SailNet Community - View Single Post - my boat dances on a ball
View Single Post
post #45 of Old 03-14-2013 Thread Starter
hallucination
Member
 
hallucination's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Annapolis MD
Posts: 46
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: my boat dances on a ball

I'm happy to report that through several tweaks, we got the evil pole dancer off our boat.

1. Kill the dodger, biggest single improvement.

2. Asymmetrically set a bridle

3. set the boom askew, which helped in two dimensions
a. reduced the rigging humm (mast furl)
b. reduced the outhaul slap

4. kick down the Bimini in the last 10%

Now the rowdy little ****** is well behaved in 20+ kts. I'm sure if I really want to kill the prancy dancer, a riding sail would put the issue in the nursing home.
hallucination is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome