You crack me (and apparently, your glasses) up Smackdaddy! And "railmeat" is still two words bytheway!You do have my number, right?
Hiking comes off as a bit too desperate for true gentlemen.You crack me (and apparently, your glasses) up Smackdaddy! And "railmeat" is still two words bytheway!
On a serious note - nice response Jeff.
Why does the AC crew in my Avatar have their legs inboard (click on it to enlarge). Is hiking not allowed in AC? Not that it matters now that they are going to 73 foot cats in SAN FRANCISCO...YIPPEEE!
Sorry...I digress. Why no hiking?
Could be a rule, but those AC boats also didn't have life lines, just a grab rail foreward for the bowman. I still remember seeing people hike, but they would lay lengthwise on the edge with one leg in one leg out to hike.Why does the AC crew in my Avatar have their legs inboard (click on it to enlarge). Is hiking not allowed in AC? Why no hiking?
So, Jeff, I think you need to duke it out with John Loe And Val Smith. I'll hold your jacket while you work your abacus. Heh-heh.Many people overlook the importance of hiking when a boat is almost flat; however, this, we discovered, is when the hiking action is most effective. As heel increases, a smaller percentage of a sailor's weight is directed perpendicular to the lever arm, which decreases the sailor's effect on the boat's righting moment. In other words, it may be more effective to depower the sails to flatten the boat than to have the entire crew exhausting themselves.