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Forum: Learning to Sail   05-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By shemandr
Re: Proper winch technique?

Likewise. The fingers in the bight are a bad idea even for the lazy sheet which I assume this is. Probably too many wraps. Can't tell about the lead angle but 4 wraps often means override.
If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,671
Posted By shemandr
How did the Cuttyhunk stay go? I am making a...

How did the Cuttyhunk stay go? I am making a plan to go somewhere in the first week of August 2009. Did you get a mooring? Inside or outside? Any other tips for us - this is a new destination for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By shemandr
I write a newsletter for a sailing club I'm in...

I write a newsletter for a sailing club I'm in and occasionally feature boat reviews or design notes for new boats to our fleet. Since I'm not a Navel Architect and I have no particular...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-23-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 5,569
Posted By shemandr
Main out a bit for light air

I agree with the previous posts but would add that dropping the traveler a bit can open the slot and thereby increase flow over the sails giving you a bit more power. Anything you can do in very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,519
Posted By shemandr
I had a new roachier main made for my Ranger. It...

I had a new roachier main made for my Ranger. It wasn't the topping lift it hung up on in light air tacks. It was the backstay. No kind of vang will cure that. In a breeze it was no problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,994
Posted By shemandr
Don't forget sports broadcasts: We frequently...

Don't forget sports broadcasts: We frequently sail behind enemy lines, i.e. New England, and believe me you don't want to listen to a local broadcast of say, a Red Sox/Yankees game. We have XFM and...
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