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  1. SecondWindNC

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Second time out on this old FD.
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    Coolboats to admire

    No fighting chairs.
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    Coolboats to admire

    I believe she was mostly finished inside and out at PSC except for the rig. She was launched in Washington for tests/checks and motored to Oriental, where she was pulled out and hauled to Florida to get her stick. This set of pictures was taken in Washington and shows the level of completion at that point.
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    Coolboats to admire

    That is Washington, NC. Havens Wharf Marina, specifically. To me it's definitely a coolboat, in terms of being a boat designed and built to do exactly what the owner wants to do with it.
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    Craigslist Finds

    Seems like it would have to be the year. The highest hull numbers in this list are in the 1400s for '80s and '90s kevlar boats. Unless it's an international registration number? I don't know, I'm probably out of my depth.
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    another one?

    Named after the goddess of witchcraft? Don't think I've seen that one before.
  7. SecondWindNC

    1970 FD ...need some rigging help.

    Oh, would that have been helpful?
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    1970 FD ...need some rigging help.

    I will try to take some rigging pics next time I get to the boat. In the meantime here's a diagram I came across during my own searching, that may be of some use. (Feel free to download so I can delete this link.) info.pdf?dl=0
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    1970 FD ...need some rigging help.

    I don't have a manual but I have a similar boat and can answer questions/post pics if there's something specific you're looking for. Mine is #939, built in '66. Just sailed her for the first time about a week ago and had a blast.
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    Building a Foiling Beach Catamaran

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    Craigslist Finds

    I have the bow launcher, too.
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    Craigslist Finds

    I'm not sure. Best I can figure is it was intended to help the crew manage the genoa sheets. It just ratchets; it doesn't take a handle. Now redundant since there are ratcheting turning blocks. If anybody can confirm my theory or suggest otherwise I'd love to have the input. This pic shows it.
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    Craigslist Finds

    So I sailed the $300 FD. Had Sunday morning free but had to be home by lunch. Just enough time to tow her to the creek, rig, launch, and get in an hour and a half of sailing. It was calm enough to get things figured out but we had some gusts that really got her moving, too. Being more used to keelboats, it really only takes a breath of wind to have fun on this thing. I will definitely have to learn the tricks to depower before venturing out in heavier air. Importantly, we discovered that I can get from the ramp to dad's yard with the rig up by coming through the neighbor's yard to sneak in behind the power lines. That'll save some time and headache, and make it that much easier to take her out each time. Only took a couple of pics as I had my phone in a drybag most of the time, but did snap this one of my dad with a sh*t-eating grin during his turn at the helm. Since we launched at 8 in the morning on a Sunday with a tight time window I did not properly christen her with beer/liquor/champagne. Hopefully Neptune won't be too pissed; I promise I'll get around to it next time. It was awesome to spend a little time on Assignment with dad. @ortegakid you're on the clock!
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Looks like the bottom fell off.
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    Craigslist Finds

    I can relate; mine was mostly rigged and I still spent quite a bit of time in and around the boat trying to figure out what everything does and how it works. The plan is to sail with main and genoa the first time or two; then there will be another round of figuring out for the spinnaker. I'm clear on the halyard and sheets but still fuzzy on the topping lift/downhaul/guys. Don't have any real experience with symmetric kites. But I'll get there. For now I don't have any plans to race, just having fun. There's no dinghy scene here to speak of so I don't have other boats/sailors for reference. Good idea on the Scotch ale; I need to remember to take something with me for christening when we launch.