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  1. New to me V15

    I will check the length. I saw the pictures on the IC boats. Lower shrouds should be an easy add.
  2. New to me V15

    Just to be clear. You are suggesting adding ~3ft of lower shrouds from the gooseneck height to the deck stay fitting? And thanks a ton! What a wealth of information. I did not know a clam cleat could hold the halyard loads. I will add the 2:1 on the jib halyard. I need a main halyard lock on my H27 too. I wonder if I can just add a clam cleat on it...
  3. DIY Tiller Extension

    If you are holding back on buying a tiller extension due to the $80 price tag it may be time to build it yourself. I have found that using the replacement U-joint is ($8.60 shipped from Intensity Sails) and a golf driver handle (~$2 from any Goodwill) works like a charm. The only challenge is the joint between the two. I used some scrap 1/2" SS tube and some super glue. Aluminum rivets would work too. Never given me a bit of trouble.
  4. New to me V15

    Locus, Thanks for the info. I do have a spare forestay adjuster from a Hunter 140 that I may swap it out with. Just seems a little hokey pokey being simply line. Fastyacht, Great suggestion. I will add it to my list.
  5. New to me V15

    Locus, Thanks for the rigging help. I raced FJs in college and this sounds identical. Two question I have are: Is the forestay really attached with loops of line to a shackle at the bow? Doesn't the jib luff cable take all of the load while sailing and the forestay stay limp? I have always thought the forestay was just to keep the mast up on land. Everyone else, I plan to sail on trap solo. Not sure if the wire angle would allow it though. After some vector analysis I believe the resultant extra strain would be squarely on the jib luff wire. The windward shroud would unload some and the mast base is already designed for two hiking which should result in a similar compression load. I will try sailing a few times before modifying it.
  6. New to me V15

    Hello all, I recently picked up a fairly rough V15 for $200. I was searching the web for a rigging/assembly guide so I can make sure I have all the peices I need and have only found a single pdf from Vanguard which lacks detail. Is there an assembly guide for new boat owners? Also, I plan on adding a trapeze to it for fun. Do you foresee any structural issues with that? Thanks.
  7. Trapeze on Cyclone 13

    No bites? I took it out yesterday with one crew in 14 knots. Certainly has enough sail to support someone on trapeze.
  8. Trapeze on Cyclone 13

    I just picked up a pretty rough Catalina Cyclone on the cheap and I was considering modifying it for a trapeze. What kind of modifications would be needed other than shrouds and trap wires? These boats do have a small forestay to control mast bend and a super weird mast profile. One day I hope to build a frankin-contender boat once I find a used main and mast I like.
  9. Trapeze on Cyclone 13

    I just picked up a pretty rough Catalina Cyclone on the cheap and I was considering modifying it for a trapeze. What kind of modifications would be needed other than shrouds and trap wires? These boats do have a small forestay to control mast bend and a super weird mast profile. One day I hope to build a frankin-contender boat once I find a used main and mast I like.
  10. Your recent photo did not come through.

  11. A pox on me, or Blisters on my Bottom - Ouch!

    Finally put some bottom paint on. Now for sailing and interior build-out.
  12. J24 Mainsail on H-Boat 27

    I was able to use the flattening reef with success. The bolt stretches a lot with the cunningham.
  13. J24 Mainsail on H-Boat 27

    I ended up using the flattening reef with success. My boat has a bendy mast. With enough Cunningham I was able to putt all the wrinkles out. One day I may pay to have the foot cut off for a cleaner look. Overall I am really happy with the fit of the J24 main and the Etchells 22 jib.
  14. Part Identification

    It is there but not connected at the time of photos. The mass of blocks at the mast base with yellow line is the vang.