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Re: Sirocco 15 daysailer a good first "real" boat?
Hello all... Have attached a few photos of my 1976 S-15 and will answer a few questions... The plug under the cuddy cabin as far as I know is just for emptying any water which may have got in there, not to add water for ballast. The hiking strap is attached at the cuddy cabin and at the stern, per attached photo. The main sheet rigging requires a double block to be attached at the fitting on the keel cover (between the swiveling cam cleat and the winch), then a stop knot is placed at that block with the sheet being run through that block and up to the boom block twice, then terminated at the swivel cam cleat. When I sold the boat this summer I made up a set of rigging instructions which were:
1) Unstrap mainmast and insert heel (base) of mainmast into mast step on cabin roof, ensuring that the bolt at the heel (base) of the mast is in the mast step slot and that the shrouds, spreaders and forestay are in correct position for attaching to hull chainplates and bow fitting
2) Attach shrouds to chainplates and raise mast, attaching forestay to bow fitting, ensuring halyards are not tangled
3) Make adjustments to shrouds if necessary, but they are a bit loose as I have them set up, maybe you’ll leave them the same at the beginning
4) Attach boom to mast via gooseneck fitting and wing nut
5) Disconnect trailer electrical connector
6) Launch boat into water ensuring all drain plugs are inserted and closed then secure boat to dock or beach
7) Insert mainsail foot into slot in boom and pull clew to end of boom, tension the clew now or later, insert cotter pin into tack near gooseneck and then insert luff of sail into mast slot and attach mainsail halyard to the head
8) Attach jib head to halyard and attach tack to deck bow fitting, then hank on jib to forestay
9) Attach rudder and ensure a safety line is attached to rudder frame and boat, you never ever want to lose your rudder
10) Attach mainsail control line (long ˝ inch line) to boom block, swiveling cam cleat, jib sheets via fairleads to port and starboard cam cleats
11) Partially lower centerboard and raise sails to start getting underway using cabin top jam cleats for jib and main halyards, then lower centerboard completely
Hope this information is of some help...
Last edited by enb54; 09-24-2017 at 03:11 PM.