I have an older Cape Dory Typhoon and the shrouds have stretched to the point where I cannot tighten the turnbuckles any more.
I cannot get a rigger to come for such a small job and would like to shorten the rigging while in place with mast up.
Looking at some videos it seems I could cut the...
Does not do too well with current plus light wind on the bow, but can definitely handle lots of wind. Finally after my first year with the boat I can get it to tack through 130 degrees with the 150 genoa.
Last week was out in 10-15 with gusts as high as 26kts. Full main and 110 jib.
I currently sail on the York River in Virginia, but am thinking of moving the boat to the Southern shore of the Rappahannok River (Urbanna ). Anyone have thoughts on the quality of sailing comparison including wind, current, boating traffic and anything else one can think of ?
I prefer to anchor/moor and dingy in to a quaint town. 50/50 mix of cooking onboard and eating ashore.
As an example of previous NE cruises, sail from Noank,Ct to Newport(optional-might be too crowded) to Block (beach, Del's, possible dinner at the National Hotel or other or cook onboard)to...
I hope to charter a sailboat either in Deltaville or Solomons this October for a 3-4 day cruise. I have cruised Southern New England, but the Chesapeake is new to me.
Any advice re itineraries, "must see" places and "stay away" places would be appreciated.
I recently purchase a Cape Dory Typhoon. About a foot above the entry point for the mainsail slugs is a 2-3 inch area in the luff groove that is splayed so that the slugs come out. I can put a sail stop at this point, but this will not allow me to reef and the stopper keeps coming loose.