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Search: Posts Made By: jbr
Forum: Racing 02-22-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 10,700
Posted By jbr
What new dinghy should I buy?

Silmaril, thanks for the great input. I didn''t know you could reef a Laser sail.
I appreciate the help!
jbr
Forum: Racing 02-20-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 10,700
Posted By jbr
What new dinghy should I buy?

Allan,

Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like an interesting option, though more expensive to get than a rig that that can be reefed or depowered.

jbr
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By jbr
Input wanted re: new dinghy

Thanks, Paul.
Only concern about a Laser is in heavy wind.

JBR
Forum: Racing 02-17-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 10,700
Posted By jbr
What new dinghy should I buy?

Hi Allen,

Thanks for the input. Laser sounds like fun but maybe exhausing if I''d like to take it out in the high winds. I''ve heard that there are modern small dinghies which can handle these...
Forum: Racing 02-15-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 10,700
Posted By jbr
What new dinghy should I buy?

Hi Silmaril,

Thanks for the input. So how''s a laser handle in 25 kts with gusts? I''d like recovering from capsize/turtle to be doable in tough conditions.

Contender looks great but I agree...
Forum: Racing 02-14-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 10,700
Posted By jbr
What new dinghy should I buy?

I''m looking to buy a new dinghy for recreational sailing (maybe racing down the road) and would like people''s input to help me narrow down the choices. I''m 175 lbs 5''10" have been sailing a 17''...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By jbr
Input wanted re: new dinghy

I''m looking to buy a new dinghy for recreational sailing (maybe racing down the road but not now) and would like people''s input to help me narrow down the choices. I''m 175 lbs 5''10" have been...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-09-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,951
Posted By jbr
Configuring a trapeze

Allen and Rich, thanks for the great input.
Forum: Racing 09-08-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By jbr
Configuring a trapeze

I''m configuring my boat, a 17'' planing dinghy, with a trapeze for single-handed sailing. This is a fast daysailer, and it wasn''t originally designed for it. Basic wires, handle, dogbone, and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-08-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,951
Posted By jbr
Configuring a trapeze

I''m configuring my boat, a 17'' planing dinghy, with a trapeze for single-handed sailing. This is a fast daysailer, and it wasn''t originally designed for it. Basic wires, handle, dogbone, and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-07-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 5,137
Posted By jbr
Flying a spinnaker singlehanded

Jeff, thanks for the great input. My boat does have a small bowsprit about 12" long. I''ll try the batten on the bowsprit but image you can still lose the lazy sheet during the jibe since the clew...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-05-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 5,137
Posted By jbr
Flying a spinnaker singlehanded

I sail a 17'' planing dinghy primarily singlehandedly and recently started getting experience flying a spinnaker in 5-10 kts. So far I''ve had reasonably good success but would appreciate input on a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 4,499
Posted By jbr
Flying a spinnaker on a dinghy

I sail a 17'' planing dinghy primarily singlehandedly and recently started getting experience flying a spinnaker in 5-10 kts. So far I''ve had reasonably good success but would appreciate input on a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-25-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By jbr
Maintaining head to wind

Thanks, maxcontax, I appreciate your taking the trouble to look up my boat and give excellent advice. I''ll try it ASAP.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-24-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By jbr
Maintaining head to wind

I''m sailing a Hunter 170; its a nice planing dinghy but is a light boat with a lot of freeboard so it gets blown around in higher winds even with sails down. The headsail is about half the size of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-22-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By jbr
Maintaining head to wind

I appreciate your input maxcontax. Regarding heave to: My experience with it has always been when all sails are already up (backed jib, eased main, tiller to leward); didn''t know you could do it...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By jbr
Maintaining head to wind

Thanks to both of you for the good input for raising/lowering sails. Still would like to vane while on the water for reefing and following capsize recovery to make it easier/safer to reboard ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-14-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By jbr
Maintaining head to wind

I''d appreciate input on maintaining head to wind. I mostly singlehand a 17'' dinghy and would like to temporarily park head to wind while I raise or lower the mainsail, reef, and reboard following...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-21-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Thanks, Jeff, Duane, and Sailormon6 for your clarifications and great advice.
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-20-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Jeff, thanks for your input. I was under the impression that all sailmakers build in some degree of twist into sails for the reasons you describe and therefore even in light air "no added twist" is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-19-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Sailormon6, I''ve appreciated this correspondence with you because I value your experience and interest in helping those with less experience than yourself. You haven''t come across as preachy. I''ve...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-18-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Sailormon6, your point on draft increasing with added twist is well-taken. My deduction was an oversimplification; thanks for the clarification. Regarding twist in heavy weather, I''m still slightly...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-16-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Sailormon6, once again you do not disappoint; great post. I''ve always thought what you suggest to be true but I can''t tell you the number of "seasoned" and "career" sailors on this board and others...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-15-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Sailormon6, I have to agree completely with your reasoning and very much appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with me and others on this critical subject. Good jugdgment is often...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-13-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 6,189
Posted By jbr
Depowering the sails and twist

Thanks, again, eveyone for your great input. In regards to hiking out, I wish I could do this more effectively (in appropritate aka non-extreme conditions) but it may acutally be dangerous in my boat...
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