- Sep 3, 2005We found the v-berth be useless unless you have kids that need a
place to sleep. So we put the v-berth cushions into stoage and place
a net across the opening. In went everything: sails, storm gear,
sleeping bags, etc., etc. (See in photos, under 'Ron's SeaKerr'.)
This extra weight helped in the trailering, but I did not realize
that it helped in light wind.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "eo_ant" <eric@h...>
> I agree with you about the roller reefing gear making the mast more
> difficult to raise and lower. That's too bad. If you do find that
> snap-on system you saw looks promising, I hope you will pass thebe
> information along. The roller reefing system most of us have would
> fine if the boat was moored with mast always up, but sure doessomeone
> complicate raising, lowering, and trailering.
> Here's one more bit of info that might be useful. I talked to
> who used to own a M19 and sail it on Puget Sound which often hasor
> fairly light winds during the summer months. He had a couple of 50
> more pound sand bags that he would put on the V berth up front forthe
> ballast and balance. Then in light wind he sailed without filling
> ballast tank. This helped with speed in light wind and did not seemlong
> too risky to him from a stability standpoint.
> With your 30 gal bow water tank and additional weight down low as
> as it is well secured so that it won't shift while heeling seemslike
> not filling the ballast tank should be a viable option for you inwhen
> light wind.
> I'm thinking about maybe a second battery and a 10 gal water tank in
> the bow under the V berth to serve the same purpose. Why use sand
> that extra weight could go towards something that would make thegive
> boating that much more fun?
> With your CB line in the cockpit seems like it should be easier for
> you to adjust the balance of the boat to suit different sail
> configurations. It will be interesting to see a report after you
> the different sails a try. It would be really sweet to find a setupM19
> that would let the M19 sail as well as 26X or 26M. I wonder how a
> would do with a 26M roating mast and sails.
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