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Old 18-06-2022, 16:29   #901
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Finally got my C29 out the other day and had her consistently going over 6 knots upwind, in 10 knots of wind, which is a first for me! The only difference is that I added all that chain under the sole, over the ballast. So now I am thinking maybe the original ballast of 3120# was too low as 2 of my sailor friends have been telling me. So you may consider adding extra chain down in there as I did! (The Defender has the heavier ballast though already I believe.)
Only an extra half ton of lead in my keel
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Good stuff Don. I went out today, we had an amusing 20-25 knots and waves around 4-6' . We had a wet ride upwind for a bit over 2 hours, and a fast downwind back to port. I have ordered new sails from Elvstrøm and they are supposed to be here in about 4 weeks. I'm terribly excited as these will be my first set of tri radial sails. I got my hands on a symmetrical spinnaker that I'm going to try and fly like an asym as well.
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Well finally got the cryogel cut for my refrigerator I have a 12 ft by 39 in piece. Left over.
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Finally got my C29 out the other day and had her consistently going over 6 knots upwind, in 10 knots of wind, which is a first for me! The only difference is that I added all that chain under the sole, over the ballast. So now I am thinking maybe the original ballast of 3120# was too low as 2 of my sailor friends have been telling me. So you may consider adding extra chain down in there as I did! (The Defender has the heavier ballast though already I believe.)
The crazy part of me thinks about taking up the glass over the ballast and adding some lead somehow and then glassing it back over. Chain is smart lol
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The crazy part of me thinks about taking up the glass over the ballast and adding some lead somehow and then glassing it back over. Chain is smart lol
Where is your water tank now?
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Well, we took a new opportunity and moved...........to FLORIDA. Took the boat with us on the trailer. New axles and tires, etc. So here we are on the west coast of Florida and once we get situated I will post up more pics. The water out here is AMAZING!!! Its just like the South Pacific, warm and clear. Cannot wait to step the mast and finish the bottom job and get the boat into the water here!
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Well, we took a new opportunity and moved...........to FLORIDA. Took the boat with us on the trailer. New axles and tires, etc. So here we are on the west coast of Florida and once we get situated I will post up more pics. The water out here is AMAZING!!! Its just like the South Pacific, warm and clear. Cannot wait to step the mast and finish the bottom job and get the boat into the water here!
More specific please where on west Florida?
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Where is your water tank now?
water tank is currently behind the ballast underneath the companionway steps. We are around the greater Tampa area down to Sarasota County, still looking for another house.
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water tank is currently behind the ballast underneath the companionway steps. We are around the greater Tampa area down to Sarasota County, still looking for another house.
Ok that's what I thought mine is under the vee berth ok if your serious about adding lead then I would suggest setting ingots on top of existing keelglass and bed it in a thickened epoxy slurry to make your ballast level front to back wrt the deck . Mine is about 8 inches below the deck to the top of my ballast .
Was hoping you had water tank somewhere else then you could add lead there real low and store spare chain as well . It's 3 ft deep bilge area on me .
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The first round of cross country madness. The boat actually tows pretty well.
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Well, we took a new opportunity and moved...........to FLORIDA. Took the boat with us on the trailer. New axles and tires, etc. So here we are on the west coast of Florida and once we get situated I will post up more pics. The water out here is AMAZING!!! Its just like the South Pacific, warm and clear. Cannot wait to step the mast and finish the bottom job and get the boat into the water here!
Wow! Sorry to see you go! But on the other hand I won't have to hide my boat under a tarp now when you sail into my anchorage!
Seriously I wish you the best and have a great time in the Keys with your beautiful boat!
I just came back from an island trip and hope to get back out this Friday!
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Wow! Sorry to see you go! But on the other hand I won't have to hide my boat under a tarp now when you sail into my anchorage!
Seriously I wish you the best and have a great time in the Keys with your beautiful boat!
I just came back from an island trip and hope to get back out this Friday!
Yeah it was a hard decision but we are excited. Will miss going up north to see you and appreciate all the sailing! You have a beautiful boat too, never seen an ugly S&S!
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Yeah it was a hard decision but we are excited. Will miss going up north to see you and appreciate all the sailing! You have a beautiful boat too, never seen an ugly S&S!
Never saw mine then when I bought it took 3 days of pressure washing to clean up the decks . Needs it again but likely 3 hours this time
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Never saw mine then when I bought it took 3 days of pressure washing to clean up the decks . Needs it again but likely 3 hours this time
That Defender is a sweet looking boat, shame that so many nice older boats get left alone to die a slow death.
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