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  1. The Catboat Project

    So I am told. It certainly doesn't weigh much, the usual technique for replacing the points is removing the engine, which is accomplished by two middle aged yardbones. Next time it comes out I'm going to make the bilge look as shiny as yours. Is the Big Boat a Mark III or a II? I can't tell from the photo in the other thread. I have several thousand miles in a Mark I, so the B-40 occupies a soft spot in my head. I still take care of one which is the same vintage, so at least I get my fix that way. She is a 1969 "Custom" as the builder called them. These days people refer to them as Mk 1's just because that tag makes more sense with the later Mk II and Mk III names. She is one of the last to have solid glass decks and was late enough to have the fiberglass winch pedestals and later port design. In the early 70's there was a time when one could order either a Custom, Mk II or a Mk III.
  2. The Catboat Project

    Ajax, one of the reasons that the catboat went away was to help justify getting the "big" boat. I keep and old yawl near Annapolis. She is on the hard at Burt Jabbin for the season. Colorado is still home. Cool. Will you be here this summer? Yes, that is the plan.
  3. The Catboat Project

    Ajax, one of the reasons that the catboat went away was to help justify getting the "big" boat. I keep and old yawl near Annapolis. She is on the hard at Burt Jabbin for the season. Colorado is still home.
  4. The Catboat Project

    That's gorgeous colorado. I lust for the Yanmar but am told the Vire is a classic. Yeah, so's an Edsel. Nettles, I sailed our boat without an engine for nine years. The small marina that I kept her in enacted a rule that prevented us (and other sail boats) from sailing in and out of our slips. I really loved the boat at that point. I took her back to Legnos Boats and had Peter and his crew install the 1GM10. The boat was never the same after that. She lost the sharpness that had made her so handy. The truth be told the Yanmar was too heavy. After the install, with three adults in the cockpit, water would back-flow through the cockpit drains. As you can see in the engine photo those drains are just inches below the lip of the engine access hatch. It was not a good situation. I would have to close the through hull when sailing with friends aboard. The hatch was very difficult to seal. I suspect the Vire is much lighter. You may be better off.
  5. The Catboat Project

    Hello Nettles, We had a Mystic 20 for ~ 20 years. I miss her from time to time.
  6. Show your boat sailing thread

    Beautiful Whit. Is this another Alden Challenger?
  7. Show your boat sailing thread

    Thanks Bob. She has taken good care of me over the years. I still can't take my eyes off of her when rowing away.
  8. Show your boat sailing thread

    Here is my old girl.
  9. Dave's perfect sailboat

    I rather like the hint of tumblehome.
  10. adventure 40

  11. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Sheeting the sail to the rudder head seems to work okay on our Melonseed. I thought it was goofy at first but when sailing it it not at all noticable.
  12. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, I thought that you might have a control from this company: http://www.kobelt.com/products/controls/mechanical/list?categoryId=bfb33b47-9798-6a94-a253-ff0000f575ed Scroll down toward the bottom and there are controls similar to yours though not identidal. I had a model 2048 on my old boat.
  13. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I believe that the new engine control is made by Korbelt. I had one on my old catboat. Removing the handle really cleaned up the cockpit. It worked flawlessly but must have weighed twenty pounds.
  14. Coolboats to admire

    I put one in my old Mystic 20.
  15. Coolboats to admire

    That is a beautiful boat Bob. I would love to play with that tiny topsail.