Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yeah, I looked at telltales the last time I was in WM but didn't buy any. I use the Windex for direction usually and watch the Headsail luff and Mainsail shape. I guess I oughta get some during refit.
CC, you don't really need to buy
telltales... You have a nice old boat and IMHO, unless you're seriously into racing, a couple of bits of wool would probably tell you all you need to know and look a lot more "in character" than a Windex and telltales on all your sails.
We've got a Windex but I hardly ever use it. Two reasons:
1. In steep chop and light airs, the bloody thing can spin though 360 degrees and I know
the wind isn't doing that.
2. My neck gets sore staring up at the top of the mast!
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"