RedRyder

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About RedRyder

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  • Birthday 10/29/1976

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    Connecticut
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    Ummm,... sailing.

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  1. RedRyder

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Of course!
  2. RedRyder

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    For those who might have missed it, FL can be seen on page 22 of the August/September 2019 BoatUS magazine.
  3. RedRyder

    Diesel - white “smoke” and possible nom-firing cylinder

    +1. Gather data!
  4. RedRyder

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    "Finish the dream" https://newhaven.craigslist.org/boa/d/jesup-finish-the-dream/6925843456.html What's not to love?
  5. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Nice feature! I'm curious - have you ever re-torqued your keel bolts? How often?
  6. RedRyder

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Heck yes. If only it had a trailer and I had a place to keep it...
  7. RedRyder

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    https://worcester.craigslist.org/boa/d/ashland-25-foot-sloop/6918828982.html
  8. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Yes - done the halyard trick here before as well - I was in soft sand at the time, no damage at all. And the rod rigging is in good shape - lowers were re-headed and all new uppers about 6 years ago, so I'm quite confident that we could have inclined off without incident. Frustrating! Yes, yard already pulled the mast and put the boat in the shed. My forward keel bolt is under the mast step, so it had to happen. Fingers crossed we can get things moving forward well this week.
  9. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Thanks for the kind words! Good call-out on the bearings - I will make sure that's included in the repair. I'll keep updates coming, and hoping for horrible rainy weather for the next few weeks while we can't sail anyway
  10. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Thanks. Will know more soon - the rudder is strapped to a pallet and just waiting for confirmation from my insurance company to get it shipped off to FL for replication (they evidently need the old one with the rudder post to duplicate it properly.) Fingers crossed - I'll keep the updates coming!
  11. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Thanks for the link, @hard aground! Unfortunately, that looks like a 35-3 rudder so @Ishmael should take notice... just in case. Just like with your mk1, my farthest forward keel bolt is under the mast step. Yard pulled the rig yesterday, dropped the rudder, and moved her inside. Should be able to get authorization from the insurance company to drop the keel tomorrow, and ship the old rudder off to Florida where Foss Foam can do their magic. ARGH!!!
  12. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Thanks! Fingers crossed right now.
  13. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    And on to the main event: the rudder: This is not the angle that George and George envisioned, and not how she left the C&C factory: Obviously, the rudder is toast. 44 years was the end of the line for that rudder. Now I just need to hope that they can either source or fabricate a rudder, and that the overall repair estimate is LESS than a total loss on my insured value. And that we can get back into the water before summer is gone. Yard is recommending that we drop the keel to inspect and re-bed the hull-keel joint. I'm assuming that means we'll need to pull the rig as well. RedRyder is frustrated, but I figure I might at least get some sympathy (and occasional snarky comments) from the crowd here.
  14. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    They found a bit of damage at the bottom of the keel (and check out that nice bottom!!!) But some cracks in the fairing at the keel-hull joint: