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Old 16-07-2022, 18:33   #916
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That Defender is a sweet looking boat, shame that so many nice older boats get left alone to die a slow death.
Thank you .
Flush deck is great offshore as well in bad weather. Plenty of room

Rare to see a defender at the breakers unless it's to badly damaged to repair.
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Old 17-07-2022, 20:54   #917
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Thank you .
Flush deck is great offshore as well in bad weather. Plenty of room

Rare to see a defender at the breakers unless it's to badly damaged to repair.
I just love the old boats from the 60's era, just such beautiful lines. The amount of time and money we have put into these boats is well worth it and they sail well too.
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Old 17-07-2022, 21:50   #918
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I just love the old boats from the 60's era, just such beautiful lines. The amount of time and money we have put into these boats is well worth it and they sail well too.
Agreed wholeheartedly
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Re: Part 2 - Columbia 29 refit, in the Rocky Mountains

Got my new sails from Elvstrøm. The quality is great so far. I have to make some adjustments to some hardware, but otherwise, they seem pretty slick. The main in particular has way better shape than my old dacron. Exciting stuff. I wish there weren't storms predicted this weekend.
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Old 22-07-2022, 13:41   #920
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Got my new sails from Elvstrøm. The quality is great so far. I have to make some adjustments to some hardware, but otherwise, they seem pretty slick. The main in particular has way better shape than my old dacron. Exciting stuff. I wish there weren't storms predicted this weekend.
Good looking set of sails .
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Old 22-07-2022, 17:20   #921
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Got my new sails from Elvstrøm. The quality is great so far. I have to make some adjustments to some hardware, but otherwise, they seem pretty slick. The main in particular has way better shape than my old dacron. Exciting stuff. I wish there weren't storms predicted this weekend.
Beautiful sails! I can't wait to get our furler on and see what the new sail looks like. Hope half as nice as that
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One thing I wasn't expecting, it's very stiff to furl the headsail, and the new main uses far fewer guides, so it's very difficult to flake in such a way that it fits under the sail cover. I might have to get another cover just so I can flake the sail as designed.
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One thing I wasn't expecting, it's very stiff to furl the headsail, and the new main uses far fewer guides, so it's very difficult to flake in such a way that it fits under the sail cover. I might have to get another cover just so I can flake the sail as designed.
will be unloading the boat this weekend of house boxes, cant wait to get back at it. Wish my problems right now were stiff headsails lol. Beautiful boat by the way, now I'm looking for a boat for a friend who wants to find something similar or smaller than our project. Something he and his wife can go relax on and take sailing.
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will be unloading the boat this weekend of house boxes, cant wait to get back at it. Wish my problems right now were stiff headsails lol. Beautiful boat by the way, now I'm looking for a boat for a friend who wants to find something similar or smaller than our project. Something he and his wife can go relax on and take sailing.
Don't forget to make a phone call to my friend just north of you he's almost done with his refit as well and itching to go sailing .
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Re: Part 2 - Columbia 29 refit, in the Rocky Mountains

I finally got to fly my spinnaker out on the lake this last weekend. Had a pathetic 6 knots of breeze, but managed 4.2 knots on a beam reach with it up. The new sails make a big difference in light wind, and got rid of much of my weather helm. I took the spinnaker picture before it was pulled up all the way, and I should really look into an asymmetrical one. Oh, I also went ahead and bought a larger sail cover so I could fit over the larger flakes of sail. Got it from Lee Sail Covers. The material is much lighter than regular sunbrella.
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Well......Finally cleaning out the boat, prepping for another coat or two of paint and then will install the new swim step deal off the transom to make water things more enjoyable. If any of you end up driving through "Marine Surplus" in Bradenton or Sarasota, not sure which city it was in you won't be disappointed. Lots of cool stuff.
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