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post #21 of 43 Old 02-18-2011
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regularly when the course and situation warrent it. I like to call it a CONTROLLED gybe. No advantage in stressing the quipment. We also use a preventer when downwind to prevent accidental gybes


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When fishing I try to always gybe.
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We've chicken-gybed even while racing when conditions warrant.. and it's not always a dead-simple manoeuvre either... It's best to trim the sails throughout the 'harden-up and tack and falling off' lest the boat slow enough to settle into irons.
Also known as wearing the ship... Fore & afters brought their bow through the wind. Square riggers brought their stern through the wind.
This is something you would want to do in strong winds.

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I Gybe regularly in winds up to about 20 kts. After that I will chicken-gybe. When I single hand, I chicken-gybe at about 15 kts... usually.

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When fishing I try to always gybe.
Good point, I,v lost countless trolls when I forget to keep them behind the boat.
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Well...

I must admit, we often do a "Goose-Wing" jibe on purpose . Then again, we are in a smaller boat (25') and on one of the Finger Lakes. With the light winds we see in the later part of the summer, this approach seems to get us donw the lake with the wind much faster.

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I know these guys are good and they have a full crew, but what a perfect maneuverer...with 30k Wind. Chapeau

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I know these guys are good and they have a full crew, but what a perfect maneuverer...with 30k Wind. Chapeau
Nice. I'm guessing "trabuchando" is "gybe" and "nudos" is "knots"?

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Often upto 20knots when single handed; chicken jybe over 20knots.

For single handing I think it may depend on how the main sheet is set up. On my boat the main sheet is a 6:1 purchase and attached to the end of the boom. As I head down wind I at the same time sheet the boom towards the center. As soon as the wind backends the main I let the boom out. During the process I under no circumstances cleat the main sheet off and this is the trick I feel that makes it relatively safe.

It might be a whole different story with a German system or if the helmsman dont have access to the main sheet whilst helming..

Regarding boom brakes; great idea but I dont have one. I played a lot with lines set up to be a boom brake and I think they are no good for cruiser racers with big mains/booms - the boom would break.
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I like to do an "S" Gybe. Just like the letter S is what the boat does. Put the helm down and as soon as the boom starts to move you center the tiller-wheel and the bboom stops at center of boat with no pressure. It can then be brought over by hand or slowly plops over to other side. You have a window where there is little to no pressure on the main in which to accomplisy the actual Gybe. This is also refrred to as a safety Gybe. It can be used in moderate to heavy wind to control the boom and prevent damage to the boat. Great for racing when others are to scared to Gybe.

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