{Stus-List} Chute Hatch drops/sets?

Robert Howard rphoward at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 1 13:55:46 EST 2007

Hi Greg,
I'm new to racing and flying the chute too for that matter. Been 
launching from a turtle at the pulpit and dropping into the main 
companion way to the cabin floor, where my rookie bowman repacks the 
mess). Not pretty but we manage mostly. Can get a little bit "exciting" 
in higher winds.
I'd like to learn more about your recommended method (ie, hatch 
drops/sets). Any step-by-step references you can point me toward?
Many thanks.
s/v "Skylark"
(C&C 27 Mk V #18)
Lake Winnipeg Manitoba
...two months to launch (undiscouraged by today's snow storm)

On Tuesday, February 27, 2007, at 10:03 PM, Gregory Cutter wrote:

> Dennis - Your question is misguided, but IF I had only those 2 
> choices, the
> "side" bag since you can pack it easier, you should always launch as 
> far
> aft as possible (and it fits better) and there's less friction-launches
> easier.
> BUT, you really should be doing hatch drops/sets...the only way to go 
> for
> round the buoy races cuz no packing at all and therfore more crew on 
> deck
> where they need to be.
> Greg
> Greg Cutter
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