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Search: Posts Made By: capt vimes
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

Here is a quite good description what it is like to sail on an open 60... ;)

"What conditions are the most comfortable?** Generally, any time the water is flat, life on board is pleasant, no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Tacking and Boat Slows Down

If everything is the same on each tack (including ballast in form of tanks) then the "error" must be with the helmsman...
On a tack you loose speed... So the apparent wind is suddenly different......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

all three... ;)
although the higher pointing ability is more or less due to the improved hydrodynamic lift... so it could be seen as only one point and the resulting effect...
although the better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Need a knot for...

A round turn and some half hitches would work...
Another option would be the buntline hitch... This one tightens itself if the line is flapping sort of...
Buntline Hitch | How to tie a Buntline...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Deck core - what on earth am i doing wrong....

what also might work quite good, but would probably damage the edges at the cut, would be a wire saw...
nevertheless - you would still need the chisel to clean out the core...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,783
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Alternative to Solar

There is a project on the east river...
RITE Project - Verdant Power (http://www.verdantpower.com/rite-project.html)
I learned about that some years ago, but do not know if it has been taken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,783
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Alternative to Solar

issue is that the keel (ballast) does not move very much...
it is quite close to the center of gravity around which the boat revolves, jerks, yaws and pitches (or should i write Bitches, since i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,783
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Alternative to Solar

more wetted surface, more drag...
honestly - the best place to put such a device would be the mast top...
there you have the biggest movements and accelerations in all directions... ;)
if it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,783
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Alternative to Solar

allmeyer-beck - i do not want to discourage you, but there is already at least one company i know of with rather clear concepts on the market:
Getting Serious about the 'Any Direction' Energy...
Forum: Multihull 02-26-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 19,143
Posted By capt vimes
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

sure they can, but monohull sailors do it with their sails up... ;)
blu sail 24 planatona - YouTube
Forum: Multihull 02-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 19,143
Posted By capt vimes
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

regarding speed...
lets have a look at the results of last years ARC in the cruising division:
we are going to compare elapsed time of boats with similar length (the elapsed time is bold and shows...
Forum: Multihull 02-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 19,143
Posted By capt vimes
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

these are all pretty biased views written from the point of cat-lovers... ;)
there was one thing in all of them:
"if a cat capsizes, it stays afloat turtled - a mono sinks within 30 seconds..."...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Dreadnaught

funny - i was not aware of a brand named after a battleship class from the early 20th century (although spelled slightly different)... ;)
the dreadnought class were the largest of battleships...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2014
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,682,255
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Interesting Sailboats

dudley dix and his crew from Black Cat is back to cape town, after they have lost there rudder, rigged a jury rudder and tried to make there way to saldhana bay it got even worse:


they did not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 506
Views: 108,779
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

PCP - i was also in june around vulcano... Second week of june actually...

you surely recognize this island in the background... ;)
sailing around the aeolic islands in a nice breeze - YouTube...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Using Jib and Genoa at the same time to create spinnaker

This sail configuration is called in german passat sail...
It was developed at a time where wind vanes and autopilots where not very common... So you linked the two sheets back to your tiller or...
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