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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,657
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

That depends on the boat. If the boat is a light-weight racer, then I'd reduce her weight to a minimum. If it's a heavy, full-keel boat, then I'd take on extra crew weight to use for movable...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,893
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

If you use too much vang tension in strong, gusty winds, you prevent the mainsheet from working as it should, to spill enough wind out of the mainsail to keep the boat on its feet. The vang keeps...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,893
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

My practice is to distinguish between strong gusts that come on suddenly, and lesser gusts that come on more gradually.

To keep the boat on it's feet in a gust, you need to release some of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,508
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I won't repeat the good advice you have already been given.

The answer to the above question is "Yes." I have been on the IC Waterway trying to make headway against a current that was running...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: First Time Crewing!!

If you crewed on my boat I would definitely invite you back! I like people who aren't afraid to go up on the foredeck and give their best effort to do something difficult that they never did before....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,298
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

It comes in white, grey, cream and blue. Both boats that I have seen used cream, which looks very nice. I suppose you could tint the white, if you know something about paint chemistry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Adjusting your rig

You can't expect absolute, metaphysical exactitude when you are dealing with something in a fluid environment. "Close" is close enough. Why isn't it important that you get it perfect? Because,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

Thanks for the tips Christian and Multihull Girl! I made lots of stuff with a home sewing machine, and recently upgraded to a Sailrite, and wish I did it long ago. I'm self taught, and your tips...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,235
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

On a smaller boat, below about 30', I think most serious sail trimmers would prefer clam cleats - not the cheap plastic ones that wear out quickly, but the aluminum ones. A serious sail trimmer is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,672
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

It sounds like you were in the groove.

Generally, the difference in sail trim, between 6-8 and 10-15, is that, at the higher wind speeds, you'll want to trim the jib even a bit flatter. That...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,672
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

That depends on the particular boat and sail. For most boats that I have sailed, a 150% generally works best at about 5-6" off the spreader. If it is sheeted too flat, the 150% loses too much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,878
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: How to comfortably seat passengers on small sailboat?

The first boat that I crewed on in races was a Chrysler 22, about 40 years ago, and, on that boat, I sat in the manner that Sal described.

The reality is that a sailboat is not an easy chair. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-14-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,308
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

Think about it this way, Jim. Most of us have sailed a Sunfish or similar lateen-rigged sailboat. The Sunfish has only one sail, and is easy to tack back and forth, even for beginners. The CLR of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Backstay tension

An adjustable backstay doesn't make the boat sail any faster or point any higher to windward than it would be capable of sailing without a backstay adjuster. The ability of a boat to sail to...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sizes of genoas

I just looked at the West Florida phrf Rules, and APPENDIX C addresses Adjustments To Ratings. Paragraph 1.0 says a sail measuring more than 155% and up to and including 165% has a -3 adjustment. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,545
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Flaking the Main Sail

First, I hang all the sail ties around my neck. I ease the topping lift, to lower the boom enough so that I can reach it comfortably from the cockpit. Then I tighten the mainsheet, to limit the...
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