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by T Peterson
February 12th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible new SuperCat owner
Replies: 6
Views: 3382

Re: Possible new SuperCat owner

That is correct - I got reefing points put in because I planned a couple longer trips alone and wanted to be able to sail solo in heavier winds without being overpowered. This boat sails very well with the jib rolled up, which is also a very effective way of de-powering. The boat is hard to tack wit...
by T Peterson
February 7th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible new SuperCat owner
Replies: 6
Views: 3382

Re: Possible new SuperCat owner

Here are the only photos I can find of my boat with the sail reefed. My halyard wire had two slugs on it - one for normal use and one for reefing. As you can see there was a second attachment plate for the mainsheet. I don't have a close-up of the downhaul but you can kind of see the extra grommets ...
by T Peterson
January 5th, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future Supercat 17 owner, Poplar Grove IL
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Future Supercat 17 owner, Poplar Grove IL

Hi there - fun story I used to have a 4 cylinder car that got 30 mpg going 60 mph with no boat and 20 mpg going 60 mph with my sailboat. Quite a difference! Your airplane will go faster than the sailboat but the sailboat will FEEL faster than the airplane, I bet! If you have questions about how to f...
by T Peterson
October 11th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future Supercat 17 owner, Poplar Grove IL
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Future Supercat 17 owner, Poplar Grove IL

Welcome! Read everything here, and then go back and read it again...
by T Peterson
October 10th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just purchased a Super 17
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Just purchased a Super 17

Sent by email Oct 10 2020
by T Peterson
October 1st, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SuperCat 17 digital manual
Replies: 3
Views: 3240

Re: SuperCat 17 digital manual

Just sent a manual and parts list to both sailors listed above

Oops - just noticed the first post was a year old...
by T Peterson
September 21st, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Too Windy?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Is It Too Windy?

I agree - I often furl the jib with some of my "older" friends just to make things more manageable and less dramatic. My neighbor Steve wanted drama and we got a little more than we bargained for. Double Jeopardy is now safely in the garage for the winter :(
by T Peterson
September 7th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Too Windy?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Is It Too Windy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Epjtti2FTs Hi folks My neighbor's son, Steve, who has never been on my boat, came over a couple days ago and asked if it was too windy to sail. I said, sort of. I said we might tip over and in winds like this, 20 to 25, someone might get flung and something might get...
by T Peterson
July 30th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: New gripe sheet for an old 19
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: New gripe sheet for an old 19

I've trailered my 17 a lot for many years and never had the rudders drop in transit. So, now you have given me something to worry about... Except I have the boat in a nice location and some years don't trailer anywhere... If I was going to drive several hours I'd probably remove the rudders and tie ...
by T Peterson
September 30th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last sail of the season
Replies: 4
Views: 5840

Re: Last sail of the season

That sounds about right.

With a 120 pound crew, I hit 21 mph a few times on a windy day on a broad reach. I'm not sure how accurate the readings are - Bill Roberts cautioned us many times to be very careful with gps data.

Here is me and a friend on a nice windy day
by T Peterson
September 25th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last sail of the season
Replies: 4
Views: 5840

Re: Last sail of the season

We are in northwestern Minnesota, nearest town is Battle Lake, MN. If you go to Google Maps to see our lake, it is Blanche Lake. You'll see a photo of my friend Chris and I double trapped in (almost) perfect form and just blasting along. https://www.google.com/maps/search/blanche+lake/@46.3479219,-9...
by T Peterson
September 23rd, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last sail of the season
Replies: 4
Views: 5840

Last sail of the season

Since I don't like putting the boat away in the snow - this is it for me..

But, on a day with decent wind, and my wife on the dock taking pictures - I can still get it up !!
Final sail.JPG
by T Peterson
September 10th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Roller furling jib line tie off where??
Replies: 13
Views: 7322

Re: Roller furling jib line tie off where??

My cleat is on the tramp track on the starboard side. It's a jam cleat. The first one was worn so I replaced it to get a better grip on the line. One piece of advice, from experience: Never rely on this cleat except for brief periods when you are near the boat. Use the cleat, but then tie off the ex...
by T Peterson
July 27th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice day out on the lake
Replies: 0
Views: 4559

Nice day out on the lake

IMG_6690.PNG Nice day on Lake Blanche in Minnesota. My crew was a first time trapezer who came down when she saw it was windy and we had a blast. We double trapezed for a bit but I felt a little on the edge so we stopped, rolled up the jib, and she single trapezed for the rest of the time we were o...
by T Peterson
July 27th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible new SuperCat owner
Replies: 6
Views: 3382

Re: Possible new SuperCat owner

My original Supercat had reef points in the sail - I seem to recall I ordered it that way. The logo on the sail looks original. Let us know if you buy it! And then take a week and read everything on this forum...