Not especially. The rig is not huge for the LOA and there is a decent size L-bulb (not the modern IRC type fin). Fundamentally a cruiser / racer, not like a Farr 30.How tender is the boat? Appears to need some flesh on the rail.
you have a similar P to me. check out the Young 88 alu tubes.Having done a bit more research the carbon option is increasingly interesting. The Z-spars recommended Z351 profile weighs about 3.4 kg/m whereas the AG+ carbon equivalent is 1.9 kg/m. Back of the envelope maths suggests that's roughly equivalent to having a small person hiking on the rail (14m mast / 3m beam) before you consider any other benefits.
Going carbon is nice if you can afford it. Would love to replace my Z351 with a carbon section. I did a lot of pricing and $28,000 ready to install was the lowest I could find, and lowest is rarely the best.Having done a bit more research the carbon option is increasingly interesting. The Z-spars recommended Z351 profile weighs about 3.4 kg/m whereas the AG+ carbon equivalent is 1.9 kg/m. Back of the envelope maths suggests that's roughly equivalent to having a small person hiking on the rail (14m mast / 3m beam) before you consider any other benefits.
Make sure you can use a staysail, when reaching and broad reaching, to ventilate the lee side of the mainWanted to canvas opinions on a reasonably big decision I have to make soon and there are usually clued up people on this board.
Boat is a 1997 Projection 920 (similar to a J/92s I suppose?), 30ft with frac rig and bowsprit for asym kites. Predominantly used for 1H/2H inshore and cat 3 offshore racing.
I had the rig craned out this year for an inspection given that the standing rigging is about 10 years old. The rigger has effectively condemned it and looking at it I am not surprised. Previous owners have variously (i) added a masthead spin halyard, (ii) filled the inside lower quarter with foam (keel stepped, stopping leaks), (iii) drilled drainage holes and (iv) added a load of heavy brackets at the masthead. At some point the chainplates were moved 30cm aft, allowing swept spreaders to be fitted and a swap to non-overlapping jibs.
Would appreciate thoughts on a couple of key decisions which are all variants of the ratings vs performance vs cost equation. Planning to buy new main and jibs (replacing 2016 Nordac).
- Stick with current dimensions or redesign (given evolution from CHS to IRC, swap from overlappers to jibs). I don't really want to buy new kites (frac and MH) so that may be a limiting factor
- Carbon or alu (boom / stick / spreaders)
- Replace boom or hack current
- Slugs or bolt rope
- Rod/wire standing rigging
- Many others I have missed
All the above in context of a reasonable budget for a 20+ year old boat targeting mid-fleet Solent performance on a good day.
Attaching some pics showing the as designed chainplate location and the current setup.
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It is most likely Gelshield - given the age though we are taking it all the way back (almost 30 kgs off). Boat is dry sailed so will have durepox and no AF.Green & Grey will be most likely be Gelshield. Shame to sand though it.
Just wondering how a keel alignment works?
So as not to blow the faired profile away? I actually don't know.btw extra internet points for those that figured out why the AF hasn’t come off the keel yet