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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Great picture Tom. I've been getting more comfortable sailing my Caledonia Yawl with the rail right near the water and it seems very stable that way but I've never actually dipped the rail. I've been...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I posted this in another thread, but it seems to fit here too. One of the dangers of these small boats is dipping a rail and downfloading leading to capsize. So something to lessen the influx of...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    This is interesting, I've not noticed this or thought of this before but when I compare Oughtred boats to say Welsford boats I can see it now. The JW boats appear to have an extra strake or sometimes...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    Hi Blackbear, are you on the Oughtred FB page too? I absolutely love my CY. It does seem to sail best heeled and is very happy and stable and comfortable with the gunwale near the water. I love it so...
  5. Re: Armstrong Deck Plates can't get replacement parts

    And ... Duckworks informs me that they are out of white and the manufacturer won't sell them any more either for the same reason they told me. They did have some black remaining. If you think you...
  6. Re: Armstrong Deck Plates can't get replacement parts

    Awesome! I snapped up a few spares. My guess is that when Duckworks stock is gone there will be no more.
  7. Armstrong Deck Plates can't get replacement parts

    Well drat, I love Armstrong deck plates but not sure I can recommend them anymore. I went for an overnight on my Caledonia Yawl and as I was over stuffing a storage compartment with my sleeping bag...
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    Hi again Brian - I'm responding here because I cannot confirm that the PM that I sent you is going through (my computer no longer plays well with the forum). If it did come through then please...
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    Wow! Thanks for the offer Brian! PM sent
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    Volvo MD6B parts?

    I'm in need of a water pump for my old (early 70s) Volvo diesel. I'm coming up empty at the usual online volvo penta stores. Anyone have a lead on where I might find one? Thanks.
  11. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Lovely boat! A question if you don't mind - It's time for me to repaint my CY and I can't find the records of how much paint I used the first time - do you recall how much paint it took to put a coat...
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    Re: Caledonia yawl- decked vs open

    I vote for decked. I built my CY without decks and after a few years I installed the decking for the storage and flotation and organization. I went with sort of a hybrid approach - side decks like...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl - jib and mizzen only

    Thanks Ian. I should've explained a bit more. I'm more interested in how the boat sails in light to moderate winds with this setup. My thoughts are all over the place at the moment and I don't have a...
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    Caledonia Yawl - jib and mizzen only

    Can anyone share their experience sailing a CY under jib and mizzen only? What wind speed is appropriate, how it balances and points to windward, bad behaviors, etc. Thanks!
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl for Extended Cruising

    I really like the dodger/tent setup on the Guider with the hoops to fit around the coaming. I think something like that could work with the decked CY to give quick simple shelter. And a nice bow...
  16. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    By dry sailing I mean raise and lower sails repeatedly, make minor adjustments, walk around the boat and look, get back 50 feet and look. I find it very hard to tweak the rigging on the water without...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl for Extended Cruising

    Hi Bruce - my initial reaction to your question was that if I were going out for a couple weeks I would move up to Eun na mara or Wee Seal or Kotik for greater comfort and safety; especially if I...
  18. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    Yes, I started with what is shown on sheet 4 of 7, but that assumes that you built everything else perfect as drawn too, mast location and rake, etc.so I think a little deviation from that is ok if...
  19. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    Found one, here ya go timber cruiser, Dragonfly on Priest Lake in N Idaho. Note that my boomkin is on the "correct" or port side.... just kidding I don't remember why I decided on that side but there...
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    Re: Advise for an anchor

    Are you just anchoring to fish? If so, you just need about a 8lb/4k kg weight of about any sort. A mushroom type is good, or a bucket or can filled with lead or even concrete. I think the key is easy...
  21. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    I would love to have pix of my boat sailing too! They're hard to get because I can't take them myself, I should ask one of the other racers to take some, but there hands are usually full.
  22. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    Hi Dan - I assume we still have cows and mountains in MT - it's been so smoky I have not seen either in a month. I sail Flathead Lake, which according to wikipedia is about 40% the size of Lake...
  23. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    A report from the field - I raced this morning, we did 9 legs over about 3 hours with wind pretty steady at 12-13 kts but a bit shifty. And Yes! My tiller hand is tired from gripping, not so much...
  24. Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    In addition to mizzen sheeting, another thing to check/adjust is the location of the attachment points for the halyard and downhaul. With my CY I struggled to sail in stronger winds as the boat would...
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    Re: Small boat cruising stories? What next?

