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Re: Ok, how about a McVay Bluenose Sloop? Jeff_H, anyone?
We Just acquired a 1980 McVay Blunose, and I am 5 days into a pretty complete restoration project. Figure this boat will look outrageously pretty with Flag Blue topsides. The good news is this particular boat is really quite sound (with just a few of the usual challenges to sort), but it is very oddly rigged. It has 7 2 speed Lewmar winches attached to various places. The boat also sports a main taveler that would be approprite on a Hinckley Bemuda 40 Some one had also glued a lot of teak trim to the deck and cockpit. I really wish 3m wouldn't sell super adhesives to folks with goofy ideas. (it took 25 hours of brutal effort to remove the extraneous teak) All seems like a previous owners's effort to assemble a sort of mini Nautor Swan.
We are reformed E scow racers looking to recapture the pleasure of sailing without screaming. I am going to re-rig with some of the vast inventory of Harken hardware that messing with iceboats and Scows caused me to warehouse in my shop, but I am curious if anyone here might have a photo showing the original layout of a spinnaker equipped version of this boat?
Some pictures soon.