topping lift, lazyjacks and reefing system

IDUNA is sporting Roger Olson's reefing system, lazyjack system and whisker pole control system.  If you are interested we will have the mailsail cover off and the whisker pole extended for the LHTR at Vera's.  The new Cape Horn Windvane System will be installed on IDUNA for the rendezvous.  This is our second purchase of a Cape Horn and we will be pleased to answer any questions.  We are also testing Roblon Spunflex rope for our haliyards.  This is the same stuff the Pride and Sutana use - $150 for 200 meters of 10 mm rope.
 
Wow, Kate and Bernie, we will be there even if I have to have one of the McAllister tugs I work on as a deckhand, drag IDUNA there.  Lenora and I are looking forward to this event - thank you, thank you for organizing it and hosting the cocktail hour.
 
Fair Winds,
 
Rod
 
P.S. The boat is ready and I just filled up our two jerry jugs with diesel.  Sorry about that at the last rendezvous.

Rod,

I’d be very interested in your experiences with the Cape Horn
system. We are thinking about one but are slightly hampered by
having a stern roller in the centre of the boomkin fitting.

On another note on Zuline we have a topping lift through a masthead
sheave as will as lazyjacks through small blocks at the second
spreaders. The legs of these lazyjacks retract to the mast when not
in use so that we can use an ordinary old mainsail cover with no
fancy slots.

Regards

Mike

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “Rod Bruckdorfer” <seagypsy@a…> wrote:

IDUNA is sporting Roger Olson’s reefing system, lazyjack system
and whisker pole control system. If you are interested we will have
the mailsail cover off and the whisker pole extended for the LHTR at
Vera’s. The new Cape Horn Windvane System will be installed on
IDUNA for the rendezvous. This is our second purchase of a Cape
Horn and we will be pleased to answer any questions. We are also
testing Roblon Spunflex rope for our haliyards. This is the same
stuff the Pride and Sutana use - $150 for 200 meters of 10 mm rope.

Wow, Kate and Bernie, we will be there even if I have to have one
of the McAllister tugs I work on as a deckhand, drag IDUNA there.
Lenora and I are looking forward to this event - thank you, thank
you for organizing it and hosting the cocktail hour.

Fair Winds,

Rod

P.S. The boat is ready and I just filled up our two jerry jugs
with diesel. Sorry about that at the last rendezvous.

Mike–

I just installed a new Cape Horn System on “Devon” (BCC #65, ex-
Bucephalus, ex-Sanderling). With Yves Gelinas’ encouragement, I
mounted it inside the boomkin (offset to port). It’s completely
clear of my central anchor roller, and I don’t see how it would
interfere with its operation, although I haven’t set a stern
anchor.

I’ve only sailed with the vane once. (Tomorrow will be the second
time.) But it seems to work beautifully. I love the protection
afforded by the boomkin. Installation went pretty smoothly,
although there were a couple of quirks. (One of the lower struts
needed a pad to extend it to the right length.)

Installation is not for the faint of heart. If you have all the
tools and are comfortable drilling into stainless tubing, it’s
certainly doable. I know that it’s not rocket science. But I hired
a rigger to help me. The result is much better than I would have
done by myself. Together it took us a good day of solid work.

–Peter

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “pelorus32” <pelorus32@y…> wrote:

Rod,

I’d be very interested in your experiences with the Cape Horn
system. We are thinking about one but are slightly hampered by
having a stern roller in the centre of the boomkin fitting.

On another note on Zuline we have a topping lift through a
masthead
sheave as will as lazyjacks through small blocks at the second
spreaders. The legs of these lazyjacks retract to the mast when
not
in use so that we can use an ordinary old mainsail cover with no
fancy slots.

Regards

Mike

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “Rod Bruckdorfer” <seagypsy@a…>
wrote:

IDUNA is sporting Roger Olson’s reefing system, lazyjack system
and whisker pole control system. If you are interested we will
have
the mailsail cover off and the whisker pole extended for the LHTR
at
Vera’s. The new Cape Horn Windvane System will be installed on
IDUNA for the rendezvous. This is our second purchase of a Cape
Horn and we will be pleased to answer any questions. We are also
testing Roblon Spunflex rope for our haliyards. This is the same
stuff the Pride and Sutana use - $150 for 200 meters of 10 mm rope.

Wow, Kate and Bernie, we will be there even if I have to have
one
of the McAllister tugs I work on as a deckhand, drag IDUNA there.
Lenora and I are looking forward to this event - thank you, thank
you for organizing it and hosting the cocktail hour.

Fair Winds,

Rod

P.S. The boat is ready and I just filled up our two jerry jugs
with diesel. Sorry about that at the last rendezvous.

Peter,

thanks for the info. If you have any pictures I’d love to see them.
Did you opt for the version that has the shaft actually penetrating
the transom. I suspect not but I can’t quite get my head around the
versions yet.

The other thing I’d love to know is how it handles really light
winds, downwind and heavy going to windward. No doubt you’ll know
that in a little while.

Regards

Mike

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “ppikenet” <ppike@p…> wrote:

Mike–

I just installed a new Cape Horn System on “Devon” (BCC #65, ex-
Bucephalus, ex-Sanderling). With Yves Gelinas’ encouragement, I
mounted it inside the boomkin (offset to port). It’s completely
clear of my central anchor roller, and I don’t see how it would
interfere with its operation, although I haven’t set a stern
anchor.

I’ve only sailed with the vane once. (Tomorrow will be the second
time.) But it seems to work beautifully. I love the protection
afforded by the boomkin. Installation went pretty smoothly,
although there were a couple of quirks. (One of the lower struts
needed a pad to extend it to the right length.)

Installation is not for the faint of heart. If you have all the
tools and are comfortable drilling into stainless tubing, it’s
certainly doable. I know that it’s not rocket science. But I
hired
a rigger to help me. The result is much better than I would have
done by myself. Together it took us a good day of solid work.

–Peter

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “pelorus32” <pelorus32@y…> wrote:

Rod,

I’d be very interested in your experiences with the Cape Horn
system. We are thinking about one but are slightly hampered by
having a stern roller in the centre of the boomkin fitting.

On another note on Zuline we have a topping lift through a
masthead
sheave as will as lazyjacks through small blocks at the second
spreaders. The legs of these lazyjacks retract to the mast when
not
in use so that we can use an ordinary old mainsail cover with no
fancy slots.

Regards

Mike

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “Rod Bruckdorfer” <seagypsy@a…>
wrote:

IDUNA is sporting Roger Olson’s reefing system, lazyjack
system
and whisker pole control system. If you are interested we will
have
the mailsail cover off and the whisker pole extended for the
LHTR
at
Vera’s. The new Cape Horn Windvane System will be installed on
IDUNA for the rendezvous. This is our second purchase of a Cape
Horn and we will be pleased to answer any questions. We are
also
testing Roblon Spunflex rope for our haliyards. This is the
same
stuff the Pride and Sutana use - $150 for 200 meters of 10 mm
rope.

Wow, Kate and Bernie, we will be there even if I have to have
one
of the McAllister tugs I work on as a deckhand, drag IDUNA
there.
Lenora and I are looking forward to this event - thank you,
thank
you for organizing it and hosting the cocktail hour.

Fair Winds,

Rod

P.S. The boat is ready and I just filled up our two jerry jugs
with diesel. Sorry about that at the last rendezvous.

Mike–

I’m planning to take a bunch of pictures when I’ve finalized the
installation and will try to post them here. I’m traveling a bit,
but hope to have these in the next ten days or so.

Yes, the Cape Horn tower is mounted with struts (Toucana style, not
through the transom) as shown at the Cape Horn web site. You can
create a mental picture also by imagining four struts below the
boomkin (two forward and two aft) and two struts (obviously both
forward) above the boomkin.

Regarding the performance. I’ve only sailed a couple of times and
am learing how the system works. So far I’m pretty impressed and
I’m learning more each time that I hook it up.

Naturally, good coordination between the tiller control lines, the
course adjustment line and the general sail trim is necessary for
best performance. When set properly (and this is true of most self-
steering systems in my experience), it sails a straighter course
than you could hand steer.

–Peter

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “pelorus32” <pelorus32@y…> wrote:

Peter,

thanks for the info. If you have any pictures I’d love to see
them.
Did you opt for the version that has the shaft actually
penetrating
the transom. I suspect not but I can’t quite get my head around
the
versions yet.

The other thing I’d love to know is how it handles really light
winds, downwind and heavy going to windward. No doubt you’ll know
that in a little while.

Regards

Mike

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “ppikenet” <ppike@p…> wrote:

Mike–

I just installed a new Cape Horn System on “Devon” (BCC #65, ex-
Bucephalus, ex-Sanderling). With Yves Gelinas’ encouragement, I
mounted it inside the boomkin (offset to port). It’s completely
clear of my central anchor roller, and I don’t see how it would
interfere with its operation, although I haven’t set a stern
anchor.

I’ve only sailed with the vane once. (Tomorrow will be the
second
time.) But it seems to work beautifully. I love the protection
afforded by the boomkin. Installation went pretty smoothly,
although there were a couple of quirks. (One of the lower
struts
needed a pad to extend it to the right length.)

Installation is not for the faint of heart. If you have all the
tools and are comfortable drilling into stainless tubing, it’s
certainly doable. I know that it’s not rocket science. But I
hired
a rigger to help me. The result is much better than I would
have
done by myself. Together it took us a good day of solid work.

–Peter

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “pelorus32” <pelorus32@y…> wrote:

Rod,

I’d be very interested in your experiences with the Cape Horn
system. We are thinking about one but are slightly hampered by
having a stern roller in the centre of the boomkin fitting.

On another note on Zuline we have a topping lift through a
masthead
sheave as will as lazyjacks through small blocks at the second
spreaders. The legs of these lazyjacks retract to the mast
when
not
in use so that we can use an ordinary old mainsail cover with
no
fancy slots.

Regards

Mike

— In bcc@yahoogroups.com , “Rod Bruckdorfer” <seagypsy@a…>
wrote:

IDUNA is sporting Roger Olson’s reefing system, lazyjack
system
and whisker pole control system. If you are interested we
will
have
the mailsail cover off and the whisker pole extended for the
LHTR
at
Vera’s. The new Cape Horn Windvane System will be installed
on
IDUNA for the rendezvous. This is our second purchase of a
Cape
Horn and we will be pleased to answer any questions. We are
also
testing Roblon Spunflex rope for our haliyards. This is the
same
stuff the Pride and Sutana use - $150 for 200 meters of 10 mm
rope.

Wow, Kate and Bernie, we will be there even if I have to
have
one
of the McAllister tugs I work on as a deckhand, drag IDUNA
there.
Lenora and I are looking forward to this event - thank you,
thank
you for organizing it and hosting the cocktail hour.

Fair Winds,

Rod

P.S. The boat is ready and I just filled up our two jerry
jugs
with diesel. Sorry about that at the last rendezvous.