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|3 Weeks Ago 10:46 AM|
Re: 1976 41'' TA CHIAO CT ??????
i have found no need for storm sail in my main. mizzen boom of 14 ft is an awesome sailing sail. i donot use a sail while at anchor..no need. keel is long and deep. split rig is preferable to the hard to manage oversized sloop sails and booms in blows and weather. yes i have sailed in weather in sloop s cutters and ketches. hands down the ketch is best., ,this is second ketch i have sailed, first was a devries lynch steelie.
as for alleged materials issues-- find another boat with 40 yr old stainless chainplates that has not had fail in oceanic sailing. find another boat with original stainless water tankage that has no leakage., the fuel tank was not black steel, sorry, nor was it chinese anything. if you have a memory at all, you will remember that taiwan was NATIONALIST china, dealt with usa, and mainland china was and still is communist china with bad work habits. oops.
the wood spars are thai cedar, not sitka spruce, for obvious reasons--check your geography. far superior to spruce, thai cedar is most rot resistant and insect resistant.
as for tender while underway, granted that was written in 2002, long time ago-- sorry i have not found tenderness an issue with my formosa 41. perhaps the old naysayer didnt load the boat appropriately, taking into consideration heft and balance. 40.9x12.2x6;6 is a decent non tender boat. mebbe writer was used to barges. when ALL tankage is empty, thereis some roill. loading and filling an dprwpping will take care of this, i learned. a prepared cruising formosa 41 is not tender. these boats LOVE added weight, as opposed to racing boats. to which most folks compae them. apples and oranges, folks. keep it real.
i have been underway in sea ways in different boats- the other boats made me miss my formosa 41 so much that i took mine out in open ocean and sailed the boat 3000 miles before i brought her in for repairs. awesome boats. designed to sail trade winds and do their job well. LOVE mine. and all is with easy access for under way repairing, which is not able to be said for most of the boats i have seen cruising to date. there is a lot to be said for easy access repair capability when yer in an ocean and have issues. yeah stuff broke onmy boat-- but in 60 +kt chubasco i didnt lose chainplates, as have production boats in 30 kts. nor did i suffer knockdown nor near knock down nor other issues than a broken taff from having prevented my mizzen boom to it.. ha ha ha ha never prevent your boom to a taff--- use hawse -- mine now prevent to hawse--if that breaks we in deep shite so is all goood. 8.4 kts with that breeze. was sooo much fun.
ALLLLL boats have issues.
it is only a matter of choosing with what marque boat you wish to deal with these issues.
i am most pleased with my choice.
|3 Weeks Ago 03:19 PM|
Re: 1976 41'' TA CHIAO CT ??????
Storm sail or anchor ridding sail on the aft side of mast so you do not have to remove the mainsail. the one on the front is for spinnaker pole which can also be used for attach point for other sails and covers. If it goes up high it can be used for an attach point to store the spinnaker pole on the front of the mast
|3 Weeks Ago 02:59 PM|
Re: 1976 41'' TA CHIAO CT ??????
I recently purchased a CT 41, with the rigging down. On the mainmast there are two extra tracks, onme on the front of the mast, one on the back adjacent to the track for the mainsail. These tracks only go as far as the spreaders, not to the top. Can anyone clue me in as to what they are used for?
|02-05-2010 03:20 PM|
|02-05-2010 03:09 PM|
|arf145||Welcome danyboy. It would be best if you posted your inquiry as a new thread--you might get more responses than on this old thing!|
|02-05-2010 02:49 PM|
Considering a Germania CT 40
First of all, Hi everyone as I am new on this forum
That's a great source of information you've provided us with (the best one I've seen so far
I am considering buying a Germania 40 CT ketch from 1979 and I'll be really happy to get some infos about it (evetually in pm)
thanks in advance
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|07-15-2009 08:53 PM|
|sailingdog||The lists have been discontinued as of a while ago... and they're only mentioned because the bulk of this thread is over SEVEN YEARS OLD. Welcome to Sailnet. I'd highly recommend you read this POST to help you get the most out of sailnet.|
|07-15-2009 01:29 PM|
The CT41 is a comfortable, stout, blue-water cruiser with classic, clipper lines that (when properly maintained) turns a gratifying number of heads. Though slow in very light airs (<10-12kts), I've averaged better than 9 kts over 24 hours on several offshore passages. Stubborn to windward (genoa and main stays'l are a must on this boat), on any kind of reach, she digs her shoulder in - considerably lengthening her waterline - and flies (mizz'n stays'l also a nice addition). Ketch rig offers excellent balance (lock wheel, read book), and versatility, particularly in heavy weather.
I've cruised ours (built 1972) since 1976 between Maine and Trinidad. We've sailed her through a hurricane off Bermuda in 1985, and at least two knock-downs over the years with only the loss of a kerosene running light off the cabin trunk.
At her age, and with that kind of mileage, some relatively major work is expected. Currently refitting for more offshore adventures. Happy to give details on projects including teak deck removal, stainless hardware woes, cabin trunk repair, steering gear replacement, bulkhead retabbing, mast step replacement, tank replacement, portholes, moving chainplates outboard (in progress), etc.
PS. Newbie to Sailnet (although my boat was actually featured on the website cover page and in an article called "Offshore Preparations" back in 2001), and unable to find this so-called "ct-list" referred to in earlier posts. Where do I find that?
|02-06-2007 12:14 PM|
|vicl47||Hi Folks, I'm considering a Ta Chiao 41 project boat ( about 1/2 complete) and wondered if anyone out there knew where I can get my hands on a set of blueprints/plans? I'm especially interested in rudder configuration. It looks like some work was done by the previous owner and I want to make sure its correct.|
|03-13-2006 05:37 PM|
|Cruiserwannabe||Guys I just came acroos this link re: the Ta Chaio everybody has an opinon! http://www.irbs.com/lists/worldcruising/0110/0051.html|
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