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Aloha Discussion / Re: Aloha 32 Cabin Curtains
« Last post by jmcgillivray on July 06, 2019, 12:11:10 PM »
Looks Wonderful! Can you come work on ours? ::)

Our curtains are always falling off the little hooks. I don't know if this was an original design or not, but it's got to go. Also need to have some curtains made that are more the style we're seeking.
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Aloha Discussion / Re: Anyone sailing south this year or next??
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 02, 2019, 11:33:59 PM »
SailorTim, thank you! She is quite the catch!

As for the cockpit speakers, they were there prior to me owning the boat. They sound fantastic where they are at. Unfortunately, the port speaker blew out last year and I'm having a difficult time finding a replacement. That size speaker really isn't made anymore, 5.5 in oh, and most of the new speakers out now or 6 to 6.5 in ( at least the good quality ones are that size, there are some cheaper ones like poly-planar that make smaller speakers). I'll probably end up installing 6.5 in speakers in their place, but I don't think it will look as nearly nice as what is there now. The previous owner installed another set of speakers in the salon area in the forwardmost storage cabinet (with the wicker front), and it really sounds great.

 If all goes according my plan, I'm hoping to make it to the West End of the lake sometime in late August for a couple weeks of sailing and might even make it up into Lake St. Clair
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Aloha Discussion / Re: Anyone sailing south this year or next??
« Last post by SailorTim on July 02, 2019, 07:25:01 AM »
SailorGuy,

#1 Congratulations!   

#2 She is a real cutie!

#3 What REALLY caught my eye are your cockpit speakers.  Did you mount those or a previous owner?  I think that is a great placement.  A PO mounted mine close to the companionway hatch near the floor.  They are out of the way, but not the best for projecting sound.

#4 Congrats, again.  If you ever make it as far as Lake St Clair let me know.  If I travel from Grosse Pointe, I tend to go north rather than south.

Tim
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Aloha Discussion / Re: New sails for Escapade
« Last post by Jackrabbit on July 01, 2019, 08:48:12 PM »
Fixed the sheet lead issue by removing the fairlead and passing the block on to the aft track (easy to do: its just screwed down with two no. 12 ss screws - used butyl tape to bed the screws when re-installed).  The sheeting angle is much better now and the creases are gone.  The fact that the block is now "trapped" aft of the fairlead is not a big issue for furling the genny since you should never reef it more than 20%, lest you lose optimal sail shape, in which case the sheeting angle will not be of much consequence.
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Aloha Discussion / Re: Aloha 32 Cabin Curtains
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 01, 2019, 04:28:31 AM »
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Aloha Discussion / Re: Aloha 32 Cabin Curtains
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 01, 2019, 04:21:45 AM »
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Aloha Discussion / Aloha 32 Cabin Curtains
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 01, 2019, 04:19:32 AM »
After a lot of head scratching, I finally figured out a way to mount curtain rods in my aloha 32. I found these curtain rods and brass rod holders at an RV store and thought they would work pretty well. Since the cabin top fiberglass is very thin, there is no way to mount a curtain rod using screws. To get around this, I bought a 3/8" think sheet of king starboard plastic and cut it into squares, then mounted the rod hanger brackets to the plastic with brass screws. I put 3M super adhesive double sided tape on the back of the plastic pieces and mounted them in the boat after cleaning the fiberglass inside with acetone and a scuff pad. My fiance's grandmother made the curtains for me, although they are a bit to long and need shortened up a bit and are a work in progress. The curtain rod holders are surprisingly well mounted and the double sided tape is Extremely hard to remove - these are definitely not going to fall off, even if you pull very hard on them.  Overall, this was the best way I found to install curtains in an Aloha 32
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Aloha Discussion / Re: Aloha 32
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 01, 2019, 04:13:25 AM »
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Aloha Discussion / Re: Aloha 32
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 01, 2019, 04:11:16 AM »
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Aloha Discussion / Aloha 32
« Last post by SailorGuy on July 01, 2019, 04:06:25 AM »
After a lot of head scratching, I finally figured out a way to mount curtain rods in my aloha 32. I found these curtain rods and brass rod holders at an RV store and thought they would work pretty well. Since the cabin top fiberglass is very thin, there is no way to mount a curtain rod using screws. To get around this, I bought a 3/8" think sheet of king starboard plastic and cut it into squares, then mounted the rod hanger brackets to the plastic with brass screws. I put 3M super adhesive double sided tape on the back of the plastic pieces and mounted them in the boat after cleaning the fiberglass inside with acetone and a scuff pad. My fiance's grandmother made the curtains for me, although they are a bit to long and need shortened up a bit and are a work in progress. The curtain rod holders are surprisingly well mounted and the double sided tape is Extremely hard to remove - these are definitely not going to fall off, even if you pull very hard on them.  Overall, this was the best way I found to install curtains in an Aloha 32
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