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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 4,123
Posted By robinhood
Self-furlers

Thanks MikeMoss - I''m not sure I understand what you mean by the deflecting plate . . .
Is it like the wrapstop arrangement - a small circular fitting over the top of the furler tube with a cutout...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 4,123
Posted By robinhood
Self-furlers

MikeMoss - thanks for your response - my feelings exactly. We have a classic wooden cutter - see pic on our page. She has a long bowsprit.
The genoa is about 115% and the stays''l also a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-05-2001
Replies: 35
Views: 6,292
Posted By robinhood
Extremely NEW!

I can''t think of a better way to learn to sail than at a sailing school where they use 14 - 16'' dinghies. Complete with main, jib and spinnaker. Nothing will teach you more quickly where the wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 4,123
Posted By robinhood
Self-furlers

We have just fitted furlers to our genoa and stays''l. Several sailors have said "Oh no - jamming is a real problem." Any comments on the risk of jamming versus the risks in going out on the bowsprit...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-05-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 3,650
Posted By robinhood
Tips to survive a hurricane

Sorry, but is this a rhetorical question? My met. course goes into great detail about tracking a cyclone and choosing a hole that will give you offshore winds as it passes. Otherwise you get caught...
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