1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ACE Masting

With ACE in the water, we want to get the mast up ASAP.  We had prepped the mast last week.

We met after work:
  • Me
  • Michael Cullen
  • Michael Ahearn
  • Jenny
  • Peter
  • Shelaugh (Peter's Sister)
  • John Scurr

Took about an hour.

Start of lift

We had to get a ladder out because the lift rope got stuck on the backstays.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

CS34 Bottom Paint

Easter long weekend, and the weather was beautiful: sunny and 10 degrees with just a little bit of wind, PERFECT for doing the bottom on big Still Time.

Based on past experience, if you get a window early in the spring, paint your bottom, but it could turn cold (like it has in the first week of April), but worst, the knat flies come out as it get warmer and make painting the bottom VERY unpleasant.

We undid the strings for the cover that go around the hull.
The cover then hung vertically, allowing us to mask the waterline and start painting.

Rita painting the stern
We realized that when I pressure washed the hull in the fall, I had missed a large section on the port side; I seem to remember I was doing it at dusk.  Had to get a buck of warm water from the clubhouse to clean these areas (the outdoor water is not on yet). Once the areas dried, the two of us got her done

Took a couple of hours.

The aluminum thing hanging at an angle from the cradle is the boom.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CS34 Main Sail Battens

Been a while since I posted, but been busy.

The main on the CS34 has always had problems with the battens.

The battens are round pieces of fiberglass rod that are pushed in from the luff on the main and held in place with the standard velcro batten pockets.  The rod would push through the velcro, or slip beside it.  Every year in the past four years I have had the boat, the battens were poking out whenever we were cruising with any kind of wind.  The way the pockets supported the battens was bad, and the battens would drift away from the slides and rub on the mast.

I got Durk Stegeinga from Performance Sails in Nova Scotia to order and install round batten luff receivers:

This will solve the batten problems.