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    Montreal, Qc.
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    Cabinetmaking, Sailing, X-Country Skiing.

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  1. Chris Craft for Sale (Wilmington)

    What does it rate ?
  2. Sailing a frac rig under jib only

    That is exactly what we do, in 15 years with this boat I never took a reef, I get rid of the main upwind if the wind is above 20 and sail with No.3 or 2, whichever is there alone. I need to keep the wheel a few degrees to windward and track 30-35 degrees to the apparent wind, 5 less than with the main up, more than enough to keep up or pass the newer white boats.
  3. Deep vs. shallow keel

    I like to think of my keel being a wing and although symmetrical has a slight angle Windward thus generating lift towards the wind and helping me progress in the wind. It is a tapered Peterson fin with a nice profile, thick one third aft with rounded leading edge and thin trailing Edge. I can hardly imagine the airfoil shape of a full keel, too wide chord for the thickness so it acts mostly like a plate to keep the boat from drifting sideways. There are so many parameters influencing the design of wings that taking one feature (aspect ratio) without consideration for the other factors is an incomplete exercise. One of those important factor being the evolution in materials and engineering that has allowed higher aspect ratio foils to sustain the stresses that only short and wide foils could endure when built of wood or riveted aluminum.
  4. Deep vs. shallow keel

    Shock wave, that’s the word I was looking for. Thank you I won’t have to go look for that fluid dynamic school book.
  5. Deep vs. shallow keel

    Foils that are designed for supersonic speeds answer to a completely different set of rules, it has nothing to do with aspect ratio but rather angle of attack.
  6. Deep vs. shallow keel

    It’s about the Reynolds number.
  7. New Sails

    You will need a larger sail cover, it feels and handles like cardboard when compared to cloth.
  8. New Sails

    We take care to keep it dry under the sail cover so no mold yet, I don’t see that it will ever stretch, it will die from other causes.
  9. The best sailing film for a long time

  10. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    Secured for winter. There is no rod swaging outfit close by so riggers send it out, I might as well pack the rods in my van and drive to the closest rigging outfit that does this work in the north east NY / Vermont area.
  11. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    A real part in their hands is worth much more than a tape measure measurement, for $300, I will ship the coils with Stembals and turnbuckles so I get back exactly what I had in terms of accuracy. When you take a measurement, you are responsible for a rod cut short, I'd rather spend the $300.
  12. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    You're probably right, the rigger didn't specify Navtec.
  13. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    No I have not but I would be very pleased to have a copy.
  14. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    Mast is coming down in the spring, shrouds to be shipped to Navtec with turnbuckles, stemballs and spreader sleeves to have new rod swaged and shipped back. Doing some reading here is what happened , extracted from the Navtec service manual: ... One other rigging fatigue scenario to be aware of is winter storage with the mast system in place. This storage option causes cycling loads (the wind “whistling in the rigging”), which is frequently overlooked because the yacht isn’t in service.
  15. New Sails

    CDX 11 cruising laminate sail brand new, ordered locally in Canada, designed in the US and built in Asia. 5 full batten, very high aspect 4:1. I was concerned about light air performance with such a heavy material but the sail sets like a wing and will pop to shape in the lightest breeze so it works all around, very satisfied, no stretch but a handful fold down but yours will be a lighter built.