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Search: Posts Made By: Bill B
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By davidpm
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

Another common problem that causes a baggy sail is that you have the mainsheet tight while you are tightening the halyard.

The luff of the main sail may not get to the correct tension unless you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By jimgo
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

Do you have a topping lift? If so, you need to loosen it when the sail is up so the leech of the sail carries the weight of the boom. Otherwise, you're going to have slack in the sail. That...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By outbound
Re: Running Speed vs Close-Hauled Speed

Might want to look into downloading a sailing polar for your boat. It will give you a fairly good idea if you are sailing your boat up to it's potential. It is always better to compete with yourself...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By CalebD
Re: Overdue introduction

Here is the spec for you American 16':

AMERICAN 16 sailboat specifications and details on (

Very sane plan you have there...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,382
Posted By Sublime
Re: Dinghy Capsize

You were just starting to see the benefits of dinghy sailing. A dinghy can make you one hell of a sailor.

One person should be enough ballast. I have a boat with 132 sq ft of sail. It uses an 80...
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