Hi Doc; At this time I have my Spirit 23 on the water and would like to invite you to come down here to Montrose and sail with me on our "Big River", If you are interested we may even try to catch a catfish. I am retired and am available most days, Let me know if you are interested. gary
Welcome aboard Doc, I presently have two sailboats, a Spirit 23 which I hope to sell in the spring and a Irwin 10/4 which I am doing some work on and hope to launch by June 09.
I have lived next to the Missippi River all my life, but never had the urge to sail until my Father-in-law took me to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico a few years ago and I saw the people there living on their boats and thought " I could do that".
It took 3 years to convince my wife that I needed a sailboat, That was now six years ago and I now have two boats. Is that love or what?
We have a pretty good area here to sail in, the river here is about one mile wide and we can goe twelve miles either direction without and dams or bridges.. In addition to sailing , we stop, anchor and fish for catfish.
I would like to invite you to Montrose for a sail next spring. Gary
The West Wight Potter 15 is a cool little boat. A lot of people seem to enjoy those boats, and sail them more often than a lot of the other bigger boats that never seem to leave the dock.
Put up some pics!
SeaKnots is a place for all, big and small.
Any pics of the WWP sailing in a corn field?
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck