LoganB

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    Waikoloa, HI
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  1. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    South Africa to Maryland but she had a cutter rig for that trip. Many years on the Chesapeake as a sloop.
  2. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    Thanks for your help! I’ll try moving the mast head aft a little for now and then work on the tuning more one I get new stays and sails in Florida. The backstay adjuster works decently it’s not as bad as it looks. The Genoa that’s on there now presses hard on the spreaders going to windward and keeps me from sailing closer than 40 degrees apparent. I was thinking a smaller one with a hollow leech would do better. It is 38 years old though so that may be the main issue. I grew up up in Holualoa but it wasn’t very long ago.
  3. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    Thank you longy that was the kind of information I needed. The babystay tang is 6ft forward of the mast, the chain plate for the inner forestay is 4 1/2 feet in front of the babystay just in front of the manual windlass in the picture. I have about a 1/2 inch I could push the mast forward in the partners before it’s maxed out. The aft foam in the partners seems to have a decent amount of compression once I tightened the backstay fairly hard. Theres a small amount of weatherhelm with the 145 Genoa that’s on now. I plan on getting a new smaller Genoa once in Florida. Would it make sense to move the masthead aft and leave the partners as is and induce bend that way? There’s an old school backstay adjuster so I can adjust backstay tension by hand. Forestay tension seems okay. You are right the mast section does look like 2 sections riveted together. It also looks like it may have broken at the spreaders at one point and had a sleeve put.
  4. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    It seems to take an excessive amount of force to bend the spar past 1 column. I tried to today with a winch and the babystay tackle failed. Had a spare but will not try again... The spar is 9 inches fore and aft, 6 inches side to side and has a wall thickness of roughly 4 mm, elliptical cross section and doesn’t taper at the top.
  5. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    On the plus side it it a lovely day on the South Carolina ICW
  6. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. The mast was made by Bellamy Masts in Cape Town, I believe they’re long out of business. When the boat sailed over here it was rigged as a cutter with running backs. The previous owner then removed the inner forestay and running backs because he found it overkill for the Chesapeake. I plan on adding an inner stay and running back stays once I’m down in Florida and have saved up some money. The mast is 9 inches fore and aft, I have about 6 inches of bend in it now. The mast partner is chocked with foam although it seems fairly high density. I guess I would need to slack the forestay in order to add significant bend? Without the babystay there is almost no bend in the mast.
  7. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    Doesn’t take much tension to bend it with the babystay theres 4/1 tackle at the bottom and I can bend it about 5 inches with a good pull. Mast partners are not very secure just high density foam on both sides. Is it advisable to get some wood in there? Ive tried loosening the shrouds quite a bit, it didn’t seem to help. The midsection pumps 1-2 inches fore and aft at about a half second interval. Shakes the whole boat and makes the halyards bangs internally.
  8. LoganB

    Mast pump fixes?

    I have a new to me Lavranos 36 from 1980. Keel stepped 51 ft masthead rig with single spreaders and single inline lowers with baby stay. Any wind from the side and it pumps continuously. I’ve tried no bend to 8” of bend with the baby stay and from 5-20% tension on the capshrouds and backstay with little effect. Anyone have a solution to this? I’ve run the spinnaker halyard under the baby stay around the mast and back to the traveler which limits the severity of the pumping but doesn’t stop it. I’m a about halfway down the ICW and it’s been very hard to sleep with the pumping.
  9. LoganB

    Beaufort NC to Key West in November

    Thank you, I’m putting together a list of inlets and anchorages we can use if things are looking rough. Where in Florida does the Gulf Stream start to come in close? Is it still possible to sneak along the inside? Im from Waikoloa on the Big Island, very windy and dry. Excellent diving/snorkeling along the coast, probably the best in Hawaii Is it advisable to try to ride a cold front south if you’re not in the gulf stream? What kind of temperatures would we be looking at?
  10. I’m planning to head down to Key West for the winter to work. I was hoping someone would share their knowledge and experience on getting down there this time of year. I’d like to do as much as possible offshore and nonstop staying inside of the Gulf Stream. I am from Hawaii and am a lot more comfortable sailing in open water then inland navigation. I also don’t have any experience entering rivers/inlets, and am a bit wary of them. Our keel is 6ft. The boat is a Lavranos 36 she’s strong and capable. I am a licensed 100t captain and sailing has been my profession since I was 16. This will be my first time sailing down the east coast so I’m sure there will be a lot of learning on the way. My girlfriend will be accompanying me she has little experience although we will be sailing as much as possible in the Chesapeake over the next month and try to do some overnight sailing in the bay to prepare. I may also have an experienced friend from Hawaii fly out or pick up another crew from the east coast. Any knowledge would be helpful, I’d like to be as prepared and safe as possible. We are cruising around the Chesapeake right now and will be taking the ICW from Norfolk to Beaufort to avoid Hatteras
  11. LoganB

    1980 Lavranos 36

    The interior is a little low in headroom, about 6',1 but it has 5 good sea berths all with leecloths and a nice galley with lots of strorage.
  12. LoganB

    1980 Lavranos 36

    Thank you trisail, the boat is named Trade Winds, I believe its the original name. I bought it from the original owner Alan Richards who sailed it from Cape Town to Maryland in 1984. Mine has the single spreader and a saildrive and a slightly different interior. The interior was completed by a professional shipwright to a fairly good standard and has held up relatively well but needs a few small projects. Here is a picture of the hull where it was cut out for the saildrive. It would seem they weren't skimping on glass. 1 1/4 inches in this area on a 36 ft boat.
  13. LoganB

    1980 Lavranos 36

    Not really, just not a lot of information on them. I was hoping someone on here might have experience with them or know the designer. It was a small production run they made about 50 in Cape Town. They seem to be well regarded. Interior needs some work but not too bad overall. Seems to be quite strong in all the important areas.
  14. LoganB

    1980 Lavranos 36

    Its hard to tell from the pictures buy the companionway is very conservative as is the rest of the boat and I don't think it will be an issue.
  15. LoganB

    1980 Lavranos 36

    The Fuel Tank In the fairing behind the keel is not used on my boat and is glassed over.