bananas?

cajun ropes would be my suggestion for new sheets in 1/2". Very good price and service.
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Definitely a "Spunky Monkey." Sometimes hard to keep up with in my older years. You know, I thought you were from Maryland by your handle but now that you admit to be a SoCal kind of guy I can kind of see it. Having had a TR3 and all. TR4A vet here.

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Skip... When I joined CF I had a different handle, tried to change it to HappySailor, but it was taken, so I threw the MdR in there for Marina del Rey... Born n bred So Cal boy, Newport-Huntington... Only recently moved to the South...

Had TR4A too, but she fell victim to the "too many cars" teen rule... Still have a TR8 between my brother and I... We sell it back and forth about every 10 yrs... She's a hot rod with that Al-V8, straight pipes and super traps... He dropped a Rover 4.2 in it...
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Had the TR3A, fun times...
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Had the TR3A, fun times...
There must be 5+ TR owners who fessed up recently!

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Sorry for the huge thread leeway windseeker!

We did work really hard on your answers... And hopefully came to a conclusion???
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Re: Apples, Oranges or Bananas?

Really! Just get something that feels good in your hands and is not slippery. As long as it will work in UV Rays it'll be tough enough to handle your jib.

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You need at least 9/16 line to tow Triumphs.
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Really! Just get something that feels good in your hands and is not slippery. As long as it will work in UV Rays it'll be tough enough to handle your jib.

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You need at least 9/16 line to tow Triumphs.
Is it really a hijack if we still continue to address the OP's question?
windseeker... I say go for the 7/16 if it isn't too hard on your hands...

9/16" might not cut the TR tow in 3 strand twisted hemp...

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Re: Apples, Oranges or Bananas?

I almost bought a TR3 but an MGA got in the way, then a Healey 3000 2 seater, then Alpha Giulietta, but then the student loans ran out.

Always had a soft spot for the TR3 ever since seeing one at a Drive-in with the food tray sitting on the ground by the cut down door. Must admit though, that tractor engine sure got buzzy at higher revs.
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Is that what it was? a tractor engine? Ha... only the British would put that in a "sports car". It did have a certain resonance at higher rpm! You didnt miss anything with an MGA cool car. Better yet that Healy 3000 ... wow! Friend had one of those with the electric overdrive and 6 cyl... that like yours? Wind that sucker up and flip the switch into OD!
It wasnt until a fiend bought a NIssan Fair Lady that I realized how much better driving, reliable and smoother driving a sports car could be than that British crap! (no offense intended!) But the Brit cars sure looked cool!
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Most AH 3000s had small totally unusable seats behind the front seats. They made a few 2 seater models that did away with these small seats and extended the cowl for a closer fit around the front seats. Yes, it had the electric actuated overdrive though the solenoid on mine was tits up. Hooked a wire to the actuator that I had to pull up to actuate. Really didn't like the seating. The bolt upright seats gave me a backache right quick. Blew a rear tire at 100 plus mph on the freeway late at night. Managed to keep it under control but just barely. The MGA and later an MGB that I owned ate valves when cruised at redline. They were a bit more civilized than the TR's but not as fast in a straight line. The Alfa was a really fun car with it's dual overhead cam engine, 5 speed transmission, and compliant suspension. Unfortunately, the rustermite ate the frame after 5 years on Michigan's salted roads. Bought all those cars with student loans and had to work near full time to support them. Always have been a little stupid when it comes to vehicles.
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Always had a soft spot for the TR3 ever since seeing one at a Drive-in with the food tray sitting on the ground by the cut down door. Must admit though, that tractor engine sure got buzzy at higher revs.
Wow roverhi... You sure had some beauts! I always had the same soft spot for the MGA... Had buddy that had one... we had opposite shirts... "I'd rather push the MG/TR than drive the TR/MG" the 3k and AG too wowsa... I Stayed TR... 3/4A/6/8... only one left is the 8

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Is that what it was? a tractor engine? Ha... only the British would put that in a "sports car". It did have a certain resonance at higher rpm! You didnt miss anything with an MGA cool car. Better yet that Healy 3000 ... wow! Friend had one of those with the electric overdrive and 6 cyl... that like yours? Wind that sucker up and flip the switch into OD!
It wasnt until a fiend bought a NIssan Fair Lady that I realized how much better driving, reliable and smoother driving a sports car could be than that British crap! (no offense intended!) But the Brit cars sure looked cool!
It was indeed a tractor engine Cheech! You're right... BUT THEY HAD IT ALL OVER the cheaper brit cars of the same vintage (not jag) cause that 2 liter could scoot! The Fairlady was the start of a revolution... But the engine was like 980 cc Jeeezo... my windshield wiper moved faster than that thing! Really funny fact... The japs stole the tractor motor design... YEP! in the 1600 n 2000.... I could buy engine gaskets for my TR3 at the Nissan dealer where I worked!

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Re: Apples, Oranges or Bananas? Selecting a Double Braid.

Continuing the thread drift, I learned carburetor tuning on the su-h6. But then I also know Stromberg's and Dellorto's. Not to mention Japanese bike carburetors.

I use 1/2" ls on my boat, cheap is good enough.
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Continuing the thread drift, I learned carburetor tuning on the su-h6. But then I also know Stromberg's and Dellorto's. Not to mention Japanese bike carburetors.

I use 1/2" ls on my boat, cheap is good enough.
Lookie here! And she plays by the thread drift rules!

SU's Strombys and Dell-o's too... Impressive! I way prefer the SU's over the strombergs... just simpler... Had twin Dellorto sidedraft 50's on my GTI... I have a colortune clear glass spark plug that made tuning a breeze after all those years... Fun to use.. gimmicky... but a good checking tool !
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