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|03-14-2009 03:35 PM|
|jhnblngr||i have a '69 venture with spreaders but they are only 6' down from the masthead. i also have double headstays and remove the inner stay when flying the genoa. also my cabin has tabbed in plywood benches and forepeak. i can send you a pic or two of the hatch and top slider i made using brazilian cherry flooring. jhnblngr at yahoo dot com|
|03-08-2009 04:01 PM|
Originally Posted by Flatfendershop View Post
|03-08-2009 03:07 PM|
Thanks for the tip Joe. I've looked at your posts many times, as I've undertaken a similar effort on my little ship. I won't be separating the deck and hull but I've gutted and rebuilt my entire interior. I did fine one number, but it looked kind of informal and I wasn't sure if it was a factory hull number or if someone was writing down a note while they built the boat.
The number I found is 647 in digits about an inch high and formed with dots (kind of like an old dot matrix printer does)... Is that the hull number? Does it mean anything or help date the vessel? Were they numbered sequentially from the beginning? I think mine is an early '70's vintage, but I may be way off.
Thanks again for the interest. I hope to be sailing before too long. But I still have a lot of work to do.
|03-08-2009 12:24 PM|
Hull # location
Hey Flat fender, if you're still looking for your hull number, heres a link to a picture of mine, where you can find it. It's on the starboard side aft quarter berth bulkhead.
|11-06-2008 07:08 PM|
|CharlieCobra||Mine is a '76 masthead rig with swept spreaders, they're just little aluminum tubes on swivels, nothing special.|
|11-06-2008 05:31 PM|
heinzir, Thank you for the offer. I would very much like to see the brochures you have. Since I'm new, the system wouldn't let me send you a pm. You can email me at flatfendershop (at) yahoo (dot) com
Thanks for your help!!!!
|11-06-2008 05:22 PM|
I have an original 1975 price list and Venture brochures that I tried to post for you but they are .pdf files and the forum will only let me post jpegs. If you want to contact me in a private message w/your email address I can send them to you.
In looking at 2 different V21 brochure pages it is apparent that the earlier ones were rigged differently than the later models. The earlier boats had a fractional rig with no spreaders. An optional forestay to the masthead allowed use of a larger genoa. I don't know if the inner forestay was then removed. I don't think it was meant to fly 2 headsails like a cutter. Later models were masthead rigged and used spreaders on the mast. Later models also incorporated a full hull liner while the earlier ones had carpet lining the hull.
|11-06-2008 12:26 PM|
Congratulations on your new Venture 21!
My dad sails on one Central Florida. Nice boat, and fun to sail.
Betcha CharlieCobra will give you a good deal on a spare one.
|11-06-2008 12:10 PM|
Hey thanks for the quick help. I have a "boat load" of pictures Glad to know the hatch on the fore deck was an option as was the kick up rudder. I'll look for numbers as I address the paint (ahhh, the paint...What were they thinking!) The hull and deck are all fiberglass. I am missing the sliding portion on the top of the companion way. I have the wood for the companion way but just the fiberglass lid is missing.
Does anyone know if someone makes an aftermarket or replacement sliding portion?
Glad to hear she can be fast, nothing worse than sailing a bathtub!
I don't see any indication on the mast that there were spreaders attached, so glad to hear they may have never been there.
Here's a few more pics. As you can see there is a bad repair on the starboard side at the water line. The story is a tire blew on the trailer and flipped up and damaged the boat.
Any suggestions for this. It looks to my untrained eye that I need to cut it out and start over, but can it be sanded down and smoothed out? (I have lots of power tools!) The integrity of it is ok, no apparent air bubbles and good adhesion. Not spongy, just rough.
Other than that, just cosmetic gel coat crazing and filled holes from hardware changes over the years. I'll start this weekend getting her cleaned out and dry.
|11-06-2008 11:22 AM|
|CharlieCobra||It's a V-21. I've never seen one without the hatch and spreaders though. You're right about how quick it can be. I've seen double digits downwind with a chute up, right before we crashed. Fun boat.|
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