Originally Posted by sailinbob1
Thanks for the leads. I'm honored you took the time. I have read some of the threads of your travels. I think I'll stick with the Gulf of Mexico
, for now, and the Caribbean
once I'm proficient. Nice to know she'll handle more than I'm likely to ask. How do I determine which hull I have?
I'll follow up the leads you've given. Keep her sailing, and I'll do my best to do mine the justice she deserves. Thanks again.
I seem to recall
mine had a plaque mounted in the cockpit
well, directly beneath the tiller, which indicated the Hull
To the best of my knowledge, only about 45 of them were built... They're surprisingly rare, I think I've only seen 2 others besides my own in the flesh... Quite a number seem to have made it out to the Great Lakes
, but given they were built up on the Hudson
, I've always been a bit surprised I haven't seen more around LI Sound and southern New England
Originally Posted by CLady
Your boat has a 'baby stay' that helps bend the mast
for stabilizing/shaping the mast
. It should also have an 'inner stay' for flying a staysail/cutter rig sail.
An inner stay was not in the original sailplan, and my boat might well be the only one that's had one added. After I acquired my boat, I paid a visit to Brit's office up in Essex, CT to run some ideas I had by him... He didn't think all that much of the idea, which sort of surprised me, considering that with such a large J dimension and the mast placed so far aft, the foretriangle would seem ideally suited for a conversion to a cutter
rig... But in fairness, I believe he may have thought I was mostly gonna be doing a lot of short tacking in my home waters of Barnegat Bay, rather than ranging further afield and offshore
but, I went ahead and did it anyway, and have been pretty pleased, overall... Not a simple add-on, however, I had to build in a bulkhead forward to lend support to the deck
attachment point, and of course add running backs, as well... Unless one is headed offshore
, seems a bit of overkill for the boat, although one of the primary reasons I did so was to add a bit of additional support to the deck-stepped rig with inline shrouds without fore and aft lowers, and to help inhibit the mast pumping...
Originally Posted by onestepcsy37
And the sailor I was thinking of was, Jon Eisberg! I knew of him many years ago when I used to post on the Cruising World forum.
Ahh, yes - the Good Old Days... :-)
That was quite the group back in the day, it's really a pity that CRUISING WORLD let it whither like they did... But there's still a pretty large residue of the original crowd who still hang out on what it morphed into, the CSBB... Still, it's pretty quiet there these days, hence a gasbag like me wandering into other forums
like Sailnet, and here...
Cheers, always nice to cross paths again from those from way back when...