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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. We are very pleased with our Donovan GP 26.
  2. I know 2609 will be sporting a new look for 2017.
  3. Nice plow rig!
  4. Ryley, Forgot the other part of of your question. To go back to box-rule just put on a suit of box rule sails. Our designer thought that the rig dimensions could handle a larger chute 82 sq. m. and bigger jibs. So our light medium is running a fair amount of roach.
  5. Ryley, Runners are simple. 2:1 purchase to clutch on cockpit side then they share the original purchase on the cockpit floor at the other end.
  6. TBone: As a partner with YD in hull 9 I can tell you there is some variability in sail sizing. The boat does like sail area, but the actual areas are closer than you might think. In Annapolis we need a couple more folks to jump in we will have a fleet start. For the moment we are trying out sail sizes and developing consensus about what works best. YD and I looked at the US sportboat landscape in the 26 - 30 foot range for quite a while before deciding on the Donovan 26 and this boat does not disappoint.
  7. Thanks Serhad, We are starting to find more gears. A large left shift in the first race put us in dirty air from the 35 footers in the class with no place to go. Last race we caught up on the downwind to be first to finish. Wind was never much more than 8-10 knots.
  8. Definitely need check stays on those triple spreader MORC rigs.
  9. Those MORC 30's are great uphill and down. Mark sure you put a good runner in the inventory for bouy racing. Beautiful restoration.
  10. The internal ballast came about because keels were becoming so low in volume that not all the ballast could be contained in them without making them larger and thicker. Some ballast, therefore, had to be carried in the bilge. Although some boats had 'window' cut into keel to fine tune rating, I'm not aware of any "hollow keels". This was not exclusive to IOR, as some MORC boats did the same. Rodgers 26 had a 1200# steel plate glassed into the bilge as ballast/keel structure. MORC penalized light weight. By glassing the weight in it became part of the boat. If you used 1200lbs. of lead blocks one only got credit for 75% of weight. MORC International champion back in the 90's had a large Westerbeake (sp?) diesel generator in it. 30 foot boat weighed 10,000 lbs. Donovan's Custom MORC 27 footers hull weighed 750 lbs IIRC and put a 22 Hp 3 cylinder diesel in the boat to get the overal weight up.
  11. The design tied the rig only to the inner hull liner and not the hull itself. Rig de-powers during puffs.
  12. Hulls 04 and 09 race Wednesday nights in Annapolis MD. Hull 09 racing full fall schedule in Annapolis finishing with Storm Trysail Club Regatta. My spring went all pear-shaped so we had a slow start to sailing this season on Hall Pass (hull #9). Jim Donovan had penned a great design and Serhad has delivered a great product. It's a 26 foot dingy! Without the capsizing feature!! Yes, I've drank the coolaid but I am one of the few people in the states to have sailed on the GP 26, Farr 280 and the C&C 30. Couldn't be happier with our choice. Gone GP 26 Hall Pass
  13. Thistles I've raced ran 1:3 purchases. Can't imagine the friction box working that well.
  14. Pyr's are smart independent dogs. They are trainable but you best make it fun or they will lose interest. Practice with the lifting strap first out home. Get it on the dog. Throw a party. Repeat until it's automatic just like clipping nails you didn't just dive right in there with the clippers. I would start the lifting training by just picking her up by the harness in the house just enough so her feet just touching the ground. Throw a party etc. Then had tackle and get her completely off the floor. Throw a party repeat. Then go for height necessary to get her on the boat. The approach mentioned above with reduced sail is a great one. Pick a light air day. Good luck. Great dogs. Not sure floating will be her cup of tea though. Pyr's are smart independent dogs. They are trainable but you best make it fun or they will lose interest. Practice with the lifting strap first out home. Get it on the dog. Throw a party. Repeat until it's automatic just like clipping nails you didn't just dive right in there with the clippers. I would start the lifting training by just picking her up by the harness in the house just enough so her feet just touching the ground. Throw a party etc. Then had tackle and get her completely off the floor. Throw a party repeat. Then go for height necessary to get her on the boat. The approach mentioned above with reduced sail is a great one. Pick a light air day. Good luck. Great dogs. Not sure floating will be her cup of tea though.
  15. Is that the old Daedalus?