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Topic Review (Newest First)
4 Weeks Ago 11:37 AM
MI248
Re: Knock Down!

Ww. What a ride...
10-14-2014 02:41 PM
MarkSF
Re: Knock Down!

Not sure what you mean, I see two people in the cockpit.
10-06-2014 10:36 PM
Pendragon35
Re: Knock Down!

Great video, great sailing. You have a lot of guts; I don't think I would have the courage to fly a spinnaker single handed.
10-06-2014 09:04 PM
WeedySeaDragon
Re: Knock Down!

And that's why I don't use a spinaker. I'm sure it's a blast though.
09-10-2014 11:29 AM
Pupil2Prodigy
Re: Knock Down!

yikes
08-02-2014 10:22 PM
Nancyleeny
Re: Knock Down!

I don't know much yet, but I know I wouldn't have wanted to be those guys on the port, the ones in the water!!! This didn't look like much fun.
Nancy
07-31-2014 05:24 AM
kp199x
Re: Knock Down!

..................: Laugher
10-16-2012 05:43 PM
MarkSF
Re: Knock Down!

What's with the tension in the luff of the main? It's far too loose in some of the vid. There's a great big pocket at the bottom of the luff.
10-15-2012 02:07 PM
zz4gta
Re: Knock Down!

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
That's funny about the terminology. We call a "chicken gybe" doing a 270 degree tack to totally avoid a gybe.
That's what I thought a chicken gybe was. Letting the boom just flop over is a great way to blow out a block, traveler, or goose neck. The best way to make a gybe go easier is to sail as fast as possible, sheet in, and as soon as the boom starts to flop over, blow the sheet and slow it down before it hits the shrouds. The driver turns down fro the gybe, boom over, and immediately should drive down again. This helps to avoid the round up after a heavy air gybe.

The boat doesn't look that big, but they should probably have a 2nd up there helping out the bowman. We do end for ends on the 36.7 without much issue. It really comes down to the driver and trimmers.

In smaller boats with big mains, it's impossible to sheet the main all the way in b/c it'll round up the boat. So just sheet in as much as you can without the driver bit(hin too much.
10-12-2012 05:10 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Knock Down!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SHNOOL View Post
Is it just me or is it customary to control the jibe of the main more... always thought allowing it to drop across like that was generally bad for equipment.... When it's heavier I sheet in, slow turn, and release... I call it a chicken jibe. In light air, I grab the boom and tackle, and pull it past centerline, then release, obviously the winds in this are way to heavy for that.
That's funny about the terminology. We call a "chicken gybe" doing a 270 degree tack to totally avoid a gybe.
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