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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2014
Replies: 2,155
Views: 240,451
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

DDW dead down wind
VMG velocity made good.

Really though, since we sail courses that are not generally dead upwind or downwind, like a bouy race we should really say vmc or velocity made to a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 9,180
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Another AMVER rescue

Beneteau uses an inward turned flange but minimal hull to deck overlap. There can be a fair amount of flex, think edge to edge. Like I've said several times it's good enough for most sailors but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,077
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

The best way to learn to sail is by racing, you learn boat handling, sail trim and tactics. The best boat to learn on is a dinghy.

But you're 55 so mucking around racing in a dinghy isn't going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 12,960
Posted By Shockwave
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

If you can't tell the difference, buy the Catalina.
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