So, I'm the new guy. I've been the new guy before, it was a motorcycle forum last time, and I'll probably be the new guy on some other forum in a few years. I'm okay with being the new guy. I'm polite, I try to be helpful, I have thick skin and a decent sense of humor
, so generally I do just fine. My problem is that where I live, I literally know of no one with a sailboat bigger than a Hobie 14. That's why I am probably going to be the annoying new guy for a while as I try to figure out my boat and get it into shape for next season. I appreciate any help, whether it's a specific answer or a redirect. I'll try to search previous threads whenever I can.
I recently purchased a Vivacity 24 twin keel
. I'm sorting out a lot of things through trial and error. I live on a 1300 acre lake with 5 islands, so even though I spend about 25% of my time tacking (Don't worry, it's fall, there's virtually no one else on the lake) I am figuring out the different sails
I am reading several books
on sailing, boat maintenance/repair, and am looking at one or two courses on sailing to develop my knowledge and skills. Given my location, I will have to do a lot online, but hopefully I can find some resources close by.
My short term goal is to do some short trips on Superior next fall. With that in mind, I'm trying to get her in shape for the wife and I, and maybe one of the kids
. Now on to my (most likely) stupid questions.
Is there anywhere I could find a manual for my boat? She's not very big, or complicated, but it would be nice to have something to refer to on occasion.
Does anyone have any information on Richmond Ring Shipmate oven
ranges? A 982G came with the boat, but no brackets for the gimbal, and the pressure tank is unusable. I'm not even sure if it's alcohol or kerosene, but AL2 is printed on each burner, so I would guess it is an alcohol stove. Pictures of the gimbal brackets (or bracket?) would be helpful as I can fabricate what I need easily if I know what it should look like.
I'm now open to anyone who wants to take some shots at me, or anyone that has some helpful direction. I am excited to be taking the first steps to achieving a life long dream, so be gentle.