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Run Hard & Put Away Wet

The Abaco Rage needs some work done before it can be put in the water and be ready to sail in the rest of the Hope Town Sailing Club’s winter race series. It was a tough summer for the Rage with races held in windy conditions in both Exuma and Regatta Time In Abaco. Even though the Abaco Rage won HTSC’s Boat of the Year last season, racing in all of their regattas took its toll also. A work party has been organized for this Friday (Jan. 10th) at 9AM. More work may be required after this so if you would like to volunteer to keep this legend alive, please contact Stafford Patterson or Dave Pahl. Here are some of the issues challenging the A.R.S.S.:
There was a soft spot in the mast about half way up. Will Heyer and Dave Pahl have engineered a biscuit repair and luckily the damage is shallow and minor. Here it is being faired and sanded. The repair will be invisible.
The traveler needs to be re-engineered. Dave is working on a solution using some materials in the boatyard.
The top of the rudder twisted off completely above the pintle during a wild jibe at RTIA. It was repaired and although crude looking, is very strong. Richard Cook will make an effort to make it look better.
Please come out and help if you can.
Footnote: Thank you Mack Sails for repairing the huge Rage sail (featured in the 2014 Wooden Boat Calendar!), and to Wink and Cindy Merrill for bringing the heavy sail back to Abaco.

Filed under: Current Happenings, Work parties

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