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Forum: Racing   08-09-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By mr31
shoes are good. only used on the boat. what you...

shoes are good. only used on the boat. what you say makes sense. wider stance, bend knees, start a little earlier and hope nobody gets in my way. they take the rudder off this boat before they park...
Forum: Racing   08-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By mr31
off balance while tacking

i am a mainsail trimmer and sailed on a henderson 30 for the first time. during the tacks i had big problems staying on my feet. i usually wait for the boat to head to wind before crossing with the...
Forum: Racing   08-14-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By mr31
runners and checkstays

are they the same thing?
Forum: Racing   06-18-2007
Replies: 1
  shelf?
Views: 424
Posted By mr31
shelf?

can somebody please describe what a shelf is when talking about the mainsail?
Forum: Racing   06-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
thanks. its not rake its bend for sure.

thanks. its not rake its bend for sure.
Forum: Racing   06-08-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
yes it is a 390 tall rig. it sailed pretty good....

yes it is a 390 tall rig. it sailed pretty good. just wondered if it was inverted by design or mistake. thanks for the reply
Forum: Racing   06-07-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
its not a furling main. i chartered the boat. so...

its not a furling main. i chartered the boat. so the mast being inverted is a mistake?
Forum: Racing   06-07-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
no it means the anchor light is in the anchor...

no it means the anchor light is in the anchor locker
Forum: Racing   06-07-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
i am sorry. the mast is inverted.

i am sorry. the mast is inverted.
Forum: Racing   06-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
the first thing i thought was that they did this...

the first thing i thought was that they did this because it was cheaper than recutting the main. main being to flat at first try
Forum: Racing   06-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By mr31
inverted main?

i raced on a cat 390 and noticed its main was inverted. (bent the wrong way). no backstay adjuster. the sail looked very full and we did quite well.
moderate wind 8 to 12 knots. has anyone seen this...
Forum: Racing   05-03-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
ok if i add some rakeit always bends the right...

ok if i add some rakeit always bends the right way. thanks for the help
Forum: Racing   05-03-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
bending toward the stern

bending toward the stern
Forum: Racing   05-03-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
ok. what keeps the mast from bending the other...

ok. what keeps the mast from bending the other way as it did on my stick / string test.
Forum: Racing   05-03-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
not sure i understand how the mast bends being...

not sure i understand how the mast bends being its a masthead rig. unless the point of bend is caused by the shrouds. i can see the rake increasing and the forestay tightening.
Forum: Racing   05-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
no problem when i say flatten i mean taking...

no problem
when i say flatten i mean taking draft out of sail. heavy air or very light airs.
Forum: Racing   05-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
so you cannot flatten the upper portion of the...

so you cannot flatten the upper portion of the main?
Forum: Racing   05-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By mr31
backstay adjustment

would it be correct to say that tightening the backstay on a masthead rig would only tension the forestay?
your thoughts please
Forum: Racing   04-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By mr31
ok, thank you

ok, thank you
Forum: Racing   04-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By mr31
define some terms please

we were on the downwind leg when i was hearing-
"were too deep", " hotter "
Forum: Racing   03-26-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,646
Posted By mr31
tacking angle

does wind velosity, light air to medium air change the tacking angle when on a beat ?
Forum: Racing   02-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By mr31
timing the start

i will usually try to do a "reach out reach in" or "vanderbuilt" start at about 3 to 4 min prior to start time.
i use a standard stop watch for this. some of my crew are having trouble converting...
Forum: Racing   01-30-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By mr31
dip pole spinn video

does anyone know if there are any videos out there showing launch, douse and flying a spinnacker?
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