42' Colvin Gazelle on Salt Spring Island BC Canada

  • 20 Nov 2021 01:32
    Message # 12138313

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here.

    I have no affiliation with this ad, I don't know the seller.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cowichan-valley-duncan/42-colvin-gazelle-junk-rig-schooner-sailboat/1575104040

    Here is the link from the ad with many more photos: link

  • 27 Nov 2021 01:09
    Reply # 12149640 on 12138313
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here.

    I have no affiliation with this ad, I don't know the seller.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cowichan-valley-duncan/42-colvin-gazelle-junk-rig-schooner-sailboat/1575104040

    Here is the link from the ad with many more photos: link

    If I had the "spare change" I would be headed there right now I think.


    Not really happy with the stayed masts and foresail, but things can change. At least I don't have to cross boarders to look at it.

    Last modified: 27 Nov 2021 22:01 | Anonymous member
  • 28 Nov 2021 03:05
    Reply # 12151319 on 12149640
    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here.

    I have no affiliation with this ad, I don't know the seller.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cowichan-valley-duncan/42-colvin-gazelle-junk-rig-schooner-sailboat/1575104040

    Here is the link from the ad with many more photos: link

    If I had the "spare change" I would be headed there right now I think.


    Not really happy with the stayed masts and foresail, but things can change. At least I don't have to cross boarders to look at it.

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    I think Colvin may have been right when he put the stayed masts and foresail on the gazelle. It is not a deep boat and can't stand up to a tall rig. It is also meant to be a light boat, much lighter than the displacement most have been built to. Colvin used made innovative use of Corten steel to reduce corrosion and corrosion allowance in the steel thickness.

    While I am by no means experienced, I tried redrawing the sailplan to use unstayed masts, one Arne type sail and a Slieve foresail to keep the mast further from the bow, and to spread sail lower. It nevertheless would have been a mistake. I studied stability and found that Colvin's rig was, as far as my limited design skill, still better.

    I would perhaps have tried Arne type cambered and rigged sails, with near to the original foresail. In the end that project was aborted in unfortunate circumstances.


    Last modified: 28 Nov 2021 03:07 | Anonymous member
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