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by noel
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Sage Marine News and Announcements
Topic: Please save Sage Marine Blog...
Replies: 4
Views: 7171

Re: Please save Sage Marine Blog...

Status? Scobie at his WordPress page has been archiving a few of the blogs. Setting up a page on the SageMarine website as an “owner’s manual, how to do” section would be nice. Topics and questions that have been posted here in the past that were linked to answers on the old blog plus other useful i...
by noel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 25475

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Thanks for the info. Library has struck out finding a copy of the book. Just googled John S. Letcher. He has allowed for a downloadable pdf version of his book for personal use. Quick skim of the table of contents. Lots of info.
by noel
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Jib reefing?
Replies: 2
Views: 5477

Re: Jib reefing?

Not yet. Was going to head out with the storm sail rigged to see how Vela handles with a full main and if winds picked up with a single reef in the main. Autumn winds were extreme. Either no wind or gale-storm force. Sailing season ended suddenly. Went from 🍂 to 🥶 over night. Next Spring. Simple is ...
by noel
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Jib reefing?
Replies: 2
Views: 5477

Jib reefing?

Article by Larry Brown on the msog.org site comparing the M15 and ComPac16. He noted that the M15 he sailed owned by Georgeana Porton had jib reefing points. Questions: 1. Would you need a working jib made of heavier material than the stock model? 2. Could not find any online info regarding a non-fu...
by noel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Seasons over. Winterizing the S15
Replies: 0
Views: 10138

Seasons over. Winterizing the S15

First Lake Effect snow of the season. ~20cm. Light by local standards. No frost in the ground. Melting from bottom up, but unseasonable cold for the next few days. Skim ice will form at the marina ramps. No launching allowed if ice of any form is visible. Winterizing so far has been removing all but...
by noel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 25475

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

TillerClutch dependent sailor :) .
Was originally thinking going the cheap route. Bungee/surgical tubing/line tiller “clutch”. But not really practical for quick and frequent on-off. Sailing single-handed life without the TillerClutch would be not as fun.
by noel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Safety Tether
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

Re: Safety Tether

Hindsight after a season of sailing on rock-n-roll L. Superior. Should have had a 2nd pad-eye located forward at the bow. For now will use the pulpit lifeline loops or maybe attach a loop of webbing or line through the bow cleat. Should have opted for the triple cabin top handholds (stock Cat). Even...
by noel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Safety Tether
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

Re: Safety Tether

Installed by Sage Marine. Positioned behind the mainsheet block would have been a better location. No need to unhook when tacking or jibing. But that location has a few negatives. Hard to access for maintenance or replacement. Bad location if the fitting develops a leak. Tether purchased (Kong 2 leg...
by noel
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 25475

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Michael Mann on Little Breeeze used a sheet-to-tiller “self steering” system. His source was John Letcher’s book, “Self steering for small sailing craft”. Local library on the search for a copy. Bit pricey for an unknow to me used book at AMZ. Should be a lighter, simpler, easier to maintain & repai...
by noel
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 25475

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Picked up a copy of Michael Mann’s, “A Little Breeze to the West”. Waiting for a copy of Marlin Bree’s book “Alone Against the Atlantic” (Gerry Spiess Atlantic crossing) to show up at our local used/new bookstore in Bayfield. Impressive sailors. The limiting factor for sailing the Sage 15 on L. Supe...