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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

you too, sir!
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

haven't sted here in a while. just updating.

been scraping paint. getting materials together to redo all my wiring ( so i can sleep secure at night ). making a permanent companionway hatch out of pvc board. the plywood one i made was just to get the boat closed up. i made a new stanchion to replace the damagesd one.

one thing i am still thinking about is what i am going to do about a motor. i haven't heard back from that guy with the vire7. so, i am back to square one.

do i say screw it for now and just do an outboard, for now? do i try to find a used diesel?
or, do i see what i can do about an electric motor? each path has benefits and drawbacks. even if i just find another vire7, there are drawbacks.so, i am still considering.

so, that's it, at the moment.
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

screw it get an outboard(at least for now) Im sure you can get a 4-6hp for less than 300 if you search a while

Im doing my outboard mount ply plate again and Im looking for a 15hp for my boat which is huge and heavy compared to yours so honestly just get an outboard

Im done with flakes and resurrecting diesels for sellers down here, jajaja plus they want 2k for a non running engine, plus the cost of new mounts, etc...

happy new year boss

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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

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screw it get an outboard(at least for now) Im sure you can get a 4-6hp for less than 300 if you search a while

Im doing my outboard mount ply plate again and Im looking for a 15hp for my boat which is huge and heavy compared to yours so honestly just get an outboard

Im done with flakes and resurrecting diesels for sellers down here, jajaja plus they want 2k for a non running engine, plus the cost of new mounts, etc...

happy new year boss

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i hope i can get one for substantially less than $300. if have to pay that much for an outboard, i might as well go for an inboard and just get it over with. but i am starting to think it would just be one less thing to worry about, at this point in time. but, of course, my final decision will depend on what i find available and at what price. just because i haven't YET seen an inexpensive inboard, around here, it doesn't mean i won't.

2k for a non-running engine? pricey.

happy new years to you, too, sir.
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

two things i forgot to mention: Mitchi, their guy friday who showed me the boat the fist time, said he has more sails that i can look at when i am a that stage. so, that's good.

also, Michael was right. i was looking at the rig. it is set up with a large fore triangle. the mast is nearly in the middle of the boat, like a cutter, and it is set up for that option. i think that set up would work well. maybe, in the future.....
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

an update then i need to go to bed. even i need to sleep, sometime

even when i am not actually working on the boat, i am figuring out a number of issues, in my head and on paper, that i need to address. so, i have been solidifying my thoughts about an permanent coach roof, gathering info about a lot of other stuff i need to do....and thinking about the motor issue.

so, i am considering some kind of outboard, temporarily. thinking about removing the prop shaftand glassing over the hole, too. maybe a permanent outboard solution. thinking about constructing a chinese sculling oar, a yuloh, too. then just going motorless. in that case, i think the yuloh would be better than sweeps. but maybe not. however, my mind keeps coming back to electric inboard. i was rerrading some of mr christian's info, from earlier posts. also been searching the net.

i came across electric conversion of VW beetles which lead me to general conversion of cars to electric. same ideas as with sailboats; fork lift motors and that kind of thing. in the sailboat stuff i have read, the cost seems high. but there is a lot of DIY info in the car conversion community; people doing it on the cheap. so, i am considering that option, too. going to begin collecting info about this, in ernest, now.
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screw it get an outboard(at least for now) Im sure you can get a 4-6hp for less than 300 if you search a while

Im doing my outboard mount ply plate again and Im looking for a 15hp for my boat which is huge and heavy compared to yours so honestly just get an outboard

Im done with flakes and resurrecting diesels for sellers down here, jajaja plus they want 2k for a non running engine, plus the cost of new mounts, etc...

happy new year boss

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happy new year to you, as well.

a quick update:

the weather has been making it impossible to get much done. i have scheduled the rigger to come inspect and tune my rig in the middle of next month. around the 22nd.

i have decided to stick with a tiller and just make one that is a foot shorter and somewhat different in shape.

i have also begun designing and building my composting head.

that's all for now. have to run. i have a class to teach in a bit.
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

you may remember my intention of getting rid of the pop top and making a permanent coach roof. well, i am down to a final decision on how i am going to build it. this is a mock up of my two possible choices. the only difference is the angle of the sides. i am not sure about windows, yet. thoughts?


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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

Have you sailed her yet?
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

howdy sir! not yet. although, i have been tempted to throw that cal 25 main and one of those almost right jibs on her and take her out.

the rigger came and inspected the rigging. one outer shroud should be replaced. but the big thing is the spreaders. looking up, it's hard to tell but, it has teak spreaders...which haven't had varnish for years. he recommends replacing them with aluminum.

he originally was talking about dropping the mast, which will be hard in it's present location. however, after judicious web searching, i found a blog post on another site where a guy was taling about doing it with the stick up. i emailed that post to the rigger and he is on board with that. i need to save a little money for the materials to fab up a new set and, of course, pay him for his mast climbing services.

he said i could probably safely day sail with it, as it is. and, it is very tempting. we'll see about that.

i put in that access panel and replaced that broken cleat and a number of other needed repairs. begun the process of rebedding all the hardware. i don't know if you remember me saying i needed to replace the one plywood 'quarter berth' but, i found the reason it as in need of replacement. i have a little leakage around a winch on the port side. so, i figured that would be a good time to rebed everything, although, i don't see any evidence of leakage elsewhere.

basically, taking care of issues as i can afford to while i gather funds for the bigger stuff. i had to take a steady job, instead of freelance home improvements. i know we are supposedly in a time of great economic revival but someone seems to have forgotten to tell that to the folks around here because, since the year began, a lot of people, whose money i was counting on, had to cancel because of financial issues. it's less per hour than working for myself but it's steady. i'm doing a financial restructuring so i can afford to keep putting funds into fixding up the boat with the new job.

at present, the two big cost items, besides sails, is the spreader replacement and the haul out.

when i haul her, i am going to plug two through hulls, the one for the motor and the one that is under the V berth, which i think is for the head. composting head means no need for a through hull for that. going to replace the through hull for the galley sink drain. i think the current one looks a bit iffy. they are not cheap but worth it for the peace of mind.

i may have found a source for an inexpensive used forklift motor and controller. so, i may be doing the electric inboard, after all.

i have been tempted to just take her for a test sail, though....just to hold me till i get her done. been thinking about that a lot since the weather got nice. can't hurt, right?
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