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  1. Hi Zimm, I have lived in NC since 1980, but I grew up in South Miami and sailed and Alberg Typhoon out of Coconut Grove Sailing Club from 1973 to 1980. Wonderful club and wonderful boat for Biscayne Bay. If you have some children who will be sailing, get something with at least a cuddy cabin. Wish you the best.
  2. Kaiger's interesting boats ...

    I'm not going to post on this thread.
  3. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Yes! Hinged masts for the "Unhinged."
  4. Show your boat sailing thread

    Where in SC do you sail?
  5. Google & Babel Yacht Brokers

    Well done!
  6. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Dozens of fenders?
  7. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    "awkward deck structures" - We have seen many of these. Examples? "awkward port layouts" - As in ports of different shapes and sizes that should be the same? Good one!
  8. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    A place of promenance for the captain, near the wheel, preferably with a chart table, or a table for same Oil lamps Brass inclinometer Lots of davits A bowsprit Things that don't work, such as an engine, stove, windlass, bilge pump A gimbal without a stove
  9. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Sloop, I think you have provided an excellent design brief. Perhaps we, as a group, could flesh it out a bit. What are some of the key requirements for such a vessel? Let me begin: 1) Wheel steering 2) Spars Please join in...
  10. Weather Helm

    I ordered a Loos gauge, the Professional model. I think it might be more idiot proof, and it attaches to the shroud so that you can adjust the turnbuckle and see the reading change. Note the hole at the bottom right. They recommend you tie a lanyard and snap hook to the gauge and clip it to the shroud, since the gauge doesn't float.
  11. Weather Helm

    Swede, the Google translation is better, but not great. Getting the mast perfectly vertical, port & starboard, seems straightforward. Getting the proper tension on the upper and lower shrouds for different conditions, using the Loos gauge would be helpful. A translation of "Method 3. Drag" would be helpful. Semi, I agree. Your observation on mast bend is interesting. My boat has a sail track added to it, and as a result, the mast is not as bendy as a stock boat. Consequently, I reef. I have rediscovered the Cunningham and outhaul.
  12. Weather Helm

    That's very helpful. Thanks.
  13. Weather Helm

    Crash, thanks. This lines up with Steam. Thanks, Steam. Are those numbers Loos gage numbers?
  14. Billy Graham dead at 99

    Steam, I was only referring to what Lada said that was in bold face: "How about we all be nice and treat people well because we live on the same planet." I should have been more clear about that.
  15. Weather Helm

    So... I think my shrouds may be loose. How snug should they be? Loos gage readings?