Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

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Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Acornrunner » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:06 pm

'm on Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL, any DS sailers in the area I can talk with?

I just picked up the DS 2 a month ago, learning her secrets. She's talking to me, and the day she shipped some water I realized she likes to go fast.
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Re: Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Beach4824 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:12 pm

shipped or tip bro? point her into the wind. dont forget your bilge plug
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Re: Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Beach4824 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:36 pm

THAT BOAT is a racing design but. I have put my boat to the limit and has never capsised. I have taken on water from the depersia bailerer . but i quckly remiedy that by puting a plug and and ancor to hold it down. i have remeided the problem by getting rubber stoppers . i screw i stainless steel eyelet into it then secure string
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Re: Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Acornrunner » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:47 am

Beach4824 wrote:shipped or tip bro? point her into the wind. dont forget your bilge plug


I took a gallon of water over the gunnel before I had a chance to scramble up the side, and uncleat the mainsheet. LOL. Thought I was driving a mini-van
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Re: Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Acornrunner » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:02 am

Beach4824 wrote:THAT BOAT is a racing design but. I have put my boat to the limit and has never capsised. I have taken on water from the depersia bailerer . but i quckly remiedy that by puting a plug and and ancor to hold it down. i have remeided the problem by getting rubber stoppers . i screw i stainless steel eyelet into it then secure string



I want to work on the drain this winter, the former owner fiberglassed over the top of the drain, rather than try and fix it. My plan will be to cut through the fiberglass, remove the old, and install a new unit. (currently out of stock at DR Marine) the boat "Smooth Sailing" will live above the water on a Shore Station, and It might be nice to allow rain water to drain out. For now I have a sponge.
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Re: Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Beach4824 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:05 pm

Yikes. Never been there with water coming into the cockpit. When you start to repair the bailer I would love to see Photos. I need to do the same to mine.
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Re: Lake Springfield, Springfield, IL

Postby Beach4824 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:12 pm

Yes I have too used a sponge. Its a B@#!%. My bailer has the ball missing from it so if I forget the plug. Launch then get back bad news .
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