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by seadago
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound

Hi Mike. Many thanks. I'm in Sagres today; rounded up St Vincent yesterday! The situation got much better further south of Cascais, but we also went deeper offshore. Must have been very unlucky, because I got my prop fouled twice already in this passage, and had to endure a rather humiliating (and e...
by seadago
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound

Hi everyone Was wondering if anyone had done this before, and may have some advice for me. All the way from Baiona, sailing the coast of Portugal close inshore (talking about up to about 6 miles offshore) has been navigating a mine field of fish traps, pods, and nets everywhere. I found them up to 1...
by seadago
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 33 Cat ketch for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Freedom 33 Cat ketch for sale

Sorry to hear Rick. Interested. Can you pls post some photos. Thanks! Rafa
by seadago
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Mast vibration.
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Mast vibration.

Thanks Gerald! Yep, I think -especulate- that it may be a similar effect. The simile is a bow in tension. When you loose, the vibration of the string transmits to the limbs of the bow and it shakes, so it's the topping lift that vibrates harmonically with the wind, not the mast. I have ss wire toppi...
by seadago
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Mast vibration.
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Mast vibration.

I'm having some good vibrations... :mrgreen: Just spent the night, and half of yesterday, and the rest of today judging by the anemometer at dawn, at anchor, in winds around 25 knots, gusting to 40. Clocked 42 at two o'clock this morning. But this isn't the weather report. Point is, at about 22 or 2...
by seadago
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 2686

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

I think you will find the answers to some of your questions depend on the cut of your sails. The original wrap around sails were fairly flat and triangular, with short luff battens. My new sails are very roachy (too much in fact) with full length battens, so they hang differently. The higher you car...
by seadago
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 2686

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Thanks Andy, and you are quite correct, it is plural. I've seen traditional vessels in Holland with both, a continuous line, lashed in different ways, and also with parrels attached as you describe to the luff, with wooden beads (kloten) on them. Very old fashioned! Initially, I did not like the con...
by seadago
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 2686

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Seems a complicate rig, but it isn't really. Remember, Gio adapted the setup of traditional Dutch barges, so the system has been tried and tested. I put grommets every two feet on the luff, and on either side, top and bottom, of the batten pockets. I have five full length battens on each sail. I did...
by seadago
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?

Hi Gerald! That's the downside of it. By now my cockpit is a bowl of spaghetti of lines!! Luckily, when I did the last refit, I installed a couple of extra clutches on the coachroof, that now come very handy. At the moment I'm in Gijon, northern Spain. We crossed Biscay three days ago from Brest. Th...
by seadago
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 2686

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Getting confused... The luff chord in my sails -and I believe in Gio's design - is a stiff, non-stretch line sewn inside the luff of the sail. The purpose is to provide rigidity to the luff so it will not bulge and bellow in the wind between the attachment points to the mast. It is a fixture of the ...