Safe angle of heel - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Seamanship & Navigation
 Not a Member? 

Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 11-14-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SEMIJim will become famous soon enough SEMIJim will become famous soon enough
We've had the rail in the water several times. I think much of it is why she's on her ear. One time, racing, in 30 kts gusting to 35, four crew, the #3 (jib) and a reef in the main, the rail was often in the water and it was all my wife could do to keep her on our tack and heading. Conversely, in 15 kt winds, just the two of us, flying the #1 (150% genoa) and a full main, both my wife and the boat were comfortable with the rail in the water.

Jim
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #32  
Old 11-14-2008
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,977
Thanks: 10
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 9
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
For my boat, 7 degrees is my optimum point - 10 degrees if I'm pushing it, and at 18 degrees one of the hulls is out of the water. Contrary to popular belief it always heels a little, and since the leeward hull has the centerboard down this is a good thing as the boards are placed asymmetrically, more lift on the leeward side as it's outboard.
Safe angle of heel-crop-boards.jpg

Every boat is different you see: Also, I find that at 10 degrees cup holders might be needed.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heavy weather sailing sailorfrank Learning to Sail 26 09-10-2013 06:32 PM
Windward performance deseely General Discussion (sailing related) 21 04-01-2012 02:42 PM
Traveler usage? Humpwalker Seamanship & Navigation 22 02-17-2007 10:54 AM
Wind speed vs safe learning? Jonathan316 Learning to Sail 4 04-29-2004 03:40 AM
Is Crewing Safe? newuser General Discussion (sailing related) 1 03-26-2003 08:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.