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Discuss the Jerry Montgomery designed pocket cruiser SAGE 15 (sloop) and SageCat (catboat version of the Sage 15)

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#1 Post by noel » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:16 pm

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. Toward windward in lighter conditions. To lee when slightly overpowered.
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#2 Post by sal » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:19 pm

Hi Noel,

One can always improve a design for performance.

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#3 Post by noel » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:51 pm

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?

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#4 Post by sal » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:12 pm

There is core material where bolts go through in the stern. The joint is solid..

In my opinion, the best place for a traveler is the set-up that Jerry designed for the 17. It's hard to add once the boat is decked.

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