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by ken endean
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: foresail roller reefing
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: foresail roller reefing

When converting the headsail to roller reefing there are lots of possible complications. First, the chosen roller gear will restrict the length of the jib luff (at both tack and head). Then the shape of the sail needs to be such that the fairlead position will be near to the aft end of the fairlead ...
by ken endean
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Marchwood rally
Replies: 0
Views: 496

2018 Marchwood rally

Our 2018 South Coast rally, at Marchwood Yacht Club, has been booked for the weekend of 8-9 September. The Southampton tide times on the Saturday are (all BST): HW 1009 LW 1624 HW 2231 If you fancy meeting some other Sabre owners and sampling MYC's famous hospitality, please put these dates in your ...
by ken endean
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 AGM; also Marchwood Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: 2017 AGM; also Marchwood Rally

AGM reminder: AGM notices were sent out a few weeks' ago but in case anyone has missed or lost theirs, we shall be meeting at the Upper Thames Yacht Club on the afternoon of Sunday 26th November. The club is at Sonning, on the Thames. If anyone need more info or directions, please ask ASAP.
by ken endean
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water from Skegg after lay up
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Water from Skegg after lay up

Steve, On my Sabre the bronze boot is a sliding fit on to the skeg moulding, so there is inevitably a thin crevice between the two. I guess that slathering the end of the skeg with sealant before fitting the boot might reduce the volume of water that could be trapped there, but might also make the b...
by ken endean
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using the Forum - Adding Images & Subscription Notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Using the Forum - Adding Images & Subscription Notifications

Nick, I have just tried to post an image by following 'How do I add images' and using Option 2. The file name appears but not the photo itself. What am I doing wrong? As a separate issue, the system does not seem to accept jpgs unless they are cropped or compressed to about 200kB. I imagine that thi...
by ken endean
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockpit guard rails
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Cockpit guard rails

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by ken endean
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockpit guard rails
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Cockpit guard rails

I don't know if this will help, but on London Apprentice we fitted additional, short stanchions on the cockpit coaming. They were mounted on cantilever brackets (formed by cutting an alloy cleat in half) so that they push the guardrail further outboard. If they were mounted further forward on the co...
by ken endean
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In-mast reefing
Replies: 0
Views: 507

In-mast reefing

Is there any Sabre owner whose boat has in-mast roller reefing on the main? We should like to compare impressions (and costs?) with in-boom reefing.
by ken endean
Wed May 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 AGM; also Marchwood Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 750

2017 AGM; also Marchwood Rally

As my previous date announcements were on the old forum, I think I had better repeat them on the new one. Our next rally at Marchwood Yacht Club, on Southampton Water, is booked for the weekend of 16-17 September. We treat the evening meal as our laying-up supper and I understand that MYC has a new ...