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Old 01-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #127
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Tonight - one cast, one fish. This 28cm Black Bream became dinner.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #128
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Put in a low-ball offer on a brand new VHF radio with DSC the other day, and was surprised to find out today that I won it.

Oregon Scientific TM338, as sold at Whitworths a couple of years ago for $250 each. Won it for $66 shipped. Mike cable sheath has split otherwise it's NIB, unused.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:35 AM   #129
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HI Mate,

I've just tried to call but your phone is off. Give me a call. You have my number.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:43 AM   #130
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Thanks Pete, good to hear from you. Seeya tomorrow!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:41 AM   #131
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What a busy day. Picked up my VHF radio from the post office, and when I got back Pete was ready to go aboard for the mast work. He's a man of few words and gets right down to business, and soon he's atop the mast and fixing stuff like crazy.

Retrieved the jib halyard, moved the spreader light to the front where, after a change of globe to white, it became a steaming light. A new pulley up top to replace a broken one, a new pulley halfway up on an unused bracket for a flag halyard, took some photos and he was down again. Thanks very much Pete, from the bottom of my heart. I now have a yacht that can actually be sailed, or will have once I pull some new lines through with that brickie's line you strung up.

The VHF radio works great, just listening to the local rescue calls on channel 16.
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Just checked Facebook to see if Pete had an entry, found this instead. Well I laughed!

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No worries at all. I'm glad I could help. You're project is coming along well and she'll be a great yacht once you finish fixing her up. The best part is you really seem to be enjoying the whole process. What an exciting time for you. It inspires me to take on a simmilar project of my own one day. Well done and keep at it.

Let me know if you need me to take a run up your mast again. Now that I've checked out what's happening up the top, I'd be happy to use one of your halyards which will make it quicker and easier for me but a bit more work for you on the ground.

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Hahaha... I haven't seen that before. I guess I should google myself more often. Just for the record, I have no affiliation with that show. Either in the form of creative rights or royalties. : ) I probably have a claim though seeing as though i was made in 1980 and that seems more recent.

Thanks for the laugh.
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Next trip to the top of the mast, you need to replace the windvane. I echo Pete's sentiments. It's good to hear from someone who is positively enjoying the whole refurb process.
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Pete, I've been thinking about you theory that the small broken pulley was used for the boom and I still can't see it. That thing is too lightweight for any serious application. Here's how I think it's actually set up:

1. The boom halyard currently attached is dual-purpose. The boom is lowered onto the cabin top to attach the sail and then raised with the port winch and is tied off to the large cleat above the winch.
2. The jib halyard - the one that needed to be retrieved - runs down the starboard side of the mast, through the lower roller, onto the ratchet winch for tightening that last bit, then gets tied off on the large cleat above that winch.
3. The small roller at the top rear that was replaced is for the flag halyard. This makes sense because it's at the rear of the mast and has a corresponding small cleat at the bottom.
4. The front bracket that got the new roller is still a mystery to me, but there's a use it could be put to that would make life really easy. I'm thinking of fitting a short furler to there and running the storm jib on it permanently. That would get rid of one sail from the storage locker, and also would allow an easily deployed sail for short runs, manoevering etc. It would also be w-a-y more convenient in an actual storm, since I wouldn't have to go forward to set it. Instead, I could just drop the #2 jib on deck, go back to the helm and deploy the furled storm jib from there.

Waddya think?

Rob

p.s. Thanks for the encouragement guys, it really helps. Oh and Auzzee, I thought that thing was to stop birds from perching on the mast. A windvane you say? :-)
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It was probably rendered inoperable in the first place by a wayward booby (a sea bird rather than one half of a set).

Have a look here Windex Wind Indicators Large WX15

These nifty little doodads are very helpful when sailing close to the wind. The arms at the rear being set to show the point, just before which, the whole thing turns messy with banging, slatting and other worrisome events. The trick is merely to keep the trailing edge of the vane from setting in between the two fixed arms.

They are also helpful in judging wind shift.
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The spare pulley may be for a topping lift to keep the boom raised when the sail is down ....

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Rob,

Just to reiterate my sailing experience is limited so I'm completely guessing here but I'm still with Lex on this one. I still think its a topping lift. Imagine you're underway and the wind/swell is up and you decide to put a reef in. You don't want the boom bouncing around and scratching up the cabin top. You need a way to support it while your reefing. I agree that it seems undersized for the job of holding up a bouncing boom but we're probably just over estimating the loadings.

As for setting a storm sail on a furler - I recon it would be more annoying than helpful. Your jib would be running past it every time you tack and giving you extra chafe and with proper planning you can avoid most storms. So more experienced sailors on here can probably tell you how little they actually use their storm jib. The other thing you'd want to check is to see if that bracket is even through bolted. By memory it isn't and that's a place I would expect quite a bit of loading in a storm if you were flying the jib off it. I think it's just designed for hoisting your day shapes but as I said earlier I'm just guessing here.

Input from other real sailors welcome.

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The spare pulley may be for a topping lift to keep the boom raised when the sail is down ....

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Yeah, that was Pete's theory too but have a look at the size of it in the photo above. Tiny indeed. At the moment the boom is held up by what I assume is the mainsheet halyard, and I see no reason to change it.

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