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08-12-2007 07:35 PM
pirateofcapeann Giu:

I assume that's in KILOMETERS, right???

Hi to you buddy!
08-12-2007 06:30 PM
Sabre66
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Originally Posted by ImASonOfaSailor View Post
Are you talking about downwind 17 knots, if so that would be a nice ride so you had some surfing going on! 35 knots of wind is very nice! I have not been in that for a while, sounds like fun. What year is your Sabre?
She's hull # 66 built in 1966. We started the race after 2 delays due to lack of wind. It started to fill in so they started the fleets, at that point it was about 5-10 knots which is what the forcast had called for. The course was W/W L/W twice around we saw around 15-20 by the time we rounded the W/w mark for the first time. We popped the chute and had a fast ride to the L/W mark. Second time around we made it to the W/W mark, hoisted and less than 5 minutes into the run the wind picked up to 30-35 with gusts over 40( we saw 54 after the race)
The sabre is based on the old 5.5 meter design, she has a long,14' boom, and a very narrow beam, 6' 4". Downwind in a sea she rolls like crazy, constantly dipping the boom in the water, It is very scary to fly the chute in these conditions, the rolling motion keeps us in constant danger of a crash gybe.
In that particular case we were surfing down a wave and I was praying that the bow wasn't going to dig in, it didn't and we made it.
08-11-2007 12:45 PM
camaraderie The speed record is now almost 50knots...if you want to see what that looks like check it out here:
http://www.hydroptere.com/index.php4?lang=EN

Giu will undoubtedly say that the French are cheating again!! (G)
08-11-2007 09:46 AM
ImASonOfaSailor
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Originally Posted by Sabre66 View Post
We saw 17 knots DDW with the chute up. It was blowing around 35 knots at the time (It was only blowing 20-25 when we hoisted) White knuckle sailing until we were able to get it down, I'm still amazed it didn't blow apart. Normally we hit 6.5 upwind in 10-15 probablly average 5.5. Off the wind we can top 7.5. DDW in 10-15 we hit 8-9.
hThe boats a Columbia Sabre. 32'L 6'4" W with a 21'.6" W/L.
Are you talking about downwind 17 knots, if so that would be a nice ride so you had some surfing going on! 35 knots of wind is very nice! I have not been in that for a while, sounds like fun. What year is your Sabre?
08-11-2007 09:33 AM
Sabre66 We saw 17 knots DDW with the chute up. It was blowing around 35 knots at the time (It was only blowing 20-25 when we hoisted) White knuckle sailing until we were able to get it down, I'm still amazed it didn't blow apart. Normally we hit 6.5 upwind in 10-15 probablly average 5.5. Off the wind we can top 7.5. DDW in 10-15 we hit 8-9.
hThe boats a Columbia Sabre. 32'L 6'4" W with a 21'.6" W/L.
08-11-2007 09:31 AM
danjarch I had my sailboat boat up to 75 kts, but then the trailer wheels started geting unbalanced so I dropped back to 65.
08-11-2007 08:35 AM
ImASonOfaSailor
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So you're saying this Farrier F33 can do 40 knots in 40 knots of wind??? Right...
Dude I was kidding that boat would flip over at 40 knots! I dont know of a Tri that can do 40 knots? Maybe a 200 foot tri could, boy that would be fun who has one?

I do know if you had 10 knots of wind it can do 8.8 knots! I would love to know what speeds they get in higher winds?
08-11-2007 12:16 AM
dorourke
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Originally Posted by timangiel View Post
You should be able to hit 7.0 knots in less wind then that in my opinion. How much were you healing?? In that kind of wind I would expect over 6 knots with the main reefed and the jib partially furled, but I don't know if I would go much faster than 7.2 no matter what I did. I don't think I would use full sails in 25K winds, and if I did I'm not sure that it would make me go faster. My knot meter has gone as high as 7.8 (it was less than 25K winds)but only for a brief period. We seem to hit 7.0 on a fairly regular basis and is sustainable when the wind is right, we consider that good sailing. There is no way your boat will only go 5.2 knots, we motor faster than that.
When I need to get into line to enter the marina with the powerboaters I regulary get 6.4 knots on the out of calibrated knot meter, I think that's all the saildrive will push. I've been told the rudder will flutter at about 7+ knots, that happens alot. As far as my healing goes, I coulden't say, we rocked most of the way. I had the main full and the hanked on 100% jib all the while very out of trim, also some very presant weather helm, I know I should have reefed.
08-10-2007 09:37 AM
paulk
Conditions

We've moved Eclipse at better than 12.5 knots dead downwind with only a reefed main hoisted. Of course it was blowing more than 40 in the puffs, and they'd closed Laguardia Airport because of the wind. The bow wave was shooting spray so wide it was making rainbows out by the end of the boom. http://www.stw.fr/album_photo/grande/ph_alb_11742_2_gr.jpg
08-10-2007 09:19 AM
TrueBlue On the way back from Block Island yesterday, the GPS clocked 6.7 kts SOG, not speed over water. Wind was at 18 kts, but we were heading into 5-7 ft seas . . . slowed us down considerably, but still not bad for a 9 ton ketch motorsailer without motor power .

With the 90hp motor - I've clocked 10 kts.
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