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As your upper shrouds to go to the masthead, and instead end at the the top of the forestay, that upper part of the mast is unsupported.  Mount a crane and fly and Asym from up there with no mods, and you risk folding the mast on a nice reach one day...

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42 minutes ago, Crash said:

As your upper shrouds to go to the masthead, and instead end at the the top of the forestay, that upper part of the mast is unsupported.  Mount a crane and fly and Asym from up there with no mods, and you risk folding the mast on a nice reach one day...

Whoa, I hadn't thought of that!  Would running backstays provide the necessary support?

I have a nearby friend with a sistership and he has the mast crane but no additional support. I will pass this information along to him.

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On the Chessie on a calm day? Perhaps, but unlikely. Good judgement on the part of the skipper should suffice. You'd only be using it for light air, I'd think. If it's blowing, you should know better than to put it up.

some little Herreshoff style jumper struts might help, and be pretty  simple.

I run a masthead kite on a fractional rig, and have pushed that fucker hard, inshore as well as off.  Of course, I have a carbon mast, which just makes the cost of a screwup that much higher. 

I'm missing the crap out of sailing. 

Yanno Ajax, if you're not going to use that copy of Taft and Rindlaub, sometime you could come to Maine and use my copy, on Restive.

 

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On 4/13/2020 at 6:00 AM, Black Sox said:

Do my eyes deceive me or is that companionway, dare I say it, off-set?

Yes, it's always a balancing act, seeing if the keel falls off or the boat turtles first.

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1 hour ago, Cruisin Loser said:

On the Chessie on a calm day? Perhaps, but unlikely. Good judgement on the part of the skipper should suffice. You'd only be using it for light air, I'd think. If it's blowing, you should know better than to put it up.

some little Herreshoff style jumper struts might help, and be pretty  simple.

I run a masthead kite on a fractional rig, and have pushed that fucker hard, inshore as well as off.  Of course, I have a carbon mast, which just makes the cost of a screwup that much higher. 

I'm missing the crap out of sailing. 

Yanno Ajax, if you're not going to use that copy of Taft and Rindlaub, sometime you could come to Maine and use my copy, on Restive.

 

Cruising,

I agree there is little to no risk on a light air day.  Jumper struts would likely do the trick, and win some style points as well.

 

Ajax,

Running Backstays do indeed provide some support, but only when you on a deep run and the force vector of the chute is pointing toward the bow (for the most part). When you’re screaming along on a beam reach, they won’t help much at all as the force vector off the top of the mast is no long pointing to the bow, but is pointing some 45 degrees or more to the leeward side of the boat.  Again, as CL said, probably no issue in light air and calm water...

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I would say that, with your size boat, if you can't trim it by hand, it's time to douse. 

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A boat I race on has a masthead kite on a fractional rig much more spindly than yours with a taper. It has runners, but those are usually for upwind work in a breeze. Usually by the time the breeze is hard enough to break the mast we're already on the fractional kite. The masthead doesn't quite reach as well either.   

But maybe we're doing it wrong. 

 

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What about reverse jumpers?  A bit like mini swept back spreaders,  my 14  had them to hold up the top section. 

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13 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I'm missing the crap out of sailing. 

Yanno Ajax, if you're not going to use that copy of Taft and Rindlaub, sometime you could come to Maine and use my copy, on Restive.

 

This was supposed to be the "Summer of Ajax."  I planned to take 4-6 weeks of vacation and sail at least to Block Island and vicinity, but was seriously entertaining the possibility of going all the way to Maine.  I've got a new suit of sails, the engine has been serviced, all the comfort systems are fully functional.

Then the world ground to a halt.  I burned 2 weeks of vacation isolating at home because our governor said if we did this, we could get back to normal.  That was a total fallacy and a waste of precious PTO.  If I don't use any PTO between now and say...July, *and* the world starts spinning again, I still have a shot at making the trip.

Maine calls to me.  Beautiful but also terrifying because of all the submerged rocks. @Kris Cringle keeps my appetite whetted with his photos of "Maine porn."

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10 hours ago, Elegua said:

A boat I race on has a masthead kite on a fractional rig much more spindly than yours with a taper. It has runners, but those are usually for upwind work in a breeze. Usually by the time the breeze is hard enough to break the mast we're already on the fractional kite. The masthead doesn't quite reach as well either.   

But maybe we're doing it wrong. 

 

The section on a Tartan 33 is not a telephone pole like you might think. To my surprise, it is smaller than the Pearson 30, but it's not as noodlely as one of those crazy, IOR warhorses with many sets of spreaders and support lines. Definitely not tapered.

I spoke to my sister ship and we both agreed that we'd really only fly from the masthead on those light, Chesapeake days.  I'm still glad that @Crash pointed it out. I'm not as conservative as my buddy.

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I remember it being a pretty decently sized mast section... and at least 4 anarchists in this photo... I also can't believe this was almost 4 years ago already.

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24 minutes ago, Slick470 said:

I remember it being a pretty decently sized mast section... and at least 4 anarchists in this photo... I also can't believe this was almost 4 years ago already.

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Oooh, that reminds me-  I need you to go up there and swap in an LED and a fresh lens into the anchor light fixture. ;)

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2 minutes ago, Ajax said:

Oooh, that reminds me-  I need you to go up there and swap in an LED and a fresh lense into the anchor light fixture. ;)

Tell you what, once this existential crisis is over, I'll be happy to. 

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4 minutes ago, Slick470 said:

Tell you what, once this existential crisis is over, I'll be happy to. 

I'll supply the rum.

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Ooooooh, someone broke quarantine! I'm tellin'!

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On 4/15/2020 at 6:20 AM, Slick470 said:

I remember it being a pretty decently sized mast section... and at least 4 anarchists in this photo... I also can't believe this was almost 4 years ago already.

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Slick is that you up the mast?

Reminds me of when I sent the neighbor kid up on a much smaller mast to replace a windex.

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1 hour ago, Trovão said:

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I forgot,  you guys did what? 20, 30, 600 miles together? Yeah, with a skipper who had V 1.0 corona virus, as I unfortunately recall.

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1 hour ago, Ajax said:

Ooooooh, someone broke quarantine! I'm tellin'!

Old pic, from december, way before this shitstorm!

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36 minutes ago, Elegua said:

 

love this song, but no. see the answer to ajax, just above.

and besides, here in my town we are not forbidden to sail, but the clubs are closed so...

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1 hour ago, bmiller said:

Slick is that you up the mast?

Reminds me of when I sent the neighbor kid up on a much smaller mast to replace a windex

Yessir, I think I was up there looking at connections to the Radar dome, and seeing what the anchor light was so Ajax could buy a replacement. Being relatively scrawny and not having much of a fear of heights, I occasionally get to go up masts. Also in that picture are Ajax, Innocent Bystander, Moe Alpha, and Hike Bitches. One of these days I need to sail my own boat down there to visit. It's a beautiful spot. 

Good times were had by all and they graciously didn't drop me. 

I'm hoping my kids will want to go up the mast when they are older. It's a great view. 

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1 hour ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I forgot,  you guys did what? 20, 30, 600 miles together? Yeah, with a skipper who had V 1.0 corona virus, as I unfortunately recall.

skipper also had a bum ankle to complain about as well. The nerve!

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11 minutes ago, Slick470 said:

Yessir, I think I was up there looking at connections to the Radar dome, and seeing what the anchor light was so Ajax could buy a replacement. Being relatively scrawny and not having much of a fear of heights, I occasionally get to go up masts. Also in that picture are Ajax, Innocent Bystander, Moe Alpha, and Hike Bitches. One of these days I need to sail my own boat down there to visit. It's a beautiful spot. 

Good times were had by all and they graciously didn't drop me. 

I'm hoping my kids will want to go up the mast when they are older. It's a great view. 

Back when I had my 27' "trailer sailer" we had just hauled out in Anacortes when I got a call that my Dad had a heart attack. In my haste to de-rig and get on the road I wrapped the halyard dropping the head sail. Shit, it was phuckered. So up I went with a set of prusiks with the boat on the trailer in the yard. I don't think the yard guys liked me doing that.

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2 minutes ago, bmiller said:

Back when I had my 27' "trailer sailer" we had just hauled out in Anacortes when I got a call that my Dad had a heart attack. In my haste to de-rig and get on the road I wrapped the halyard dropping the head sail. Shit, it was phuckered. So up I went with a set of prusiks with the boat on the trailer in the yard. I don't think the yard guys liked me doing that.

yeah, they generally frown on people going up the mast when the boat is on the hard. I've built myself a self climbing rig to go up and down my mast when I'm by myself that is built out of climbing gear. I keep a set of prusiks on my harness if I screw something up and need them to get back down. 

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Here are both mine, the little one in the foreground is Bethfran,  my bradwell 18 I did my long trip to top of scotland and back in, the one in the background is JoJo, my westerly longbow ketch, in Maryport marina, their homeport.

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This was taken on May 23rd, during a lull in the usual Holiday Weekend Shake 'n' Bake. (Caution: Do not zoom in on picture. My shirt was off.)

