Recent content by Meriachee

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    Tall Rig or Standard

    Find a guy with a drone and send it up. Altitude is displayed, and you have the advantage of a video inspection.
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    eye candy

    Better have a big winch to deploy that pole!
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    Main sheet rigging

    I may have posted this already, and if I did, apologies, but here's a couple of shots of the mainsheet rigging on the 270, which is a variation of the original design, and way, way easier to operate.
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    Main sheet rigging

    Here's a couple of shots of ours, it's also a 6:1, but with the block setup, it can be either a 6:1 or 3:1, and there's nothing wrong with mid boom sheeting, everything on a sailboat is a compromise, and Gerry designed the fleet to have as little "junk" in the cockpit as possible, so what you...
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    Main sheet rigging

    This routing is just a variation on the original, and as John said, change those two items and it should be just fine.
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    Rig tuning physics

    Google fact checks?
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    Rig tuning physics

    I'm staying away from the strands and wraps bit of the conversation. The book says X on the Loos, before the boom goes on and that's worked well thus far! (of course, in classic Catalina style, you need both Loos to properly do the deed)
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    Wednesday is Photo Day - 2021

    I've seen that kite before. Thanks! It was probably the only day this year you could see across the lake, and we did get some great shots. Here's a bit of video from Tony's drone.
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    Rig tuning physics

    Ralph is just annoyed because he only has one set of spreaders. :dancing:
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    Top down furler

    You have to get it to roll neatly. That's not so easy to do, I find the top 5 feet sometimes does not want to unroll, and when rolled it's quite tight while the bottom is sloppy. It's all about controlling the sail while it's rolling up, if you watch this closely, he talks about where the sheet...
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    Boats at the lake

    Yeah, there's all kinds of BC license plates here in Oilberta these days and a sign going west at the border suggesting that "we shoot on sight".
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    Boats at the lake

    Here's a few shots of the boats at the lake, and our home made top down furler in action flying the creamsicle kite.
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    I would like to purchase a Catalina 270.

    We don't post for sale items in the forums. However, if somebody waved a large bank draft under my nose (larger by an order of magnitude than the boat is worth) I would appease Brian and Phil with lunch and beg forgiveness. ha ha.
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    Summer in the Salish Sea

    Excellent work. Take the rest of the day off! :beer:
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    How to remove 30 yr. old tape.

    Hire Trimline. The $100 is very very well spent.