Sailing Late October/november - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 10-24-2006
hellosailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,871
Thanks: 2
Thanked 101 Times in 98 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
"if there was, there would be a 12-step program"
There IS. But its a very expensive program and insurance is not accepted. I can probably get you in, for the right price.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 10-24-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Nah, I'd rather be sailing... thanks anyways..
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 10-25-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
simple72 is on a distinguished road
New sailor here: a question on the Jib vs Main Thing.....

I was sailing home in my O'day 272 yesterday in 20-25knts with gusts up to 30. Opted to fly only a small portion of my 135jib on the roller furling. The boat handled well and I was able to stay in the cockpit the whole time.

Was that a poor sail choice? Am I damaging my jib/rig by flying it furled in heavy air?

Rich New York
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 10-25-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
It depends... were you going upwind or downwind?

The sail may not be of heavy enough material that it can stand being used in such heavy wind conditions, but it really depends on how the sail was cut/made.

Sailing under a jib alone can cause balance problems as the center of effort shifts further forward, and make it very difficult to tack the boat.

YMMV.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 10-25-2006
hellosailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,871
Thanks: 2
Thanked 101 Times in 98 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Rich, a 135 usually is not made as lightly as a 150, and when you've got it mostly furled, what you are exposing is mostly the edge of the sail (some luff, some foot) where most *cruising* genoas would have additional covering/reinforcement/heavier material as well. So the odds are, no problem. But as s.dog says, "it really depends".

If one day in heavy winds "equals" ten days in lighter winds...Is that damage? Or just using the sail?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 10-25-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
simple72 is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the advice. Actually the foot and luff of the jib have become a bit frayed. Planning on shipping it off to a sail repair place or cajoling my gf into learning basic sail repair.

Rich
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 10-25-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Sending it off to Sailcare might be a good idea... they'll clean and evaluate the sail.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cats on Board slosharron Living Aboard 74 04-07-2014 10:12 AM
Summer Sailing Job Opportunity rogerhjonesjr Racing 4 09-15-2006 10:46 PM
SAILING IN THE AEGEAN OLYMPICYACHTS Chartering 0 11-20-2002 01:54 PM
SAILING IN THE AEGEAN OLYMPICYACHTS Chartering 0 11-20-2002 01:52 PM
ISAF Eligibility Requirements paulk Racing 4 02-05-2001 12:25 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.