Archive for June, 2010
Sail22 Tip & Trick: Using aluminum ferrules is a great way to lighten up the purchase on vangs, backstays and other systems. You can buy ferrules or sometimes even just use sailmakers thimbles. The breaking strength on a ferrule is much higher than a wire block and they are less expensive and much lighter.
As long as it isn’t a purchase system that is being using all of the time, a ferrule will not wear out your lines. Part of the reason for this is the larger circumference on the ferrule. If you need ideas where you can use one on your boat or you just want to buy them, let us know. You can save a lot of money while lightening things up. If you know how to splice you can save even more. But don’t try this if you aren’t comfortable with your splicing ability. Have Sail22 do it for you or contact your local rigger.
5mm OD: 24mm ID: 10mm Width: 10mm Weight: .01 lbs Deforms at: 2,500lbs 6mm OD: 29mm ID: 11mm Width: 13mm Weight: .02 lbs Deforms at: 7000 lbs 8mm OD: 36mm ID: 14mm Width: 16mm Weight: .04 lbs Deforms at: 12,500lbs 9mm OD: 46mm ID: 20mm Width: 18mm Weight: .08 lbs Deforms at: 15,000lb 10mm OD: 54mm ID: 24mm Width: 22mm Weight: .10 lbs Deforms at: 17,500lbs 12mm OD: 64mm ID: 26mm Width: 24mm Weight: .20 lbs Deforms at: pulled to 20,000 lbs with no deformation
I have to say, one of my favorite places to visit in Newport, RI is the Newport Shipyard. You never know what you’re going to find there and there are always beautiful boats to look at.
We’ve heard a lot about the Russell Coutts 44’s for awhile, but never had the chance to see the boat in person. The cool thing about this boat is the way it’s designed for shipping. Not to mention, it’s a sweet all carbon match racing boat!
Sail22 is in Newport, RI this week for the 2010 Melges 24 Nationals and thought we’d feature some of the custom parts we have available for the Melges 24. All three make life on the Melges 24 easier!e
Sail22 Tack Deflector: Another piece of bling for your boat! The Sail22 Tack Deflector prevents the tack of your spinnaker from getting caught on the set, instead of having the bungee cord across the deck. And it looks pretty too, doesn’t it?
Jib Block Cover: This pretty piece of carbon keeps your spinnaker from being sucked into the port jib block during take downs. Your sheet runs free and clear and your kite goes away smoothly. If you’ve ever had the spinnaker stuck there, you understand why this is necessary and if you haven’t, you really don’t want it to happen (aka rips in your spinnaker and ugly mark rounding).
L-Bracket Traveler System: Ever been on the low side and needed to adjust your traveler? It’s tough…but this system allows you to do it easily. Everyone that has switched to it swears by it. It’s an easy modification to simplify the skipper’s life.
A few photos from the two races this afternoon. The sneak peek gallery can be found here and will be updated this week with all the photos (once all 1000+ are tagged with sail numbers for search). Make sure to check back at Sail22.com for more! Also, make sure to check out Sailgroove for videos from the event and also Shawna Schaub Photography for some photos as well.
Congrats to Andy Burdick, Jim Gluek and Debbie Gluek on winning the 2010 C Scow Nationals!
One of the cool things about the Scow classes are that you can increase or decrease your crew up until the four minute warning. For race 2 today, we dropped off some of the third crews to their teams. Gotta love it!
Congratulations to Andy Burdick, Jim Gluek and Debbie Gluek on winning the 2010 C Scow National Championships at Lake Chautauqua, NY. Congrats are also due to Tim Krech for a close second place, Ed Eckert in third, Frank Davenport in fourth and George Kutschenrezter on finishing fifth. Full results are below. Click here for the photo gallery.