Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

Sail4beer

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That port upper needs more pressure to straighten the mast top and the lowers are just right for the prebend needed in the mast since it is a fractional rig mast instead of a masthead rig where the forestay is attached to the top of the mast and needs no prebend. Remember that for the quiz! 
 

It’s going to be fun and You will winter sail as well when the others are tucked away for 7 months! Chai tea keeps you warm at sea…

 

redboat

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I am a naval architect, and I have never once heard of either of those idices. Should I?
Whew. I've been sailing a helluva long time and never heard of those either. Don't pretend to know everything  but perhaps they are relevant to boats that I'm not normally interested in.

I do  know the Typhoon, not the Corinthian, but if similar, both will serve your purpose and family well.

One additional consideration. Everyone is familiar with the Typhoon. Parts are available and when it comes time to move up to a  Bermuda 40 it will be easier to sell.

 

Grande Mastere Dreade

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All rigged and tuned for launch day! We are going to sail that boat…and then let you loose on your own :D

This is your home port with your marina across from me in the second pic and the river that’s going to teach you the skills to sail the world. This month we tackle the River, next month you tackle the Bay and report back.

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well done,  you've done her up nicely...      sailor tailor has built covers for our boats and has patterns that fit well..

you're going to fall in love with sailing her...  they respond to the tiller very quickly

one thing everyone has done is update the mainsheet system...   the three point system is a pia   ...    going to a single connection on the stern,  usually a block on the traveler and then running forward down the boom to a hanging swivel..  

mine is rigged like  below where "A" is on the end of the boom, except i run 3:1  instead of 4:1...  

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ragha108

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I have to say I felt more overwhelmed today than I thought I would. I imagined on a day with low winds I would feel comfortable motoring out of the slip/marina and put all the theory I have been learning for months into practice on my own. As I was seating there today, even though I knew it was not a good weather day to go out on my first trial, all I was thinking was man even if there was only 5 knots I don't think it's a good idea to attempt this on my own. I'm gonna have to hire @Sail4Bear for some lessons! 

 
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Sail4beer

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2 good points! I explained how the Vang will keep the shape of the mainsail proper especially off the wind and he’s going to run his jib halyard the way the main halyard is( and is in your pic ). +1 on removing the mast cleats.

 

Grande Mastere Dreade

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one thing to look out for...   the cabin entrance bulkhead has a tendency to rot where it extends into the bilge..  keep an eye on that..

a whisker pole will be needed for downwind runs..  i use a forespar heavy duty double clip 6-12' pole for boats up to 22' , boy have they gotten expensive..  i have a loop of line in the clew to attach one of the clips,it makes gybing downwind a breeze,   the spike ended poles are just a pia

i have a 100 jib that gets used 99% of the time,   i have a 150 & 180 but they're rarely used...   only when the course in on a long beam reach do I use the others.. 

but the first thing,  is get those swivel cleats onto the cabin top for the jib  asap..   the whole cockpit opens up  as you no longer have that jib line cutting the cockpit in half..   makes for a more comfortable sail..  

at 2700lbs she ain't dainty, but will take a beating..   be aware of momentum , especially when docking.. 

ease  the the mainsheet while attempting to fall off drastically or the helm won't respond..

most of all ...  enjoy... she's a good little boat.

 

ragha108

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That picture is helpful for me. Helps me see where/how in the mast base I would re-route the halyards. I did get the swivel cleats for the jib sheets. I will work on those mods in the coming week. Thank you @Grande Mastere Dreade

 

Sail4beer

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I showed him how to bend on the sails and he took to the helm like a true yachtsman! He said he thinks he can sail it by himself now and think he’s right!!!

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Grande Mastere Dreade

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I showed him how to bend on the sails and he took to the helm like a true yachtsman! He said he thinks he can sail it by himself now and think he’s right!!!

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omg...  thurston sails...    i had a similar set ...   ancient times..

also looks like running a 150 jib...    the 100 jib works better actually,  the swivel cams won't work with the 150 too well..

 

ragha108

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We had a great time! So grateful for this forum and all your help! We didn't realize we had picked the genoa out of the 2 other jibs I have but we went with it. We wanted to go out. @Sail4beertold me the same thing. He said I will be better off just using the working jib and the storm jib. No need for the genoa. It forces you to use the winches which helped us see we how much easier/better the rigging can be with those swivel cleats for the smaller jibs.

A vang is definitely a must too. He was holding the mast down while on a reach so I could see the difference it would have made. Those are the two main upgrades I would like to tackle next.

 
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