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Search: Posts Made By: AndrewMac
Forum: Racing 01-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By AndrewMac
Catamount - Thanks for the great info. I...

Catamount -

Thanks for the great info. I suppose I'm a bit in between east and west, although I've always tended to go further downeast for no particular reason. The Camden to Castine race and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 7,593
Posted By AndrewMac
To each their own, I suppose, but don't think any...

To each their own, I suppose, but don't think any extended single handing is for me. I love doing it for day sailing in my home waters, but a blue water trip....I annoy myself too much for that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Ha - should have known better than to assume it...

Ha - should have known better than to assume it was a typo! Thanks for the clarification.

Andrew
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
I thought that was a typo as well. Hugely...

I thought that was a typo as well. Hugely helpful post for me though - thanks Jeff.
Forum: Racing 12-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By AndrewMac
Thanks Maine Sail. I'm in Bucks Harbor, so...

Thanks Maine Sail. I'm in Bucks Harbor, so pretty easy to get down to northeast. Had also been thinking about some of the classic races (camden to castine). Eventually would like to do the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Speaking of mastbend, a comment further on in the...

Speaking of mastbend, a comment further on in the book I'm reading advocates running backstays over fixed backstays as the best means of controlling forestay tension on a fractional rig. I would...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By AndrewMac
Maine Ocean Racing

Has anyone participated in these races http://gmora.org/...? Any opinions on the pluses/minuses of the various races?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,284
Posted By AndrewMac
I went up and checked out NY Sailing Center in...

I went up and checked out NY Sailing Center in September. Liked it a lot actually. Can't remember the guys name who runs it (Steve maybe?) Anyway, he seemed great - enthusiatic and knowledgable. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,284
Posted By AndrewMac
Caleb - Thanks for the info. Looked at the...

Caleb -

Thanks for the info. Looked at the links - very helpful and interested to check them out in the spring.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,271
Posted By AndrewMac
Wow....just not sure what to do with that...think...

Wow....just not sure what to do with that...think smack may be on to something with his post.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,284
Posted By AndrewMac
Great - thanks. Will check those places out.

Great - thanks. Will check those places out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,284
Posted By AndrewMac
I looked into a club there that was pretty...

I looked into a club there that was pretty reasonable - think it ran about $500-$600 for launch service and they would prorate, which worked for me as I keep the boat in maine for the summer and was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,284
Posted By AndrewMac
I don't have first hand experience, but spent a...

I don't have first hand experience, but spent a fair amount of time researching it. Seemed that the pluses included: sheltered waters so no ocean swell, interesting places to go for overnights on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-13-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,021
Posted By AndrewMac
Check out this link: The Catboat Association,...

Check out this link: The Catboat Association, Inc. (http://catboats.org/second.php?id=8)
As I understand it, this allows you to broadcast a question to the members of Catboats.org without...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-13-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,021
Posted By AndrewMac
There's a forum section to catboats.org where I...

There's a forum section to catboats.org where I would imagine you could get some feedback, but I think you may have to pay some kind of fee to join...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-13-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,021
Posted By AndrewMac
I just did the same thing - bought a small cat...

I just did the same thing - bought a small cat with the idea of teaching the kids. Ended up going a little bit bigger (15') as my mother, who's 70, wants to start sailing again, so the idea of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Firstly, they are defintely talked about sailing...

Firstly, they are defintely talked about sailing close hauled. I agree that it is advocating moving the center of effort downward in an effort to reduce heel. I guess my confusion comes from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Thanks, as always, for all the great input. ...

Thanks, as always, for all the great input. While smoe of the posts seem contradictory, I'm wondering if the differing combinations aren't all valid depending on actual conditions. Which is to say...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Going back to the original quote, it seems to...

Going back to the original quote, it seems to indicate that you do NOT want to move the center of effort downward...and that twist helps keep the center of effort higher.....this would lead me to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Gary M - thanks for the input. That is my...

Gary M - thanks for the input. That is my understanding of the best ways to reduce draft - my understanding of the vang is that it helps reduce twist. I am confused by the idea of moving the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
I pulled this from a post of Jeff H's which seems...

I pulled this from a post of Jeff H's which seems to contradict the idea that more twist is helpful in heavier air and is consistent with my understanding of twist:



Perhaps this all a matter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Ok...so does that mean you would not, in this...

Ok...so does that mean you would not, in this instance, also haul down on the vang, which would reduce twist? Or are you hauling down on the vang as a means of reducing draft, which is more imprtant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
I certainly agree that reducing draft is key to...

I certainly agree that reducing draft is key to depowering the sail, but I had also thought that reducing twist helped as well as it helped close off the leech...? As I said, perhaps my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Thanks Tommays...I'm supposed to start racing...

Thanks Tommays...I'm supposed to start racing J24's in the spring for the first time, so I suppose I'll get a taste of that...

I'm wondering if they are advocating twist as a means of dumping air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By AndrewMac
Increase twist in strong wind?

Hi all - I've been reading a book called "Sail Trim: Theory and Practice" and I came across this sentence:

"A pronounced twist is helpful in stronger breezes. If you adjust everything so the...
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