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Search: Posts Made By: Aac
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Aac
Re: blocks on mainsail reefing cringles..

Agree with Jeff. Bought my boat with a single line reefing setup and often needed to venture to the mast to untangle the reefing line. Cut the blocks off the main sail luff and installed two line...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By Aac
Re: Topping Lift Vibration

Tie a line around the topping lift about 2 feet above the boom and then to a winch on the coach roof. Put a little tension on the line and the harmoinics should stop - works for me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,455
Posted By Aac
Re: Does the teak on the caprail really need to be varnished or cetoled?

I dont mind the grey look; sea water on the teak 2 to 3 times a week and BORACOL 10Rh once a year to keep mold at bay; BORACOL is great stuff. The only problem for some maybe getting to the boat 2 to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 19,308
Posted By Aac
Re: Bryan Chong's first hand recount of the Low Speed Chase tragedy

Hats off to Bryan for providing information in the hope others may learn.

The only hope with a wave like that KeelHaulin is to not be there. Apart from these which seem impossible to deal here’s...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 6,213
Posted By Aac
Re: Beneteau First 40 compared to Wauquiez Centurion 40s

Interesting Girt

I did a quick search and in some cases I find a dry weight of 8600 Kg and in others 7600; ie. here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

bljones said

Ok, I reread some of my previous posts and they were somewhat terse. I offended TBA by doing the unthinkable and criticised his boat but that was only after he had a go at me with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

mgiguere said


You have summed up everything I have been trying to say.

ccriders: I am aware that pointing straight into the waves can be counter productive. I race once a week in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

"Actually little of what you say makes much sense"

Well let us not forget who threw the first stone and your little dig is a little to oppotunistic.

Now for your extra degree in pointing while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

"Wow is right"

Glad you are enjoying the show.

bljones you need to get a grip of yourself. Personal attacks on the internet is silly. You have not argued any of my specific point and instead...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

TQA
"and if my destination requires that I go to windward
based on that days wind direction I wait for a
better day."

Thought so.

bljones said
"Lines like this don't help your case....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

I forgot to mention. When an overlapping genoa is reefed using a furler the sheeting angle increases. The maximum increase occurs when the genoa touches the cap shrouds. In other words the more one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

peterchech said
“I think I read it there that a larger foresail (a genoa) will point lower than a jib (say a 105) and produce relatively less drive due to its bigger drag producing leach. However...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

Sailingfool said:
"If you have a boat designed for a small headsail, then that's the way to go."

Agree

Sailingfool said:
“True, but the relevant plus is that these designs have most of their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

Thanks for the info sailingfool; you must be very experienced to change sails from a foil and consider it easy. I take your point about unhanking the sail.

Oops, my apologies TQA; I didnt realize...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

>why didn't you fix the problem instead of repeatedly fixing the sail?

How do you not drag a 135% genoa across the cap shrouds and spreaders when tacking.


>much of what you lose by getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

Why is everyone mentioning how difficult it is to drop a 135% genoa when what I am saying is that a 135% genoa is not needed in the first place for boats that are easily driven. In winds less than 10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

Whats there not to understand.

Benefits:

- the 105% should be good for up to 30 knots.

- it can be furled but why if dropping it to deck is easy; the luff is captive.

- no need fort a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

TQA said
"I would not fly a 135 genoa on my 44 footer at night single handed without the roller reefing gear."

This is exactly why you wouldnt have a 135% genoa in the first place.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,540
Posted By Aac
Re: Roller furling is so over rated :D

I'm one of those in the process of dumping the furler for hank ons and the main reason is safety from a short handed perspective. I have a 40fter and it seems that I'm forever needing to point in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By Aac
Furling from the Tack first

Furlers furl a sail in a direction perpendicular to the forstay. As the sail furls the Luff length decreases. In order to furl a sail starting from the Tack the following is necessary:

- A foil ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,089
Posted By Aac
Re: Big Wind!!!

For what its worth I find it difficult to make ground close hauled in 30 to 35 knots especially if there's a chop. Maybe a heavy weather jib would help.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 38,021
Posted By Aac
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

I think every one is being a little too polite. When you say that you are a 'complete noob' do you mean that you dont even know if you get sea sick.

Do you know what 'experience' means. An...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Aac
Extending genoa tracks

My genoa tracks are about 1.5m long and they are curved. I want to extend them about 40cm (around 15 inches) and it doesnt matter if the extra bit is straight.

Is it possible to leave the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 6,651
Posted By Aac
I sail alone about 30% of the time on a 40ft and...

I sail alone about 30% of the time on a 40ft and love it. My biggest problem is docking as the birth is a blow off. If the wind is too strong I call my wife who can be at the dock in around 10...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 4,539
Posted By Aac
Best to start from Archimedes principle. An...

Best to start from Archimedes principle. An unsinkable sailboat needs to have floatation equivalent to the water it displaces. In other words if everything below the water line was air tight then it...
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