A slow Wednesday night race
Mark H. on Epiphany has just sent me a treasure trove of good information about his gorgeous boat! Tons of great information on rig, rudders, heads and more! I’m going to dole it out bite sized chunks over the next several weeks so stay tuned!
Here’s the first installment from Mark:
I replaced all the standing rigging as soon as I purchased Epiphany in 2012 with the belief that the included rigging was original (maybe it is, maybe not). I went straight back to Buzz Ballenger (http://www.ballengerspars.com) the OEM for the Express rigs. He had all the specs on hand and quickly delivered a perfectly fitting rig. It was a very fair price. I cannot over state this, if you are looking for standing rigging for the Express, call Buzz. Also, this year I broke from my 30+ years of sailing and added a roller furler to the boat. I love it (maybe that’s a reflection of getting old). I don’t notice any discernible difference in speed (yes, I know there must be some) and the spin hoists and takedowns are much easier and faster with the furler. Single handing the boat is now really easy.
So hanging a bucket full of water off the main halyard, I get ~20″ of mast rake from the halyard to the mast.
Seems like a lot to me…What are you folks getting?
Does anybody have any rig tuning numbers or even guidelines? I’m just guessing about the rig tune at this point.
Thanks – Greg S. – Wailana
Thanks to Alex L. we now have the original E34 Reference Literature!
Here’s the thinking behind the boat along with the original specs, laminate schedule and much more!
PS. Alex is still in the market for an E34. Reply if you know of one for sale.
Just saw this on Yacht World. I’ll try to get more information and add it to the database.
Check it out here.
It’s good to see Terry building boats again!
Check out the latest project from Terry Alsberg and Ron Moore. The article is on page 79 of the March 2016 issue of Latitude 38.
Nemo – The new Alsberg/Moore Express 27
Does anyone have coaching about the rod rigging? What inspection schedule? What depth of inspection? Navtec has 3 levels. Has anyone replaced their rods and other rigging? If so how much did it cost? Thanks! John, # 12, Petite Helene
I have a gentleman who is interested in purchasing a E34 on the west coast of the US.
Anybody know of one out there? Reply to this post for the contact info. Thanks!