Hi Michael, welcome to the best site on earth for your needs!
If yours is a MII then we have the same boat!
1. I would use epoxy
based filler for the cracks. Make sure to try to clean them as much as possible. I have a lot of small cracks as well and I know they will keep coming back if I only used gel to cover them up.
2. You can make up your own, just make sure you stay fairly close to a proper exhaust
scheme for your volvo
. I have a 325hr Yanmar
30 in mine that replaced the original Atomic 4.
3. From your pic it looks as if your using that winch
for your roller furler
? I have mine(furling sheet) set more aft and use the winch there if I need it to furl. That winch looks like it was put there to raise your main or you could use it for a spinnaker halyard
if you have your lines led to it. I have two extra winches and am planning to lead my main halyard right where yours is. You also have that fairlead and cleat not in use that should have your starboard side traveler sheet through it.
4. You should have three halyards. One for the Jib
, one for a spinnaker(or auxiliary) and one for the main. I have two attachment points for a pole. For the spinnaker
there is an adjustable track on the front of the mast
for flying the spinnaker, and a big loop at the base of the mast
that I use for my 155% gennie when going wing on wing.
Even though we have the same boat the previous owners prolly have things set up different than mine but the mast and boom should be the same if it hasn't been replaced.
What year is yours and what hull#? There were only 223(I think) made.
I look forward to further conversations with you as I don't know anyone yet with our boat. I just bought mine last Sept. and am still getting to know her. I singlehanded her up from Deltaville, VA to Forked River, NJ and did an unintentional gybe, ripped the aging main sail and sailed the rest of the way on the gennie alone. When I got to my slip I called up North Sails
and had a full batten Radian 7.5oz sail made. I just got it about three weeks ago and will be sliding her on at the end of Feb. Where are you located?
I'm starting to ramble so let's share each of our questions and experiences with our awesome Robert Perry Islanders!!!