Thanks SD! That cleared it up.
Alright guys, did the Sea Trial today... and guess what?
I LOVED the way the boat sailed(had some issues, which I would like your guys' advice with)
The way she just cut through the water, sturdy and fine, plowing the waves with that bow sprit decor.... AAaah... it was to live for!
She perfomed well in just 7 knots of breeze, with just the yankee and main. we were able to hit 4.5 Knots on all points of sail.
With the staysail out, we were able to hit 5.5 knots and could have probably hit 6 - 6.5 if .....
The bloody Bimini is preventing the boom from coming all the way down!
The Bimini, is too high. on a close reach and closehauled point of sale the boom cannot come all the way down. This seriously affects the shape of the sail.
I think the previous owner was a total newbie and didn't know the difference, ... he must have been sailing with the topping lift on the entire time, because when I un-did the topping lift, I could feel it had never been touched, the line would barely let out as if it had been stuck in that position for ages.
So the bimini must have been designed for his height or something.
So, this is something that definitely must be corrected. Any thoughts
I thought of adjusting the Bimini frames somehow, but this would make the bimini cover not fit over the frames correctly.
Another idea is to move the gooseneck up a foot an see if there this enough room at the top of the mast to move the head of the sail up.
OR... cut the head of the sail by about a foot. this probably wouldn't affect the sail as much as knocking a foot off the foot of the sail.
What do you guys think?
I could just remove the Bimini, which probably will not be up once we sail down south but, here it is a really great thing to have to keep you dry and warm when the weather gets ugly.
The other issue is the engine, which is getting surveyed on May 1st.
The Yanmar 2GM is running a bit "rough" and the broker anticipates that there is a fault with it. It's clanking a little bit too much and vibrates a lot more when you rev it up than it should.
How much do you guys thing these issues can get me knocked off the price of the boat