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by Challenger949L
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Mast from one boat to another. Caliber to Dufour
Replies: 1
Views: 2191

Mast from one boat to another. Caliber to Dufour

Hello, I Sold my Sabre 28 and bought a Dufour 31.The Dufour does not have a mast. I am purchasing the mast boom and rigging from a Caliber 28 to use on the Dufour 31. The new mast is 1 to 2 feet taller. The Caliber has about 1/2 a foot wider beam than the Dufour. What sort of mods will I have to mak...
by Challenger949L
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Can anyone identify this boat?
Replies: 1
Views: 2227

Can anyone identify this boat?

She is said to be a 17ft 1981. The hull is fiberglass, but much of the finish work was being done by a gentleman who passed away. It has a wood mast? Hmmm, any thoughts?
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by Challenger949L
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Whisker pole repair
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Whisker pole repair

The twist lock mechanism in my forspar whisker pole has split into two parts. One of these pieces is stuck in the pole about 18 in down. Does anyone hve any idea how I might go about removing it?
Thanks,
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Sad fate for classic boat
Replies: 3
Views: 4492

Sad fate for classic boat

I know its wood, but you hate to see an old boat with nice lines end up like this. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Classic-Racing-Sloop-Good-Hope/247079118649508#!/pages/Save-Classic-Racing-Sloop-Good-Hope/247079118649508#!/photo.php?fbid=256080734416013&set=pu.247079118649508&type=1&...
by Challenger949L
Thu May 19, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Richmond / Central Virginia forum members
Replies: 52
Views: 11209

Re: Richmond / Central Virginia forum members

I did have a Rhodes 18 for a while, I sold it some time ago. I would be great to get all of the central Va folks together some time.
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Mon May 16, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Richmond / Central Virginia forum members
Replies: 52
Views: 11209

Re: Richmond / Central Virginia forum members

I just saw thread, I am in Fork Union VA. we keep our Saber 28 at the Seaford yacht Club in York County, and the long term project in the back yard here in Fork Union.
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Auto Alternator ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Auto Alternator ?

So, this morning I was wandering through my basement. When I stumbled upon an alternator I had pulled out of a salvage Volvo 240. Now,the alternator on my Sabre 28's Volvo MD7a is bad and I got to wondering if I could use this old Volvo 240 Alt. as a substitute. I don't know if the attatchments woul...
by Challenger949L
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Labor Day Sail
Replies: 2
Views: 2165

Re: Labor Day Sail

yes, or meet up in the big boats sometime.
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Labor Day Sail
Replies: 2
Views: 2165

Labor Day Sail

My wife and I sailed around the very small Ruritan Lake in the Dyer Dhow.
by Challenger949L
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New to me Dyer Dhow
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: New to me Dyer Dhow

Here is a picture from the craigslist listing.
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Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New to me Dyer Dhow
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

New to me Dyer Dhow

I picked up a 9ft Dyer Dhow this past weekend. It needs a little work, but was at a good price. The boat came with the the sailing rig and some too short oars. I have epoxied a crack in the middle seat and filled the enlarged bolt holes on the seat. I hope to do some work on the rails this weekend. ...
by Challenger949L
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Where are you planning to cruise this Summer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Where are you planning to cruise this Summer?

We are hoping to sail from Yorktown (We keep our Sabre ESPADON at the Seaford Yacht Club) to Tangier Island then to St.Michaels, after that is up in the air, Annapolis?
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dinghies and nesting
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: Dinghies and nesting

We usually do not tow one,I hope we decide to this time. The Yankee Heritage 10 rows well and is sturdy, even with a couple of creepy kids in it. (6 year old photo)
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Jimmy Small
Sabre 28 Espadon
Alden Challenger Kittiwake
by Challenger949L
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dinghies and nesting
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: Dinghies and nesting

We are thinking of towing our dinghy, ( a Yankee Heritage 10) which is not nesting, on a trip up the Cheapeake this summer. I am for it, my wife thinks it will slow us down too much? Thoughts? http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9255/im001115.jpg Jimmy Small Sabre 28 Espadon Alden Challenger Kittiwake
by Challenger949L
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Storm closures
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Re: Storm closures

