2kt wind=trolling speed
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sonora, Ca. USA
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Thanks Cam, I was going to post that pic too. I don't know for sure but all the Ventures I've seen pictures of are raked about the same as mine. The stays need tightening, but I'm not sure how to do it. The staysail(rear jib?) has a turnbuckle where it connects to the mast. The forsail is a cable affair that was part of the old stepping system. When I got rid of the old set-up and used the A-frame I did think far enough ahead. I'll pick up another TB for the tack end and then I can adjust both.
SD, the lower spreaders swing to the aft and the top ones are fixed forward.
As for the keel. It's a 600 lb hunk of lead on a pivot, and isn't adjustable. I was told to NEVER sail without the lock bolt in place. If I were to lay her down the keel could swing up and I'd have a real problem.
Here are a couple pics of other V23s, notice the rake.
Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?