Ivory Gull

  • 12 Nov 2020 20:20
    Reply # 9361178 on 9357664

    OK Arne I'll follow the method in your photo. We are in lockdown at the moment - The government will allow me to sail but my sailing club will not let me sail from my mooring buoy which belongs to the club. I will also replace my wool tell tales with ribbon ones. The wool seems to pick up a static charge and sticks to itself or the sail.

  • 12 Nov 2020 19:11
    Reply # 9360964 on 9360313
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello Arne - Clive Warren - on the membership list - put on the sails so he would have all the details. They were built by Exe Sails. The long keel, big rudder and two sails make her very manoeuvrable. She makes considerable leeway though.

    Good!
    Could I suggest two things?

    • Put telltales at the leech of the sails. This will help you to avoid over-sheeting them.
    • Could you check the actual camber of the sails? It would be interesting to know such an important parameter.

     

    Last modified: 12 Nov 2020 22:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 12 Nov 2020 16:25
    Reply # 9360313 on 9357664

    Hello Arne - Clive Warren - on the membership list - put on the sails so he would have all the details. They were built by Exe Sails. The long keel, big rudder and two sails make her very manoeuvrable. She makes considerable leeway though.

  • 12 Nov 2020 15:51
    Reply # 9360265 on 9357664

    A lovely looking boat. We had a look at Ivory Gull a few years ago; if only the forward berth had been 6 inches longer, we'd have bought her. 

  • 12 Nov 2020 11:43
    Reply # 9359802 on 9357664
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Really good- and powerful-looking sails you have there, Chris.
    Could you give us a few data about them; depth of camber, construction method and sailmaker, please?

    Arne


  • 12 Nov 2020 07:57
    Reply # 9359553 on 9357664

    Thanks for the photos Hugh. Credit goes to previous owners - Clive and James for putting on a superb suit of sails. To remove creases I have a line from forward end of yard straight down to foot of mast. I have set her up for close quarters manoeuvring - Newtown Creek feels vast compared to sailing in her home berth - Ashlett Creek.

  • 11 Nov 2020 19:03
    Reply # 9358414 on 9357664
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hope it's OK to post these pics of Ivory Gull that we took in Newtown Creek on the Island this summer, tacking her way upwind through the relatively packed anchorage and showing all the boats who had motored in (including ourselves) how it should be done :-)

    Hehe... Yea, it's a nice feeling to come into an anchorage engineless. Mine will be fixed soon. Though after 5 years engineless cruising I'm starting to realise I enjoy sailing without it. But if I'm honest, I would probably sail for pleasure more often if it was working, so I think I will not uninstall. Plus I will need it for doing the Magellan Straight the 'wrong way'. Still, no reason to not continue sailing without motoring as much as  possible, even after it's fixed. 

    Edit - Thinking further on it, it won't be the same though, completing a passage knowing that the engine is not an option is more satisfying than having a working engine and not using it.

    Last modified: 11 Nov 2020 19:51 | Anonymous member
  • 11 Nov 2020 15:52
    Reply # 9358009 on 9357664

    Thanks, Hugh. She'd be in her element in Newtown!

  • 11 Nov 2020 14:00
    Message # 9357664

    Hope it's OK to post these pics of Ivory Gull that we took in Newtown Creek on the Island this summer, tacking her way upwind through the relatively packed anchorage and showing all the boats who had motored in (including ourselves) how it should be done :-)

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