Hi everyone. We are Stephen & Ingrid and we are the proud owners of Lady M, a LM33 Vitesse Cabrio we keep on the Clyde. We have moved up from a Beneteau First 24 and are loving the space and comfort that Lady M provides.
Hello Charles I'm a new member and not sure I'm using the system properly but wanted to respond to the comments above as I have a LM 24 which I moor at St Just in Roseland in Cornwall. I have seen one other LM on the estuary, which might be moored at Mylor. Mine is interesting because the mountings were modified and it has a DV20 engine, and it has roller reefing on both foresail and main. I'm a novice sailor so really enjoy the performance of it under the motor. This is my third season coming up so I hope to get more time under sail.
I do have one query. Last year the steering failed and I thought it was the wheel mechanism, but when I exposed everything it was clear that the rudder was fine and also the operating rod to the wheel was fine but something had broken so that the sleeve around the rudder shaft wasnt turning the rudder. I've fixed it by lashing the 2 arms together with cable ties, but not sure if this is the proper arrangement. Any ideas?
Welcome Bill! Had you previously registered some 3 years ago? Although you are described as a new member, the system doesn't record your registration as taking place today. You have clearly got an above-average powerful engine, so no wonder you enjoy your boat's performance under motor. I can't really help about your steering problem, but I am sure that someone will soon be able to point you in the right direction. My only question is to ask whether you are sure that the flip-over gate which allows you to disconnect the wheel drive from the tiller has not been inadvertently disconnected. If you need to come back with any other queries, please file them on the Advice Sought board. Best wishes Charles
Hi from greece , we are Alexandra and Iero and just bought an LM27 named SKYRA, at the moment she is at the island of corfu but soon she gonna sail the aegean sea First we need to prepare some things to get her ready, one of all is to replace the standing riging If someone knows the original size (thickness) of the rig, it seems quite small 5mm , it is only my impression and i am not experianced sailor She is a beauty and with some love and care she will be a great companion to our family Looking forward to sail with Skyra Ps. photos will follow soon on the way from corfu to santorini Iero
Corfu to Santorini should be a fantastic delivery trip for you and Skyra.
I don't know what the original specification for the rigging was, but my 1979 mk1 LM27 had 5mm rigging when I got it a couple of years ago, and that is what I replaced it with. It looks about right to me.
I very much doubt it would be thicker than 5mm. (I think I did read somewhere someone saying their LM27 rigging was 4mm.)
Hi everyone, I have just bought an LM28. Sadly this was an Executor Sale. It does need a bit of work as previous owner did not keep the woodwork in the cockpit and wheelhouse up to scratch but the rest of the boat was kept in very good order with a new 36hp Bukh fitted 10 years ago.
I have always wanted to buy an LM since I saw the LM27 when they first came out and the LM28 tics all the boxes for me.
Sadly as this was an Executor sale, I have no contact with the previous owner so I will have some questions to ask.
Do ask away! There's a lot of knowledge and experience spread among various members of the forum. Many topics have been discussed before, so a look through, or search of, the forum will also be informative.
If you let us know where you ar rebased there may be some local help available.
Hello everyone. Its taken me a few years to introduce Warrior to your forum. We purchase our LM30 at the end of 2014. She was built in 1989 with sail number 277. Warrior is often entered into club races to sharpen our skills and achieves good results to the surprise of many. We have upgraded the engine to a Volvo D1-30 with a Volvo three bladed folding propeller. The sails are by Rob Kemp in Vektron fabric and the hull is Coppercoat for ease of maintenance. Warrior cruising ground is along the Northumberland and Yorkshire coast.
Hello. My name is Tony Lawlor and my home port is Youghal on the south coast of Ireland. I don't have an LM yet but hope to get an Lm27 over the next few months. I do have some questions on the boat so I must now learn how to navigate this forum to ask my questions in the right place. Are there any Lm27 owners from Ireland on here?