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06-28-2007 03:17 AM
blt2ski Figured out over the weekend, that BC PHRF is a bit nicer on ratings than the US PHRF groups as a whole. The same boat as I have in BC is rated a 191, I'm a 165! Not that I can sail to that rating with original 22 yr old dacs, but a major difference none the less in how things are rated.

All this to a how old post!?!?!?!?

marty
06-26-2007 06:14 PM
chris_gee The mainsheet pulls the boom in and down flattening the sail. If the traveller is up the major force is in, if it is down the force is more down so it flattens. For a given angle to the wind ie on a beam reach it seems to me that the heeling force is limited if the boom is correctly set ie with the major force forward, and in 10 knots it is unlikely that the heeling force is excessive and needs to be reduced.
All the other sail settings stated withe exception of the boom vang eg slack halyard would make the sail fuller, perhaps too much so, however on a beam reach some extra fullness is ok because the heeling force is limited.
06-26-2007 05:53 PM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giulietta
SD don't you want to rephrase that to:

.....I pass SOME 40' boats ...bla bla bla.....

...as some 40' boats are quite an embarrassement to me....bla bla bla.....
Giu-

I'll re-phrase it when I see your boat on the waters in my sailing area, and I fail to run you down.... Right now, I run the 40' boats here down regularly...
06-26-2007 04:49 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
Crwber-

BTW, I pass 40' boats all the time without the use of a spinnaker...and my boat is only 28' long..
SD don't you want to rephrase that to:

.....I pass SOME 40' boats ...bla bla bla.....

...as some 40' boats are quite an embarrassement to me....bla bla bla.....
06-26-2007 04:27 PM
Gary M Putting the travaler all the way down does not flatten the main however it does reduce heeling. Halyard tension, outhaul, mast bend and flattening reef are used to flattedna main.

On a beam reach you want the traveller all the way down. You will then need to ease the main sheet until the main starts to luff and then pull it in until the luffing mostly stops.
You should have your vang in pretty hard and try to get all of the ticklers on your battens flying. The top one is a challenge.

Gary
06-26-2007 02:38 AM
chris_gee Well it would be interesting to hear how much a new spinnaker fixed it.
The other point I would make is having the traveller down will flatten the main, which is unlikely to be required on a beam reach in 10 knots and is inconsistent with the other adjustments.
06-22-2007 11:10 PM
sailingdog Cardiacpaul-

Fishes got to eat too... and them bones all disappeared once the stringy fleshy bits got eaten away...
06-22-2007 07:06 PM
cardiacpaul dog,
you AFOC, you have multiple hulls... I'd be su-prised if you couldn't. Unless you're still dragging that body. I told you - lime, and a 55 gallon drum.
06-22-2007 09:38 AM
sailingdog Crwber-

You need to check the dates of threads before you reply. I'm pretty sure, since this thread is a year old, he has either gotten a new spinnaker or has decided he doesn't need one. BTW, I pass 40' boats all the time without the use of a spinnaker...and my boat is only 28' long..
06-22-2007 01:39 AM
crwber get a new chute....just been through that with our old 1982 kites,,,the difference is staggering. on an old 30ft boat, we managed to overtake a benateau 40.7 downwind at a recent regatta weekend......the boat was just a different lady.....get a new chute!
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