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02-27-2016 11:46 AM
Sur la Mer That's quite a bowsprit...very nice!!!

Here's the FB group link/address....:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/533872086747220/
02-27-2016 02:25 AM
SchockT
Re: Schock Santana 30?

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Originally Posted by NewportNewbie View Post
Very nice!!! I see you have a sprit on the bow. Which one? Any issues with the install?? I'm sure that makes an assy spinnaker much easier to deal with. Yes you are correct about the boats handling manners. I find it points to wind very high and hard. Downwind can be a workout although it's not too bad. The best description I could imagine be is its like an old sports car. Fun as hell. Performance is enough to scare you but you do have to respect it. No abs or awd or electronic gizmos to keep you on the road when you good.

I designed the sprit myself and had it fabricated for a lot less money than the kits you can buy. It does make spinnaker handling much easier. It allows us to do inside gybes, meaning the sheet passes between the luff of the chute and the forestay. the biggest advantage of that is that you don't have to worry about the lazy sheet getting fouled on the pulpit or going under the bow if there is too much slack in it. I outlined the project HERE

I agree with you about the simplicity of the boat. There aren't a lot of systems to go wrong, I have very few electrical loads, and there is nothing on the boat that I can't fix myself.
02-26-2016 11:52 PM
NewportNewbie
Re: Schock Santana 30?

Very nice!!! I see you have a sprit on the bow. Which one? Any issues with the install?? I'm sure that makes an assy spinnaker much easier to deal with. Yes you are correct about the boats handling manners. I find it points to wind very high and hard. Downwind can be a workout although it's not too bad. The best description I could imagine be is its like an old sports car. Fun as hell. Performance is enough to scare you but you do have to respect it. No abs or awd or electronic gizmos to keep you on the road when you good.
02-26-2016 10:47 PM
SchockT
Re: Schock Santana 30?

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My 1979 Tall Rig.

The boat is very solid! The hull is wood core. I have a core sample from when I installed a new knot meter...there is 1/4" fibreglass, 1/2" wood core, and another 1/4" fiberglass! It would take something pretty catastrophic to penetrate that hull! The whole boat is very solid considering it is a relatively light 8600lbs.

The boat sails very nicely on most points of sail, although the IOR stern makes it a bit of a workout downwind in breeze. It goes like a freight train on a reach, and points like a beast upwind.

The cockpit is typical IOR. 3 or 4 people can sit comfortably, although under sail I prefer to sit on the combing.

Overall Schock Therapy has served our family very well over the past 12 years, although we do dream about something bigger for retirement!
02-26-2016 05:12 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Schock Santana 30?

Damn those are good looking boats. Got one opposite my berth but yours looks better.
02-26-2016 04:12 PM
NewportNewbie
Re: Schock Santana 30?

Hey guys. What's the Facebook address for the Santana 30 group?

Cuajota | The chronicles of a sailboat in Newport Beach named Cuajota. is the address for my blog.

John
john@cuajota.com
02-24-2016 03:32 AM
Sur la Mer Hi Ed. I'm not Cuajota but I can help answer your Q's. Just sent a PM with more info. -Keith
02-24-2016 01:03 AM
Dandy
Re: Schock Santana 30?

Hey cuajota I read your other article and enjoyed it immensely my name is Ed Holliday and I'm hauling a Santana 30 out to inspect the bottom next week and a survey! Please connect with me on Facebook or my email as I need to know if the hull is cored or just the deck and anything else Please!
Thank you
Ed Holliday
01-18-2016 03:10 AM
Sur la Mer NewportNewbie - please get in touch. I too have a Santana 30 and I'd enjoy seeing your projects. Scott (prior poster) set up a FB group for these boats. Including you, I 'know' five owners out of 118 hulls made. Best - Keith
07-19-2015 06:10 PM
NewportNewbie
Re: Schock Santana 30?

I'll resurrect an sold thread…I have a Santana 30 and LOVE it as well. Its got a great combo of utility, performance and ease of use. I looked at getting a newer boat a few years ago, but at the end of the day, I decided it wouldn't be a huge difference to sail as far as enjoyment. Doing lots of upgrades and modernizing it now with new electronics and keeping it looking good.
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