Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

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Jimmylovescake
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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Post by Jimmylovescake » Fri May 13, 2016 8:01 pm

Your boat looks good, hoe has it turned out after your efforts on the inside?

dan214
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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Post by dan214 » Sun May 15, 2016 7:46 pm


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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Post by dan214 » Sun May 15, 2016 9:27 pm

And here is the new bench I have put in,
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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sat May 21, 2016 5:43 pm

She does look VERY lovely! Just a small suggestion - as the Ent is deck stepped, I would suggest that you consider replacing the forestay tail with some non stretch rope, or with a bottle screw. Otherwise you can get a scary amount of mast movement in a seaway and . or strong wind.

Enjoy your sailing!
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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Post by dan214 » Sat May 21, 2016 9:11 pm

Thank you, but when I attach the jib, and tighten it using the Highfield lever, there is little tension on the forestay anyway, so I 'think' this should not be a problem ?

Thanks for your help,

Dan.

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Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Post by mph1977 » Tue May 31, 2016 1:43 pm

jpa_wfsc wrote:She does look VERY lovely! Just a small suggestion - as the Ent is deck stepped, I would suggest that you consider replacing the forestay tail with some non stretch rope, or with a bottle screw. Otherwise you can get a scary amount of mast movement in a seaway and . or strong wind.

Enjoy your sailing!
no you don't, as the forestay on an Ent is there to support the mast when the boat is not rigged

even fairly aged wooden Ents run with several hundred pounds of jib luff wire tension via wire/ rope halyard and a highfield lever .

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