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by noel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 24455

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Mast step question. Pretty sure the S15’s mast is a Dwyer DM-5? Noticed at the Dwyer website at least two options for mast stepping. The Hinged Step (DH219H) used on the Sage and a Tabernacle (DH2175L). Wondering what the plus and minuses are for one vs. the other? Was going to order a couple spare ...
by noel
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: 6 knot SOG
Replies: 4
Views: 6235

Re: 6 knot SOG

Knowing more doesn’t hurt. Not sure if it will make me a better sailor. Putting knowledge into real world use is always a challenge. Theoretical hull speed of the S15/SC is ~5.1 knots. Is the S15/SC considered to be on the lighter side displacement/length ratio? The boat seems to out accelerate larg...
by noel
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Trailer tongue extension modification?
Replies: 2
Views: 6073

Trailer tongue extension modification?

Right at the edge for launching without the tongue being extended. Got lazy couple sessions ago. Should of got back in the truck and backed down ~1ft. End result was Vela’s bottom side as it floated off the trailer bumped into the back end of the extension. Light bump. Just scuffed the gel coat. Won...
by noel
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 24455

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Bilge keel. The style that seems to be relatively popular in Britain along the coastal regions with huge tide changes. Old memory. Sort of remember reading about the Hunter(the British boat builder) Duette, a twin fin version of the Sonata being more or less equal in performance. Fins were canted an...
by noel
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: 6 knot SOG
Replies: 4
Views: 6235

Re: 6 knot SOG

Yes, single-handed. Another nice day today. 10-15 knots with stretches pushing into the upper teens. WSW veering to WNW. Off shore wind = short fetch = 1-2 ft seas couple miles out in the clean air. Needed to set the first reef. Another good L. Superior Day. Upper 70’s, blue sky and wind.
by noel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: 6 knot SOG
Replies: 4
Views: 6235

6 knot SOG

A real nice L. Superior day. 10-15knot NE with 1-4 foot seas. Air temp upper 60’s. Water temp upper 60’s. Puffy low cumulus clouds that disappeared as they drifted from land to over the water. The leeward side of Long Island was 1/2 to 1 foot chop. Vela was happily cruising along in the mid 4 to low...
by noel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 24455

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Couple days ago setting up Vela a seasonal local live aboard sailor came by to admire your creation. He and his wife live up here during the summer and sail down to the Carib for the cold months. Decades of sailing experience. Asked me what I least like about the Sage 15? Not a dislike, but a concer...
by noel
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Lapper jib
Replies: 4
Views: 6374

Lapper jib

Questions; “Lapper” jib for the S15? 1. Given the fixed jib “car”, is a Lapper even an option? 2. If possible what size up from the working jib would be an option? 3. Would a jib larger than the stock working jib make much of a difference in light (sub 11 knot) conditions? Couple days ago (single-ha...
by noel
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sage magnet.
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Sage magnet.

The Sage 15 attracts people. On the road home from Golden at rest stops. Locally a number of people. Two have followed me into the marina. Both of those people are more than casually interested in the Sage. A few comments while sitting at the ramp dock about the pretty “Montgomery”(it’s a Sage, desi...
by noel
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 5065

Torqeedo update

It finally happened. Had to motor in. Wind rapidly died from a nice 10-12 knots to 0- 3 knots. Hints: Boats coming in under motor. Decreasing wind velocity. But doorknob still heads upwind for another ~hour to reach my goal (Long Is. lighthouse). The Sage 15 plugs along too nice under light winds. C...