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Re: Need help with onshore wind beach launch
Are you contending with waves also?
Adapting Hobie methods...
1. Fully rig the boat. Do not cleat the main sheet.
2. Walk the boat out as far as you can and still have reasonable control to jump in. Let the sail weathervane, keep the bow to the waves.
3. When in position, wait for a lull between wave sets, Turn the hull as perpendicular to the wind as you can. If the wind is dead in, position the hull no higher a close reach. Lower the centerboard to a safe depth.
4. All is ready! Climb aboard and center the tiller while sheeting in. Blast off!
Feel free to point out what I may have missed with regard to your boat.... I suspect you need to install the rudder while on the water....
Hope it helps...
Last edited by ottos; 08-24-2015 at 11:49 AM.