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by T Peterson
May 1st, 2023, 2:32 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SuperCat 17 digital manual
Replies: 9
Views: 5947

Re: SuperCat 17 digital manual

Sent manuals
by T Peterson
August 1st, 2022, 10:29 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC 17 Asymmetric Weather / Lee Helm
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Re: SC 17 Asymmetric Weather / Lee Helm

I'm kind of glad someone else has this problem... During my testing I did switch the rudders from side to side and it made no difference. Starboard tack has acceptable weather helm, port has slight but unacceptable lee helm. I have a little bit of slop but it is in each rudder. I know that this boat...
by T Peterson
July 13th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Schooner
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Re: New Schooner

Have a good trip!

Here is a link to the blog from our trip over and back. I did most of the writing - but when it gets serious and thoughtful - that is Pat's writing.

I recommend the dog bowls...

http://remediosoceanvoyage.blogspot.com/

I'm available to help varnish...
by T Peterson
July 2nd, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SuperCat 17 Hulls Leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: SuperCat 17 Hulls Leaking

Hi there - and welcome! There are lots of folks here who know more than me so if anyone disagrees with my advice - they are probably right... For temporary fixes : I would bed the plug housings with caulk to see if that stops the leak before using 5200. They do look suspect to me. The gunk around th...
by T Peterson
May 19th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring Cleaning ...
Replies: 2
Views: 2234

Spring Cleaning ...

Hi folks - Last fall I took the tramp off my SC17 - Double Jeopardy - and Tom Haberman did his usual excellent work repairing a torn corner webbing. This month, since I had the tramp off I decided to do a 800 grit wet sand and a drill powered Flitz buff ball polish. It's really nice to be able to ge...
by T Peterson
February 12th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible new SuperCat owner
Replies: 6
Views: 7255

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: 7255

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: 10
Views: 5543

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: 10
Views: 5543

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: 2413

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: 9
Views: 5947

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: 3459

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: 3459

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: 4
Views: 3330

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: 9265

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