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Nice vid, Smack. I think I'll stick to 10 to 15 knots of wind for now...:-)
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.....I could probably sail my car in 70 knots
And some buildings as well will do very well on a reach in 70 knots

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Keep the snapshots coming smack. I bought our cat "ready to sail", so didn't have to do what you're doing... that said, I will someday and seeing the process beforehand is a Good Thing (tm)
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Nice vid, Smack. I think I'll stick to 10 to 15 knots of wind for now...:-)
Same here dude. But you have to admit - that was back when sailors had balls.

I say it's time to bring back the heyday!


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Nice work Smack. Real Nice.

I'm impressed.

Ok I have to confess that I have learn't quite a bit off youtube as well. When the shipwright walks past and nods approval, I hide the iphone real quick and try for the hey I was born in a boatyard look

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Thanks Chall. It's actually pretty fun stuff. But I'd rather be sailing it!


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Re: Darkside My A$$

We used to sail beach cats a lot. I took my boy out on one when it was blowing 5 and he was only 6 months old. We all had bigger monohulls to sail as well but we'd always end up racing our beach cats instead.
It was funny, but when I started racing cars my beach cat experience really helped me. When you're trapeezed out and flying a hull, there is a gentle balance between the tiller and the mainsheet, bringing in the mainsheet or falling off a little to fly it higher and letting the sheet out a little or heading upwind a little to lower the hull. That feeling, the balance between the mainsheet and the rudders, felt exactly like the balance between the throttle and the steering when gently sliding the racecar through a corner when you can steer with the throttle as well as the wheel and you can accelerate or decelerate a bit by steering or lifting/pressing the pedal. It's not something you can even really think your way through, you just feel it.
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