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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-11-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By Grendler
Crew wanted Lisbon->La Coruna

Hi,

I am sailing the Sun Odyssey 32.2 from Lisbon, Portugal to La Coruna, Spain.
Departing on 16th/17th June, end of the trip on 22nd/23rd June.

Anyone willing to join me on that trip please...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-11-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 8,488
Posted By Grendler
In singlehanding the boat is as tough as the...

In singlehanding the boat is as tough as the equipment and your preparation.

Regardless of the size prepare everything you can to be reachable from the cockpit. Approach and departure needs...
Forum: Racing   04-16-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9,920
Posted By Grendler
Diagrams are from 33ft (Pearson, Contessa) up to...

Diagrams are from 33ft (Pearson, Contessa) up to 60ft (Centurion, Deerfoot, Swan). Sorry :(

Catalina I got only 36 model:

TWA 6 8 10 12 14 16 20
52 4.9 5.8 6.3 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.0...
Forum: Racing   04-14-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9,920
Posted By Grendler
Polar for Pearson 33 below. Can't remember the...

Polar for Pearson 33 below. Can't remember the source but I got about 80 of them...

TWA 6 8 10 12 14 16 20
52 4.6 5.5 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.6
60 4.9 5.8 6.3 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,805
Posted By Grendler
Sailing downwind (>130deg off) on modern boats...

Sailing downwind (>130deg off) on modern boats e.g Beneteau 47, Bavaria 49 in winds above 25-30kt I usually do without the main. I reduce the genoa area to maintain the log speed of max 8 kt (GPS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By Grendler
Chart Sources | Official OpenCPN Homepage...

Chart Sources | Official OpenCPN Homepage (http://opencpn.org/chart_sources)

A good source of links to free charts. Not many countries are so generous to publish them for free... :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,636
Posted By Grendler
That's exactly what I did on my 27ft. All lines...

That's exactly what I did on my 27ft. All lines (sheets, halyard, and even anchor line) end in cockpit so there's no need to go anywhere.

In terms of self steering I adjust sails to balance forces...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 7,036
Posted By Grendler
You might be interested in the video describing...

You might be interested in the video describing pros and cons for different types of anchors.


Anchor test....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,953
Posted By Grendler
Correct and interesting theoretical calculations....

Correct and interesting theoretical calculations.

Real life data shows that boats move at speeds of 30+ knots being 10feet high...

My rule of thumb is to keep a constant watch on board while...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-30-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By Grendler
Welcome to the club :-) When I first did my...

Welcome to the club :-)

When I first did my solo on 27ft sloop I was already experienced skipper in blue water cruising on 47ft ketch with the crew.
Nevertheless I felt as excited as you are.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,636
Posted By Grendler
My way (wind >10kts): - motor on, half ahead, ...

My way (wind >10kts):
- motor on, half ahead,
- lock the wheel heading on to the wind,
- ease the main sheet, set the main,
- fall off 30deg, lock the wheel, motor stop
- set the jib, set...
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