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by Jerry
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: End of the season.
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: End of the season.

Glad you had a good season, Noel, and REALLY glad you like the boat. As I've said several times, the SageCat is my favorite of all the boats I've done. Stiff, strong, and fast.
by Jerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 9112

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Only thing I can think of is that on a run, the lever arm between the mast and the chainplates is much shorter than on a reach, which would put more compression on the mast and cabin top. I've sailed the Montgomery 15 much more than the Sage, but they are identical in terms of mechanics, and carried...
by Jerry
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 9112

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

I think that the flex is coming from both places; part from the mast flexing and partly from the cabintop. I sailed the prototype for about 6 mo, and the most wind I had was about 15 knots with a few gusts on top of that, and there was not enough looseness in the shrouds for me to be concerned about...
by Jerry
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Another maintenance question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: Another maintenance question.

Greg at Sage should have that info in his head- If he doesn't pick this up, call him! I don't understand how it chafed, tho.
by Jerry
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?
Replies: 4
Views: 2981

Re: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?

it took me a couple of races to really get good with the cat; the initial problem was oversheeting upwind. Its been so long since I raced singlehanders seriously (M-10, Sabot, Kite, which was a great little boat popular in Newport Beach at the time) that I'd forgotten the ills of oversheeting, The b...
by Jerry
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Rudder tiller question.
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

Re: Rudder tiller question.

Noel- does you rudder trunk have compression tubes, over the bolts and between the plates? Their purpose obviously is to control the clearance for the rudder and tiller. The bolts should be tightened snugly against them.
by Jerry
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Winch maintenance?
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Winch maintenance?

My God! has the 15 been out for 5 years? You've probably already answered your question, but others might be interested in this info. Every few years or when the winch gets the least bit stiff, Take it apart and clean well, and give it a light coating of a light grease; wheel bearing grease works fi...
by Jerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Sage 17
Topic: Fully Encapsulated Keel
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Fully Encapsulated Keel

Those were great boats, Giovanni, lots of weight down low, and they sailed well upwind and down. In a breeze, probably close to a Sage although a Sage would kill it in light air! I made a mold for a keel extention for those boats, but probably only sold three that I can remember. Three boats definat...
by Jerry
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?
Replies: 4
Views: 2981

Re: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?

I just looked up the PHRF rating for the M-15, and it's 108.2. The last time I looked I think it was 108.6.
by Jerry
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?
Replies: 4
Views: 2981

Re: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?

Noel- just noticed your question; I'd bet my last dollar that the Sage is a good notch faster. Three months later, have you crossed paths with an M-15? A couple of years ago, Dave and I sailed the sloop and the cat against each other at a small lake in CO; and couldn't agree on which boat was faster...