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  1. #31
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    The old Cushions were pretty ratty, we decided that some new Vinyl would look nice and with a younger crew member (her dad isn't so neat either) that clean up would be easier. Here's what I did all weekend. . .
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    and this . .
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    Some inprocess shots . .
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    Had her out today, and noticed a few things, most notably if the rudder feels rubbery, like theres a lot of twist in the shaft or something, any thoughts?

    The other isn't an observation more of a inquarry, how much will she heel will the ariel take, before you have trouble? Today we had the decks in the water but didnt have the kahoonas to keep it there for long, especially with the big motor yachts making waves.
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    I am sure Bill or other ' race' oriented members could answer this better than I but I suspect if your decks are awash you are also having severe weather helm and you'd be fighting the tiller.At the 'rail in' point ,I'd say you are already overcanvassed.It may feel fast but you are loosing speed do to the rudder 'scrub' etc.Throw a reef in the main...reduce headsail to a jib , or do what it takes to 'balance the boat' ! I found Revival would 'sail herself to weather' in windy conditions with proper sail balance. 0..yes 0 weather helm !! It don't look or 'feel' as fast but IS faster and way easier on both the rig and your spouse !!

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    Thank you Frank, good advise, I didn't have the Jib in the boat when we went out, but it there now for "next time" I have been tring to sell revival to anyone i bump into, or any one that complements the ariel design.
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    She enjoys it . . . looks good at the tiller too.
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    Me and my Deck ape. This past Sat she got stuck up on the fore deck when the head came across the bow . . . ooops.
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    And the Queen . . . She initaited the Poopdeck last sat . . .
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    Lookin good ,do you have pics of below with the new cushions ??? Years ago I sailed a lot with my dashhound....he simply would NOT go on the boat.Crossed lake huron..14hrs !! and he wouldn't !! Your life will be easier if she does.Have fun
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    I wonder if you could "litter train" the pooches. Let them have their own porta potty as it were. I stopped bringing mine along a few years ago after he got sea sick - he's glad. Now he's too old to care.
    Mike
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    My Portugese water dog uses a sq yd of indoor outdoor carpet.

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    My brother/sister in law sail with their portugese water dog.....thats one big lap dog on a small boat !! They are neat dogs !

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    Keeping her on/in the boat is the problem , wants to swim alongside !

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    Inside shot still cluttered from the work up on deck.
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