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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The new constant diameter endless splice for the furling boom

Knothead from sailnet has done a few you tube videos on endless splicing and other rope work and after a bunch of practice runs in the basement it was time to do it on the boat to the exact correct length on my Stoboom


The line was about 24' long and had to be done in place because of all the blocks and the difficulty of trying to take apart the boom :)


A nice tight crossover with some well hidden lock stitching to keep it toghter

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Seafevers first race



Well we did the LHYC Edward S. Dole Memorial" Stratford Shoal Race which is my third time doing this 34 mile event

BUT the wind was a bit light :) so we relaxed and focused on breaking 8 hours and fun was had by all

Monday, July 11, 2011

a bit more odds and ends work and a whole lot of fun


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The Cal is exceeding all of are expectations from taking out my 7 and 10 year old niece and nephew and feeling safe about it to being able to run a full main and 100% jib in 20 knot gusts and crack 7.2 knots and stay DRY

Friday, July 1, 2011

Out Sailing Thursday night

On Monday nights voyage the jib and main sheets were breaking which
was no fun they looked kind of faded BUT were in even worse shape

So it has a double main sheet with two 65' sheets and two 40' jib
sheets what's another few hundred at this point :)

We put them on Thursday night and sailed from Northport harbor out to
R8 by target rock and back in light wind and a foul current going out
BUT it pushed us nicely on the return

Now i just have to replace the reefing lines on the main and jib
furling units to be on the safe side