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08-03-2014 12:44 AM
jsonova99
Re: New to the Siren 17

I just bought a 1974 Siren 17 this afternoon. Pretty big project, but didn't pay too much. Had a few question to start:

1) any suggestions or sources for a mast tabernacle? The one currently on there is bent and I'd like to replace it.

2) Cockpit floor is a little soft, any suggestions on how to address?

3) Recommendation for replacement jib fairleads rubber grommets.

I'm a novice sailor, sailed some with my grandfather as a kid, but that's about it. Mostly motor boats since then, own a 91 Mastercraft ski boat in addition to the siren 17.

Anyway, many questions to come, but trying to get her ready to use.

Thanks in advance,
Joe
08-22-2013 10:17 PM
manitoucarl
Re: New to the Siren 17

I have a similar question, although I'd like to replace the front window entirely, with one that can be opened. Does anyone know of custom window makers in Canada?
07-17-2013 03:30 PM
Hal
Re: New to the Siren 17

Just reading the info here is very helpful to this new 1981 Siren 17 owner and I can surely put it to good use. My boat is in pretty good shape, but need to replace the side windows and seals. The front window is OK and may have been replaced already. Does anyone know a source to aquire the side windows and seals for a Siren 17?
07-26-2010 10:01 PM
bljones Tomeg, check out the "Boat Inspection Tips" thread in the Boat buying forum here. Lots of good info on what to look for. The Siren is a pretty straightforward and relatively robust boat.
07-26-2010 12:13 PM
ToMeg I'm a new sailer about to dump 2000 bucks into a 1977 siren. All that info was pretty useful in regards to what to inspect. Before I seal the deal is there any advice on where to look for defects that would cost big bucks to fix. The hull and spars look good and I don't mind investing a bit of sweat equity but I dont want to invest a ton of cash. A checklist would be usefull

Many Thanks
07-19-2010 12:12 PM
soapysails The pictures and drawings are worth their weight in gold.

Again, thanks mate
07-19-2010 10:43 AM
bljones btw, for more info, here is that address of the owner's group:

sirenowners : Siren Owners
07-19-2010 10:32 AM
bljones Some Sirens had their main sheets at the end of the boom. That layout looks like this:

07-19-2010 10:21 AM
bljones And here's the tackle for the mainsheet:



See that snap shackle at the top? That snaps onto a pad eye (or an eye strap) on the boom, like you see here.



Keep 'em coming, there's no such thing as a stupid question. I'd be happy to take a phone call, but this is likely faster and more productive- I can attach a photo which will explain things better and more quickly then a verbal description via Ma Bell.
07-19-2010 10:15 AM
bljones Regarding jiffy reefing, or slab reefing, your system probably looks a lot like this:

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