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Search: Posts Made By: Sailinsolo
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Sailinsolo
vertical bow motion

Am I correct in stating that putting the bow down (by luffing?)slows the boat?
Does the bow being lower aid in slowing or is that merely a way of describing the act of slowing?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Sailinsolo
SailinSolo here

Greetings all, names Keith P. hailing from sw New Hampshire. Roughly 42N x 72W. I'm retrofitting an 1981 AMF Alcort Puffer for literal single handed sailing. I lost my arm 3 years ago and want to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Sailinsolo
Thanks, and sorry. I'm new to the site and...

Thanks, and sorry. I'm new to the site and unfamiliar with the pace. I have a library of books, each has formulas and rules, I'm looking for a list of sorts, maybe need to make it, that is portable...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-27-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,928
Posted By Sailinsolo
Coat hangers heat up and break, and they don't...

Coat hangers heat up and break, and they don't last as long, metal fatigue. Piano wire, or other slim, rugged and semi stiff wires work, some offshore fishing leads. My best is Mig welding wire....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-27-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,928
Posted By Sailinsolo
Splicing, particularly double braid, is a thing...

Splicing, particularly double braid, is a thing of beauty once you've mastered a method. I learned on a 24 strand from Samson, Velocity. After years of struggle, I attended a workshop with a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Sailinsolo
No takers yet. I'd settle for the means to...

No takers yet. I'd settle for the means to discover the % of a sail, ex. a 110% genoa. Maybe I shouldn't be so lazy and compile my own cheat sheet, right?
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Sailinsolo
Common formulas and rules

I am looking for a collection of formulas and rules such as determining:
Sail percentage (ie 50% jib)
L.O.W.
VMG or what to do when:
Winds light, sails flat
Telltail breaks first, fall off...
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