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Had a BFS tonight, along with some red badges of honor....
nailed the start of a race, about a minute later, ran aground.....
got free with in a minute or so, retook my lead with in 3 minutes or so.....
Realize the rivets holding the vang link to the boom are busted.....no vang in 15-25 knot of wind.....hmmmmm......probably happened during the grounding.......
redid 110 sheets to a different set of leads, gained half a knot of boat speed!
First in fleet around the mark, decide to fly the chute......
Have some issues setting it, get knocked down, water (GREEN mind you) coming in cockpit, winches on the top of cabin top are buried, had no idea where the leeward life lines are, water 2" from going into cabin area......boat rights itself....
look around, everyone still on board, get spin in control, head off down wind at 8 something knots, hit 9.15 surfing the waves. not bad for a boat with a 24.5' WL hull speed of about 6.6-6.8! Manage to gybe the spin, main sail etc, few issues getting things up and running, but NO knock downs! finish before dark, 15 mile course in 2 hrs...... first in division.... not sure how we did with handicap as of yet.......oh yeah, beat deodenda/david with his new to him, faster than my boat.......
well any way, time to finish my henri's rb, eat some IC, hit the sack...
oh yeah, one crew I keep telling, put a wrap or two around the winch when letting a halyard loose.....
dinglesnort lets spin halyard loose in 15-20 knots, no wraps on winch......yep......blister on all finners! as the line went running out on him!
Oh well, if it could wrong, it did, go right, it did. major BFS tonight!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Last edited by blt2ski; 05-12-2011 at 01:25 AM.