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by noel
Sun May 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: CV-19 and sailing.
Replies: 0
Views: 714

CV-19 and sailing.

Sailing season should be in full swing by this weekend. But then, a different year with Covid-19. The marina was only opened to locals until the 20th of May. State Supreme Court overruled the Governor’s “stay at home mandate”. I guess things are open in WI. Vela’s first sail of the very cold waters ...
by noel
Sun May 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Sage 17
Topic: auto tiller for sage
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: auto tiller for sage

Sailing a S15 single-handed on L. Superior. No auto tiller. There are times life would be easier with an auto tiller. Small light displacement boat is sensitive to my movement. Add choppy seas. Things can go sideways fast if you don’t stay focused while hoisting or dropping the sails. Did look into ...
by noel
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sage 15 Sloop mast
Replies: 4
Views: 8219

Re: Sage 15 Sloop mast

Thanks Jerry. DM-3 and DM-4 look identical. Sizes are real close. Used a set of cheapo plastic calipers to measure. Side note regarding the standing rig. More than care now when stepping or dropping the mast. Friend and 3 other buddies tried circumnavigating L. Superior on couple Hobies this past se...
by noel
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sage 15 Sloop mast
Replies: 4
Views: 8219

Re: Sage 15 Sloop mast

Just measured the mast. ~2 3/4 x 2 1/8”. Checked out the Dwyer Mast sight. If a Dwyer mast the profile and dimensions look to be a DM-3.
by noel
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sage 15 Sloop mast
Replies: 4
Views: 8219

Sage 15 Sloop mast

Is it a Dwyer DM-4?
by noel
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sage 15 construction material.
Replies: 0
Views: 9691

Sage 15 construction material.

Curious to what Sage Marine uses in construction of transom and bulkheads? Old, questionable memory of seeing images of plywood being used on the bulkheads. This months Practical Sailor magazine had an article comparing the +/- of Coosa, foam, end grain balsa and plywood. Didn’t realize until readin...
by noel
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: End of the season.
Replies: 5
Views: 8189

Re: End of the season.

Probably should have named Vela, Magnet.
Jerry’s design. Sage’s build. Attracts many people off and on the water.
Winter(snow on the ground) has arrived. 143-173 days until the beginning of the season.
by noel
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: End of the season.
Replies: 5
Views: 8189

End of the season.

We have had couple days of gale force NE winds and cold rain. Leaves dropping like snowflakes in a Northwoods winter blizzard. Vela now sits sheltered from the elements. Glad I put Vela to rest last Friday. The last sail was close to a perfect day. Awesome autumn colors illuminated by shafts of ligh...
by noel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Another maintenance question.
Replies: 3
Views: 7627

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: 7183

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...