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About soling2003

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    Was Pacific NW now Big Island, HI
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    sailing, of course, retired now. Diving, skiing, etc.

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  1. Looking good. Lots of work. I had two old ior oats in the past, a 3/4 and 1 toner, so I know the work involved, but they are great sailing boats when done. Enjoy!
  2. The hydraulic drive wasn’t that unusual then. My Mull 3/4 built in 74 also had one. THe boat was aluminum with crew cockpits. Worked great till one day we had hydraulic fluid under high pressure coming up thru the floor boards! The blue Bayliner/Peterson 33 was Jim Smith’s boat. Tyrone was kind of a brown/maroon with a matching mast. I think there was a white one too. I believe that JIm was back at the factory when they made his boat and had a few stiffeners put in around the bow topsides to help keep it from oilcanning. I remember sailing a windy Swiftsure with them years ago, and
  3. Went from a club with a great restaurant, slips at the club, great junior program, outstations, etc, was paying about $150/mo. It was worth it to me. Moved to Hawaii and now sail off the beach. We have a section of the County park we have kind of fenced off, own a bunch of Lasers, Sunfish, Cats, couple of Folkboats. No club house, but there is a good local bar we go to for after racing beer close by. Ranges from $75/year to $180/year for everyday use of all the boats. So way cheaper, but it is an all volunteer club. No stuffy blue blazers. Only shorts and “slippers”. Well worth it
  4. Depends on the pre bend. On our Dragon with just runners, we had an 8:1 system and then a 4:1 that went perpendicular to that to really get some good tension. How much are the spreaders raked back if at all? Kind of hard to tell from the pics for me. That will dictate it. Be careful about putting too much pre bend in with deck blocks, etc., puts a lot of stress on the rig. Then you may have the use the check stays to straighten the mast in light airs to keep from inverting the main.
  5. Gary was. He sailed with me one Wed. Night during that 6 meter regatta on my Mull 3/4T. I was young and it was so cool to have the designer sailing with us. If I remember, that was also the regatta that Ian and I got the contract to scrub the bottom of all the boats so we spent a bunch of time there. The previous owner had added 12” to the top of the mast and removed 500 lbs off the keel and put a wood shoe in it’s place. All to try and make an old boat competitive for the 78 kWorlds. Luckily Cadranels still had the lead and the following year when I bought it we put it back on. Ta
  6. As Zen said, (HI ), it was Chuck’s boat. I did a lot of racing against him on our 3/4T and other boats back then. You might be able to get an old IOR cert for the boat still too, which would give you a lot of info, if there isn’t one on the boat. I am still a US Sailing measurer, so let me know if you need some help. Are you going to be sailing short handed a lot? If so, you will want to move those runner winches. One good spot is just in front of the skipper. Then either you or the crew can work on it. Same goes for the whole deck layout. Short handed sailing, especially if one
  7. And wire guys too. Go Left, I don't remember that part, but he might have. But I will never forget the rudder failure a few days out on Vic Maui. I also remember cleaning the bottom with the boat moored at his house, and the closer I got to the prop shaft, the more I tingling I got in my hands. Fun times. but the competition and number of boats was great!
  8. Go left, was that the original Glory? I remember our first sail on her on the lake. It wasn't blowing that hard, pulled a halyard block or so right apart. Good thing no one was standing too close to them at the time.
  9. Still have one on the Peterson 37. Years ago PHRF penalized it 5 sec./mile. But we still used it on the mull 3/4 T in the early 80's when racing PHRF. Not sure what the NW PHRF rules say now, but I think they are forbidden. the old saying was, put it up and gain a half knot, take it down and gain a half knot.
  10. This is what happens to those mylar/Kevlar sails when they get older. It was probably about 8 years old when it ripped right up the seams, as you can see. Got it patched and sewn back together for use for at least another year of racing before it got replaced and made in to a sun tarp. Hey, I was just a poor firefighter. We couldn't afford to replace sails every year like some of the others in our fleet.
  11. Zen, I remember those garbage bags well. There was a time that we thought the "tempered" ( I forget what it was called) Dacron was a big thing, especially the ones you got us for the Dragon. But then I also had some cross cut genoas......
  12. I don't remember that part. I didn't start measuring IOR boats till '79 though. I do remember the short battens though. We had to measure each batten, all a factor of the E dimension. We did weigh the mainsails though. For the first few years it wasn't part of the rating, just for info. So much of the rig and sail dimensions are still used to this day for ORR, IRC. The worst part about measuring the hull was finding the girth stations and having the yard make sure that the boat was level when blocking it up. The wand took care of all the girth station measurements. Even on an old Tand
  13. It is not Dacron, it is Mylar. It is "softer" and lighter material where you don't need the extra strength. And the expense back then. The new main was all carbon. Mylar back then was pretty hi tech, the Kevlar was really hi tech and expensive!
  14. I remember most of these boats now. IOR was a great time. I was sailing Dragons with my dad a lot then, but did buy a Mull 3/4T in '79. Then the Peterson 37 in 1999. The racing was great, close and fun. The PNW was where all the Dragons and IOR boats came to die. We did manage to hold the '87 3/4T NA's there though. It was mostly local boats, and won by an X 3/4T, Bullet. Being in the PNW, I could only read about the SORC and other big races and dream. Then race on the boat locally years later when it came to Seattle to live out it's last days. Bob, keep us posted on WSD
  15. Bought and put together a T-37 a few years ago. Been a lot of fun sailing her. In seattle they even had a RC pond. Seattle Yc hosts the Nationals every year. Competition is great, I could stand between two gold medal winners I grew up sailing with and talk as we raced against each other. Now that I;m in Hawaii, ready to try the local river sailing with the other RC boats, a mixed fleet. But did have a blast playing in the breakers just off of the beach in Hilo Bay. These T-37s are great little boats and are pretty cheap. For under $400 you get the whole boat and racing kit. Si
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