I believe someone took an Alden Challenger like Tom's across the Atlantic not too long ago. I think the boat was named Fleana. I recall they did some refitting but I do not recall what they did.
Jimmy Small
Sabre 28 Espadon
Alden Challenger Kittiwake
by Challenger949L
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Chesapeake trip summer-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Chesapeake trip summer-2009

I wonder if we passed each other. We sailed our Sabre 28 from Rock Hall Md. to Seaford VA. this past summer. Great trip!
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Jimmy Small
Sabre 28 Espadon
Challenger 949L Kittiwake
by Challenger949L
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Sabre 28 videos, sailing the Chesapeake
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Sabre 28 videos, sailing the Chesapeake

I have posted two short videos of our trip from Rock Hall Md. to Seaford Va. I had purchased the Sabre, now named "Espadon" around this time last winter and used spring break (I am a teacher) and the time after school let out to do some repairs. My daughter, a friend of mine and his son ma...
by Challenger949L
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger "false" bulkhead
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Alden Challenger "false" bulkhead

Here is a picture of the bulkhead.
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most of it will be hidden when installed.
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger "false" bulkhead
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Alden Challenger "false" bulkhead

My Challenger Kittywake has been a lawn ornament for a little while now, so I am starting to get to a little bit of restoration. I just reconstructed the "false" bulkhead on the port side that separates the galley from the cocpit locker. The old one had pretty well rotted away, as a "...
by Challenger949L
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Looking for previous owner of hull #662
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Looking for previous owner of hull #662

She was far from perfect when I got her.
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: MD7A water flow question
Replies: 1
Views: 349

MD7A water flow question

I started the engine of the Sabre 28 the other day. It ran great (I plan to sail the boat to VA. next weekend). The boat is on the hard so I ran a water hose to my intake line(This is a raw water cooled motor). When I turned on the water I heard a small trickle enter the waterlift muffler. I started...
by Challenger949L
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What would you check out?
Replies: 7
Views: 868

It has been out of the water for the winter season, but it stayed in it's slip and was not sailed last year. It is currently at The Sailing Emporium marina in Rock Hall.
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What would you check out?
Replies: 7
Views: 868

What would you check out?

I bought a 1981 Sabre 28 with an MD7A ( while the Alden Challenger project moves along slowly) I plan to sail it from Rock Hall MD to Yorktown VA in Early June. It is on the hard and 4 hours away from my house. I know I want to paint the bottom. What are the things you would check out and or do befo...
by Challenger949L
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bulkhead repair
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Here is a photo of the offending bulckhead on the Sabre 28. Jimmy http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8052/l1060055zi4.jpg http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/l1060055zi4.jpg/1/w640.png Here is the PO's fix, a big block of teak bolted to the solid portion of the bulkhead. Hmm....might have been a good...
by Challenger949L
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bulkhead repair
Replies: 7
Views: 822

The Challenger is the long term project. I have purchased a Sabre 28 at a good price (under 10k) This is the boat with the bulkhead problem. I will try to post some pictures when I get home.
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bulkhead repair
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Bulkhead repair

I have a bulkhead with some damage from leaking chainplates. I would really rather not replace the entire thing. Is it possible to epoxy in replacement wood? how?
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Repainting Awlgrip
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Repainting Awlgrip

How would one go about repainting a boat painted with an older awlgrip finish? (with a new awlgrip finish)
Jimmy
by Challenger949L
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Bronze or glass
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Bronze or glass

I am thinking of using bronze or fiberglass angles to support my cockpit sole. This is a wooden cockpit that needs a new sole. Does anyone have any thoughts on the positives or negatives of each. What thickness? Here are links to two site that supply these items: http://www.wagnercompanies.com/site/...
by Challenger949L
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Baltimore
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Baltimore

Have any of you sailed from Baltimore to Tidewater VA, if so how long did it take? Any recommendations or advice?
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Wed May 21, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Collecting Triton info
Replies: 35
Views: 11381

Hull# 662
Who made - Pearson
Year of manufacture - 1966
Original rig - fractional
Original mast type - straight 38'
No forward lowers
main cabin headliner
Internalernal lead
Bilge - deep
Deadlights/ports - Aluminum?
Maststep - Mystery material

Type 4 deck (wooden toerail)

Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: gluing a wooden boom
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Here is a picture of the boom showing the cracks.
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Jimmy Small
Triton 662
Challenger 949L
by Challenger949L
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: gluing a wooden boom
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

gluing a wooden boom

My wooden boom has some splits along the seams. They do not run the entire length of the boom. I plan to glue the cracks, and clamp them with some tie-down straps. What would be the best glue for this application? Epoxy, thickened epoxy, Gorilla glue, or something else? Jimmy Small Triton 662 Challe...
by Challenger949L
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger Kittiwake cabin top
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

This does a better job showing the damage on the left side of the picture.
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(old beastial Range Rover in backround)
by Challenger949L
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger Kittiwake cabin top
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Alden Challenger Kittiwake cabin top

I have begun removing the covering of the cabin top on Kittiwake after feeling some soft spots where the edges turn. Most of the top is 1 inch plywood (thicker near the mast). There is a bit of soft/damaged wood along the edges. My plan is to use clear penetrating epoxy in those areas after getting ...
by Challenger949L
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Interesting project boat for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Interesting project boat for sale

I found this boat on the Govt. Liquidation website. I don't know what it is but something about it looks familiar.
http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auction/v ... vertTo=USD
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cetol Natural Teak
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

I think my triton coamings(in the picture) are mahogany
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cetol Natural Teak
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Cetol Natural Teak

My coamings on the Triton look like crud. So I brought them home for some work and decided to try Cetol's Natural Teak, after three coats (I plan to do one more and then a few coats of clear) it looks pretty good, actually kind of like real varnish, but without showing the darkended damaged areas as...
by Challenger949L
Tue May 29, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Imron
Replies: 0
Views: 841

Imron

Though I am not to this point, I was wondering, if I decide to repaint Kittiwake's topsides can I sand and paint over the Imron paint with another coat or two of Imron or should I reprime.
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger project arrives
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

Thanks Jon, I will let you know for certain if we are heading up your way this summer. I would really love to see the details of how some things are put together. Right now my galley is a jigsaw puzzle. My boat was finished at Poul Molich's yard in Denmark is yours Derecktor? if so I wonder what dif...
by Challenger949L
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: After a long winter restoration...
Replies: 22
Views: 6528

She looks great!
by Challenger949L
Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger project arrives
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

Thank you Tom, I may take you up on some of those measurements. My family and I are heading North this summer for a family reunion (my wife's side) in MA. We thought of Vacationing in and around New England. If we are in your area I would love to see and take a couple of pictures of "Christmas&...
by Challenger949L
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger project arrives
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

As soon as I get all of the junk out of the boat you all are more than welcome to come by. Anyone ever rebuilt a cockpit? http://img12.picsplace.to/img12/2/IM001859.JPG It is a much worse mess now. (AAARRRGGHH!) Jimmy Small By the way, my 6 year old daughter takes riding lessons from Heather in Scot...
by Challenger949L
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger project arrives
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

She was shipped from Palm Harbor FL.(near Tampa) To my home in Fork Union VA. The shipping was on a hydraulic trailer by Triton Yachts out of Oriental NC. Expensive, but the best price I could find ($3060).
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alden Challenger project arrives
Replies: 20
Views: 5238

Alden Challenger project arrives

Well, finally my Alden Challenger "Kittiwake" has arrived in Virginia. I hope to begin working on her in ernest.
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Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: NETA Website Feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

An update for the Triton owner list. I own and sail Triton 662, in Seaford Virginia. Here is a better picture
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Jimmy & Rachel Small
by Challenger949L
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Two Rudders?
Replies: 12
Views: 1942

Two Rudders?

Check out this Cal 36 on ebay, it appears to have two rudders....very odd.
Jimmy Small
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-Cal ... dZViewItem
by Challenger949L
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rachel's mystery...
Replies: 89
Views: 22619

Great boat! What part of Virginia?
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: wax and varnish (or silicone contamination)
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

I was told by an expert on turn of the century Arts&Crafts (Stickley ect.) furniture that household furniture polish contains silicon and can cause great difficulty with a future finish adhering to a wooden surface. Perhaps this is contributing to your problem.
Jimmy Small
by Challenger949L
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: chinook 34
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

One sold on ebay a few weeks ago.
Jimmy Small
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 907&rd=1,1
by Challenger949L
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Merry Christmas!
Jimmy Small