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Paul at Masthead

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  1. Hello Send me a direct email to masthead@mastheadsailinggear.com Masthead Enterprises has lots of used Lightning Jibs and spinnakers, but only a few mainsails the sails would be almost free for the sea scouts program
  2. Schock 35 with lifting keel

    I can still see the look on her face....from under the water that is.
  3. Schock 35 with lifting keel

    Doug Fisher at the time was working for Steve at Schock when they built boats in Bradenton Florida. O.H. Rodgers designed the lifting keel system. I thought the new bow section and rig was designed by Paul Lindenberg or OH Rodgers....not sure. Doug and his father Bill and the rest of the family finished off the boat. Bill kept the boat is a small marina in Bradenton and latter behind his house where you need to draw less that 4.5' to 5' to get in/out of there. We owe a J/35 3 seconds per/mile and rate 69 PHRF locally The boat had full cushions, a useable galley and nav station and a nice liquor cabinet that will hold several bottles of rum.
  4. Schock 35 with lifting keel

    Here a picture when it was blocked for the storm. We're going to do a bottom job while it is out of the water. barnacles and growth never sleep in Florida
  5. Schock 35 with lifting keel

    I pulled the rudder to get it as low as possible for the storm. You really need to pull the rig - but you just don't have enough time to get everything done
  6. Schock 35 with lifting keel

    In preparation for hurricane Irma we hauled out Morning Glory, which is a Schock 35 with a lifting keel. The boat was built in the mid 1980's. It is my no means new or state of the art. The boat draws 7' keel down and 3'8" with the keel up and the cassette rudder. We use a fixed rudder for racing. The West Coast of Florida can be shallow and having a boat with a lifting keel is a nice way to go. The boat has had a successful track record over the years and we raced our local BOTY 2015-2016 series and won the racing fleet Thought i would just share a few pictures for the West coast Schock 35 sailors
  7. GibbSea 362 info?

    Here is a few picture of the GibSea 362 out of the water. The Centerboard is 25mm or 1" steel it weights just under 1000 lbs. It should be listed as a Keel / Centerboard , not a lifting keel. It is a Joubert / Nivelt design it has a nice hull shape.
  8. GibbSea 362 info?

    Thanks Rod for posting about the Gib'Sea 362 for me. I have not found much information about the boat yet. Beneteau and Jeanneau also make a configuration like this but their keel or centerboard. the Gib'Sea has a 3/8" line coming up from the deck which leads back to the winch. The Beneteau's use a "gear drive or something like a worm gear to raised and lower the keel by using a winch handle for below deck. Like 110 turns ? We will haul out the boat soon and figure it out then.
  9. RS Venture vs Vanguard Nomad

    I have always considered a RS Venture a modern Flying Scot. I have a Flying Scot #5026 that we are selling. I'm also a RS Dealer in St. Pete Florida. The Flying Scot is a good boat on a budget, but I echo what has been said about sailing boats that aren't self rescuing. The Venture is a Modern design that is comfortable and easy to sail - roller furling jib and the asym spinnaker with the single line spinnaker retrieval system is sooooo nice and easy. you will use the spinnaker every time and it is easy to recover if you flip it If you are budget comes before the boats function then you are stuck sailing something like a Flying Scot. The RS venture is here to stay I would pass on a Nomad
  10. rs aero

    I'm a Dealer in St. Petersburg, FL We have several aeros in stock we have 5-6 area in the palm beach area and two in the Daytona area Check out Sandy Point progressive sports in Miami they have aeros in stock too
  11. RS Aero Demo Day Daytona Beach, FL March 12th

    Subject: Aero Class at Melbourne Yacht Club Spring Small Boat Regatta 4/16-17 Would you post a notice of an effort to field an Aero class at the Melbourne (Florida) Yacht Club Spring Small Boat Regatta to be held April 16-17. A class is eligible if just 3 boats register and there are already two of us that sail Aeros who plan to race. It would be great to have 8 or 10 Aeros on the line as this would demonstrate that the Aero has arrived in Florida as a class. And, with a substantial small boat contingent present this offers an opportunity to grow the Aero fleet with converts. Further, with a good turnout this could be an impromptu first Aero SE Regional Regatta within a regatta! MYC always hosts excellent events with good racing and a fun shoreside environment. The venue is convenient to sailors from all over Florida and the SE, too. The Notice of Race is posted on the MYC website at melbourneyachtclub.com. Thank you for posting this event opportunity. Sincerely, Greg Popp gregoryapopp@aol.com
  12. RS Aero Demo Day Daytona Beach, FL March 12th

  13. RS Aero Demo Day Daytona Beach, FL March 12th

    It started to blow over some once the winds got to a steady 15 knots. We had the rudder down....maybe with the rudder up it would lay into the wind better and not flip...????
  14. RS Aero Demo Day Daytona Beach, FL March 12th

    can't figure out how to upload the video. I think it is downloading in the wrong format ??
  15. RS Aero Demo Day Daytona Beach, FL March 12th

    Saturday's demo at Daytona Beach had three RS Aero out on the water. The day started with the wind at 8-10 and as the day went on it reached 10 to 15. Then the end of the day we had some steady 18 -20 with gust over twenty. The Boat was well received. We are looking forward to continuing to build the RS Aero fleet across the Southeast I do have some video, but it will require some editing Sandy Point Progressive sports is our newest RS Dealer on the East Coast of Florida was present as well as Masthead Enterprises