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U20 General Discussion / Re: Accessibility Mods
« Last post by olyjeff on February 19, 2019, 11:40:35 PM »
Congratulations on your new boat! I'm new to the Ultimate 20 as well.

Jeff
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U20 General Discussion / Accessibility Mods
« Last post by tinfoilhelmet on February 18, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
I am the proud new owner of hull 98, formerly Pandemonium, soon to be. . .  still undecided. 

The U20 deck layout and hardware is very elegant; however,  I'm looking to make some accessibility modifications that will make the boat a little easier to sail, and would like to hear the thoughts of U20 experts.  A few years ago I acquired some mobility challenges that make things like sailing  a little more challenging, but tenacity and stubborness can take one a long way. . .   

Here's what I'm considering:

Top down furling: any input or suggestions? (make, model etc.)
Obviously it's not class legal, but it would definitely make spinnaker handling a little simpler.

Batten cars / sail slugs: Batten cars seem like over kill and there seem to be dozens of sail slug/slider variations, any suggestions as to which are the best?

Lazy Jacks (cringe): Are two legs sufficient or is three legs better?

Reefing:  I know the main has one reef in it, does anyone ever set up a reefing line/lines?  Which way works best for the U20?

Self tacking jib:  Also definitely not class legal, but does any one have any input?

Jack lines:  Any one ever use them?

Bottom paint: Unfortunately raising, lowering set-up launch and retrieve isn't an option, so #98 will be moored (Lake Ontario).  Any suggestions for bottom paint?  I've used VC 17 before, but am open to suggestions.  Is there any value in an epoxy coat?

Many of these modifications are common for shorthand sailing in general, but I would appreciate input/suggestions/encouragement on how they might be applied to a U20.  #98 has the "cruising package";  pulpit, 4' side rails and life lines etc, so other than adding a bar between the pushpit rails, there are already quite a few hand holds.

As for usage, this season, mostly day sailing (western lake Ontario) with one or two crew on fair weather days.  My goal is to be learn how to singlehand again.  The U20 was on my wish list when I bought my first keel boat. Now a decade and a bit later, I'm excited to finally have one of my own.   

Cheers,
Scott
 

 
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Replacement Aluminum mast vs. going carbon
« Last post by olyjeff on February 18, 2019, 01:47:20 PM »
Who makes the high wind kit and what all does it include?
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / 2019 LNYC Keelboat Midwinters
« Last post by Dean Nelson on February 12, 2019, 03:36:30 PM »
The 2019 Lake Norman Yacht Club Keelboat Midwinters will be held March 9-10.  Lake Norman is home to Ultimate 20 fleet 2, currently the largest U20 fleet in the U.S.  Below is the link to register for this great event!  https://lnyc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=716915&item_id=940543
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Another 3 bridge fiasco in the books with Steve Cameron.  Beautiful sunrise, spinnaker run to start line.  350 boats in Pursuit Race start.   Breeze 5-10 knots from N tracking to E and then back to N.  Reach to GGB then close hauled to Angel Island against current, avoided wind hole and sailed the gusts up Raccoon Straits.  Across the main channel with some good lifts and tacks to Red Rock which we took to starboard.  Wind too far forward to raise the spinnaker until Berkeley Pier, then headed to YBI and turned to corner to find the fleet stalled.  Drifted through the currents under the Bay Bridge passing a considerable number of stalled boats and then short tacked up the City front till Pier 39 and reached to the finish.  94th out of double handed 260 mono hulls.
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Re: 2019 San Diego NOOD (FREE BEER!)
« Last post by Chris Chambers on February 06, 2019, 10:47:33 PM »
If others are interested and register, we could join the NOOD fleet. Would drop the boat in Monterey for a month, but should be able to easily figure that  part out..... Maybe it's the February ice on the lake, but most likely it's the prospect of the Uinta free beer!

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Equipment & Sails for Sale / Classified Rules and Posting Information
« Last post by U20 Site Moderator on February 06, 2019, 01:39:30 PM »
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Boats for Sale / Classified Rules and Posting Information
« Last post by U20 Site Moderator on February 06, 2019, 01:36:51 PM »
Please update or remove your listing when sold.  If there is no activity within 4 months on your thread, the moderator will remove it.   You can avoid this by simply posting to state your boat is still available.

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Boats for Sale / Re: Hull #2 'Too Tuff' for sale (West Coast) $13000
« Last post by U20 Site Moderator on February 06, 2019, 01:34:59 PM »
Still available on the left coast!  February 2019.
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Boats for Sale / Re: U20 Hull #19 4 sale
« Last post by U20 Site Moderator on February 06, 2019, 01:34:10 PM »
Available - January 2018!
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