SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > North American Yachts > Spirit 28 owners?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Spirit 28 owners? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
10-20-2014 01:55 AM
Brian Buzz
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

I only put in a 2.7 cu/ft mini refrigerator (110V) in the quarter berth. The P.O. Put in the cold plates in the ice box but the condenser wasn't working when I bought the boat. The cost was to much to replace so I just got a mini refrigerator from Wal Mart. It runs on dock power only. Things stay cool during day sails.
10-19-2014 10:05 AM
CanadianNorth
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

"I am also doing a few things to the boat to make it more enjoyable like a new headsail with furler, reinstalling engine sound damping, refrigerator (just 110v)and so on and so on."

How are you doing the fridge? I currently just have an ice box
10-16-2014 10:07 AM
Southron Spirit
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

yeah take and post lots of pictures when you do something , because next week someone is going to want to know how you did what you just finished doing
10-15-2014 10:59 PM
Brian Buzz
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

There are a lot of Catalina 27 around me but I'm happy with my Spirit. I guess it's the fact that it's unique is why I like it so much. Also it's over a foot longer and wider than the Cat. 27 and that it just fits in the cheaper 29 foot max slip. People come over to this boat a lot to ask what brand it is and tell me they like it. My boat has a tiller and a 15hp diesel. The diesel runs great but no hour meter on it. I just had the bottom painted and saw it out of the water for the first time. A few small blisters and the keel had no cracks or smile. Just paint, wax and back in the water. Cost 1k and I'm happy it wasnt more . Now it's good for the next 3 years.

I am also doing a few things to the boat to make it more enjoyable like a new headsail with furler, reinstalling engine sound damping, refrigerator (just 110v)and so on and so on. I will try and take pictures of the process so maybe it could help someone else. I also have a load of questions myself but will take it slow as not to be a pain in the ass. Any pictures or upgrades that you can upload will be great for future documentary. I think if we can care of these fiberglass boats will out live us.
10-15-2014 09:10 PM
CanadianNorth Hi folks,

It's nice to see people talking about our Spirit 28s!

I recently began the process of deck core replacement. It's challenging, but no where near impossible. One side was done in two days, with a need for sanding and painting.

If anyone is interested let me know and I will post some pics
10-15-2014 04:52 AM
jmccraw
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

Brian,
My direct email is mgman at ipa.net .
I am going up to my sailboat Thursday (about 60 miles). I will take my headsail off for the winter and store it and do some work on the boat. I will overnite . Send me a email with some pix of ur boat. I will send u some of mine.
Jim
10-14-2014 06:04 PM
Brian Buzz
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

Jim
Thanks for the reply. Great looking boat. I'm sure I will have many questions because of the things I still need to do but the boat is in good shape and is just the right size for coastal cruising. I read your past post about your windows and I am not far from Corona Ca., so now i'm thinking about port replacements. Maybe a good job for this winter.
10-14-2014 05:48 PM
Brian Buzz
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

I spoke to the Sails Loff today and they told me that the reason the headsail does not go to the top is because that area of sail is better used in the foot of the sail then the top of the sail . I measured the foot of my original factory jib sail that I have and it is 14 feet. That makes it a 120 genoa but it only has a 31.5 foot luff and the forestay is over 38 feet. He said it will not be a problem to go to the top on a new sail so I ordered a new 135 Genny bluewater sail that will go to the top of my furler head. Problem solved.
10-14-2014 05:18 PM
jmccraw
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

Hi Brian,

My Spirit 28 has a 130 triradial Genoa on a Hyde Streamstay II furler. It is at the top on the mast within abt 6 inches. It works great. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do! Attached is a picture of our sailboat from last November. The headsail is not completely unfurlered.

Give me a shout on the phone if you would like to talk Spirits! 417-848-3773 cell. I am retired.

Jim McCraw
S/V Wastin Time
10-14-2014 02:26 AM
Brian Buzz
Re: Spirit 28 owners?

Hi
I am happy to have found this site, not many Spirit owners out there. I bought DubeJ boat a few months ago and he moved on to a larger Catalina. I had a 6.1 Spirit a few years ago and was happy with the quality in both that sailboat and the new 28. I have a question about the headsail. I put a Alado furler on and now need a new headsail. I looked at the picture of the boat from the factory brochure on the sailboat data site and saw that the headsail does not go to the top of the mast. I measured my old oringal jib and the luff is 32 feet and the forestay is 37 so that leaves about 5 feet of stay at the top without a sail. I am guessing that the 28 Is a tall rig because of its tall mast and short boom and that the designer needed a tall mast because the boat is 10 foot wide. That combo of tall mast and short boom helps the boat to point better up wind. I'm also guessing that the headsail luff was shorted to 23 feet so the boat does not heel too much in strong wind with the extra 5 feet of headsail at the top of the forestay. Looks almost like a fractional rig in the brochure picture even though it's a masthead rig I am going to buy a 135 genoa and would like any input since most boats headsail go to the top of the forestay but that maybe to much sail.
Thanks
Brian
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.