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Re: Our New Boat

Originally Posted by xort View Post
Pleasure meeting you and your crew in Fernandina. Nice boat!
Like wise. Love meeting up with Sailneters. Wish we could have travel south together.

I am glad to hear the other stories out there. We can all learn from each other's experience. This is were I believe Sailnet shines and is at it finest.

There are so many seamanship lessons here I wish I was more apt at making instruction videos like Alex did back in the day. Paulo brings up a good point on when the seas get real ugly and wind blowing hard and you are running downwind why you might not be able to turn the boat into the wind. The biggest danger here is broach with breaking waves. Probably the worst position one can be in. The physic's of this would make a great discussion. Sail management, different hull forms, CLE, CLR, rudder size, etc. I even envision Mr Perry getting a few words in on this.

Melissa Renee
Catalina 445, Hull #90

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