Re: Post Launch
I would love some pics of the 240's. My owners manual says that they rig like the 210's.
By the way my photo album is called The King P.
--- In BaylinerBuccaneerGroup@yahoogroups.com, "PhilC" <PandD_Collins@...> wrote:
> The "sailing teacher" should still be able to help get that boat rigged - doesn't matter if it's 14' or 40' - it all works the same.
> The Buccs are not complicated - they do not have a plethora of esoteric and confusing fine tune racing rigging. (See this pic -
> - that's only a 16 footer but it's, um, pretty high tech.. .)
> All you probably have is halyard for each sail, sheets for the jib, and mainsheet setup. Probably no vang, no traveler, probably no cunningham, no spare halyards, no spinnaker rigging, no boom topping lift etc. Shouldn't be tough. You can figure out what line is what coming out of the mast easily.
> There should be plenty of examples of how running rigging works in those books...
> The main halyard is obviously the one that comes out the aft top of the mast, tug on the lines and find that one. Where it exits the mast at the bottom tells you where to lead it - it should (I say should because prior owners might have done some really stupid stuff...) should lead directly to a turning block, through a clutch and to a winch, or maybe it simply runs to a cleat. Or something of the sort, you can look at the deck layout and see where things logically must run. In other words, lines lead logically, they won't criss-cross inconveniently.
> There might be a smaller line exiting the mast at or near the masthead, clearly wanting to lead aft. That would be a boom topping lift. But most small Buccs just have a pendant on the backstay to snap onto the boom to hold it up.
> Many small Buccs have a dual sheave box at the jib halyard location - at the top of the forestay. One is for the jib halyard, the other can be a spare jib halyard or a spinnaker halyard. Again, tug on lines and find which one is the jib halyard, if there's 2 then pick one. Pick the one that's going to be most convenient for raising the jib.
> There might be a another line exiting the front of the mast, 6' or so lower down from the jib halyard/forestay attachment. That would be for a spinnaker topping lift. I doubt you'd have one of those though.
> You can look at various pics in the photos section to see how the mainsheet works. I would expect it to be a 2:1 or 3:1 to each side of the cockpit, from the aft end of the boom. You have to adjust each side (I.e. both sides) whenever you trim your main.
> Then there's the cunngham, and vang, and outhaul on the boom - all this stuff should be easily figured out by a "sailing instructor" - it doesn't matter one damn bit the size of the boat...
> I can't seem to find your photo album, so I'm just tossing 'generic' info out there.
> There's a couple of 240s out at my lake, I could snap some pics of things if you can tell me what you need to know.
> Remember that boats were not always rigged the same way, plus lots of stuff gets changed in 30 years...
> --- In BaylinerBuccaneerGroup@yahoogroups.com, "gpabill007" <sirgui1492@> wrote:
> > Hey Phil.
> > I do have the sailing for dummies book also. First one I bought. I also have Sailing for Beginners by Farnham. The gentleman in the pic in my photo album is my sailing teacher. Unfortunately this is bigger than what he has sailed and raced before. There has been attempts to start a sailing club at my marina but as of this date no club yet. Being that I am pretty much landlocked and my work schedule makes it difficult to catch the other sailors when they do show up. But I will persevere and get her out on the lake under sail.
> > Bill