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 Post subject: Anchoring
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:29 pm 
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Location: Port Dover, On Lake Erie
Our beach is a little short and stony..
The waves often reach the rock breakwall.

I was planning on anchoring the boat out in the lake
but I see a few problems.

The front crossbeam seems a little too close to the center
of the boat to feather into the wind properly and the fittings at the bow
do not seem substantial enough to use as anchor points.


Any suggestions....

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:21 pm 
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You don't want to leave these boats in teh water for long periods of time. They're not made for it and will slowly absorb water and eventually fall apart. :(

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 4:21 am 
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Yeah, I had to repair what seemed like 4,000 blisters in the gel coat on my 16, because the guy I bought it from had left it moored on a lake for a few summers. Not a wise decision. You will do less damage dragging it up on a rocky beach.

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 Post subject: Anchoring
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 1:11 pm 
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Bad for the gelcoat.

Bad for the rigging.

Don't anchor well and can sail over the anchor because they don't pivot like a monohull. Could even pitch pole at anchor.

Best to place on a float / dock if you need to moor.

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 Post subject: anchoring
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:22 pm 
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Location: Port Dover, On Lake Erie
All good points...

I will pull it up on a dolly and strap it down to the beach
for the few times the beach floods....

Thanks...

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 Post subject: Waterproof your gelcoat
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:37 pm 
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If you are forced to leave the boat in the water, you will need to waterproof it with an epoxy primer. Polyester resin is porus, that is one reason your boat turns brown (white boat) when you sail in an area with lots of algae. Small blisters can form after just a few days given the right condidtions. Check with west marine. You only need to paint it below the waterline but it is only as good as the next beaching. This epoxy is what big boats prime the hull with before anti fouling bottom paint.

The bridle you will need will have to be attached to both bows off the bridle wire attachment. You can change from straight pins to shackles to give yourself a place to tie off. The bridle will need to be long enough to secure it back to the front cross bar while sailing. This will also give you enough slack to untie or clip from the hull or crossbar. Sail up to your anchor float coming head to wind (to stop the boat), attach your bridle, and back the boat down with your sails. Pick up your rudders and boards and your boat should swing head to wind. Raising the foils is also important because these are not waterproofed with the epoxy. To leave, lower your rudders and boards, unclip and sail away.


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