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charlie- You have a total of 6 flag halyards? Are you planning to host the next session of the UN?
She's an old boat, I guess they used to fly more flags and burgees back then.
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Is that a chute or are you just happy to be sailing?
Where is the pole? Looks more like a Genaker.
Asymmetrical cruising chute. I don't have a standard spinnaker or pole but I do have the old bronze track with no car on the Mainmast.

I can use it like a Giant Genny if the wind is aft of about 60* though. The wind was just aft of the beam and very light here, barely enough to fill it.

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Welcome Pain - just one word for that freakin' sail....BIG! It looked so calm and boring for the first 6-8 minutes or so then...BAM! How did you live through that dude? Then again - I guess if you knew what to look for you could see it coming between minutes 2-4. Kudos, man, kudos.
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Welcome Pain - just one word for that freakin' sail....BIG! It looked so calm and boring for the first 6-8 minutes or so then...BAM! How did you live through that dude? Then again - I guess if you knew what to look for you could see it coming between minutes 2-4. Kudos, man, kudos.
Well, I don't normally like to brag...
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BTW - Pain, was it just the video quality or were your eyebrows actually getting thicker with the mounting stress?
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Okay - as we end another day, there are still some open questions on sailing technique that have been discussed in this thread. Charlie, John, Jody, etc. have given some good answers, but these questions still remain somewhat open-ended. What say you salts?

2. Sailing into the slip: How about some tips on this. I've been practicing heaving to in open water - but I'm not yet confident enough to sail in. One of the issues is that with our water down, there's a bottle neck in our marina that leaves maybe 8 feet on either side of our boat coming in/out (with boats on either side). Would that bother the salts out there? Or is that nothing? Giu - you need to get us a video of this (if you haven't already). They've been great tools.

3. The decision to fall off or beat in big wind and waves: When/how is this decision made? In other words, there's the comfort variable in choosing to beat or not in the world of daysailing (when you have the luxury to choose). But I assume that goes out the hatch pretty quickly in a storm. And I understand at some point that the wind and the sea will make the decision for you. But what about the in between. What drives the decision and how do you prepare?

PS - Giu - your heaving-to technique is absolutely great. Seriously. I had been taught the "S" technique which works pretty well, but takes you pretty far away from the half-empty rum bottle dropped overboard. We practiced your technique the other night and it was rock solid. Thanks.
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First question. Depends on which way the wind is. If you are tacking upwind into the marina, tack your way in. Powerboaters, sailboats under power, and sailboats going DDW should stay to their right, or your left. Tack normally until you get close to passing them, then short tack if you are on starboard or just stay to the right and tack slow if you are on port tack. If you are DDW coming into the marina, stay to the right, go to the end of the fairway, turn upwind, drop the sails.

Next question depends on how much time you have and which direction you want to go in and for how long. Easier on the boat and you to sail off wind, and can be faster. Beating for a long time really sucks.

Hmm, the in between time? The in between time is the time you should be making your move. The calm time is when you should be reading your charts, studying the weather patterns, and determining which way to head if a storm is coming. Do you outrun it, run for cover, head for the softer side of it? All things you need to learn, and experience plays a huge role in that.
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