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Holy crap, TJ! Great story and pics. Is this the same area as Giu's BFW videos from a week or so ago?

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Hey Charlie - what have you heard from Ccam lately? Was he near Gale Alley too when that bad weather came through last week? I hope not.
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I haven't heard from Cam since last weekend. The weather down there's been nasty offshore and the last I saw there was one Hurricane and one TS off the Baja coast. He may still be in SF but I don't know. I'll give him a call later.
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Hey, Smack, is this thread completely dead or are you still interested in sailing? I happened upon this photo taken from September’s Interclub race here in San Francisco. Proof that C27s are good looking boats, especially when they are sailed well. And yes, you can have fun without burying the rail. Note that: This guy is sailing with tight leaches; Jib fairleads are forward (for this 130 headsail) in the “power up” position; Headstay is taught, indicating he has applied backstay tension; Traveller is slightly down to give him less weather helm (and a better steering grove); His tell-tales are streaming back and slightly lifting; His crew (and helmsman) are most likely on the weather rail providing weight trim. You can tell that he is pretty much up to hull speed as you can see that he is pushing a monster bow (and stern) wave which is giving the optical illusion that the leeward deck is under. Rest assured it isn’t. For guys like me, this is the essence of sailing. This looks right. Sailing on your ear, out of control, doesn’t.


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George, try reposting the picture, I see nothing.
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GeorgeB, depends on the boat. Oh Joy does best with the rail right at or slightly in the water. Of course, she was built in 1961 and was a throwback design by S&S and Knutson to the yachts of the 30's with an updated (for then) keel and interior. The C-27 does sail better flatter as do most modern boats. One of the few modern boats that likes it on their ear are the Spirit Yachts. Smack, ya oughta buy Don Guilette's "Sail Trim" with companion laminated chart. I did and it helped me a lot when I first started sailing. Spending a lot of time on SA and here actually reading threads on how to do certain things helped much too.
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Woohoo George! I'm always interested in sailing, dude! Please re-try that photo link. I'm dying to see a C27 doing it's thing. Mine's just been rolling its eyes as I'm on my ear and losing the helm. But, you know, that's kind of fun sometimes too. Anyway, my goal is to match your photo at some point this fall - well I guess I need to see it first.

Charlie - I'll get that book. And, believe it or not, I have actually been perusing more threads on both sites. Lots of good stuff. I'll continue to do so my good man (even when I get banned!).
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I saw the picture. Right click on the blank space where the picture should be and left click on "show picture". (That or hit the picture's link in the 'Big Freakin' Sails email.)
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http://i.pbase.com/g1/16/866916/2/10...0.vWqQDKkL.jpg
Lets try that for a pic, it is a good shot
I can post the link, but can not get the pic to show, I can also get the pic to show when I C&P, anyway, maybe george can get it fixed.

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I can post the link, but can not get the pic to show, I can also get the pic to show when I C&P, anyway, maybe george can get it fixed.

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Hey Marty, good result on FWB. 3rd in class and 4th overall?! awesome.


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