Buccaneer 24 Builders Forum

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Headharbor
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    Headharbor Junior Member

    Awesome, boat looks great as always.
     
  2. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Great (and scary) photo. Very nice, Fred.
    Bruce
     
  3. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

    Should my jib be taller to reach the top of my mast? Probably bigger all the way around, huh?

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  4. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Well Fred, I would call that a heavy air jib. Not wrong, but you are giving up a lot of performance. I have purchased quite a few good sails from "Masthead Enterprises" in Florida, at very reasonable prices if you want to try a used sail- a J-24 has about the same hoist as your Buc, and of course there are plenty of others that are also close. If you want something custom made, I can give you some suggestions for sail lofts. I usually carried two jibs, a full hoist blade that sheeted to the forward end of the jib tracks, and a 150% overlapping jib for speed/light air. I had a roller furler so both were set up with luff tapes and the smaller one with a sun cover. Since your boat has the stock sail plan, your jibs provide much of the upwind power. I think you will enjoy a full size headsail!
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  5. buzzman
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  6. Frodoo
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    Frodoo New Member

    Are the Buccaneer 24 plans still available?

    Outsider the box and oldsailor7 are no longer actieve om this forum ?

    Edit: found the plans....
     
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  7. SonofaSailor
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    SonofaSailor New Member

    Hey there Frodoo, I just inherited my family's old 24 and I'm looking for plans to assist with a few details. Could you possibly point me in the right direction?
     
  8. kaamaman
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    kaamaman Junior Member

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  9. SonofaSailor
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  10. Frodoo
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    Frodoo New Member

    That’s where i found them !
     
  11. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

    Everytime I go to the boat I have a small amount of water in the bilge. And for the life of me, I can't tell where it's coming from. Is there a magic way to track where water is coming in?
     
  12. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Fred, your boat leaks because there is a hole in it! ;)
    A bit more serious- first, is it rain water, or all the time, only when sailing...? If it is all the time, with a nice fresh build like yours, the centerboard trunk is the most likely place, everywhere else is covered in a layer of glass as I remember. I usually start with paper towels and/or talcum powder placed in low spots to see if I can find a water track to try to isolate an area. try it and report back, I have plenty of leak finding experience.
    Our Buc's should be at least as tight as any glass boat and it is well worth the effort to find the problem.
    On another note, my friend that purchased my 24 spent some time over the winter replacing the dagger trunk and doing some all over needed repairs, repainted it and has it back in the water and looking fresh :)
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  13. buzzman
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    buzzman Senior Member

    BruceB - No photos, didn't happen...!!!! lol
     
  14. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    I will try to take some and post them, "soon" . I haven't been at the lake much since our racing season is still on hold, I have been rebuilding a Dragonfly 800/25 fixed beam tri. Almost done too! I also built the new dagger trunk for the B 24 and I spliced some dyneema for a set of 45 degree beam stays. I think the 24 will appreciate them. I added them to my B-33 and they really make a difference on keeping the forestay tight.
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  15. patzefran
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    patzefran patzefran

    IMHO, You should use Vectran instead of Dyneema. With dyneema, you will have to retighten your stays after each sailing !
     
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