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Strong wind on an old boat 8 years 5 months ago #181

  • chandras
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Hi everybody, I'm a newcomer and greenhorn but proud to learn sailing on a 5O5. I think it's a good way to once become "a keen sailor and jolly good fellow" (as you'd say in England).

I own a Rondar from the early seventies which has been optimized a little by preowners. I use Elvstroem Kevlar Sails from 1986.

Here is my question: how strong wind (in knots) can I manage with this equipement, sailing as a team with one man in the trapeze?

Thanks for any replies.
Chris
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Re:Strong wind on an old boat 8 years 5 months ago #182

Assuming the boat has been well taken care of over its life YOU are the main factor in deciding what the maximum wind strength will be. That era Rondar will not be cored so will have that classic "oil can" bow shock absorbing effect every time you slam it into a wave. If all your standing rigging is in good shape and all the running rigging is solid take her out in weather that most other dignhies are happy to stay in the bar...Assuming you have the boat handling ability to keep the mast pointing up most of the time. Be safe and make sure there are others around or someone watching with a boat that can come out to drag you back in should you get in trouble.

Tom
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Re:Strong wind on an old boat 8 years 2 weeks ago #213

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One thing to watch with the 70's Rondars is the chainplate area. I have a 1972, and at least on my boat there is a wooden stringer running between the hull and deck that takes the load from the rigging. If you see any cracking around the chainplate area it most likely indicates that this has started to rot and isn't capable of handling the loads from the rig anymore. If you see this start to happen get it fixed immediately, don't wait around since it could cost you your rig. Other than that they are pretty good boats that can take quite a bit.
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