Hello to all here on this forum… My name is Bill Cirino and i have tried a few times to buy a BCC. Came close once to buying one in portland but alas… i still don’t have one. I do have a different boat however and this is why im writing. I have a Rhodes Traveller 32 by the name “Timshel”. Its a 32 foot double ender Cutter and in many ways similar to a BCC… At least in dimensions. WLL is 27’… Weight 15,200… beam 10’2" Unlike most double enders built in the 70’s it is not a tub. It is a glass version of Phil Rhodes design “Dog Star” of 1930 and is far finer lined than anything in the Westsail, Baba, Hans Christian vain. It is much more like a BCC or Cape George 31… I digress a bit here. What im wondering is if it is Ok for me to ask the occasional question here on this forum. There seems to be a wealth of info and wisdom on this forum and i would like to tap into some of that while fitting out my boat… at the moment im very interested in Roger lazy jacks/ toping lifts. Because of the boats size, layout and heritage i find many enhancements and modifications that are popular for a BCC are applicable to Timshel . There is a Traveler forum on Yahoo … Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos … while good there are but a hand full of us as there were only 27 of these boats made. It would be helpful if i had access to a wider pool of wisdom… So if there are no objections (if there are, i understand and you will not here from me again)… i would like to know if anyone has a picture or two of Rogers lazy jack system. I have everything written about it on this forum but a picture is worth a thousand words and would help clarify it in my mind. Im tired of dropping the main into the cockpit when i solo… Thanks.
Bill Cirino ....Traviller 32 "Timshel"
Seattle, Wa. Email... newbflat AT yahoo.com