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In Topic: Big success! But spinnaker sheet looks funny

Yesterday, 11:54 AM

Some more vang tension should keep the boom down and prevent the crease in the main for now until you decide if you need twings, etc.

In Topic: Last boat you'll ever buy

17 April 2014 - 02:41 AM

Plenty of time to build and prepare... When Alzheimer strikes and strengths fades, a single string under the gate and over the horizon. (Upside is a cheap funeral at sea with regional exposure and no obit payment.)



Man look at that tiller angle though...


Pilot: Flaps to full down

Copilot: Flaps are full down

In Topic: Fast cruiser

16 April 2014 - 01:47 AM


We're actually not far apart on this.  Your right, as spec'd a 109 would be hard pressed to hang on the hook with 4 folks for more than about 2 days.  And you'd need ice or have to run the engine to keep the reefer cold, and showers?  Maybe the salt water kind :D.


But we spent a week on the Bay with 5 of us on the boat.  Never more than 1 night in a row at anchor.  General rule was liquid waste went overboard (when not in port/at anchor).  Solid waste went in the tank as there just wasn't that much room.


The boat is optimized for racing and day sailing.  All I was trying (maybe not very effectively) to say was that it could be outfitted for cruising.  It sure has a lot more volume available then say a Hinckley B-40.  You'd just have to set it up that way.  And you'd have to do without some of the stuff you could bring along on your C42.  Or have a friend with a C42 and raft up with them everywhere :rolleyes:


In Topic: Pros in sailing

16 April 2014 - 01:36 AM

Sorry Clean, don't get what your asking...


I wasn't at CRW...but according to J/70 class site, 2nd place went to a pure Corinthian crew...


If that makes me a thread killer, its ok with me :P

In Topic: Fast cruiser

15 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

Huh, never heard that.  Owned one for 4 years.  No issues and solid as a rock.  Got the fix notice after we sold it, but never had any issues or indications of one.  I know the fix only addressed the US TPI built boats.  The French boats weren't affected.  I'd get back on one in a heartbeat...