hi Climenuts - I replaced wires in my mast last year - there is no separate conduit in a C&C 29 mk 2 mast for cables. Wrapping cables in spiral wrap is a great idea, never thought of that.
Since there isn't a conduit, you can always attach a line to your halyards to pull a messenger line...
So I thought about how I might use Edge vs. Vulcan / Zeus3 7". Since Edge has wifi you could connect to a tablet and run the B&G app. But....
1. no polars in Edge, which Vulcan / Zeus 3 provide
2. cost of Edge plus the cost of a waterproof tablet
might as well just get a Vulcan / Zeus 3 7"
If you only have 3' of draft, I would just use the outboard to move the boat around until you can put the keel and rudder down. With the keel up the boat is a little squirrely and the motor can easily move the boat.
I thought about responding to each point, but the M20 was designed for the person who wants 1 design / super tweaky / costs be damned day sailor. Taking the boat out into open water in a mixed fleet in a breeze isn't a whole lot of fun - I would look elsewhere. M24 is a good bet, but you need...
A couple of options:
- j24 / Harbour 20:
or you can crew at most clubs in Toronto... PM and I can connect him.
Melges 20 - Membership depends on whether you are ISAF category 1 (Corinthian skipper/owner) or not.
US member - Corinthian (USD 300), full member (USD 500).
European member - Corinthian (Euro 250), full member (Euro 500)
Think about where you will live, then determine which YC/Marina. You don't want to live in Brampton and try to get to a YC in Scarborough for a weeknight race. Even in Brampton going straight down to Port Credit will take you 1 hr during rush hour.
No YC in GTA is going to be "cheap" and you...
Recent quote for a C&C 29 - $4100 (including tax, full frame) - that is Canuck bucks, but with shrink wrap at $550, it would have to last > 7 years. Tarps get shredded and I doubt a cover would last 7 years.
Just curious if the COVID sailboat buying craze, or any recreational product for that matter (dealer told me 2022 jet skis sold out, will take orders for 2023 in the fall), has finally run it's course?
Based on reporting in Canada, it looks like the number of boats sold each month (Sept - Nov...
A massive ocean wave that was tracked off the west coast of Vancouver Island in 2020 is now considered the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded, according to scientists at the University of Victoria.
At 17.6 metres tall, the rogue swell reached as high as a four-storey building when it was...
My understanding is 1st generation masts were not as stiff as 2nd generation, hence the need for dyform shrouds on 2nd gen. A few of the 1st gen masts folded around the gnav, so the 2nd gen mast was created with stiffer sections to deal with the pressure at that spot due to vang sheeting in...