1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Hull #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Hull #10506

Saturday, January 25, 2014

CS34 Schatz Ship's Bell

The CS34 has a Schatz barometer on the starboard saloon bulkhead.  The previous owner has removed something below it, probably a clock.

I had bought a quartz clock from Weams and Plath in Annapolis.  Same size but didn't really match, and I really wanted a wind up ship's bell.

WYC Commodore John Berry collects ships bell clocks and picked up on eBay a Schatz that matches the barometer.  I took the barometer off the boat today to compare.

Perfect match!



Just need to cleanup the brass on the barometer.

Monday, January 20, 2014

C22 HDPE Rudder

On the weekend I took the old gudgeons off little Still Time.
 

Old rudder on the left, new on the right.  Notice how the rudder is balanced; the leading edge of the rudder if forward of the pivot point at the pintels.  It will take less effort to steer.  Note how the old rudder sweeps back.

The rudder is made one piece of plastic (no wood core to rot and split).


Look at the crack in the old rudder!

Look how much beefier the pintels and gudgeons are.  The bushing is 1/2" (vs 3/8") and is made of delrin.

I will have to slightly modify the tiller to fit properly on the new rudder.

Friday, January 3, 2014

MHOR 2013 Digital Print

Walter Pingle turned me onto ordering a digital print of our track in the 2013 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race from the YellowBrick tracking site.

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Going to get it printed and framed to put on my wall!