SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Racing > Racing with a dodger
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Racing with a dodger Reply to Thread
Title:
  

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

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
02-20-2002 03:35 PM
bporter
Racing with a dodger

We had a dodger on my C&C as well as a nice Edson cockpit table I refinished myself when I first bought the boat. We took them both off after one practice session. Once you get the hang of taking it on and off it goes pretty quickly, about a five minute job. In my case it was two screws, two pins, and a bunch of snaps.

On the C&C 37, with the traveller and main sheet controls and winches on top of the companionway it was simply impossible to move quickly and apply enough force without contorting yourself into odd positions or beating youself senseless.

So, in seconds per mile it was impossible to quantify. But in crew aggravation and lost time on tacks and trimming, the doger was a nightmare.

Also people bruised their butts on the table while trying to grind the winches and change sides during tacks.

Note that we did not get so over the top that we actually took all of the hardware off of the boat, we just tucked it down below.
02-20-2002 02:25 PM
Jeff_H
Racing with a dodger

I am not sure that the dodger really slows you down noticably do to windage or anything like that. I think it is more of an impediment to crew work and steering (and that will vary from boat to boat and whether you race with spinacker or not. It is next to imposible to race with a spinacker with a dodger because the trimmer should be up at the weather shrouds to be able to see properly and the dodger would normally prevent that. The dodger is generally in the line of sight for trimmers and the helmsman and so makes it harder to do things. The easier something can be done on the race course the more likely that it will be done more often and more correctly.

Jeff
02-20-2002 10:10 AM
agdaller
Racing with a dodger

I''d like to do some racing with my Catalina 34 but I don''t want to take down the dodger every time. Does anybody know the impact of the dodger while racing (seconds per mile).
Thanks

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.