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|07-16-2010 02:23 PM|
Originally Posted by wind_magic View Post
|07-11-2010 06:13 PM|
Awesome web site, thanks! He has some really great videos.
|06-26-2010 09:46 AM|
I'd highly recommend those videos as a good friend of mine made them. He used to be an active member here but is generally only over at the forum he started a couple of years ago... Anything Sailing Forum. I recommend you go visit.
|06-26-2010 01:31 AM|
|dub420sailor||I know it isn't too technical, but I liked this video YouTube - Sailing: Steering a sailboat with the main sail ALONE! I'm guessing it works better on a well balanced boat though, and I'm sure that when no rudder is attached that changes things a bit.|
|05-28-2010 01:08 PM|
When I taught sailing at San Diego Naval Yacht Club, when the students advanced from Sabots to Catalina 15s, part of the course was sailing without a rudder. It was only for about a quarter hour per student. But with 2 or 3 students (crowded) in the boat they experienced overall a longer time. It is a matter of balancing your sails and movable weights in the boat.
Now this should be practiced if you can ship your rudder and give it a try. Have fun
|05-28-2010 08:19 AM|
|Zanshin||I posted some details here after it happened and didn't want to repeat myself. I found the boat unsteerable and trailing warps (and pails) while motoring didn't keep me going where I wanted to either. In the end I drifted over a 70 foot deep shoaling area and dropped the hook and rather than remove an inner door on the boat and rig a starboard or similar rudder system I was able to use VHF to arrange a tow. Unfortunately, this coincided with another boat mayday situation with a child lost overboard and as I was in no danger there were no resources free for a day. It was rather uncomfortable to be at anchor in the open water, but that was all. The tow (to Virgin Gorda) showed how unstable fin-keeled boats are without the balance of a ruuder - despite dragging all of my unused spare line and docking lines and buckets and dinghy off the aft end of the boat it still swung around 180 degrees during the tow.|
|05-28-2010 07:55 AM|
Originally Posted by Zanshin View Post
|05-28-2010 07:04 AM|
|Zanshin||I lost my rudder at sea with a significant swell and gusty BFT 4-5 winds in a Jeanneau 43DS and found that the fin-keeled boat did not self-steer under sail at all, each wave and windspeed shift would change the dynamic balance sufficiently to make even approximately keeping a heading impossible.|
|05-28-2010 05:15 AM|
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
|05-28-2010 02:16 AM|
|snb25||well as i understand a spare paddle,,,,ore must be kept t onboard so i would go the big canoe method for awhile with some power or wind could tiresome|
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