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S/V East Coast Lady make her 1st trip in 4 years under sail

The East Coast Lady made the 8 mile sea trial with no problems what so ever, And She loved 6 not winds out of the south. After 25 years of praying and a lot of hard work We got this free boat under sail on Sunday. What a thrill.
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Uhm, is this an April Fool's joke? I don't see any sails up.
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Uhm, is this an April Fool's joke? I don't see any sails up.
Sorry I just did not tale video. New GeoPro having a time getting use to useing it. Here is a photo of the sails up.
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Re: S/V East Coast Lady make her 1st trip in 4 years under sail

Cool.

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1. Your main will look a lot better if you find some battens
2. run your reefing lines
3. Maybe a little halyard tension?
4. be sure your topping lift is not too tight.

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Re: S/V East Coast Lady make her 1st trip in 4 years under sail

YEEEE-FRICKEN-HAWWWW!!!!

Took some time, but the big part is outta the way. You're gonna have a BLAST figuring the old girl out!

Should be in the water here in another 5 to 6 weeks!
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Cool.

Un-asked for advice:
1. Your main will look a lot better if you find some battens
2. run your reefing lines
3. Maybe a little halyard tension?
4. be sure your topping lift is not too tight.
K I glad you offered. Here's the thing; I have sails when I got the boat.
1)Your main will look a lot better if you find some battens
a) Scott mainsail
b) See thru Main sail (Jeckell) from England
b) Reefing storm Jibe
c) 155 % Genoa 5oz. Dacron
d) 150 % Genoa Kevlar
e) Red white and Blue Spin
Now I have a bag of thin flat fiberglass sticks with black caps on the end. maybe 30. they range from 60" to around 16"
I’m not sure where they go? I was thinking about just stacking them long at the bottom to short at the top? is this correct?

2) Run the reefing lines.
I thought about that after we left the dock. After that sail we put the boat back on here mooring and flaked and bagged the main. I will run the next time out. once I learn which of the 2 mains I should me using. One is real thick in fact it's the one in the photo. the other one I have you can see thrue looks like fiber class.

3. Maybe a little halyard tension?
Here’s the deal on that. I may have had the wrong halyard hooked up because its 3/8 to s/s wire and the wire came thru the lock down block on the side of the mast and thru the deck pulley? Not sure on this one?

4. be sure your topping lift is not too tight
The topping lift is SS wire and I don’t find a way to adjust the SS wire. If you look close you will see a boom vang. Now I think it will adjustbut so far cant get it to move.

thanks so much. And yes I do need all the help I can get. I am amazed how far I have gotten without sinking this girl yet. We actually sailed to the mooring yesterday spun her into the wind and hooked her up dropped the sails and did not throw anybody off the boat. Scary but fun...
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3. Maybe a little halyard tension?
Hereís the deal on that. I may have had the wrong halyard hooked up because its 3/8 to s/s wire and the wire came thru the lock down block on the side of the mast and thru the deck pulley? Not sure on this one?
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The main halyard is the line exiting from the aft-side of the top of the mast. The only thing you might confuse it with is the topping lift, but you know where that goes...be sure that the halyard is running clear...i.e not wrapped around anything such as the topping lift.

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its the one coming from the Aft of the mast and its not fauled? Just dont know why the S/S is showing its self. I should only have 3/8 yaht braid at the lockdowns and pully? Right
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Oh!! and what do the foot and clew rings get seccured with? I used some 1/4 line. Should there be some type of pin or clevis for this?
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Oh!! and what do the foot and clew rings get seccured with? I used some 1/4 line. Should there be some type of pin or clevis for this?
Should be shackles for those connections, or a pin at the gooseneck that goes through a couple of reef tack hooks for the tack itself.

Halyards are probably wire/rope spliced together.. typical of that era. If you're getting wire into the clutch/stoppers the wire portion is probably too long. If you want to shorten the wire portions to keep the rope in the stoppers that's a service a rigger or even a local West Marine etc might provide.. be sure the overall length is still enough before you cut.

Going to all rope halyards will be something to add to your 'wish' list.

All this is tough to do from a distance based on a few pictures. I'd urge you to befriend a more experienced sailor and try to get some one-to-one advice in person on the gear you've got, and how to put it all together.. Half an hour hour of such a persons' time will set you on the right path quickly. This is something I've done many times for others, so I'm sure there will be a suitable candidate in your area.
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