Big Freakin' Sails - Page 12 - SailNet Community
 374Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #111 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008
On the hard
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,503
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by T34C View Post
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.
CharlieCobra is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #112 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008
On the hard
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,503
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
Charlie CC,
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.

Last edited by CharlieCobra; 09-25-2008 at 08:56 PM.
CharlieCobra is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #113 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008 Thread Starter
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,346
Thanks: 147
Thanked 131 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
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.
smackdaddy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #114 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008
Apropos of Nothing
 
painkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,740
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
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...
painkiller is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #115 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008 Thread Starter
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,346
Thanks: 147
Thanked 131 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
BTW - Pain, was it just the video quality or were your eyebrows actually getting thicker with the mounting stress?
smackdaddy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #116 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #117 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008 Thread Starter
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,346
Thanks: 147
Thanked 131 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by bestfriend View Post
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Welcome bestfriend! Not the best BSF we've had - but a great effort for your first post! And, I really don't mean to be critical, but you misspelled that. Left out a "z". We all look forward to your next adventure from SV Narcolepsy!
smackdaddy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #118 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008 Thread Starter
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,346
Thanks: 147
Thanked 131 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
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.
smackdaddy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #119 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Welcome bestfriend! Not the best BSF we've had - but a great effort for your first post! And, I really don't mean to be critical, but you misspelled that. Left out a "z". We all look forward to your next adventure from SV Narcolepsy!
.................Z

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #120 of 3038 Old 09-25-2008
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
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.

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios

Last edited by bestfriend; 09-25-2008 at 11:28 PM.
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
luffs, Battens and Leech ? painters Gear & Maintenance 17 11-15-2009 04:56 PM
Sloop or Ketch? maxheadspace Boat Review and Purchase Forum 46 07-27-2007 02:56 PM
Sails on a Boat That I'm Looking At FritzN Gear & Maintenance 9 02-22-2007 11:42 AM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Buying a Boat Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome