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Forum: Learning to Sail   03-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,324
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

If you don't have leech telltales buy a set, they're cheap and make a big difference.

Basic starting point I use with new main trimmers is boom on the centerline and the tail end of the top batten...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Lol Pretty though!

That was the issue that had me worried about tightening my rig for years....
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,728
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

By this I meant bends the mast, not the boom. Pushing too hard will add strain to the mast at the gooseneck though - you often see masts broken there.
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,728
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

Sounds like fun!

Steps to flatten the boat / reduce heeling
- jib leads aft
- dump / lower traveller, a big bubble up front in the main can be fine
- backstay, until the sail shape looks flat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: "Other" sailing mags

48 North Sailing Magazine - TurnPage48NAugust2014 (http://digital.turn-page.com/i/354728?/0)

Only just started reading this one. Has some amusing articles.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: First Time Crewing!!

I've been collecting links to videos here - 36.7: Sailing Tips (http://sailing367.blogspot.co.uk/p/trimming.html?m=1) if you find more good ones pm me the links and I'll add them
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: high wind gybing technique??

We don't have strong winds here but if we did...

- In waves time the gybe as the boat is surfing to reduce apparent wind
- Turning through an S - turning back as the main comes across the boat -...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-27-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 6,434
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

Its important to dance when finally done. Better than hand signals. You may choose a dance move of your own please don't use mine it may cause confusion.

More seriously ditto on the chill out...
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