Wow! Pinta's Helmsman is Great! - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 11 Old 06-17-2009
Senior Member
 
Valiente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
A good analysis, Jeff. Everything I've read, plus everything I've attempted on two rather different boats, suggests that you must trim the sails to the keel, so to speak, to achieve a balance of forces if you wish to have as "natural", by which I mean unforced, a circumstance for self-steering as possible.

This suggests that self-steering without external aids, such as windvanes, is in fact possible on most boats, but not on all points of sail and not in all conditions of sea and wind, and at times at a cost to sailing efficiency and even comfort/seakindliness.

In this sense, it seems to be a mirror of the ability of various boats to heave-to effectively.

Can't sleep? Read my countdown to voyaging blog @
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Valiente is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SEACOURSE Auto Helmsman ROSA Gear & Maintenance 16 09-19-2016 12:17 AM
The helmsman CharlieCobra General Discussion (sailing related) 13 09-09-2011 11:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome