|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|02-10-2012 05:29 PM|
|Chkm8||Thanks again FM this is a great eye opener for me being new to sail|
|02-10-2012 05:25 PM|
|oysterman23||FM: Ive been enjoying your book and wanted to thank you for making it available as you have. There are a variety of helpful sections and was particularly enjoying your approaches to self steering rigs. I have something in mind which is a variation of the shock-cord /jib sheet method which Im looking forward to trying this summer. My boat is generally quite easy on all points excepting a run where it is rather demanding at times. Im often better off tacking downwind so as to be on a broad reach instead. anyway still learning and your book most helpful thanks again ChrisCod|
|02-10-2012 04:47 PM|
Originally Posted by FoolishMuse View Post
Thanks for producing the tip book, it has been very helpful,
|02-10-2012 04:00 PM|
100% of the time, including active racing.
Take a look at my free book at: Singlehanded Tips Book where I discuss most of the issues brought up here. I'm always looking for new ideas.
|02-10-2012 02:29 PM|
|Chkm8||Comfortable run in the cool weather ... Check that starboard lifeline .. you were the only one on the boat!|
|02-09-2012 10:55 PM|
I solo about 75% of the time and find it to be exactly the challenge I was looking for. I realized I like running my sheets across the cockpit so I can trim them better from the high side. Check out a pretty typical solo sail of mine:
|02-09-2012 10:24 PM|
|Chkm8||Great info ... trading large propeller for small propeller less tonnage and quiet sails and warmer water|
|02-09-2012 07:35 PM|
I solo most times as well. The skipjack rig often needs one reef in the main and I have learned to go ahead and do it on the slightest suspicion. Then it handles wonderfully. I am learning to anticipate, plan, handle the boat in a calm purposeful way. A lot has changed. Lazarettes now contain entirely different gear than at the beginning...as do the cubbies near the companionway. I really enjoy hearing from all the members who solo and I read constantly. Often part of my days sail will be trying something out that i need to learn or testing something someone else spoke of in a thread. I have been impressed with the generosity on this website and that reminds me that water people really are special. One thing I am looking forward to this year is going east into the broader sections of the Bay where the water and swells have some fetch. Later as time permits a few sails near and through the inlet at slack tide....
|02-09-2012 01:26 PM|
Originally Posted by EJO View Post
|02-09-2012 01:20 PM|
Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
In life I generally find if you ask permission, you are generally denied (in the US this is mostly due to the fact we have too many lawyers), so its best not to ask. Just do it until someone tells you to stop (my kids also believe in this tactic).
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