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

  1. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    Sails

    Somewhat off topic, What is the best way to clean/store sails off the boat?
     
  2. cavalier mk2
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    cavalier mk2 Senior Member

    Wash off the salt and keep them in a dry place preferably in the house. Keep them in their bags or otherwise out of the light to protect from UV damage.
     
  3. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    There you go. :D
    http://www.glen-l.com/resources/glossary.html
     
  4. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Bruce.
    Since summer vacation must be just starting in your neck of the woods, are you planning on getting any racing in, or are you still "modding". :D
     
  5. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    buc mods

    Funny you should ask- and you are not the only:rolleyes: I have been working and not sailing or modding. It is really hot here for another month so I am not that motivated. I have finished one board (port) and I am going to try to test it this week. It is 72" overall, 12" cord with a NACA 2408 profile. It is E-glass and foam with some carbon in the high load areas and weighs 10 lbs. I am going to try and "push" it and see if it seems strong enough. Wish me luck, I will take some pics either way:cool: B
     
  6. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Thanks Bruce. Can't wait to see the results. :D
     
  7. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    has anyone ever got a PHRF or portsmith rating for a Buc 24?
     
  8. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    buc rating

    When I applied for my local PHRF rating, there were no active b-24s found. Our committee found a couple of out of date ones, one in the great lakes area and one in Texas. They arrived at a 110-120 range for a "stock" 24, and assigned me a 90 as mine is modified and that is the upper cut off for our local sport boat fleet. They also "know" me.:rolleyes: A stock Corsair 24 mkII rates 83 by comparison and the Melges 24 is 87. I certainly can sail to a 90, maybe even a little faster, just don't let a local rating committee use my boat as an example without knowing the modifications on mine. Contact me off the forum if you need more details. B
     
  9. lgenova
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    lgenova Junior Member

    Here is the first float almost ready ...

    It is 23 feet long. 2 feet longer than stock buc.
     

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  10. bruceb
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    Progress!!!

    Nice job. Where/how did you lengthen it, and what sort of ply are you using? B
     
  11. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    New boat

    Well don't consider me a traitor yet. I found an old Reynolds 21 catamaran for a decent price. Trailer needs quite a bit of work but before putting all the time and money in the Buc I decided to try this sailing for a while. The upside to this is my middle brother.

    He went with me to haul the boat home. We took it out for a test sail and he bacame more excited about sailing than I. I had actually made up my mind not to buy it until I found out he had told my daughter to ask me to buy the Reynolds 21. Other upside is if he still like it after a short time I've found some help to build the Buc.:)
     
  12. lgenova
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    lgenova Junior Member

    Bruce,

    I did exactly as the oldsailor suggested in past posts and moved the frame # 1 one foot forward and added two feet in overall length. Also raise the bow to near 90 degrees.
    I am using 4mm plywood and I use the method of scarf the panels to join. L.

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  13. lgenova
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    lgenova Junior Member

    More photos

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  14. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    I didn't advocate that at all.
    Please backtrack and see what I did suggest, which was increasing the distance between frames forward of the front beam and adding an extra stringer.
     

  15. lgenova
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    lgenova Junior Member

    Ok, oldsailor. Forgive-me. I just used some ideas from another forum that i dont remember.
     
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