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On 5/26/2020 at 11:01 AM, Max Rockatansky said:

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen?

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^^ Thanks.

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One more.

Annual Tall Ships Racen Day Jan 2020, a regatta put on by the Ruasell Boating CLub, Bay of Islands, NZ.

Smoking past the big boat "competition" LOL, on one of the windward legs.

(Not sure why they call it the 'Tallships' race  as no Tallships actually race,, more like a lot of classic oldiie designs like mine)

 

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31 minutes ago, JRC026 said:

Bay of Islands, Jan 2020

 

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Wow!  Very cool!

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1 hour ago, JRC026 said:

One more.

Annual Tall Ships Racen Day Jan 2020, a regatta put on by the Ruasell Boating CLub, Bay of Islands, NZ.

Smoking past the big boat "competition" LOL, on one of the windward legs.

(Not sure why they call it the 'Tallships' race  as no Tallships actually race,, more like a lot of classic oldiie designs like mine)

 

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Was/is your boat a Contessa 26?

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2 hours ago, Bull City said:

Was/is your boat a Contessa 26?

Yes Sir,

JJ Taylor model , originally registered Toronto, shipped (rather than sailed) to NZ we believe mid to late 70's by NZ Doctor that was on secondment in Canada.....

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9 hours ago, JRC026 said:

Yes Sir,

JJ Taylor model , originally registered Toronto, shipped (rather than sailed) to NZ we believe mid to late 70's by NZ Doctor that was on secondment in Canada.....

Very nice. I wondered the same.

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Here is a mediocre video of sailing today. The good news is that it's less than two minutes long.

Note to self: Don't hold the phone that way in the future.

 

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4 minutes ago, PhilipNZ said:

First sail in the Shaw 750T

 

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The mast bend needs some tweaking to match the luff, or vice versa

... and in only 2.4m of water.  :ph34r:

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2 minutes ago, Rushman said:

The mast bend needs some tweaking to match the luff, or vice versa

... and in only 2.4m of water.  :ph34r:

Yep, just got the figures from Rob and the sailmaker. Adjusting this weekend

 

:-)

 

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1 minute ago, PhilipNZ said:

Yep, just got the figures from Rob and the sailmaker. Adjusting this weekend

If you need some help ask the Magic guys, the Magic 25 mast needs some serious pre bend to match the sails.  After stressing over my first one, the subsequent ones I was more comfortable adding plenty of bend

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11 hours ago, Bull City said:

Here is a mediocre video of sailing today. The good news is that it's less than two minutes long.

Note to self: Don't hold the phone that way in the future.

 

What is the little strap looking thing halfway down the boom?

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35 minutes ago, bmiller said:

What is the little strap looking thing halfway down the boom?

if you mean the figure of 8 shape, then on the boats I've sailed thats for storing the spinnaker pole, with the hook at the masts end, hooked onto  a bungy on the mast when out of use. Look At the booms of most of these and you can see the stowed pole..

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On 1/7/2020 at 5:48 PM, Ishmael said:

Polyester was created in the 30's, Dupont came out with Dacron® sailcloth in the 50's.

I sailed a boat with a nylon main one time. It was summer of 1966, I think. The boat was a Duster class owned by a summer camp in Maine. I shudder to think how old the sail was.

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6 hours ago, PhilipNZ said:

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3 hours ago, bmiller said:

What is the little strap looking thing halfway down the boom?

As The Q says, it's for stowing the spinnaker pole while racing. There's a fitting on the forward end of the boom that you can snap the pole end to.

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FC83CAA5-3E90-4397-8FCB-CA57D7E1C856.jpegTwinbro chartered a J22 for the season. A fun, fast little daysailor that can Beercan like a champ. This was the shakedown cruise to figure the boat out. After  some miles we got it into a nice groove. It’s definitely a light and agile boat compared to the full keel boats I’ve spent years on.

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@OSPREY That's fabulous. What a clear, beautiful day.

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Just chartered my boat from Toulon to Sete, from dawn til dusk. Well she mostly chartered herself. She's a well manered old lady, despite her IOR origins.

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Penobscot Bay must have some of the best sailing in the world. It's the usual calm overnight that flattens our bay.

The dawn bay water starts flat, like a freshly raked sand zen garden at first light.

Once the sun starts to warm things up, mid-morning, a light wind begins.

That's the time to start. More often than not, a good breeze fills in - gradually, and before long, you're off and running in 5+ knots of breeze on smooth water.

For an hour or two you can hear your wake slicing behind you.

Finally, the wind starts building a swell and by mid-afternoon, a calm cove somewhere is looking pretty good.  

It's good to be sailing, again. 

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On 6/6/2020 at 4:58 AM, Ajax said:

Wow!  Very cool!

Thanks mate.

Dunno if its cool or not, or a load of bollocks, but here is a sorta montage vid of pre-covid kiwi summer downunder on the same boat

 

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Headed to the start line to go race solo against a bunch of crewed boats in our local PHRF fleet. Shortly after this, I reefed both sails. Shortly thereafter again, I shook both out.
Still wound up DFL, baby - but had a laugh in the process

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@cianclarke You go, dude! That's sporty sail for a Catalina 30!

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

@cianclarke You go, dude! That's sporty sail for a Catalina 30!

Definitely looks sportier from afar, haha. Up close, it is a little blown out - a $400 eBay special

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A pleasant daysail last season on Lake Erie, our first season with Pinniped, an owner-built (as in, from plans in his back yard in Erie) Ted Brewer-designed Jason 35. We purchased her from her owners/builders (a husband and wife couple) after the 2018 season. Her first forms were cut in 1981 and she splashed for the first time in 1991. The sails were made at the Bierig loft in Erie. Among a list of interesting features, the auxiliary is one of the more unique items. He installed a controllable-pitch two-blade prop, with control provided in the cockpit by a handle operating a push-pull cable system connected to the shaft-mounted pitch control. Relatively uncommon on sailboats in the US (at least from what I've seen), the transmission is only operated in forward gear, and the pitch of the prop is changed to provide reverse, neutral, and forward thrust, and can be fully feathered when sailing. 

We finally splashed this season on June 28th, after a "spring" commissioning extended by covid19 closures and restrictions. Boating is not currently restricted here, but other committments kept us away last weekend, and this weekend the weather looks rather lousy, but here's hoping we actually get out again soon. 

P.s. Please excuse the fenders on deck. I generally don't like to do that, but this was a short day, so they stayed on deck. 

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I had Bierig sails that lasted 25 years and still looked good.

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Just now, Russell Brown said:

I had Bierig sails that lasted 25 years and still looked good.

These were completed in 1990, I believe. The suit includes the main, stays’l on a self-tacking camberspar, and yankee jib (all seen here), plus a light wind jib (PO said he flew it maybe six or seven times—it is pristine), and a custom asym cruising spin depicting an enormous, smiling pinniped. The PO said he never really had a need to do much maintenance on them, save for a tear in the spin when it caught on an unprotected spreader end. Indeed, they are all still in great shape, a little dirty in spots, but they still measure to their specs. They are built for the ocean sailing the PO intended to do, but for whatever reasons, they never left Lake Erie.
 

Mr. Bierig is retired at this point. At the end of last season, I took them to a local loft in Erie that he has been mentoring (American Cruising Sails) to look them over. I knew I needed a slide on the foot of the main replaced, and the leech line on the yankee parted years ago and had a temporary repair by the PO. I know I could have handled both of those myself, but I had no history with these sails, and wanted to get a professional opinion on them. They looked them over top to bottom, and found everything to still be sound and tight. 
 

For 30 year old sails, they’ve still got a lot of sailing to do!

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Dave was the master of multihull mainsails. Mine went halfway around the world and lots of other places.

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@JonathanW  I just re-read your original post in depth. Wow, very unusual!  What a neat boat!  I wonder how the controllable pitch propeller would fair in high fouling areas vs. fresh water where you live? Is the mechanism something that would be prone to jamming?

I'd love to see more photos.

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1 hour ago, Ajax said:

@JonathanW  I just re-read your original post in depth. Wow, very unusual!  What a neat boat!  I wonder how the controllable pitch propeller would fair in high fouling areas vs. fresh water where you live? Is the mechanism something that would be prone to jamming?

I'd love to see more photos.

@Ajax this prop mechanism was built by a Dutch company (I’d have to dig out the documentation for the company name—can’t recall off the top of my head), and it was intended for seagoing boats. It looks about as likely to jam as any prop with joints at the blades might be, with maybe some advantage because the actuating mechanism can apply some serious leverage. 

Another nice benefit of this particular system is that there is no stuffing box or drip seal to deal with. There’s a marine universal between the transmission and the prop shaft mechanism, which has a sealed gland through which the concentric shaft passes. The only maintenance item the docs call out is checking the blade gearing grease every X hours. PO said he has checked it yearly, and it has never needed any. I checked it this year, and yeah, it’s packed and clean. 

