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Old 07-06-2016, 11:31   #31
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I should of stated head sail above but I guess you figured it out.

Here are a couple of pictures of my boat 30 years ago. Before GPS.
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Old 09-06-2016, 16:58   #32
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Nice pictures Coxhaus, good memories for sure. I'll look into the light jib option for sure. I'm waiting for good weather to finish the mast stepping. I can't find the attachment option, could someone tell me where it plz? Its not in advanced either. Want to upload some pictures.
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My mast went through the fiberglass deck and through the floor and stepped on the bottom of the keel. There was a step for the mast to fit on. If this is what you are asking?

If you are asking how to raise it we used a loop under the spreaders to raise the mast.
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Old 09-06-2016, 19:56   #34
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I meant that I have to finish installing the four last steps I'm putting on the mast to reach the top since I lost both halyards...
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I finally brought it back to Miami. I reinforced the tip on the mast with epoxy and unidirectional carbon fiber. I changed the forestay. I did this while moored by lowering the furler into a dingy followed by a paddle board and a second dingy at the end. It never touched the water and took it to shore to be measured and that way was able to change the 5/16" cable and reusing the stay locks. In reverse back to the sailboat.
I departed on Saturday afternoon being tower by a friend out the inlet and off I went. I wasn't aware a northeastern was just starting to roll in. When I had cleared the coastline it was already night time. I tacked using only one which we the right side was stuck. I tried reefing the jib using the same winch which proved the be an error as the lines tangled and by the time I sorted things out the jib had a v shaped tear on the luff side. I decided to ease the pressure reefed the jib and carried on. The following seas and thunderstorms were about everywhere and for my little experience sailing it was a bit worrying. I then noticed the lines were desintegrating, the outer core was gone on the left sideline so I managed to change lines for good ones while on way by reefing the jib. Luckily the wind had eased after the first set of storms. I went on sailing with a torn reefed jib until the wind had eased enough that I decided to take a nap because l was exhausted. At 4 am a huge tug boat trolling a gigantic barge woke me up and rolled by me so close. I ate a little and carried on. The wind started picking up on Sunday and the front was alive with 20 mile wind and 9 ft following seas, but the Bounty never lost course. It felt really safe and by now my confidence in it had been reassured. I made it to Miami Monday afternoon. When I reached Haulover I decided to open the full jib and my speed increased to 7 mph. I had a reading of 9 mph at one point, I guess with the help of the following waves. This boat really felt as a roadster as Don said. I couldn't be happier with it and now I know what I needs to be improved to make it safer and more comfortable.
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Great to hear of a great old boat coming back to life!
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Yes Don it's going to be a pleasure to work on this boat and I'm planning on circumnavigating with it as well.
Sorry I had it wrong regarding the loss of the boat, it was Ronnie who had to leave it behind not you. So do you still have yours? I looked at all your pictures and the outcome was a priceless work of art, congratulations! Do you have more pics of the finished boat? I could only find a few.
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Yes Don it's going to be a pleasure to work on this boat and I'm planning on circumnavigating with it as well.
Sorry I had it wrong regarding the loss of the boat, it was Ronnie who had to leave it behind not you. So do you still have yours? I looked at all your pictures and the outcome was a priceless work of art, congratulations! Do you have more pics of the finished boat? I could only find a few.
That link was to a refit of a Rhodes 41 that I WISH were mine! I posted it at the plastic classic group because it was just such a beautiful inspiration. My own boat is a bit smaller, but still a classic, and I am in the slow process of making her beautiful again too, but I want to sail too! Hard to do both! Good luck on yours and keep up the good work!
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Thanks Don, I really appreciate the pictures. I am in the process of reviving the M4 30 that needs some attention. I'll keep you posted with the progress.
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I just got back from a short cruise of 5 days with a friend on his Cheoy Lee Luders 30. A fine and sturdy little boat, not very high volume but as time goes on I am in the minority in preferences... as most want more interior volume and less length, I continue to appreciate the lower volume and a longer deck of our our old school designs....
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