sailing closer than 90 degrees....
So I post to my boat owners forum about a furler, and mention that I can point quite well now that I have the furler.
This topic has come up before as I had judged my boats pointing ability using the windvane alone which has inaccuracies with apparent wind, leeway etc.
So I was repremanded and told to go use my GPS.
My comment before was that I just have experienced that the relative comparison between my old hank on headsail and the new 150 furled one are similar and that with the wind vane sneaking inside the 90 degree cone of .... whatever...no go.
So I came back in and mentioned that last summer, i did in fact use my GPS with the display trails enabled. I went as close to the wind as I could for awhile, then tacked. Then went the opposite way close to the wind and then checked the angle that I had drawn with my GPS. Sure enough, it was less than ninety degrees.
Now theoretically, i guess, i shouldn't have been able to do this? They are all laughing at the retarded man on my home forum. Great fun they are having....
There must be an explanation for what I did.