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by jollycorsair
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Thanks for the help Dan, no wonder my arms were so sore after a day of sailing.
by jollycorsair
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Hey Dan it's 18" long and 1/2" diameter. What's the piece I'm missing again? I noticed in high winds I have to pull really hard on the main sheet to keep it trimmed nice. I wonder if that missing part would help with that?
by jollycorsair
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: adding storage compartment in pirateer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

I'd like to see what solutions you come up with, I'd like to add a stereo to mine.
by jollycorsair
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Thanks for the advice, I was also curious as to how to secure the battery. I tied the battery handle to a loop on the floor of the boat but it looks kind of sketchy. I've only had to use the motor at about 100-200 yards from the launch to do all the power boats clammering for ramp to get in or out.
by jollycorsair
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Thanks for the help and docs Captain. That's my third time sailing ever, I just watched an instructional video and went for it!
by jollycorsair
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Fixing up a '77 Pirateer
Replies: 4
Views: 2801

One of my shrouds are starting to fray, I'd also like some info as to where I could find one.
by jollycorsair
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Privateer Spinnaker and motor mount.
Replies: 3
Views: 2239

I've got a motor mount on mine, it's just a 2" thick piece of wood mounted about 9" of the back of the transom. You can see it in the video I have a 55lb Motorguide trolling motor on it and it does a fine job of pushing the boat along.

http://youtu.be/fcA7nHEFJ_U
by jollycorsair
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

What a fun little boat, here my son is on the tiller and I'm on the sheets, keep in mind I'm still very new at this.

http://youtu.be/fcA7nHEFJ_U
by jollycorsair
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Oars and oarlocks...
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

I used canoe paddles on my first outing, I got nervous and had to rely on paddle power to get back to the dock. It works well if two people are on board but it will give you a workout.
by jollycorsair
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Your right boaty, I guess I assumed I could sail like that after watching this guy sailing his pirateer on jib alone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6-E2_jmCg

I was able to get some speed with the wind to my broad side (not sure of the proper term) but I lost it on the close haul.
by jollycorsair
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

I got it together, thanks for your help. I sailed it today with just the jib and things went well till the wind picked up, at that point the boat would only sail downwind and I couldn't do point to point up wind. Maybe it's cause I only had the jib up or something but the wind overpowered the rudder...
by jollycorsair
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

by jollycorsair
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Newb with a Pirateer, need help with rigging.

I bought a 76 Pirateer and need help with the rigging. I've read the manual but don't understand the sailing terms and the pictures are not clear. I took a video of the rigging in my yard and I'm not sure about how to tie down the aft side of the main sail and there is also a little string on a shac...

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