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by noel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Another maintenance question.
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Another maintenance question.

Checked the padeye fitting for any burrs or edge. Feels smooth. No wear on the line where it sits slack at the pad eye when the daggerboard/drop keel is down. Guessing if the pad eye was the issue the ~1500nm of sailing relatively choppy conditions of L. Superior might result in chaff if a burr/edge...
by noel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Safety Tether
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Safety Tether

A life saver. Or at least peace of mind. This season Vela and I experienced an almost knock down. Didn’t make it into the marina before getting slammed by a squall. Just had enough time to drop, tie down the sail and just hook in. If the S15 had spreaders I think they would have been close to or tou...
by noel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Another maintenance question.
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Another maintenance question.

Needed to replace the section of line that runs from the daggerboard/drop keel snap shackle to the block set up. My township road is a gravel/dirt mile of rumble strip. 26 round trips last season resulted in the covering of the line where it turns 90°at cabin roof to wear. I do remember to drop the ...
by noel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Winch maintenance?
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Winch maintenance?

Thanks Jerry. Just downloaded the Harken 6 pdf manual. Simple winch to service. I like simple.
by noel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Rudder tiller question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Rudder tiller question.

Yes, but not sure on every bolt. I should know better than to over tighten bolts. Just stresses out the fitting. Decades ago worked in a bicycle shop. People would snap the then “high end” alloy connectors, stem quill bolts.... Then titanium bolts showed up. More expensive broken parts. IMHO not wor...
by noel
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Winch maintenance?
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Winch maintenance?

This season Vela is sitting on the trailer at the marina fully exposed to rain and sun. No winch cover. Another winter boat project. Fresh water sailing, 46°46’N, limited use to pulling up the keel. What should be the maintenance schedule?
by noel
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Rudder tiller question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Rudder tiller question.

What not to do. Over torque the bolts. Rudder deployment and lifting became stiffer. Creak and clunk when the rudder was loaded up with water pressure got worse. Spent time adjusting the torque on the bolts to more or less have equal force. No more creak and clunk. Also, the rudder drops and lifts s...
by noel
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

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

Thanks Jerry for the reply. Not into formal PHRF racing. Actually not eligible to race during Bayfield’s Race Week or series race. Too “small” a boat BS. One design would catch my interest. Couple other single-handed sailors and I play a game of follow the leader. Vela is racing against boats that a...
by noel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: Traveler

Question regarding the construction of the transom. Is it a solid piece resulting in the mating of the cabin top/cockpit and hull? Or is there a core material sandwiched between the two shells?
by noel
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Rudder tiller question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Rudder tiller question.

Is it possible to over torque the bolts holding the rudder-tiller assembly together? Last season had to play around with the rudder blade pivot bolt. The rudder would drop down by itself when pulling Vela out of the water. Hindsight, maybe should have shorten the bungee chord. It’s a bit on the stif...