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Forum: Learning to Sail   06-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By lumpen5
@AdamLein The wind was at about 20 knots,...

@AdamLein

The wind was at about 20 knots, gusting to 25knots. we had full main and jib up. High tide occurred at 12pm.
When the wind would gust the boat felt like it wanted to turn into the wind...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By lumpen5
@freesail99 yes the rudder would wag back and...

@freesail99
yes the rudder would wag back and forth a bit (the tiller would wiggle slightly in the hand) when the sails are dropped and we were motoring back with the outboard at about 3/4 throttle.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By lumpen5
Definitely harder to move to port - which is the...

Definitely harder to move to port - which is the side the wind was coming from- then to starboard, but not by much. It felt like it was going to get stuck.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By lumpen5
fighting the tiller

First off, sorry for the complete noob question. Role your eyes and shake your head here. Go ahead...

Ok,

We were out sailing around angel island in san francsico Bay on Sunday 6/21 at about...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By lumpen5
Upgraded to electic start Nissan 8 HP but...

The battery cables will not reach my battery. (the cables are about 6 feet shy of the battery box which is forward of the rear bulkhead in my cal 27.
I have purchased cable extenders...
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