A winter's greeting to you all. I am pleased to be here and hope to be an active contributor.
Today and tonight we're looking at between 2 and 6 inches of snow, depending on which crystal ball you're looking at. And while Valiant's
decks are being covered, it is just the kind of day I want to spend curled up in front of the fire with my favorite chandlery's website or catalog.
I found this site by Googling for a cross reference between Barient
winches. One of you had a link with just that info. (I'm sorry I don't remember who that was, but thank you.) But I figured this is the place I need to spend some time.
Right now I'm getting my Tartan 34 ready to do the Annapolis
to Newport Race
in June. The biggest thing is getting her rigged for a spinnaker
, which she's never had. I'm moving winches around and trying to keep track of all the extra stuff I need. Going to be an expensive spring I think. BTW, I checked the ratings of all the boats in the last four races, and Valiant is the slowest boat to enter in that time period! But I truly think the Tartan 34 will be in her element. This is what she was born of.
I look forward to the discussions,