eerie sailor

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  1. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    Looks like the one at Dana point is sold. Either congrats or there is one for sale in Seattle.
  2. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    I see. The runner caught behind the boom on a heavy air gybe is one of the more memorable manuvers to perform. Been there done that one a few times also.
  3. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    I've reefed the Hendo several times over the years. We've even flown the try sail a few times along the way.
  4. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    I see the PAC cup uses ORR for handicapping. When we race ORR we pull the sprit and use conventional spinnakers.
  5. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    I've lived that picture a few times. Crank the runner a little tighter, ease the Vang a couple inches and have the stability technicians eat more pork chops!
  6. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    Regarding the boat.... I've done about 40 races of the 150-300 nm distance. The pole has a rubber gasket 6" inside the hull. Most guys keep it a little loose so it goes in an out easily. For a distance race, out in a tight spot, 1/4" gasket. Minimize the amount not ins and outs (leave it out as much as possible.) This works really well. We have leaks around the mast like others. I don't like to caulk things to tight because when we do a Mac race we like to get the boat apart quick and get it on the trailer for a 70kt ride home. We have had some success putting weather stripping on the hull where the companionway hatch sits on the hull. Helps a lot but not perfect. They can be wet boats.
  7. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    The mods would be minimal. In most cases careful measurements taken when getting the boat measured will get you over 105 which a lot of races use for the stability index requirement. My boat has a stability index of 107. PM me with a email address and I will send you copies of my ORR certificate if you want it. Might even have an old IRC cert laying around,and MORC and a half dozen phrf fleets:)
  8. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    Let us know how it holds up.
  9. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    Hey, gossmanl, nice job taking a second in the Mills last weekend. It wasn't sporty conditions and you beat them all but 1 including the other Hendo.
  10. eerie sailor

    Henderson 30?

    I have worked on the rudder bearings more times than I like to think about. Should have changed them out years ago, but for some reason I keep repairing them. 17 years ago on our first repair we used epoxy and graphite. Quick and easy, but didn't hold up well for us. Then we tried epoxy and colloidal silica. Seemed to work better but still didn't last as long as we liked. Then we ground 1/16" out of the races and lined them with delrin. Worked even better but still saw some wear and tear. Over the last few years as the delrin has worn, I've been replacing it with aluminum strips. THIS IS WORKING WELL.
  11. eerie sailor

    Cruising Lake Superior

    When we first started talking about the trip I checked out the date for the Trans Superior thinking that would be a good way to get the boat west quickly and take even longer returning. But timing doesn't work. This is the year for Superior.
  12. eerie sailor

    Cruising Lake Superior

    Hey, thanks for the tips. I've been looking into the North shore for a couple of days now. For the first part of the trip we will be following the Same shore due to some changing crew along the way. But possibly we might be able to check out the North shore along with the Slates, heading back east. Thanks for the tips! I've been reading Bonnie Dahls cruising guide for the lake to help put some of this together.
  13. eerie sailor

    Cruising Lake Superior

    As did I:)
  14. eerie sailor

    Cruising Lake Superior

    Going in late July early August. I will bring all the warm clothes I own. Is the Library the same Library bar I went to back in the 70s at Tech?
  15. eerie sailor

    Cruising Lake Superior

    Gonna cruise the big lake for a month this summer. Anybody have any favorite ports, or places to avoid? Going to enter the lake from the East. Planning on checking out Isle Royal. Maybe the Apostle islands if time and weather permits.