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by noel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

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: 2240

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...
by noel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Traveler

Hot, humid, pop up thunderstorms and no wind. Too much time to think. Dangerous :) . Sailing friend modified the traveler on his O’Day 23. See image. Wondering if there are any benefits of doing something similar on the Sage 15? He feels he can better trim the main with this now adjustable traveler....
by noel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Sage 17
Topic: trailer launch & retrieve
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: trailer launch & retrieve

Sailing the S15 sloop. Based on the online info the time and effort required to step the mast of the S17 is significantly more. Single handed stepping the S15 mast takes ~10 minutes. Takes longer to remove all the bungee chords than to raise and fix the mast. I may use too many bungee ball chords :)...
by noel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressive little boat. My first squall.
Replies: 1
Views: 1924

Impressive little boat. My first squall.

Sailing the S15. Few times out this season where setting a 2nd reef has been required. 20kts sustained with gusts into upper 20’s. No problem for this small boat. Just need a bit more attention in heading upwind to reduce the pounding in heavy seas. Only issue is wishing I had hanked on the storm ji...
by noel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: light breezes
Replies: 3
Views: 2934

Re: light breezes

Sailing the S15 on L. Superior. One day last week winds went from light (F2) to calm before picking back up. From light chop to ripples to glass. Hard to tell if there was any movement. GPS noted sog from 0 to fraction of a knot. Log noted I was stationary for only +1 minute over the hours sailed. T...
by noel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

D-PN, PHRF rating of the S15?

On paper hull speed of the S15 is ~5.2 kts( square root of LWL x 1.37). Old memory of the M15 D-PN = 106. PHRF = 306 based on the conversion formula of (D-PN - 55) x 6. Are the S15 rating the same, similar to the M15?
by noel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sail size when reefed?
Replies: 0
Views: 3060

Sail size when reefed?

Curious to the square feet of sail when the S15 has a single reef and a 2nd reef set.
by noel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Standing rig tension?
Replies: 2
Views: 2795

Re: Standing rig tension?

May have determined the source of the creak-cracking sound. The daggerboard and/or the block and tackle hardware used to lift the board. Greg noted when picking up Vela that boar was on the “looser” side of normal. Looking down into the trunk when the board is down you can see a thin line of light. ...
by noel
Sun May 26, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Standing rig tension?
Replies: 2
Views: 2795

Standing rig tension?

Yesterday was an “interesting” L. Superior day. 14knots SW with gusts into low 20’s. Built to WSW to W 17-20 knots with gusts into upper 20’s. Started the day reefed. Needed to put in the 2nd reef by late morning. Then the 1700 doldrums kicked in a bit early at 1630. A nice 10-12 knot breeze. Shake ...