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Hey T! Welcome dude! Is yours CC as well? I can't remember the picture.

Got BFS (I mean your own)?
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I new thoes words would haunt me as soon as I uttered them..

I told my youngest to shoot that thing and when I glanced back she had the dumb thing pointed at me..Kind of took me by surprise..total waste of film in my opinion.

Nice Alex...but Im really a winter....You have to have girls to understand..
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Here is the other video that Simon and I did, I don't think it got posted in that thread linked above. No BFS here, just a below average day on the Bay, but we had fun!


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That looks like a nice sail. Simon's boat definitely sails flatter than mine. 6.5 knots on Oh Joy almost puts the rail in the water.
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6.5 knots on Oh Joy almost puts the rail in the water.
My boat heels because of the wind not because of the speed...

Ahh 6.5 knots of wind you mean??
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I think he means if there is enough wind to get him going 6.5 knots, the rail will be in the water. In that video there aren't any white caps, so I think the wind was around 10-12 knots and we were getting up to 7 knots speed. But I think Charlie has the rail in the water when he is sitting at the dock.

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Okay - heading out tomorrow for another rail dunk attempt. 35 degrees didn't do it - so I'm just going to have to pin her down and snap the photo - then get all my guests back on board. It'll be a good GOB drill. Hey - anyone out there actually kept a rail in the water on a Catalina? I have to qualify that as wakes and waves don't count.

Speaking of pinning her down - I read the story about the 4 female racers who got spanked then rescued off the Cali coast. 25-31, spinnaker up, no tethers, no pfds. I obviously won't hammer on the ladies (except for the pfds - I mean c'mon) as I'd probably be trying the same. And I have to give props to the one they left behind - gritty chick that one. But - the most interesting thing to me is the issue about tethers a couple of posts down from the story. It makes me wonder, if a tether is going to drown you at 5+ knots, what's the point? Do you just use a short tether when you're out in the spit? What's the deal?

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Smack..

every time you're on your own or with anyone inexperienced, you should use the tether, and PFD.

It should be tied in such a way that under no circunstance if you fall over you should fall in the water. If your boat is going at over 4 knots you will die...no one can resist the water pressure. it's betetr you bang your body all over, but stay over the water.

I attach mine either to the traveller while in the cockpit, or to the boom above.

If I have to go forward, I use dedicated lines.

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Okay - heading out tomorrow for another rail dunk attempt. 35 degrees didn't do it - so I'm just going to have to pin her down and snap the photo - then get all my guests back on board. It'll be a good GOB drill. Hey - anyone out there actually kept a rail in the water on a Catalina? I have to qualify that as wakes and waves don't count.
smacky- It's hard to say, since most of the Catalina's around here are basically floating condos that are rarely seen not tied to a dock. If you want to increase your odds of safely getting your rail wet, I would recommend 2 things. 1) stay in the slip. 2) Attach you spare halyard to the finger pier on the far side of your slip.
With the sails up, put a couple turns of that halyard on a winch and crank it until you reach the desired angle of heel. Get out your camera and fire away! (Remember to look like you're having to really hold on tight.)
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