    Another recommendation for "On the Water".
    Anything written by Robb White is great - try "Flotsam and Jetsam" for a compilation of short stories about boats and everything else in life that...
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    Re: Small Boats Designs: Moments in the Sun

    A couple others - Scamps are everywhere! Angus Rowcruiser had it's moment. What's next - based on this months WB magazine, something foiling with an electric motor to help us fat old guys get on foil...
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    Re: Running downwind with lug rig

    Wait, you have a mizzen too? That changes everything! (just kidding, I didn't know that option existed for Ilur) Have you tried dropping the main and just running under mizzen? With my Caledonia Yawl...
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    Re: Running downwind with lug rig

    Thanks for the links to the great Storer videos. In his analysis of a capsize he answers my question about a stopper knot and says this "Don’t ease boom out too far. Boom was out too far. If getting...
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    Re: Running downwind with lug rig

    So is this an argument for putting a stopper knot in the mainsheet of a lug rig at a location to prevent the boom & yard from going forward of the mast? Or another bad idea....?
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    Re: Norwegian tiller extension joint

    You may have tried this already (I can't quite see from the picture), but this what worked for me. After you have tied the rope running vertically through the arm and the tiller as tight as you can...
  31. Re: Tacking angles for Oughtred balanced lug Caledonial Yawl etc.

    Whoop whoop! I think I solved my pointing issues with 1 piece of scrap wood, 2 screws and a foot of rope to add one more lacing to the yard as described in the thread linked in post #2 above. That...
  32. Re: Tacking angles for Oughtred balanced lug Caledonial Yawl etc.

    Thank you for the feedback. I am running the standard Navionics+ on a Samsung, it does not tell you tack angles, I just track my sails and then slap a protractor on the screen. Thanks wizbang for...
  33. Re: Tacking angles for Oughtred balanced lug Caledonial Yawl etc.

    Lots of good ideas here http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?233797-Advanced-Balanced-Lug-Sailing-Techniques

    I think I need to do lots experimentation and tweaking to how my sails are rigged.
  34. Tacking angles for Oughtred balanced lug Caledonial Yawl etc.

    Hi All,

    Wondering if anyone has measured/estimated tacking angles for this boat with lug rig main sail yawl (sprit mizzen). Today I turned on Navionics on my phone and then stowed it and forgot it...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl question

    Yes "Voyage of the Aegre" was a great adventure tale by Nick Grainger, who owned but did not build the CY Crazybird and sailed and raced her in Australia. Nick established the Caledonia Yawl forum...
  36. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    Nope, it would be fun to benchmark against other CYs but probably embarrassing also. It is a motley crew of boats that I race with, from Catalina 27s down to Lasers and folks ranging from 80+ to 12...
  37. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    I've been racing my CY and having lots of fun and learning. I'm not an experienced racer, nor do I have experience with many sailboats. I had an interesting sail/race yesterday, and it has me...
  38. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    My 2 cents, your mileage will vary ... I have a friend with lazy jacks on his balanced lug and they work great for him. I gave them a try on my CY and although they worked fine I just did not like...
  39. Re: New Build consideration: Caledonia Yawl or Calendar Island Yawl

    I agree with all that Tom and Ben say, is does depend on your preference and it was not my intent to say built in is better but just not to dismiss it because of perceived loss of space; and relative...
  40. Re: New Build consideration: Caledonia Yawl or Calendar Island Yawl

    Are you referring to a perceived loss of space from built in flotation? Having owned a Caledonia Yawl with and without built in storage/flotation, I can say that with the built in storage/flotation,...
  41. Re: New Build consideration: Caledonia Yawl or Calendar Island Yawl

    How about John Welsford's 6 meter whaleboat? Same length as the CY but add another foot of beam so much more room and you get a bowsprit and jib to play with. I bet you could sleep 4 on it and it is...
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    I agree with your assessment. If there is no wind my CY rows just fine, not like a for real pulling boat or the smaller Oughtred double enders I expect, but pleasant enough for a bit. And if there is...
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    Re: Eun Mara upgrade help

    I don't have any specific suggestions (other than to let me take her off your hands|;)) but want to offer encouragement - if you keep tweaking in good wind, not too light not too strong, I feel...
  44. Re: Handicap rating for Oughtred Caledonia Yawl?

    Lune Whammel, I'd not heard of it before, good looking boat!
  45. Re: Handicap rating for Oughtred Caledonia Yawl?

    Thanks all. My interest is mainly just to have fun and do sailing exercises. I talked to the guy that runs the races and he said what BobW said, just show up and have fun and they will put me in my...
  46. Handicap rating for Oughtred Caledonia Yawl?

    My local club has "small boat" (motley mix of Flying Scots, Lasers, M Scows, and small keelboats) races that I think might be fun to join with Dragonfly but I have been unable to find a handicap. Any...
  47. Re: Fiberglass delamination blisters in new coastal rowboat construction

    I have no experience with MAS epoxy, but I have had the best luck wetting out the plywood with thin epoxy first to saturate the wood as much as you can, then adding the fiberglass layer. Cool...
  48. Re: Some questions about repainting a Caledonia Yawl interior and some other minor wo

    Very nice looking boat, someone will be very lucky!
  49. Re: Ideas for motor mount retrofit for Caledonia Yawl

    Thanks Thorne, good points to think about. I would not have guessed a 14" lift was needed. I do have a push pull tiller, maybe instead of aiming to lift the prop clear of the hull I will aim for...
  50. Re: Ideas for motor mount retrofit for Caledonia Yawl

    I've been pondering this one while watching the snow, a new idea that I plan to try as soon as the snow is off the boat - have or make 1 side of motor well case about 8 inches higher than the side...
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