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  1. K9u20

    Morris 29 in SFO

    Shame on you ! I never want to hear that again ! I must keep buying boats !!! Now say it three times !!!
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    Seascape 27

    It’s seems sad to us racers but that’s not their market. I think their market for this boat is to be a more performance oriented Hunter or Catalina with the ability to trailer sail or at least transport it to other locations.
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    No, but I did buy that boat for parts last week. Had two nice sets of sails and two rigs, etc. It is the hull that I am using/modifying
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    I took a Carbon 49er rig and cut 15 inches off the top. The sails are from a Melges 20
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    I have a Skud also. Since I had spare 49er rigs I put one on the Skud. Here is a picture. Love the boat !
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    The bulbs are cast as one piece. The 300 lbs bulb came from the factory. I made the 100 lb bulb. I made a mold of the lower 8” of the board and inset that into a mold I made for the bulb. I then poured lead into the bulb mold. Both bulbs are one piece.The factory bulb has a thin plastic coating on it and the 100 pound bowl that I built was just faired with epoxy. For the lead I bought number eight lead shot and made a Slurry with epoxy and poured it into the bulb mold. I am using the standard board. I built one that was 65 pounds and I had no flex in the board at all so I feel it will handle the hundred pounds
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    Here is the attachment method for the bulb. It is from the Skud 18 manual. My Skud 18 is in storage but I am going to the boat this weekend to pick up the small 100 lb bulb to use on the 49er. I have two bulbs for the Skud —— one is 100 lbs and one is 300 lbs and both attach the same way.
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    While I don’t have any mathematical loads on the centerboard or hull, several years ago I added a 65 lb bulb to my then 49er with no issues. I also flipped the boat with no bulb my brother and I at a total weight of 400 lbs hung from the board. On this project I have shortened the rig to 6 meters and going to try a 100 lb bulb that I have. Rig and sails are done. When I did the last boat with the 65 lb keel bulb there were times when it would have flipped but you could tell the bulb brought it back
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    The bulb is 100 lbs. I use it on my Skud 18. It has a groove in it that I can slide the bottom of the board into. It secures with 2 stainless steel retainer pins that slide through the bulb and fin.
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    Lars, Thanks for doing that excell spreadsheet ! It seems to be more accurate than my method of throwing a dart at the dartboard !
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    I’m in SE USA.
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    Just saw your excel sheet. Very helpful. Thanks ! You think this is still too much sail for single handing ? I have a 100 lb bulb that I could add if needed. ????
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    I put my 29er sized rig and sails on the 49er today. Everything fit nicely.
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    revintage, keep the thread going...... I appreciate your input and ideas. We have the same goal in mind. I love the 49er ! I was thinking of enclosing the foredeck and your input and pics really helped. Keep the ideas coming.
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    Playing with my 49er - what to do

    I’m open as to what to do. I have three 49er masts , a 29er mast and a lot of skiff style sails I can adapt. I have a great local sailmaker that does my recurs if needed.