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She floats (so far)!

Hi all,
Just posting a pic of our "new" boat a couple days after she was launched late last week. She's still several hundred miles from home, but we're making progress on getting her ready. This weekend we had the sea trial and didn't find anything major wrong. Just small stuff, so that's great news!

Here's a pic from before we put the new Rocna on the anchor platform:



And here's a blurry pic (sorry) with the new Rocna 15 in place--I'll get a better pic later, but it's a start!



This week we'll be doing some final provisioning, and hopefully we'll be departing in less than a week for home. We'll see how the weather shapes up though. I'll be sure to report back...

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Lookin' good! Enjoy.


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Just curious, and not nit picking. Is that Rocna rated for what kind of weather with your size boat? I remember the 2 times of my boat purchase. Exciting stuff!!!!!!!!!.........i2f

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Just curious, and not nit picking. Is that Rocna rated for what kind of weather with your size boat? I remember the 2 times of my boat purchase. Exciting stuff!!!!!!!!!.........i2f
Absolutely! It's 33 lbs, and properly sized for just about anything we could throw at it. Rocna recommends this size for my boat, and their anchor sizing recommendations are already "well-oversized".
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Josrulz,

Congrats Pal, glad you've gotten her in the water.

I'm a bit giddy today myself. Yesterday I completed the teak refinishing. You'll recall how "rough" Rhythm looked in February...today, she's glowing like a girl just back from the beauty shop.

Have a safe sail bringing Valinor home and stay in touch.

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Beautiful boat! Enjoy!
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Josrulz,

Congrats Pal, glad you've gotten her in the water.

I'm a bit giddy today myself. Yesterday I completed the teak refinishing. You'll recall how "rough" Rhythm looked in February...today, she's glowing like a girl just back from the beauty shop.

Have a safe sail bringing Valinor home and stay in touch.
Glad to hear it, mgmhead! I'm Rhythm looks great. Because you ask, I remember the teak in February, but honestly, I was too impressed with the electrical setup on Rhythm to notice the teak! Valinor doesn't even have a battery charger still, so we have much work to do.

When are you getting Rhythm in the water?
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Congrats, that's a fine boat, but I'm REALLY partial to Sabres. You'll love her. We're on our 2nd Sabre and we raced on a 34 Mk1 before we bought our Sabre 28. If you have ANY questions at all, drop me a PM or on this thread.

I can't tell from the photo what type vang you have but if it's stock, recommend a boom kicker or amping up the ratio. I increased from 3:1 to 7:1.

She's a beauty. She looks like she's floating on her lines nicely too. We're a little down at the bow (~1") and I can't figure out why.

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I forgot to mention to double check the chainplates. Both our Sabres leaked where the enter the deck (before I fixed them). You've probably already done this, but I figured that I mention it.

Also check the mast drainage on the keel. It's not uncommon on these boats to have some cabin sole delamination or discoloring near the mast step due to bad drainage. The PO of our boat had the entire sole replaced (lucky for me!) with 1/4" teak and holly. It must have cost a fortune.

In the fuel tank, there is a screen at the bottom of the pickup. Pull out the pickup, remove the screen and let the Raycor and two other filters collect the gunk. On both our boats, we had fuel starvation problems until I pulled that screen. It's way easier to pull a fuel filter than to clear that screen. On our current boat, after I pulled it, the Raycor collected a PILE of sludge. It's been clean ever since. Maybe the PO already did it on yours?

Check for rot in the anchor well on the aft plywood bulkhead. I don't like how close it is to the edge of the anchor well hatch. I ended up fabricating an epoxy bulkhead.

Sorry to babble on........

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Valinor looks beautiful in the water! Hope the countdown to your sail date goes smoothly. You both must be So Psyched!
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