What is........... - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-21-2009 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
What is...........

close hauled? some only use their dagger board when close hauled. Thanks.
Jay2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-22-2009
..........huh?..
 
Izzy1414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grants Pass,OR
Posts: 395
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Jay,

Close hauled is a point of sail. It is not possible to sail directly into the wind or within aproximately 40 degrees of of the wind in either direction. That 80 degree or so zone is the "no go zone" or "in irons" point of sail. If you are sailing into the wind as close as possible to the "no go zone" you are said to be "close hauled". Your keel or dagger board needs to be down when close hauled to keep your boat from being blown sideways. As you turn further away from the wind less keel is needed to keep your boat from side slipping. If you are running with the wind (going the same direction as the wind is blowing) you can pull your dagger board up to reduce drag because the wind is pushing your boat straight forward and not sideways.

Doug

S/V Boccata d'Aria

I'm not sure what Dickens are, but I think they may be important and I sure as hell don't want them scared out of me.......Izzy
Izzy1414 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 03-22-2009
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Do yourself a favor and buy David Seidman's book, The Complete Sailor.

If you don't know what close hauled means, you really need to get this book and read it. It will give you the basics on points of sail and a lot of other sailing related terminology...it's only about $16 at your local bookstore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay2 View Post
close hauled? some only use their dagger board when close hauled. Thanks.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 03-22-2009
Senior Member
 
CaptainForce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
Posts: 1,715
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Doug...Izzy1414, What a great and informative answer! You excel as a teacher, -Aythya crew
CaptainForce is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 03-22-2009 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Thanks Doug, excellent response. I Really enjoy this site.
Jay2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

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



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