SailNet Community - View Single Post - Battening down for heavy weather
View Single Post
  #9  
Old 01-21-2007
Tartan34C Tartan34C is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beacon, New York
Posts: 652
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Tartan34C will become famous soon enough
T34C,
Yes it’s not considered practical for something like a hurricane. But only a few quarts are needed if you want a slick for maneuvering. I have not used oil but have sailed with people who sailed on commercial sailing ships and they have used oil. Their description of its use and its influence on the waves was very interesting.

In the old days it was recommended to flow oil if you were lying a-hull but boats today are designed differently and forreach much faster so oil is of no practical use in that situation today.

I also think this is the type of subject that deteriorates into nonsense very quickly and should be dropped
All the best,
Robert Gainer

Last edited by Tartan34C; 01-21-2007 at 12:29 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook