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Eclipse / Re: Eclipse on Charlotte Harbor
« Last post by Vectordirector on Today at 10:19:48 PM »
Hi Chris,

That was probably me on Sunday.  We (my 85 year young sailing buddy Arthur and I) came out of my canal into the river around noon and headed northwest and then back over toward Fisherman's Village.  Then back across and back in around 2.  Great couple of hours out there although we were on the edge of needing to reef the main as the wind picked up. We decided to come in and watch football.   Arthur is sharp as a tack but he doesn't move around well so we don't push it too hard.  He loves being on the water and he loves how easy the boat is to sail. 

Stay Warm,

Vectordirector aka

Eclipse / Re: Eclipse on Charlotte Harbor
« Last post by Christopher on Today at 09:33:03 PM »
Were you sailing near Fishermans Village last Sunday afternoon?  My wife and I were watching a sailboat on the south side of the Village.  It looked like it was an Eclipse the best I could tell.  Unfortunately Monday morning we flew back to Ohio.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Chris  (Second Wind)
Eclipse / Re: Eclipse on Charlotte Harbor
« Last post by Meander on Today at 08:36:52 PM »
we have several launching ramp options and a good marina in Bokeelia.  We should try to get together to make 2018 another eclipse year.
CP-23's / Re: Video to help sell your 23 someday
« Last post by chimerakc on Today at 08:20:14 PM »
Well I wish I was a carpenter. I would love to get rid of all the weather helm at higher winds.   
The forestay is as tight as it can go.  Would getting a new shorter one help?    I think I just have too much weight in the stern with two batteries, a 8 horse motor and all the gear for power tilt.    I have tried adding weights up in the anchor locker, didnt seem to help.

And this is with the original main sail - which at least looks like its holding its shape - but I figure a new one would just add to weather helm? 

Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Re: Fall weather in Maine
« Last post by Jasmid53 on Today at 06:10:02 PM »
Thanks for that comprehensive reply. I am going to join the JRA. Your mention of the Bolger boat brought back some memories of the Bolger boat I built. It was the crab skiff for Payson's Instant Boats. I was proud of the finished boat and had some good times on her. I sailed in the waters of Ipswich MA and Essex MA. One of the most beautiful places in the world. Not just saying that 'cause that's where I grew up.

Problem with the skiff was the sailing rig. There was no way to reef it. Or at least that's what I thought at the time. Wish I still had her. I'm the type of guy that likes to change things around trying to improve something. Well I was in the middle of some improvement to the boat when I bought my first house. Twelve years latter the boat was not worth fixing up. If I had her today I would be experimenting with a small junk rig for her.

I'll see you then at the next junket. I'm in Rhode Island. If I still have my 16 I'll try to bring her. My car is too small to tow the 19.
CP-23's / Re: Video to help sell your 23 someday
« Last post by Bob23 on Today at 05:16:12 PM »
Jib is the power sail. The wood foiled rudder I made for my 23  made a world of difference and combined with tilting the blade more forward than factory, I have eliminated all weather helm. This summer, she was the fastest ever.
CP-23's / Re: Port Lights
« Last post by Potcake boy on Today at 12:44:31 PM »
Are you referring to the forward cabin trunk? The Suncat has one in that location. The curvature may limit what kind and how big you may be able to use. Most opening ports don't like curved surfaces. You'd have better luck with fixed ports if you just need more light below.
CP-23's / Re: Port Lights
« Last post by brackish on Today at 12:32:56 PM »
forward bulkhead?
CP-23's / Re: '81 CP 23: full bulkheads, and I want an open cabin, so
« Last post by brackish on Today at 12:31:43 PM »
While I have no intention of pulling the bulkhead out I've been using Brilliant Evolution battery puck lights all over the place including on the boat .  My wife complained that there was only a light on the starboard bulkhead, how could we both read at night without a light.  So I put a couple of those overhead.  Works great, so far.  They come with 3M double sided adhesive discs to install.  Six, with a remote that also dims them for about $35 on Amazon.  Each one also has an individual switch, you just push the face. I also use them in my two remote storage sheds to avoid running power to them.
CP-23's / Port Lights
« Last post by Dick on Today at 11:34:21 AM »
I have a 2005 23/IV. I am thinking about installing one or two portlights to the forward bulkhead. Has anyone out there done this?
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