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Went out today and caught a 23" and a 29" around bloody point. Winds where about 10 knts. in the morning so I reefed the main and put up a small jib. That gave me a speed of 3knts aprox. then I used tandem parachutes with 8 oz. inline sinkers. How else would you keep sailboat at 3knts. ? I do not have a rolling jib.
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Went out today and caught a 23" and a 29" around bloody point. Winds where about 10 knts. in the morning so I reefed the main and put up a small jib. That gave me a speed of 3knts aprox. then I used tandem parachutes with 8 oz. inline sinkers. How else would you keep sailboat at 3knts. ? I do not have a rolling jib.
Very nice. Yummy on the grill.

You could also heave-to. With a normal jib you could fore reach nicely at 2-3 knots. You'd still have to keep an eye where you're heading, but you wouldn't have to worry about steering the boat so much.
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I like your Idea but then I could only sail in two directions.
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I like your Idea but then I could only sail in two directions.
i dunno how big a boat yer sailin', but draggin a couple of five gallon buckets will give ya a right smart drag.......
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i dunno how big a boat yer sailin', but draggin a couple of five gallon buckets will give ya a right smart drag.......
Or just sail a columbia (with sneadey!!!) HAHA
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Tried again on Friday used only a jib and winds where about 15 knts. This worked very well also we caught 23" and 24". I was not able to try heaveing-to because we wanted to head SE and of course the wind is coming mostly N this time of year. I always forget to drag a bucket ( I have never tried it ).
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Tried again on Friday used only a jib and winds where about 15 knts. This worked very well also we caught 23" and 24". I was not able to try heaveing-to because we wanted to head SE and of course the wind is coming mostly N this time of year. I always forget to drag a bucket ( I have never tried it ).
yeah lap, you got it. one bucket don't keep ya at a good trolling speed, use two.....

pay no attention to annie. in the great down under, draggin' buckets actually propell their boats faster. their sails slow them down. that guy is sooooo bassackwards.......
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yeah lap, you got it. one bucket don't keep ya at a good trolling speed, use two.....

pay no attention to annie. in the great down under, draggin' buckets actually propell their boats faster. their sails slow them down. that guy is sooooo bassackwards.......
Oh Yeah......[thinkin, thinkin] Dammit, too slow. Sneadey, your on the bucket list!!! Along with jetskiers, Smacker and PAin and anyone in the Pac NW..or NE.. or TX
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Very nice. Yummy on the grill.

You could also heave-to. With a normal jib you could fore reach nicely at 2-3 knots. You'd still have to keep an eye where you're heading, but you wouldn't have to worry about steering the boat so much.
hey john, what izit with you mods and grills?
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I've dragged a milk crate before for that reason...

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Tried again on Friday used only a jib and winds where about 15 knts. This worked very well also we caught 23" and 24". I was not able to try heaveing-to because we wanted to head SE and of course the wind is coming mostly N this time of year. I always forget to drag a bucket ( I have never tried it ).
Very effective and much stronger. Not the dime store version. A real creamery version.
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