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Forum: Racing   06-29-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,436
Posted By Peter06420
Re: racing rules question narrow channel

The best strategy would have been to duck if you couldn't cross. that would hav put him at the disadvantage at the next cross.

But, if you tacked & got down to close hauled _course_ while the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-29-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,287
Posted By Peter06420
Re: Cruising Skills/Practice

There's going to be lots of stuff you need to do that's outside your current envelope.

Take experienced crew with you, get in over your head and get it sorted while you have some help.

Sail in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-29-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,123
Posted By Peter06420
Re: Know the rules!

What gets me is that the _required_ class in this state gets you about as much knowledge as is required for a learner's permit for your car, maybe less. (I teach the boating class, but I'm just...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By Peter06420
Re: Sail Trim: Minimizing rolling in sloppy seas

keep your speed up. beam-reach to a broad reach (90 to 150 degrees relative wind) (Remember a beam-reach is _still_ going to take you down-wind) and keep the sails drawing. chance course to mis-match...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,167
Posted By Peter06420
Re: main sail blown?

There's a difference between backwinding the main and a little speed bubble - where the forward 15% or so is just soft & fluttery. No problem with that. If you try to eliminate that, the main will be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,167
Posted By Peter06420
Re: main sail blown?

Not quite.
The vang while holding the boom down will also thrust it forward against the mast, helping to bend the mast and reduce the draft of the main.
halyard and Cunningham tension will help...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-28-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 9,678
Posted By Peter06420
Re: Tips on Watch Standing

Lots of good stuff in this thread!

Caveat, I have lots of time on submarines and plenty of time looking at sailboats from the deck of a sail boat and one delivery Florida to VA vial Gulf stream...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-28-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Peter06420
Re: Wanted: Bow Person Western Long Island Sound

I heard that there's not enough wind to bother with a bow-person down there.

My 1st Skipper moved to eastern CT from Stamford for just that reason!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Peter06420
Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends

it's been 5 years since my last login to Sailnet.
Unfortunately, my day-job is way too busy, but I 've been able to force myself out on Wednesday evenings for most of the season.
And to think, I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-17-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 11,012
Posted By Peter06420
Yeah, what he said! If you ever intend to do...

Yeah, what he said!
If you ever intend to do any racing, your boat has to conform to restrictions of the class rules. [at least while racing :-) ]
Catalina - Capri - 25s International Association...
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