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by noel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Another maintenance question.
Replies: 3
Views: 7333

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: 6941

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: 8203

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: 6941

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: 8203

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: 9349

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: 8901

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: 8203

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: 8901

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: 7184

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 :)...