+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6
Results 76 to 85 of 85

Thread: Commander 1964 Hull # 38

  1. #76
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72

    What is more important to put on: Boom Vang or a Cunningham?

    Which will make handling the boat easier?

    Another question I have is about where the main sail comes down to and where does the goose-neck go on the Sail track--how high above the deck? I would think about where the main sail hangs at. But not if you want to have options when sailing.

    I have the mast goose neck connector thanks to Bisquit.

    Another question: At what point, when sailing along and I get a gust of wind, will the commander capsize if I can not dump the wind in time? Does the rub rail have to be under water, or can it be before that?

    I was a little scared sometime before I took the below picture.

    -joe

  2. #77
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Orinda, California
    Posts
    2,230
    If you don't reef in a brisk breeze you can sail along with the water running up against the cockpit combings Even in 50 knot gusts, we've never managed to broach the boat. Maybe if we were using a spinnaker it would be possible.

  3. #78
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72
    Jib Location
    What is the correct location to put the jib? Somewhere inbetween or all the way to the mast head or all the way to the bow stem.
    It does not reach all the way. It is 18” from reaching the headboard.

  4. #79
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72
    Cotter Keys—also called something pins?--and Turn buckles
    For the cotter keys that go thru the threaded rods of the turnbuckles on the shrouds and the two stays, what is the purpose: To keep the rods from un-threading all the way to the bottom (or top) and not going thru the female threaded parts, “OR” to keep the threaded rods from making a single turn. If one single turn, how is the cotter key left? Sticking out past the edge of the turnbuckle side?

    Tape wrapping of turnbuckles
    How does the tape get wrapped: All around the turnbuckle or something else?

  5. #80
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72
    Position of the mast and the tension of the Stern and bow stays

    How to tension the Stays and Shrouds so they are not too tight or not too loose. Need a ballpark way of telling. Like, standing next to it, grab it and pull it to you. If it moves more than six inches then it is too loose. What is a good way to judge.

    Should the mast be exactly perpendicular to the water or leaning to the stern? I do not want to bend the mast for performance. That will be a couple of years. In general, where should the mast be leaning as related to Bow and Stern.

  6. #81
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72
    Hi All:

    Please answer my newbie questions #76 #78 #79 #80.

    Bisquit answered that a Boom Vang is 1st thing to do before a Cunningham.

    Ebb: Your right! Slap on some anti-fouling and sail her! 3 times a week at least. Work 4 to midnight. Days are great!

  7. #82
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Orinda, California
    Posts
    2,230
    Joe, we've posted a note in the Technical forum on adjusting your rigging.

    http://www.pearsonariel.org/discussi...8107#post28107

  8. #83
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72
    Thanks Bill:
    How to I measure the tension on the stay. All the force gauges are over $100.00.
    Any way that is trusted, but less expense?
    Thanks
    joe

  9. #84
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Orinda, California
    Posts
    2,230
    FYI - The standard Loose gauge can be found on the Internet for around $80.

  10. #85
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    New York Long Island
    Posts
    72
    Hi Sailors:
    my question is, as a new sailor < 2 yearsd experience, is it better to learn on a fixed gooseneck commander or a sliding gooseneck?

    I have all the fittings and lines to go either way.

    It sure seems complicated.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts