Thanks for the reply, I have just headed South from San Diego and presently we are at anchor
in Turtle Bay. The Old Girl, Miramar, is doing great. I did a huge amount of work
on her last year and everything is working well. We are just hanging out waiting for some more wind
before heading down to the Sea of Cortez
for a few weeks before heading out to the South Pacific
and back to Australia
I am finding her very forgiving and very easy to handle. I have a Monitor wind vane
and it is working sublimely on all points of sail, swell and wind
I have managed to track down quite a bit of the history
on the boats, however, not much on the technical side.
The Cavalier brand has a great reputation as well made, seaworthy
yachts in Australia and New Zealand
I have the same grease fitting that you mention for the rudder post and shaft gland. It is quite an unusual set up, but very effective. I had the rudder out last year and repacked both. Barely a drop of water
out of each and the stern gland is operating at about 27 Celcius whilst motoring.
I spoke with one other owner of a Cav 39 in San Diego, his yacht was called Kiwi. It was in fantastic condition. I believe he sold
it recently as I saw it on the market late last year.
I have a Facebook site for the boat, it is called Miramar Pacific Dreaming, check it out if your bored.
And yes Surfdoggie, the surfboard is onboard