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Forum: Racing   05-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 19,132
Posted By bkw
yes i am trying to get the skipper used to...

yes i am trying to get the skipper used to carrying a bubble in the main. he and one other crew member dont like it. as long as its not flogging i think the air is still attached. you see it all the...
Forum: Racing   05-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 19,132
Posted By bkw
the reason i asked about the barber hauler was...

the reason i asked about the barber hauler was because of back winding main when on a beat. i suggested easy the genoa a couple of inches but that was rejected. they want everything strapped so...
Forum: Racing   05-19-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 19,132
Posted By bkw
ok got it. a lead attached to a line going...

ok got it. a lead attached to a line going through a snatch block at the rail and back to the **** pit where it can be adjusted and cleated.
thanks
Forum: Racing   05-15-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 19,132
Posted By bkw
barber hauler question

can anybody describe or have a picture of how the barber hauler is used to move the jib lead outboard? do you have to have the lead out of the track on a short line?
Forum: Racing   05-13-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By bkw
thanks for all replies yes i am on the main...

thanks for all replies
yes i am on the main throughout the race.
150 #1 genoa is what we usually carry.
on a beat to the windward mark i usually set twist for given wind velocity with the main...
Forum: Racing   05-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By bkw
conditions were 12knt wind and light chop. the...

conditions were 12knt wind and light chop. the tack wasn't the greatest but nothing unusual. was about two minutes off the line with another boat pretty close to starboard.
Forum: Racing   05-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By bkw
mainsail trim after tack

trimming the main on a ben 36.7
on a beat to the windward mark.
i was told by a fellow crew to bring the traveler up to full trim right after the tack. especially after a bad tack.
is this sound...
Forum: Racing   06-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,252
Posted By bkw
thanks for your input.

thanks for your input.
Forum: Racing   06-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,252
Posted By bkw
main sail trim

36' sailboat.
true or false, please answer the following:

from a beat to a beam reach, ease the mainsheet, not the traveler.

upper batten can be used as a reference point for setting the...
Forum: Chartering   01-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By bkw
overnite mooring the baths

baths moorings are for daytime only. where is the nearest overnight anchorage or mooring. devils bay?
Forum: Chartering   12-29-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By bkw
its a charter from sunsail. i had a 42' mono...

its a charter from sunsail.
i had a 42' mono hull last year.
as far as i know you need a little extra briefing on going to anegada.
i have reliable numbers on approach to anegada from walkers...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-28-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 7,896
Posted By bkw
navigating a squall

can anyone gives tips on navigating a squall?
we have a bvi trip next month and i have never been in one so i would like to know what to expect.
thanks in advance
Forum: Chartering   12-28-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By bkw
anegada to jvd

anybody ever make this trip?
we have a 43' cat and would like to do it.
i know its 27mi and probably a broad reach.
any thoughts?
Forum: Racing   01-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,169
Posted By bkw
once again. we are new at racing. for those who...

once again. we are new at racing.
for those who want more info.
each race was 23mi. (fetch)
1st race 8 boats
2nd race 6 boats
highest rated boat was rated 172
44.7 rated at 30
Forum: Racing   01-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,169
Posted By bkw
we were racing and no there were no signs of bad...

we were racing and no there were no signs of bad weather ahead.
my co skipper thought we had a little too much helm and that was his idea on how too correct it.
we are fairly new at racing.
it was...
Forum: Racing   01-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,169
Posted By bkw
i appologize for not asking more nicely. it was...

i appologize for not asking more nicely.
it was my co skipper who wanted to reef.
thanks for the reply.
Forum: Racing   01-29-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,169
Posted By bkw
reefing effects on pointing

44.7 Beneteau
13 knts of wind
sailing close hauled
1 reef same draft location.
do you think this would allow the boat to point higher?
Forum: Racing   01-24-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By bkw
passing tips

racing this weekend in a fleet of chartered boats. i know i have the fastest boat. handicaps are applied at the start of the race. i will be starting last.
we will be sailing 23 miles and point of...
Forum: Racing   01-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By bkw
so whos doing this the bowman?

so whos doing this the bowman?
Forum: Racing   01-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By bkw
sorry twist was not the correct word. reading...

sorry twist was not the correct word. reading straight from the dip pole jybe outline.http://www.pineapplesails.com/articles/gybe/dpg_chro.htm
after the gybe is done.
old sheet
" this is the...
Forum: Racing   01-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By bkw
i have read to twist together the lazy sheet with...

i have read to twist together the lazy sheet with the working guy and have also seen it in pictures. why is this done. on the boat that i crew on one would have to remove the sheet from the leads to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By bkw
faster, i am chartering the 44.7 for a race and...

faster,
i am chartering the 44.7 for a race and although i could have figured the lazy jack thing out the day of the charter i would rather no in advance. kinda embarrassed to ask the charter co....
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By bkw
flaking help

i was looking at a benetau 44.7. it has lines coming out of the mail sail cover, both sides of the boom leading up to the upper spreaders. is this some kind of flaking system. could anybody describe...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By bkw
i am skippering my first race series next month. ...

i am skippering my first race series next month.
i thought i would practice in the bvi a little.
i do like to relax also and there will be plenty of that.
bk
Forum: Racing   12-16-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By bkw
by forward lowers you mean the shrouds?

by forward lowers you mean the shrouds?
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