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Old 13-03-2016, 13:09   #76
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Been following this thread and it is pretty interesting, To me it seems the OP is pretty much set.

But I just took a look on KIJI and it did not take long to find a few boats that might be in better shape for less money.

like a this Cal 29.

Cal 29 | sailboats | Victoria | Kijiji

you may have to travel a bit to find the perfect boat.

good luck in your search.
Just took a look.. yup.. the Cal 29 looks okay though not much else I'd consider in their price range.
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When I think back on it, the only time I've sailed a rig overboard was in a Rawson 30. The basic version. Ca. 1977 this was, so the hull musta been fairly new-ish. When I did my pre-departure check prior to taking a croose'n'learn crew aboard, the hull vibrated so much when I flashed 'er up that the compass card was doing a jig. The bottle screw on the forestay was taken up all the way, yet the stays were slack and the truck was competing with the compass card.
I reported to the Old Man that the boat wasn't up to the job. "We don't have any others", he said. "You needn't take the job, but if you don't - don't come back!". Being the good, obedient little lad I've always been, I came to attention, said "Aye - aye, Sir!", took the boat and got on with it.
As for how and why the rig went over the side - perhaps some other time ;-)!
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Sailed a rig overboard?...
Basic version Ca.?...
the hull vibrated so much when I flashed 'er up?...
compass card was doing a jig?...
The bottle screw on the forestay was taken up?...
the truck was competing with the compass card?...


I reported to the Old Man that the boat wasn't up to the job. "We don't have any others", he said. "You needn't take the job, but if you don't - don't come back!". Being the good, obedient little lad I've always been, I came to attention, said "Aye - aye, Sir!", took the boat and got on with it.
As for how and why the rig went over the side - perhaps some other time.


This has got to be B.S.
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@celestial #77

"This has got to be B.S"

Not a bit of it :-) I thot you might enjoy this clip:



Now, these guys simply screwed up - apparently under the stress of racing, but that is no excuse. I only do stuff like this with full intent :-)

Anyway, you'll recall that I've stated my dislike for the Catalina 27, and this clip shows in spades what the reason is. Look at that glorious gripe! Totally outta control! Of COURSE that will happen when you over-press a broad beamed, hard bilged boat such as this one for which the Catalina 27 is a fine avatar! Look at the rudder coming clean outta the water as this misbegotten hull rolls right up on top! Even that Jasus big kite can't pull her head down!

Bei mir, this clips shows the entire fallacy that there can be such a thing as a "cruiser/racer". One of MySaintedMother's may dictums was that "a cruiser must sail IN the water - not ON the water!" I have no doubt that her dictums are entertaining and educating many a sailorman in Fiddler's Green :-)!

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Sailed a rig overboard?...
Basic version Ca.?...
the hull vibrated so much when I flashed 'er up?...
compass card was doing a jig?...
The bottle screw on the forestay was taken up?...
the truck was competing with the compass card?...


I reported to the Old Man that the boat wasn't up to the job. "We don't have any others", he said. "You needn't take the job, but if you don't - don't come back!". Being the good, obedient little lad I've always been, I came to attention, said "Aye - aye, Sir!", took the boat and got on with it.
As for how and why the rig went over the side - perhaps some other time.


This has got to be B.S.
yeah, Hmmm.... sailing a rig overboard? I guess that is double speak for poor sailing... Having sailed my Rawson thru a 2+ day gale, the only thing maybe not up to the task was me.... That boat was also drier than my 47 footer in those conditions...
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Ya...ahum...I was referring to your sailing terms if you can call them that.
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