Coronado 23 MK2
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clinton WA
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I wouldn't be on the forum in I was worried about people kibitzing about my boat! The fact is I'm pretty green and all my information has come from books like "The Complete Sailor" and by forums like this. I need to find some people in the PNW to sail with and learn from. The boat does not have a trailer currently. It would have been nice but it would have busted my budget. The nice thing is that my Dad lives in a little community that has their own little marina and the slip is only $400 a year not to mention it puts my boat about 3 miles away and ready to go. The down side is that the bay is SHALLOW. On a low tide it completely empties out except for the channel and even that is only a foot or 2 deep. I've already gotten stuck once thinking I could beat the tide. Luckily the bottom is sandy so I pushed and pulled, no luck. Finally I went out set the anchor about a far as I could get it. Then I just climbed out on the bow and enjoyed the seasonably warm weather we've been having!
I know I have a ring on the bottom of the gooseneck, I'll have to check the top though as I don't remember seeing one. Getting a Ram's horn with 2 hooks would work out pretty good I have no hooks now. The main is on the stb side and the jib is on the port. It very well could have been swapped it at one point in time. The Halyards need to be replaced. The main is a wire w/ rope tail, but the wire has to run around the drum at least 4 times or it will make it to the cleat. The rest of the rope part of the halyard is getting hard, which has me worried. The jib is a wire / rope as well, it's in the same condition as the main. When I pull down the mast I'm going to change out the halyards and run the rigging for a topping lift. One thing at a time though! I need to start putting priorities on certain jobs first. Securing the main correctly is at the top, followed by a reefing set up for that just in case, then replacing the halyards, adding a topping lift and finally replacing the jib sheets as they are in good condition, just completely oversized for the job (3/8 in line). Somewhere in between I have to drop the sails off to get tuned up, have the correct batten's added (as there are 3 all of them different sizes)
fix some stitching, etc. A whole pile of work that needs to be chopped up into little managable jobs. At least the standing rigging is in great shape! Like I said, I'll get some photo's this weekend of the rigging and get it all posted. Feel free to keep sending me your knowledge, I need it!
Last edited by thebee64; 02-26-2010 at 07:24 PM.