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    GOBI got me again! (God of Boat Idiots)

    OMG! Yes, been there done that. Had no idea what was wrong. Why can't I tack? Wind is light but not that light. Seems like I can't build boat speed. Hmmm. ...OMG... Insert plug. Start bailing. Head for the shallows. HURRY! Yeah. Survived afloat but probably only minutes away from disaster. It...
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    Lift from Asymmetrical?

    That is a characteristic of multihulls that is completely foreign to my experience. So, I've bought a Hobie 16 late in my career, just to see what it's like to sail close hauled on every point of sail! More to your situation; In my racing days (as crew) our spinnakers were either radials or...
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    Where the rubber meets the road

    Not enough power as in... r.p.m.'s?
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    Winter Cautionary tale!

    Look first where the salamander was pointed. I'm suspecting that something was inside something... and so it took a while to get warm.
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    Where the rubber meets the road

    Having sided my house using scaffolding, I'll agree that it's hard to beat the safety and comfort factors. Compared to using a ladder. Scaffolding wins hands down. Setting up the scaffolding is well worth the time and I would not encourage the boards-n-ladders configuration. Now, having that...
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    Brian S; I see that sailboatdata.com shows a Laguna 22 with non-end of boom rigging but, I'm not sure where it goes. Looks to be just forward of the tiller end. And, it shows the schematic as an end of boom. However, I also found this picture showing a traveler across the bridgedeck.
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    Daveinet; I'm not sure where the track you describe was mounted. On a bridgedeck? But, I see from a previous commitment that Laguna may have in fact had a midboom arrangement. I'll be checking it out.
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    Bud; that's real good. Thanks. Yes the Daysailer comes rigged with a large "bridal" arrangement of the mainsheet. I like your mod. I'll have to try that when I get mine back in the water. I never liked it and tried to do away with it altogether by putting the entire arrangement from the mid boom...
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    Yes. The Precision18 modified, is what I had in mind. My backstay is single and offset but that is a separate item. I'm thinking that the bridal is good because it puts the whole block and tackle outboard on broad reach to run.
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    Sirocco S15 spreader base fitting.

    Sorry to hear that. But, it's good that you're able to sail. Consider the total cost and compare that to what a small machine shop would charge for a pair of them. We have a shop here that is a small order specialist type business and although it may be a little more (or not) you'd be able to...
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    Thank you. What I'm particularly interested in is your adjustment ability using prusik knot.
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    I'm going to have to look up the center boom option. I'm not familiar with Windrose nor Laguna's other boats with that. In the past I've had poor luck with converting from boom end to center (on my O'Day Daysailer 2).
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    Thanks. I did find the manual in line but, I'm not really thrilled with the arrangement. On a broad reach to a run, the entire cockpit is inconvenienced and, at some risk in the event of a jibe.
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    If you could please provide a picture or two... I think this is along the lines of what I was thinking I would do.
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    End of boom main sheeting arrangements.

    My Windrose 22 has an outboard rudder and the PO had a small, 4:1 to the starboard end of the transom. I can't believe this was the OEM setup and I'm going to change it. My thought is to have the 4:1 ride a bridal. Not the best for fine trim in light air and, not the best for pinching to...
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    Sirocco S15 spreader base fitting.

    Did you ever find one? I was just thinking of the order of preference is to have a machined one. You could probably find a business not far from you with a CNC machine and I'm sure they could make one for you, for far less than you would imagine. It's not a big operation. Second would be to get...
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    Sail cover for a Victoria 18

    If you have not found one yet and would like to keep the cost down ,checkout Sailrite. You can contact them and they could give you all of the material and and a good price but you have to do the sewing yourself. I believe they even have instructions. Unlike sail material, cover material...