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Forum: Boat Reviews   11-29-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,931
Posted By BearAway
Handling the sail on a Nonsuch is NOT a bear. It...

Handling the sail on a Nonsuch is NOT a bear. It was conceived and designed to be easy for one . . . and still is that easy. Once the sail is up there is no need to EVER use a handle in a winch to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,531
Posted By BearAway
Don't try to fix what ain't broke. Don't waste...

Don't try to fix what ain't broke. Don't waste your good money on a bad idea that won't work and isn't necessary. It will NOT increase speed at all except of the money flowing out of your bank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,531
Posted By BearAway
The wishbone can NOT bounce much, let alone a...

The wishbone can NOT bounce much, let alone a lot, with the sheet in trimmed very hard. The masthead will pump in a seaway and as it moves aft, the leech can move down as much as a foot. VERY HARD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,531
Posted By BearAway
Nonsuch bowsprit & headsail = NO

Don't try to fix what ain't broke.

If you want a headsail, buy another boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,531
Posted By BearAway
Nonsuch sail trim

The sail on a Nonsuch is what we used to call (in early '70s) a high clewed blast reacher (heavy genoa). It is NOT a main. Trimming like a genoa works VERY well. Trimming like a main WILL work . . ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 10,043
Posted By BearAway
With enough decades . . . hand eye coordination...

With enough decades . . . hand eye coordination tends not to get easier. :)
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