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  1. Ventilo

    what is it?

    Cant be a Oral B because it has too large of a Radar Cross Section. The new trend is stealth and off the shelf IKEA interior. The maintenance of any wood would take time away from Facebook and Tweeting
  2. Ventilo

    what is it?

    The new IKEA 34
  3. Ventilo

    Need Help

    Evelyn 32 or Soverel 33 Both boats can be devastating. Evelyn is easier to sail and more well rounded wind ranges. The Soverel is a killer in anything under 8 knots but it does require more tweaking. I was lucky to stubble across a good Great Lakes owned Soverel, the deck core was fairly dry except in the normal chain plate and turning block areas.
  4. Ventilo

    caption contest

    I just Saw this ad and the first thing I thought about is all those times Ive had to unclog the head on numerous boats because of these things
  5. Ventilo

    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Switch Boats and crew with the biggest trouble maker and Wendy Wiener in the fleet. Even if he has a shit boat odds are that you will still kick his ass. Then see if they still want to change your rating.
  6. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    No I think it was Lets Smoke some crack and install a Chainplate
  7. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    The soverel is know to pull the chainplates inward because of the balsa core. So the deck around it needs to be re cored and built up properly and also fitted with larger backing plates
  8. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    Your missing my point. I have to redo the starboard side anyway its pulling up on the deck . So Im going to put them at the same location. If you paint your wall and your Pictures on the wall are crooked do you hang them back the same way after you paint or do you remeasure and make them right. This is so simple
  9. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    Simple ? I'm aware of all the Above and then a lot more. Not my first rodeo. If I had a sports car that one door was different then the other side I want the proper measurement even knowing its more important That the tires need to be balanced.
  10. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    That will all come with time. But I'm sure that tartan didn't line up the keel with a laser and then place the chainplates. First things first.
  11. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    Whether it makes a difference or not in the performance . But just the fact in my mind that its like driving a car with 2 different sized tires on each side. the bend in the mast is always going to be off ever so slightly
  12. Ventilo

    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    Need a measurement for proper placement for chain plates on Soverel 33. Have a Soverel 33 and the previous owner had a repair done to the port chainplate. There is now 1 inch difference in the placement from the starboard side. The boat yard that did the repair replied it was that way that they just used the same hole placement. Well yes builders screw up all the time but the fact that the previous owner raced the boat for 20 years and didn't notice is BS. I'm going to rebuild the starboard side the right way so I just need a close measurement like how far aft of the J measurement so I can redo both sides to the proper distance. Its a Kenyon rigged Tartan built.
  13. Ventilo

    Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    Don't be discouraged. The boat can sail to its rating. Stop sailing it like its a new sports boat. Get rid of the young know it all crew and get some seasoned old old school rock stars aboard. The ones that smoked a lot of weed and could see the wind. Single spreader Telephone Pole and carbon sails aren't going to help shift gears much though. Bill did build a few of them with Double spreader rigs. Also Try Playing some Frank Zappa on the upwind leg
  14. The Bottom line is there is no f cking excuse for this to have happened. I'm a 6 year navy vet QM spent many of night on watch in that body of water and long before GPS and all the toys they have today. The OOD, JOOD need to go back to kindergarden with out there toys. CIC should of tracked that ship several miles out and knew he wasnt going to change course and the Lookouts need Keel Hauled. These guys cant drive across town with out there IPhone. I recently helped a young guy fix his steering on his Gulfstar 50. I fixed the steering then he asked me to help him calibrate his auto pilot. I looked down at his wheel and there was no compass. I said where is your compass? He replied I use my I phone. Needless to say I went off on the Kid and tore him a new asshole. Did your mom drop all you young guys on your head when you where little? Ok guys there's a long distance race and its outlawed GPS and Electronic navigation of any kind. Think you have a chance to stay alive? Have you ever seen a paper chart?
  15. Ventilo

    Santa Cruz 33

    BillR the Line test is just 2 pieces of spectra or low stretch line tied independently to the mast at the same spot. tape them also so they dont slide then you will need to put a eye on one of your bolts on your chain plates to tie the other end to. tie them each Tight. The Soverel has inner wires and tangs so they just tie it to them and duck tape them in same place so they dont slide down. Then go out sailing and load the boat up going to weather and watch the lines sag. I hate to say it but they are going to sag. The problem with the SC33 is the bulkhead is so far forward like the Soverel. But you have less beam so that could be a plus. Most people dont cruise much on a Soverel and Evelyn 32 so the struts are there for the duration But you have a nice interior so I would have made my struts removable for those party days with family and friends and put them on for a race and let the Chute packers worry about hitting there head. The other thing is the SC is higher in headroom so there is more distants between the step and the partners check for movement there also. I spent a couple of Days going over your boat with a tape measure that almost stuck to my fingers because it was so dam cold. It was good to be back in florida but I wish I would of came back with the Boat. Message me and Ill give you my Phone # Plus if you ever want to sell I want you to have it so you can call me first. And remember Carbon Fiber wasnt invented to make new things good. It was to make Old Things Greater.