SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pros and cons of steel sailboats
View Single Post
  #767  
Old 08-29-2013
outbound outbound is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
Posts: 1,620
Thanks: 31
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 2
outbound is on a distinguished road
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

This past year as been a huge learning curve for me. Find often need to depower the boat to keep the comfort level for my Admiral. We plan to be live aboards and cruise extensively so can't lose her. Thank you we're coming along nicely. Also commonly will experiment with trim just to learn what it does to vmg, comfort.leeway etc. Suspect when you pass boats you shouldn't often they are doing the same or just kicking back when the tunes have them distracted.. However, when myself or with experienced crew there is nothing as satisfying as sailing your boat well even if there is no other boat on the horizon. Think in life you compete with yourself not others.
__________________
s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook