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  1. Unless you are a better sailor than DC you will never notice the difference. At least until the dacron has stretched out of shape.
  2. The Off Soundings Club adjusts PHRF handicap ratings. Called the Burden of Winning, the first three finishers of a class in a series are assessed a 15%, 10% and 5% adjustment to their time correction factor. The penalty is worked off 5% per year the following years but are cumulative, ie you win get, a 15% penalty, next year you finish second, get an additional 10% penalty but have worked off 5% so end up with a 20% penalty. There are boats winning with a 25% penalty. Just goes to show that a very good sailor will always beat a pretty good sailor.
  3. I have used Barnaby Batch several times. He does a through job.
  4. In mast furling sucks performance wise. I have a big roach fathead main with full battens that furls around the boom. Main down and furled in 30 seconds.
  5. It's your day sailor. You can be a primitive or deluxe as you like. L Francis designed a couple of boats he called "Maine day boats". Quite Tune was one. These were big day sailors with enough accommodation so that if you were having a great sail you could keep on going, drop the hook and return next day or next week. I like that concept. The rest is up to you. I've got mine.
  6. Spring Off Soundings is on. Two day races out of New London on June 11 - 12th. Probably no party.
  7. Wish list for a compulsive day sailor Get underway(sailing) in 10 minutes and put it away in 10 minutes. Self tacking jib Roller furling main and jib Well balanced boat and neutral helm that you cal let go for a minute to do something Autohelm so that if that something takes longer then you thought it would Enough accommodations so that a really good day sail can turn into an overnight
  8. Having owned a boat with an iron keel I can tell you to save that paint as you will need it again. An iron keel just keeps on giving (trouble). I can guarantee that when you next hull the boat you will be looking for that primer.
  9. Not sure what B&G H3000 covers look like, I have NEXUS which are fairly deep. When I lost a couple of covers I made my own. Built a male and female mold, female slightly larger than the male. Waxed the mold so it would release then wetted out 10 oz cloth and draped it over the male mold. Pushed the female mold onto the mail mold and clamped. After the epoxy went off popped the mold apart and removed the new cover Trimmed off the excess and did a trial fit. Perfect fit but a little flimsy and there were holes in the corners. Made another with two layers of glass and put small patches of gla
  10. Some builders were known to cast their keels flat instead of vertical which made the up side of the keel flatter as the metal cooled and shrank.Check both sides of the keel.
  11. Hi Sailorman,  I have been right into your design when Eric Sponberg started talking of the design process with Client. ,  Proboat was my monthly handbook for everything boatbuilding....  then to the build.    and the rig......always was interested to see the articulated spinaker poles in action....but loved the centerboard and the lifting rudder in its pivot housing...loved the style of rig....I would follow up doing a google on Erics site.   then he went sailing. .....then I found the Ad for sale. ..and for hours [months] I studied the photos.  she is narrow but then I had sailed half way around the world on a 9'6  56' cold molded staysal schooner uk built boat....very easy to sail in storms and 240 miles would be reeled of regularly. even sailed big miles after tiller rudder join failed ....     I am very happy to see this photo with assymetric up on that tall rig...a highlight.  and a surprise.  and you are here on SA    This is a great design.    Thankyou   Kind regards Huey

  12. JimBowie Bagatelle is a KISS44. Kiss as in Keep It Simple, Stupid. She is an Eric Sponberg design from 2000, cold molded, cored plywood deck, cored fiberglass house and cockpit, carbon fiber mast.
  13. In defense of day sailing. If I go on the club cruise there will be at least one day of no wind, at least one day of rain and probably one day of too much wind. When I go for a day sail I get to pick the weather and it it isn't good I'll pass. I sail 4 or 5 days a week, 6 if there is a week end race. If there is no wind or rain, pass. If it blowing dogs off their chains, pass, Been there, done that, don't need to prove anything any more. I am going sailing to have an enjoyable experience not fight mother nature. My boat was designed as a day sailor. I can get und
  14. You sound like someone who has never actually held a varnish brush. If you had you would know that the most time consuming thing about varnish is waiting for the varnish to dry, the actual varnishing takes little time in comparison. Case in point: time it actually takes to do the varnish work on my boat. My boat is a bigger day sailor than the Knockabout with a lot more bright work. Tape off all bright work - 1 - 1.5 hours Initial sanding with 240 grit - 2.5 - 3 hours My bright work is in good shape to begin with so that makes it easier. Wash down bri
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