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I own a Mirage 25, bought late last year. I had four meetings with the previous owner, one of which included a short sail on the lake (Erie). These, my inspection and a professional survey completed my due diligence, and I closed the deal a few days before the seller's departure for a new home more than 2,000 miles distant. (When I first answered his ad, he told me about his pending departure.) Before leaving, he unstepped the mast (as we had agreed) and put the boat into winter storage, and I witnessed some of this. I am now looking forward to de-storing and launching the boat for this year's sailing season. I plan to get to know the boat's systems well enough to launch it, during the next three weeks.

My main concern is that I am nowhere near familiar enough with the boat's rigging. In past years I have done a fair bit of sailing, nearly all in dinghies. The boat I speak of above is my first keel-boat. The boat's rigging fittings, ropes, lines and other paraphernalia are all on the mast or stored in the boat, but I am not sure what goes where. I am hoping that one or more readers of this may be able and willing to advise me and/or, perhaps, give me info re possible sources of rigging information on a Mirage 25.

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Make friends with your slip mate and the yard staff! ;) But more seriously, it shouldn't be that hard to figure out. Once the mast is up and the standing rigging is connected, stuff will just fall into place. What's the worst that could happen? Before you head out for a day sail, visualize what needs to happen to do everything. Raising the main means a halyard, outhaul, tack point (maybe a cunningham) and a sheet. Raising the genoa means a halyard and sheets. Roller furling means a line aft. just picture what goes where.
 

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A number of books have generic rigging information which should help a lot.

But, it might be even more helpful if some members could email you a PDF of an owners manual for any similar boat (most 18-27 keel boats should have somewhat similar rigging).

It's possible that there are even some manuals or guides on certain manufacturers sites.

Here is a link to a page which appears to have contacts - and even galleries on a lot of old manuals:
SailboatOwners.com - Oday 23 owners manual
 

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I own a Mirage 25 on Lake Erie (Sandusky)

Let me know if you have any questions on rigging or anything else with the boat. I have stepped the mast and taken it down on a Mirage 25 for the last 21 years.

My boat is equipped with Harken Roller Furling and a Volvo MB2A-50S sail drive if you have questions on that. I also added a split back stay.
 

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lnosko, I have a Mirage 25 also, and I plan to take down the mast in the spring to make some repairs.

This is the first time I'll do this operation, and I am a bit nervous about what to expect, both when taking the mast down, and then putting it back up in place...

I would appreciate a walkthrough of the steps required, and any tips you might have.

Thanks!
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Stephane
 

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Mirage rigging

I have a 24 C&C and have never taken down the mast in the four years I've owned it. It is a similar boat and if I needed help with the rigging the search option on this website or a google search would give you all the info you'd need. I put up my running rigging by memory and so far so good. good luck.
 

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Mirage 25 mast

lnosko, I have a Mirage 25 also, and I plan to take down the mast in the spring to make some repairs.

This is the first time I'll do this operation, and I am a bit nervous about what to expect, both when taking the mast down, and then putting it back up in place...

I would appreciate a walkthrough of the steps required, and any tips you might have.

Thanks!
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Stephane
I have owned my Mirage since 1989. the mast has been up and down every year. I will put together a few steps and lessons learned and get back to you.

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Mirage 25

Hi everyone,

I'm a new Mirage 25 owner as of a few weeks before the close of last season. I've done some looking and have not been able to find a manual for the boat which is a 1987 vintage and has had a few previous owners.

In addition, I would love any suggestions for sail inventory as my boat has a main and jib mounted to a profurler system and both are likely original. Does anyone use a spinaker on their Mirage 25?

Much thanks in advance. I'll be re-rigging this Spring also for the first time, so any help or suggestions on this topic also very appreciated.

Burton
 
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