Wow! 5ooNM so far this year is impressive! We alas have a business to run and it is busiest in the summer, so just have to grab what time we can on board. We have only managed around 200NM so far this year, but having lots of fun. Fortunately "Siren" is kept on a fore and aft mooring on the other side of the estuary, very close to our business. We have a frape mooring for our dinghy, so if we don't have time to get away we go straight out to the boat after work, have dinner (and a bottle of wine) watch the world go by, sleep on board ....and back to work in the morning!
I don't have any photos of the front cabin to hand, but will take some when we go aboard later in the week and post them here.
And welcome to the Owners' Association Kevin! The moment I read your introduction I thought that you and Jandane would get on well: you have both carried out major re-builds and know far more about the insides of the LM 27 than most of us, and you aren't afraid to alter things. Jan has the added advantage of knowing all the suppliers in Denmark and where to get the original bits from, which makes him a great asset to the rest of us.
So though it's entirely up to you how long you keep Siren for, I hope that it will be for a long time and that you will continue to share your knowledge and understanding with the rest of us.
Thank you Charles - I'm really enjoying the forum and really appreciate the effort you put in to setting up the Owners Association.
Like the rest of us I'm continuing to learn about my boat, this week being another case in point. "Siren" has an external Bamar mainsail furler which was fitted to the mast many years ago. I was dubious about in mast furling when I purchased the boat, but to be fair it has always performed faultlessly and.... until two days ago.... never failed to work effortlessly. I have greased it, but little else. Infact I think it's fair to say I really like the ease of operation. However suddenly I can only winch the sail half out. Managed to get it furled and once on our mooring found the the top furler swivel was seized solid - no idea why, but I guess age and bearings that one can't readily lubricate. Our friendly sail maker climbed the mast to remove the furler swivel - it can only be removed from the top of the mast - and a local engineer has rebuilt it with new bearings same day. Tomorrow it will go back on and hopefully we can go sailing on day off Thursday! Ah the joys of really good local companies, who will get things repaired quickly. If anyone else needs info on Bamar in-mast furlers let me know - I've seen quite a few around. Kevin
I fear I may not be posting this in the right place, but having started a thread on in mast furling thought I would finish where I started. Our sailmaker put everything back together this morning and the new bearings in the top swivel have transformed operation. I can now pull my main sail in and out without even having to use a winch handle. The secret to success with in-mast furling is friction and it can occur in lots of places. Reduce the friction and it will work as designed. I'm pleased to share a few tips if anyone needs them. Kevin
Greetings from very new LM 27 owners Mike and Fay. We have just purchased Marianne and she is now moored on the Hamble. We are retired and returning to sailing after many decades. We have noted many of the discussions on the Forum and will be getting to know the boat and all her idiosyncrasies over the winter as we embark on training and essential maintenance.
kay and don mcelhinney sail a LM27 "Gipsy 11 " on the east coast England. we are novices just been sailing 5 years. we find her a very comfortable easy boat. but haven't conquered steering her in reverse yet!
Greetings to all forum members!! I'm Mario and I have a LM 30 called Anakena, at the start of Chilean Patagonia. I'm currently fixing it, after being abandoned several years by his former owner. I hope to contribute to the forum and give a new life to one of these boats, whose sturdy construction becomes a subtle beauty, when humanity built things to last forever. Salud!
We are a couple living in Italy and we've bought our Rosi, LM 30 built in 1984 few months ago. We've sailed her from Chioggia (Italy) to Pula (Croatia) last week. She will be there on berth and we will sail mainly in the Adriatic sea in Croatia. This boat looks like designed for us:-) It's our first sailing boat.
Welcome to the LM Owners' web site! I hope that you enjoy your LM as much as we do ours. I envy you your sailing area - a great deal warmer than ours. Perhaps you might like to post a short article in due course on the Cruising Advice board to tell the rest of us about it. Best wishes
We are Ches and Gwen Porter, we live in the Chicago area, USA. We own "Merlin" LM32 hull number 163. We have owned the boat since 1984. We sail the boat on the Great Lakes. We have repowered the boat with a 36 hp Yanmar, and Awlgripped the topsides. We are now in the process of replacing/refurbishing the cockpit wood (table and cockpit lockers). Hello to all!