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#287744 - 08/15/17 02:54 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: 2k2wranglerx]  
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Hey Ryan.... what lake are you sailing on?


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#287745 - 08/15/17 02:58 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: 2k2wranglerx]  
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Hey 2k2wranglerx since your Venture has hulls like a Hobie 14/16 you might benefit from this 2003 article on TheBeachcats.com

Roll tacking your catamaran.
https://www.thebeachcats.com/news/73/roll-tacking-your-beach-catamaran-sailboat/

#287746 - 08/16/17 01:26 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: Damon Linkous]  
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Originally Posted by Damon Linkous
Hey 2k2wranglerx since your Venture has hulls like a Hobie 14/16 you might benefit from this 2003 article on TheBeachcats.com

Roll tacking your catamaran.
https://www.thebeachcats.com/news/73/roll-tacking-your-beach-catamaran-sailboat/



That article is decent for a beginner.

Time on water will help you fine-tune where to put your weight in different wind/wave conditions, etc. The amount and variation of skipper/crew weight may also affect this.

Note that, especially if your battens are tight, and/or in very light wind, your battens may not pop (the sail won't tack) until you release the main.

Releasing the jib late will help reduce the chances of blowing a tack, but is not as fast (e.g. when racing) as releasing when you're head-to-wind, and getting it to draw on the new tack.

Hope this helps.

Mike

#287758 - 08/21/17 07:33 AM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: 2k2wranglerx]  
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Hey Guys,

Thank you for all the tips/info! I think i'm going at the tack too aggressively actually. giving too much rudder in put and effectively stalling the rudders. also using the wrong technique with the jib.

This thing definitely sails differently than the sunfish/lightnings i grew up sailing.


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#287759 - 08/21/17 07:33 AM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: Ventucky Red]  
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Originally Posted by Ventucky Red
Hey Ryan.... what lake are you sailing on?



Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.


Ryan dunbar
#287802 - 09/05/17 02:19 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: 2k2wranglerx]  
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I too just purchased a Venture Cat 15 a few days ago. It had been left alone outside for a few years but cleaned up better than expected. My main concern is the 1/2" drain plugs. It came with old rubber stoppers which weren't exactly watertight and one side has a crack that may have been caused by an expanding pipe test plug. What do your drain plugs look like?


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#287803 - 09/05/17 02:26 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: MichaelPace]  
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Originally Posted by MichaelPace
I too just purchased a Venture Cat 15 a few days ago. It had been left alone outside for a few years but cleaned up better than expected. My main concern is the 1/2" drain plugs. It came with old rubber stoppers which weren't exactly watertight and one side has a crack that may have been caused by an expanding pipe test plug. What do your drain plugs look like?


Mine came with the old rubber stoppers as well. So far so good with them.


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#287804 - 09/05/17 02:41 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: 2k2wranglerx]  
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Great! From what I've found, it was origionally threaded for a bolt with a rubber washer. I may try to repair and re-thread mine some how this winter. Also, I noticed yours had decals on the outer rear of the hulls. Mine have been painted over so I'm wondering what info is on them.


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#287805 - 09/05/17 02:52 PM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: MichaelPace]  
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Originally Posted by MichaelPace
Great! From what I've found, it was origionally threaded for a bolt with a rubber washer. I may try to repair and re-thread mine some how this winter. Also, I noticed yours had decals on the outer rear of the hulls. Mine have been painted over so I'm wondering what info is on them.


I know the one just says venture on it. I'll snap pics next time i'm up there. There wasn't a lot of info on it.

and that's interesting. they were threaded? do you have banana hulls or straight hulls? i wonder if they're different. Mine definitely don't look like they were ever threaded. and the 4 large holes under the tramp are at least 1" in diameter. That'd be a pretty huge bolt.


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#287811 - 09/06/17 10:27 AM Re: new guy - bought first cat - Macgregor V15 - [Re: 2k2wranglerx]  
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I'll upload some pics soon but mine looks identical to yours with the banana hulls. I found the original manuals online here

http://www.minresco.com/links/v15/images/vc15.htm

Looks like the straight hulls were threaded not ours.


Michael Pace
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