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Search: Posts Made By: ste27
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 6,350
Posted By ste27
I've done 3 deliveries from Bermuda to Newport on...

I've done 3 deliveries from Bermuda to Newport on an Oyster 435. Most of these are reasonably uneventful, just the usual gulf stream business (anything can happen, and does). Highest wind 40,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,777
Posted By ste27
If you have a 3 blade I'd let it spin assuming it...

If you have a 3 blade I'd let it spin assuming it doesn't drive you crazy

If you have a 2 blade, I'd put a couple of marks on the shaft so that you can rotate it by hand until the blades are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By ste27
I wasn't trying to suggest it'd be a good idea in...

I wasn't trying to suggest it'd be a good idea in the Javelin! I was relating my general experience as part of trying to ask Denise about hers - an obviously failed attempt at trying to establish a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By ste27
errrkay - happy wizzing!

errrkay - happy wizzing!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By ste27
What kind of wind speeds to you usually reef at? ...

What kind of wind speeds to you usually reef at? Just curious... the only boats I sail on that you can even reef are 40'+ - the rest are obviously racers and it's just lots more rig tension, more...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By ste27
We actually still put the sail ties through the...

We actually still put the sail ties through the sail and around the boom with the loose foot... ever so slightly more aerodynamic that way
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By ste27
Alirght - fair enough, my mistake. The fleets...

Alirght - fair enough, my mistake. The fleets I've seen had no reef points and blocks in the middle of the boom - turns out you remove the blocks and rotate the boom... like I said, never sailed 'em...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,236
Posted By ste27
15 (so like 13kt) is fine, sail the thing! Ease,...

15 (so like 13kt) is fine, sail the thing! Ease, hike, trim... and skip the trim if you're not too comfortable with the power.

Reef?? it's a DINGHY you generally can't do such things! Do...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By ste27
You did it right - the only points that should be...

You did it right - the only points that should be taking any pressure are the new tack and new clew. You use the what a lot of people call "reef points" to just tidy up the sail and they should be...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,250
Posted By ste27
What kind of boat, what kind of racing? (phrf,...

What kind of boat, what kind of racing? (phrf, od, etc) How many boats?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,458
Posted By ste27
You pole the jib to weather, and keep the main on...

You pole the jib to weather, and keep the main on the leeward side
Forum: Racing 08-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By ste27
I've done it several times, with the right...

I've done it several times, with the right crew... it's quick - if your boat will plane. I've done 14kt on a J/24 and seen someone do 17+ on an Etchells (passing a J/105 that was reading 17 on their...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,500
Posted By ste27
Depends... as always! Keep them at the same...

Depends... as always!

Keep them at the same height, which will usually be perpendicular to the mast. As you reach more and more (and possibly even go slightly upwind in less than say 10kt) you'll...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,139
Posted By ste27
Bloopers were common in the IOR days - basically...

Bloopers were common in the IOR days - basically the hull forms the rule encouraged were unstable downwind... lots of rocking and rolling leading to the "not if but when" wipeout. Bloopers helped...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,908
Posted By ste27
PHRFNE certs do give handicaps for both, dunno...

PHRFNE certs do give handicaps for both, dunno about elsewhere

Attached is a shot of the relevant bits from our last cert

You may also find this info handy:

PHRF New England - FAQ...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,908
Posted By ste27
Go with the asym, penatly should be a -3, might...

Go with the asym, penatly should be a -3, might even be "free" if you already have a large sym. Expect a ratings hit of -6 to -12 depending on your rig compared to "white sails only"
Forum: Racing 08-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,925
Posted By ste27
If your genoa's on the rail yeah, bring it in...

If your genoa's on the rail yeah, bring it in tight - trim the main to match. To really go to weather well, you're gonna need inboard tracks... which would indeed allow you to be in too tight in...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,908
Posted By ste27
In my experience generally when you apply for a...

In my experience generally when you apply for a rating you also get provided with a series of "adjustments" right on the cert. For example, we just got re-rated to 114, and it basically laid out...
Forum: Racing 07-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By ste27
Trim is irrelevant, he could be sitting there...

Trim is irrelevant, he could be sitting there with his thumb up his butt and sails flogging, it's course, not trim in this case
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By ste27
Feathering is more or less just pinching on...

Feathering is more or less just pinching on purpose in heavy air - however due to higher breeze the foils won't stall as much/quickly so a "feathered" boat makes much less leeway than a "pinched"...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-18-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By ste27
What were you doing course-wise at during all of...

What were you doing course-wise at during all of this?

If you were heading down, that could be it - if you come down but don't ease the sails to match course you'll "heel more and more" as you...
Forum: Racing 07-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By ste27
Sails do not need to be drawing - the boat needs...

Sails do not need to be drawing - the boat needs to be on course, sails in that case are irrelevant
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By ste27
Fair enough, draft aft could allow higher...

Fair enough, draft aft could allow higher pointing, but will also add weather helm, which I thought was the problem in the first place
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By ste27
Errwait... it's honking and you want to move the...

Errwait... it's honking and you want to move the draft AFT? Can you elaborate on that? Goes against what I've heard but always happy to learn something new
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By ste27
The vang will also bend the boom and bow the mast...

The vang will also bend the boom and bow the mast a bit sucking draft out of the sail with sufficiently bendy spars

If you have a 20" traveller and a bit too much breeze I'd trim the main with the...
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