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by noel
Tue May 11, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Creaking daggerboard/drop keel
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Creaking daggerboard/drop keel

Vela at the end of last season (year #3) has logged a little less than 2200 nm under sail. All on L. Superior. F1 to F7 winds with calm to too large seas. One knockdown due to straight line winds on the leading edge of a squall line. Forgot about a creaking thump that developed at the end of last se...
by noel
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: CV-19 and sailing.
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

Re: CV-19 and sailing.

County health department bulletin dated 1-25-21: Tier 1b vaccinations to start. Problem is no vaccine allocated. Couple weeks ago went online to the County Health Dept pre-reg site. ~4000 eligible people in our county of ~15,000. Already a waiting list of +2500. What vaccine that has shown up is les...
by noel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: CV-19 and sailing.
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

Re: CV-19 and sailing.

The season ended abruptly and early this year. Usually sail until the end of October. Need to pack up by Oct 31st or pay additional trailer storage fee at the marina. Early snowstorm forecasted with a week of unseasonably cold weather. That was mid -October. Ready Vela for her winter hibernation. In...
by noel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Mast setup on Sage 15, Sage 17 & SageCat
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Re: Mast setup on Sage 15, Sage 17 & SageCat

Sailing the S15. S15 stepping the mast is similar to the SageCat based on Dave's video. One additional step is attaching the boom. Time required to step the mast is just a few minutes. What takes time is hanging on the jib, main and running all the lines. On the S15 there are a dozen line if you inc...
by noel
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: CV-19 and sailing.
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

Re: CV-19 and sailing.

Peak of tourist summer season. People escaping the heat and humidity inland. Our Cover-19 incidents have exploded. We have gone from "safe" to "hot spots". >10x the number of confirmed cases relative to before the 4th weekend. Lot of seasonal live aboards have kept their boats in storage. Guessing t...
by noel
Sun May 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: CV-19 and sailing.
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

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: 3954

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: 11804

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: 11804

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: 11804

Sage 15 Sloop mast

Is it a Dwyer DM-4?