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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-24-2007 03:40 PM
CapnHand
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Originally Posted by Gary M View Post
But I did all of that, well except the burnishing with newspapers, does that really help
Once you got rid of that guy from your crew who released the main halyard during a race you started to do better.
09-24-2007 03:34 PM
ehmanta WHile your spending lots of $$$$$$$ for speed, don't stop until you've got a carbon fibre mast, Kevlar standing and running rigging, hydraulic backstay tensioner, teflon bottom paint, empty out your water tanks remove all personal gear and leave that heavy beer at home!!!
Me.....I like my beer and if I go fast, I go fast...If I go slow, I go slow......Que Sera, sera...
09-24-2007 03:17 PM
k1vsk Other than a wife, sailboat racing trophies are the most expensive items on the planet. Lots of people go to extrordinary effort to obtain both.
09-24-2007 01:39 PM
Gary M
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Originally Posted by Sabre66 View Post
Don't stop there! install w/w sheeting traveller....adjustable sheet leads....V/C offshore paint, after stripping, fairing and epoxy barrier coating the bottom..New vang..adjustable backstay...remove all un needed items such as cushions etc. fare in all thru hulls wet sand paint to 800 grit and burnish with news paper and you should notice a few 10'ths of a knot.
But I did all of that, well except the burnishing with newspapers, does that really help
09-24-2007 12:54 PM
Valiente
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Originally Posted by USCGRET1990 View Post
If speed is a factor in your sailing life, get a race boat like Giu's, otherwise, sit back, relax, enjoy, who cares..?! Embrace Capt. Morgan..!
We cracked 7.3 knots yesterday on a 33 footer with a 26 foot waterline, but I knew that was 1 knot of favourable current. But as we were racing, I was more concerned that we pushed a 30 footer up and gave him some dirty air so that we could make the mark without a further tack, not the speed. A pair of near-identical CS 30s were jousting just behind us...that made four 10 foot wide boats in a roughly 45 foot wide slot...close quarters for some...One of the CS 30 made it into our draft and finally broke the deadlock with his rival and sailed close to us for the rest of the race: he was so pleased that we had inadvertantly done him a big favour that he bought the crew a jug of beer!

Felt good to race my old boat, which is now in the care of a new skipper for a few years. I never raced her myself, just cruised her quickly, mainly because I didn't want to pay $10,000 for new sails and a slick, faired bottom to have her reach her full potential. But after yesterday...
09-24-2007 09:54 AM
CBinRI I wouldn't beat yourself up too much. Newer boats have longer waterlines and more modern, faster designs. There are two Jeaneau 36s. One has a PHRF rating of 93, the other 120, compared to the O'Day 35 at 144 (which is more than respectable). And those few seconds of speed may have cost him a hundred grand more than you spent.
09-24-2007 09:11 AM
denby
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Originally Posted by Sabre66 View Post
Don't stop there! install w/w sheeting traveller....adjustable sheet leads....V/C offshore paint, after stripping, fairing and epoxy barrier coating the bottom..New vang..adjustable backstay...remove all un needed items such as cushions etc. fare in all thru hulls wet sand paint to 800 grit and burnish with news paper and you should notice a few 10'ths of a knot.
Or forget about it and enjoy the sailing.


Dennis
09-24-2007 08:52 AM
Sabre66
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Originally Posted by poltergeist View Post
Looks like it's time for ...

A whole new suit of sails, not just a genoa.
Thorough bottom cleaning.
New prop.
Rig tuning.
Performance sailing classes for you, the wife and kids.
Bring some neighborhood kids along to sit on the rail.
And, if all else fails, a huge fan for the foredeck. I've read that works.

I can't believe all these guys are trying to talk you out of spending $$$$$ for another half-knot of VMG. What's happening to this place?

Kurt
Don't stop there! install w/w sheeting traveller....adjustable sheet leads....V/C offshore paint, after stripping, fairing and epoxy barrier coating the bottom..New vang..adjustable backstay...remove all un needed items such as cushions etc. fare in all thru hulls wet sand paint to 800 grit and burnish with news paper and you should notice a few 10'ths of a knot.
09-24-2007 08:30 AM
poltergeist
I feel your pain ...

Looks like it's time for ...

A whole new suit of sails, not just a genoa.
Thorough bottom cleaning.
New prop.
Rig tuning.
Performance sailing classes for you, the wife and kids.
Bring some neighborhood kids along to sit on the rail.
And, if all else fails, a huge fan for the foredeck. I've read that works.

I can't believe all these guys are trying to talk you out of spending $$$$$ for another half-knot of VMG. What's happening to this place?

Kurt
09-23-2007 11:15 PM
teshannon Just an old fart having a senior moment. Hey, great minds think alike.
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