The blades are replaceable in water by just removing the prop cap. Unfortunately, I do not have any spares, and I think the original manufacturer was bought by another company. A project for this year is to see if I can locate a spare, and if not, remove a blade this winter and shop some fab firms who could make a couple. 

Also, more photos...

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That funny red winch handle is the prop pitch control. This is full feather. Straight forward is max forward thrust, straight aft is maximum reverse, abeam to port is neutral (prop spinning, no thrust).

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That is so cool! Thanks for explaining. 

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Adjustable prop probably by HUNDESTAT (D?)  They are well known for this product. Main shaft is hollow, with a rod going down the center. Moving the rod back & forth changes the prop pitch. Due to bigger shaft sizing, costs, these were normally only seen on bigger boats. The goal is better fuel range by always fully loading the engine at whatever RPM you're running

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When I was building my first Quarter Tonner back in the 70's a local chandler had a little Petter with that setup. It was very cool but IIRC it was only a 4 horse engine and you were stuck with the length of shaft it came with..

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Finally out sailing this year! Last weekend solo shakedown/make sure everything is working, this weekend my wife asked to go sailing for her birthday. The weather cooperated Saturday for a beautiful sail.

 

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On 6/6/2020 at 4:38 AM, JRC026 said:

 

Annual Tall Ships Racen Day Jan 2020, a regatta put on by the Ruasell Boating CLub, Bay of Islands, NZ.

(Not sure why they call it the 'Tallships' race  as no Tallships actually race,, more like a lot of classic oldiie designs like mine)

I grew up in and around the BOI NZ.....mostly fishing boats though.

I believe that this is called the "Tall Ships" because originally only Tallships, Square Rigged ships and twin masted vessels were allowed to enter this regatta.

 

 

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Lively Lady, the other boat in the video took 5 years for me to restore. I am proud of my hard work as I brought her back from the edge of a dumpster to elegant racer/cruiser. As for my son, he is finally loving sailing and soon will be in the Navy. Sunset on a day indeed.

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4 hours ago, Black Jack said:

Lively Lady, the other boat in the video took 5 years for me to restore. I am proud of my hard work as I brought her back from the edge of a dumpster to elegant racer/cruiser. As for my son, he is finally loving sailing and soon will be in the Navy. Sunset on a day indeed.

Black Jack, that is very nice looking boat. Can't find any details on the web. Can you provide some?

Thanks,

B.C.

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15 minutes ago, socalrider said:

Today

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Hey! Where's the flappy things?

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11 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Hey! Where's the flappy things?

They're in the tank down below.  So far one week in the wind has either been non-existent or dead on the nose, so no sail envy as of yet.  And the family is really happy with our new ship - have our 75lb greyhound aboard, wife and 3 girls, 3 mice (in a cage so far), 400g of water, and plenty of space for all.  Life is good.  

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@socalrider  Jeebus, I spent 20 years in the Navy trying to keep vermin OFF the ship, and you willingly bring them aboard?!?!

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2 minutes ago, Ajax said:

@socalrider  Jeebus, I spent 20 years in the Navy trying to keep vermin OFF the ship, and you willingly bring them aboard?!?!

They're no worse than the kids really.  Messy, stinky, and eat too much... 

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I've always wanted a bunny aboard.  :D

 

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17 hours ago, socalrider said:

Today

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Shouldn’t that be in the “Show your boat NOT sailing” thread?

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21 minutes ago, ChrisJD said:

Shouldn’t that be in the “Show your boat NOT sailing” thread?

Definitely sailing

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17 hours ago, socalrider said:

They're in the tank down below.  So far one week in the wind has either been non-existent or dead on the nose, so no sail envy as of yet.  And the family is really happy with our new ship - have our 75lb greyhound aboard, wife and 3 girls, 3 mice (in a cage so far), 400g of water, and plenty of space for all.  Life is good.  

Is that 400g of water just for the mice?

Edited by Black Sox
Oops. Just realised you mean gallons not grams. Apologies.

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Sailing with my sweetheart yesterday in my home waters, circumnavigated Frost Island in the San Juans'.  Just had the working jib up.

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On 7/31/2020 at 2:04 PM, MauiPunter said:

I've always wanted a bunny aboard.  :D

 

Emergency food supply, or Playboy?

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8 minutes ago, Cruisin Loser said:

Emergency food supply, or Playboy?

Can I have both?   :D

 

In the same vain, does anyone sail with a chicken aboard?  Fresh eggs would be great.

 

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Some days, I am not working on the 4KSB and we do actually go sailing. May be doing about 5.7 in this pic taken this summer.

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